Kirrie Hill

Euan, Ivor, Nettle and I climbed at Kirrie Hill, Kirriemuir, today. The crag was a little wet in places and the atmosphere was very humid, which didn’t make for the best climbing conditions. However, we were able to climb a number of routes and work on some projects.

Nettle working “Touch Too Much” on a top rope.

Kirrie Hill

Jen and I visited Katie, Izzy, Kofi and Eva in the Angus Glens today and had a delightful few hours taking the kids climbing at Kirrie Hill, Kirriemuir.

Izzy at the top of the first route with Eva, Kofi and myself down on the ground.

The crag was dry and there were quite a few teams climbing, but there was plenty of space for everyone and a very friendly atmosphere. I’ll put more photos on the ClimbNow Facebook page.

Kirrie Hill

Euan, Ivor and I had a good day sport climbing at Kirriemuir today. The crag was dry when we arrived, but there were showers from early afternoon. However, the nature of the crag meant that many of the routes stayed dry and we were able to climb for a further two hours.

Euan onsighting “Where There’s Muck, There’s Brass”.

Ratho Quarry

Ivor and I were looking for somewhere quick drying to go climbing today after last night’s rain and opted for Ratho Quarry, as it had the option of heading inside if the rock wasn’t dry.

Ivor seconding the fine arête of Slow Strain.

However, the rock stayed dry and we were able to climb some of the sports routes in the quarry in sunshine with occasional cloud.

Kirriehill

Ivor and I had a very sunny afternoon climbing at Kirriehill, Kirriemuir, today. After warming up we spent most of the time working out the moves on a route we’re both trying to redpoint. Neither of us got it today, but it felt like it was getting closer, which made for a positive day.

Ivor warming up on Xmas Xcess, which has a tough start for the grade.

Ivor warming up on Xmas Xcess, which has a tough start for the grade.

Glen Lednock

Euan, Ivor and I were climbing in Glen Lednock near Comrie today. We visited the schist sport crag of Lower Lednock for a couple of routes to warm up before heading up the glen to the granite trad of Creag na h-Iolaire.

Euan leading Junior's Jinx at Creag na h-Iolaire.

Euan leading Junior’s Jinx at Creag na h-Iolaire.

Both venues gave good climbing in a beautiful setting.

Rob’s Reed

Euan, Ivor and I were back sport climbing at Rob’s Reed near Forfar again today. We were all trying project routes for us, so were working hard.

Ivor working the very good Autobahn.

Ivor working the very good Autobahn.

The crag was dry, sunny and sheltered from the North-East wind making for ideal climbing conditions.

Rob’s Reed

Euan, Ivor and I were out again sport climbing in Angus today. We climbed at the conglomerate sandstone crag of Rob’s Reed near Forfar. Routes here tend to be vertical to overhanging and can be difficult to read due to the conglomerate offering lots of potential options; some of which are right.

Euan heel hooking through the roof on the two star Car Pit Baggers.

Euan heel hooking through the roof on the two star Car Pit Baggers.

The crag is very dry for the time of year with all routes looking to be in climbable condition. Another good day to get the rock climbing going for the season.

Legaston

Euan, Ivor and I headed out for some sport climbing today. We were initially intending to climb on the Arbroath sea cliffs, but there was a cold onshore wind, so we diverted to the more sheltered Legaston quarry near Friockheim.

Euan leading Hunt the Ratbag.

Euan leading Hunt the Ratbag.

It’s a sandstone quarry and the routes tend to be vertical, edgy and often quite reachy, but it has some very good climbing with most routes packing a punch. Between us we climbed The Rocking Stone, Between The Lines, Junk Man Blues, Sweet Revenge, Hunt The Ratbag, The Big J (a bit licheny/dirty at the moment) and Seconds Out. I’ll put some more photos on the ClimbNow Facebook page.

Kirrie Hill

Mick and I had a delightful day sport climbing in the sun at Kirrie Hill, Kirriemuir today. There’d been showers in the morning, but the crag tends to stay quite dry and drys quickly, so we had a very pleasant afternoon climbing a good number of routes.

Mick on Sombre Reptiles.

Mick on Sombre Reptiles.