Monday, 19 March 2012

Busy at Dunkeld

Ewan leading The Groove VS5a***

Yesterday Conor, Davie and Isi went with local climbers Ewan and Alex to Dunkeld to try and remember how rock climbing works after a few months of snow and ice. The forecast for sun was proved correct and Polney crag was busy with climbers enjoying the warm, dry rock. The aim for the day for most of us was to get some mileage back on rock and have a chilled out day in the sun, and this was certainly achieved! Fortunately for us Ewan was pretty tired after a day of hard routes at Huntly's Cave on Saturday, and kept his trainers on for most of the day, otherwise I think we'd have more sore muscles today! We climbed Bollard Buttress Direct (Sev 4a - doesn't get any stars and we could see why not!), Cuticle Crack (Sev), Twisting Rib (VDiff), Holly Tree Groove (VDiff), Kestrel Crack (Sev), Ivy Crack (VS4b), The Groove (VS5a), The End (VS4c,5a) and a combination of bold pitches linking Crash Test Dummies (E35c) to the top pitch of Barefoot Beginnings (E25b). A great day back on rock - bring on the summer now! A few more pictures to follow later...

1 comment:

David Buckett said...

Have a look at current winter conditions and what i've been up to at: