Buachaille Etive Mor

Gib and I had an excellent day in Glen Coe in the sun today. We climbed Curved Ridge up to the summit of Stob Dearg on Buachaille Etive Mor before descending via Coire na Tulaich.

Gib on the upper section of Curved Ridge with Rannoch Wall behind.

There was no snow on the route or in the gully behind Crowberry Tower and just a very short patch of soft snow to be crossed at the head of Coire na Tulaich. A stunning day in great company.

Blackford, Glencoe and Glen Clova

Last week I was climbing in Blackford Quarry with groups from the Falkirk schools area. This is an excellent beginners venue in the lovely Blackford Glen.

Yesterday, Bob, Gregor and I were out on a Falkirk Community Trust climbing day. We visited Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe before climbing Agag’s Groove on the Rannoch wall. We visited the summit of the Crowberry Tower before visiting the summit of the mountain to give a classic mountain day.

Ivor and I visited Glen Clova today. The crags are in early summer condition with quite a lot of greenery around and slightly damp in places. The route of the day was ‘Wander’ which is highly recommended.

Ivor near the top of 'Wander'.

Ivor near the top of ‘Wander’.

Bob and Gregor climbing 'Agag's Groove'.

Bob and Gregor climbing ‘Agag’s Groove’.

Two Days in Sunny Glencoe

For the past two days I have been out in Glencoe with the Falkirk High Tops Team.

On Wednesday Lucy, Bob and I climbed January Jigsaw on Rannoch Wall. The crag was in excellent condition.

Yesterday, Isobel, Duncan, Alasdair, Loren, Dani, John and I completed the Sron na Lairig scramble before continuing over Stob Coire Sgreamach and returning to the van. The ridge was very dry and great fun in these conditions.

More photos on the facebook page.

Nice scrambling on Sron na Lairig.

Nice scrambling on Sron na Lairig.

Bob climbing on Rannoch Wall.

Bob climbing on Rannoch Wall.

Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Paul Skipworth( of Moet Hennessey / Glenmorangie ) on Curved Ridge with the Rannoch Wall behind.

Paul Skipworth ( of Moet Hennessey/Glenmorangie ) on Curved Ridge with the Rannoch Wall behind.

Paul and I have been out today in Glencoe. We had a great time climbing Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor. The weather was excellent until we reached the summit of the mountain when heavy rain started. The Rannoch Wall was mostly dry and most routes were in a climbable condition before the rain started.

Paul high on Curved Ridge.

Paul high on Curved Ridge.