Glen Clova

Euan, Ivor and I finished our three days of climbing in Angus with some trad climbing on the Lower North-West Crag of The Red Craigs in Glen Clova.

Ivor in the steep upper corner of Monster's Crack.

Ivor in the steep upper corner of Monster’s Crack.

After a quick stop at the friendly Glen Clova Hotel for some sustenance we climbed Proud Corner, Witches Tooth, Monster’s Crack and Wandered. All these routes gave good climbing on clean, solid rock in a beautiful setting.

Glen Clova

Amy, Dawn and I have been up in Glen Clova today. Amy & Dawn were using the leading skills they looked at yesterday with Euan and taking them to a multi-pitch environment. We spent most of our time around Twenty Minute Route on the Lower North-West Crag and this gave plenty of options for leading and also for practicing retrievable abseils.

Dawn and Amy below Twenty Minute Route

Dawn and Amy below Twenty Minute Route

The crag was quite busy today with teams on a lot of the classic routes. The rock was dry and we had plenty of sunshine, although the wind was fairly strong and it was cold when the cloud came over or in exposed locations.