Colin and l had a nice day today climbing the brilliant Souter sea stack and other rock climbs in the area. The friction is fine at the moment but many other routes are green.
Last week, Andy, Rob and I had a quick visit to the Alps. Even though the weather was poor over the three days we still managed to climb; Pointe du Pas de Chevres (2991m) and Pointe 2940m (both accessed from the Pas de Chevres in the Arolla area) followed by Pigne de la Le (3396m, Moiry Valley). We then had a days cragging at Le Fayet.
The recent weather in the Alps will make climbing high rock ridges very difficult.
Today I have been out with the Falkirk High Tops Team. Iona, Barbara, Ivor, John and I had a great day at the Fastcastle and Souter sea cliffs. We climbed a number of single and multi pitch routes. The rock was dry and clean. Currently there are no problems with sea birds.
More photos on the facebook page.
The Falkirk High Tops Team and I had winter climbing pencilled into the diary for today. However, as the weather and conditions for the Highlands looked very poor we opted for a change of plan. Instead, we visited the Fastcastle and Souter sea cliffs on the Berwickshire coast.
The crags were completely dry and sheltered from the strong winds. No nesting birds are currently present. We had a great time climbing routes such as Atlanta, East Arete True Finish, Plain Sailing, The Ordinary route on the Souter and Sweep. It is worth noting that the routes on Fastcastle unlike the Souter area are particularly adventurous and feature a lot of loose rock.
There is lots more photos and a video on the facebook page.