Sunday, 13 September 2009

Another sunny Ardnamurchan day

Day 2 of our Introduction to Outdoor Leading weekend and we went to Meal Fhir Eoin Mhor. We warmed up with me leading the 2 pitch Vulcan (VS4c) and then the guys made a 4 pitch ascent of Beth's Route - a nice long VDiff which they took the most direct and interesting variations on that they could find. Topping out with great views out west in warm sunshine we spotted a clean looking slab on the bealach to the east. There is no record of anything in the guidebook there so we wandered over to see what we could find. The answer was a 10m high perfectly clean sheet of gabro split by 4 crack lines. Will and Greg each led a line (about Severe and VDiff) and I soloed the other 2 (4b and VDiff). Neal and the girls also climbed Beth's route, abseiled from the summit and then they led a route on wedge buttress too. A Great weekend in a stunning place.

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