Loudoun Hill

Euan, Ivor and I had a pleasant day cragging at Loudoun Hill in Lanarkshire today. It was cloudy with the lichenous rock feeling a little greasy when we arrived, but sunshine through the day and a cool easterly wind dried out the routes on the upper tier well.

Euan leading Cave Crack. Photo credit: I. McCourt.

Loudon Hill

With a better forecast in the west today John and I decided to head to Loudoun Hill with a Falkirk Community Trust climbing team of B, Gayle and Iona. This worked well and we had a pleasant dry day climbing with enough breeze to keep the midges away.

B, John and Gayle on top of Pulpit Arete.

B, John and Gayle on top of Pulpit Arete.

In various combinations and styles the team climbed Pulpit Arete, Conclusion Wall, Frustration Wall, Shattered Corner, Mantelshelf Wall, Pulpit Crack, Slings, Epitaph Variation, Strife, Cave Crack and the “wild, wild route” that is the knife edged pinnacle of The Edge.