Craig More (Crieff)

Martin and I visited Craig More near Crieff today. This pleasant little crag provides nice trad routes from HS to E2. We climbed on the west wall. Currently it would be unadvisable to climb on the east wall as there are birds nesting.

Martin leading Pond Life.

Martin leading Pond Life.

Polldubh

This week I am rock climbing with a team from Ballachulish. After spending yesterday at the Ice Factor, today we visited Glen Nevis and climbed at Polldubh.

We spent the day looking at trad climbing and lead climbing skills on routes such as The Gutter and Tear before, during and after heavy rain showers. Many of the routes in the Alp area of Polldubh were drying quickly during the dry periods and  some were possible during the rain.

Stacey and Mark belaying on The Gutter.

Stacey and Mark belaying on The Gutter.

Kyloe Crag

I have been out today with the Falkirk High Tops Team in Northumberland. We visited Kyloe Crag. This was a good choice as the crag was dry and we had good periods of sunshine.

We spent the day looking at a number of skills including; lead belaying, tying into anchors and leading traditional rock climbs.

Bob abseiling at Kyloe Crag.

Bob abseiling at Kyloe Crag.

Aberdour Sea Cliff

John and I have been out today at the Aberdour (Hawcraig) sea cliff with Cathy, George and Gayle. The forecast was for rain at 1pm but this did not materialise and we had sun all day. A few of the routes have nesting sea birds which are best avoided.

Cathy on 'The Beast'. A strenuous little crack route.

Cathy on ‘The Beast’. A strenuous little crack route.

George placing gear on 'Eech'.

George placing gear on ‘Eech’.