Buachaille Etive Mor

I was out with a Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors scrambling team of Shona and Donald today. We had a great day climbing North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor.

Shona and Donald on North-Buttress with Rannoch Moor behind.

It stayed dry for the route, although there was a shower as we descended and we drove back through some very heavy localised showers.

Creag na h-Eighe

Yesterday I was working for Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors at Creagh na h-Eighe north of Dunkeld. David and Devon were looking at learning to lead outdoors. They’re both interested in mountain routes, so we also used the route Jugs to look at multi-pitch stances and rope management.

Devon topping out on Jugs, whilst leading it with a “ghost rope” from above.

It was dry at the crag although hot and muggy with the odd midge under the trees. We narrowly avoided some heavy showers, which were very localised.

RCI assessment

I have just completed running an RCI assessment for EICA Ratho. This qualification replaces the SPA. Congratulations to Caz and Finlay who both passed.

Loch Ordie Crag

Pamela and I had a very pleasant day climbing at Loch Ordie Crag north of Dunkeld today. The routes probably don’t see much traffic, so some care is required with the odd loose block and vegetation, but there are some very nice lines in a beautiful setting.

Pamela setting off up New Order.

The pick of the routes we climbed were “New Order”, which was very good for the grade, and “Ordie Crack”. It’s worth climbing the lower wall of Ordie Crack from the left to avoid some possible loose rock above the lower thin cracks before reaching the main straight crack. We also climbed a possible new line left of Leo.