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

Robin and I were out climbing in Glen Clova yesterday with a Falkirk Community Trust team of Emanuelle, Iona and Wilson. We’d chosen the venue to stay away from the rain further West and this worked well, although the crag was relatively busy, presumably for the same reason.

Wilson and Emanuelle relaxing on a stance above our third pitch on Twenty Minute Route.

Wilson and Emanuelle relaxing on a stance above our third pitch on Twenty Minute Route.

Emanuelle, Wilson and I had a good day climbing Twenty Minute Route in five short pitches with a Severe variation; Three J’s Chimney and Parapet Route Direct Start. Robin and Iona climbed Proud Corner, Zigzag Direct and Wandered. Based on the guidebook I think that counts as a creditable total of 10 stars for the team on the day.