Ratho Quarry

I’ve been working at EICA Ratho for the last couple of days. Today was an earlier finish, so it meant Ivor and I could have a short climb outside in the quarry. We climbed a couple of routes including working the excellent and technical Kamikaze. Dry rock, but a few drops of rain later on.

Ivor working out the moves on Kamikaze

Ivor working out the moves on Kamikaze

Ratho Quarry

With a forecast for showers Euan, Ivor and I decided to head to Ratho Quarry this morning as it’s quick drying and gave us the option of heading in to the climbing wall if the rock became wet.

Ivor leading John McCain

Ivor leading John McCain

The rock was dry and warm when we arrived and after a warm up Ivor led John McCain after one quick top rope. Euan onsighted Kamikaze, which I then worked on a top rope. This route has excellent technical climbing on slightly off vertical ground. A light shower then forced us inside. Thanks again to Buzz for bolting these routes.

Euan near the start of Kamikaze. Photo Credit: Ivor McCourt

Euan near the start of Kamikaze. Photo Credit: Ivor McCourt

Euan around the crux of Kamikaze. Photo Credit: Ivor McCourt

Euan around the crux of Kamikaze. Photo Credit: Ivor McCourt