We’ve just had an excellent five days with Tina, Scott and Steve. It required some moving around to make the most of the weather. However, we had a great varied time cragging at Pinnacle Crag Duntelchaig; climbing Afterthought Arete and Final Selection in the Loch Avon Basin; traversing Stac Pollaidh from east to west; climbing Central Buttress on Lochnagar and sea cliff climbing at Greymare Slabs near Bullers of Buchan.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Since lockdown has eased the weather hasn’t always been great, but we’ve ben out making sure we’re climbing and hill fit and doing some enjoyable work.
Fun climbing at Boltsheugh and the Harbour Wall area with Martin on the 15th July. There are more photos on the Facebook page.
Good couple of days in The Lakes recently with Andy and Rob. We scrambled/climbed Seathwaite Upper Slabs, Gillercombe Crag North East Buttress and after walking over Brandreth to Green Gable, Gamma on Green Gable Crag. On the second day we scrambled Cam Crag Ridge in Langstrath.
Good to be able to get out a little further in the last week. Careful choice meant for very quiet areas/times.
Traverse of the Cobbler yesterday. Good fun but very greasy with movement requiring care.
I was out for a dander in the Borders today doing a round of the Games Hope horseshoe with a few extensions. Starting from Talla Linfoots a fairly brutal climb lead up to Garelet Hill from where the ridge was followed over Lairds Cleuch Rig, Erie Hill, Garelet Dod, Din Law and Cape Law. A diversion was then taken out to Carrifran Gans before returning over White Coomb, Firthhope Rig, Great Hill, Donald’s Cleuch Head, Firthybrig Head, Molls Cleuch Dod and Carlavin Hill. The route took in eleven Donalds/Donald Tops (hills above 2000ft in the Scottish Lowlands).
There was a light frost this morning, which helped a little on some of the boggier sections, but the turf wasn’t properly frozen even on White Coomb. There are only a very few remaining old snow patches in the area. This afternoon there were snow showers on a fresh north-westerly/westerly wind, but there was very little snow settling.