Ravelston Dry Tooling

Feeling somewhat thwarted by recent conditions and circumstances I persuaded Ivor to join me for some dry tooling at Ravelston Quarry this afternoon. This small quarry in Edinburgh isn’t bolted; gear would be marginal at best and it it’s not a beauty spot. However, it provided a couple of hours of fun bottom roped dry tooling in a location sheltered from the winds and gave a bit of a work out.

Ivor on the warm up route

Ivor on the warm up route

We warmed up on the obvious corner and then climbed another couple of lines with Ivor cruising lines around D5. The rain arrived as it turned dark.

Ivor about to cruise the overhanging pegged crack

Ivor about to cruise the overhanging pegged crack