Sunday, 26 June 2011

Skye MRT Warning. Cioch direct Rockfall

Skye MRT have advised Cioch Direct as a no go area following an abseil inspection yesterday. Team members will attempt to clean up the worst area tomorrow whilst removing ropes and gear left in the accident a few weeks ago. I'll update here when I hear how things go but I suspect that the route will always retain an even greater reputation for requiring caution.

SKYE MOUNTAIN RESCUE ASSOCIATION

Subject: Guidebook and Publications Comment

Comments: COULD YOU PLEASE ISSUE THIS WARNING. 25/06/2011

Cioch Direct on the Sron Na Ciche Skye is a no go area until further notice. After recent rock falls resulting in the death of a climber and the serious injury of 2 other climbers on the 31 May the climb has become unstable, especialy at the base of the 3rd picth. Further rock falls are immenent. Climbers should not attempt this route until the large boulders in the gully have been removed.

Please display this message on your web site and help us prevent any further injury/death to climbers.

Conformation of this message can be obtained from Northern Constabulary Portree Tel 01478 612778.


Also see UKC post.