Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Making the most of the dry weather.....

Admiring the evening light from Stac Pollaidh summit
Over the last week I have managed several days of playing on the rocks with friends, great to have got out whilst it was dry. Rain and unsettled conditions have now returned. Routes climbed include Sword of Gideon VS 4c in Applecross (a route originally soloed in the 1960s by that most prolific of Scottish climbers, Dr Tom Patey, who was also the GP in Ullapool!), Summer Isles Arete Direct VS 4c on the incomparable Stac Pollaidh north of Ullapool, and Ardverkie Wall HS 4b in the Central Highlands, which must surely be one of the best routes of its standard in the UK.

Alex at the last belay on Summer Isles Arete Direct, Stac Pollaidh

Stunning evening light, Stac Pollaidh

Beautiful, delicate climbing on Ardverikie Wall

The crux traverse of Sword of Gideon, Applecross

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