I was looking for good leading ground for Callum at IIish, IIIish and the East Ridge (should really be Buttress) of the North Buttress (should really be Ridge) of Stob Ban again fit the bill.
We caught the 4 pairs as they were kitting up but then soloed up past the lowest pitch to slip in behind the front team where the good climbing starts. I soloed whilst Callum and Gill swapped leads (apologies to the pair who had to wait for us for 5-10 minutes on that first pitch- after that though we were well out of your way) over 9 pitches of climbing. Much better weather than I expected- shame Callum's blister needs a rest day tomorrow!
Developing Cal's blister
Our first pitch
And our second
The big flat (where a team of 3 joined the party well behind us)
Looking down on the next team below on the big flat bit
The path far below
"Flick the rope"
Cal finishes the tower
One efficient party ahead
Gill enjoying her first time on this route
You can't scratch your head with a helmet on Cal!
The first thin bit
Gill approaching a belay
Cal on the second thin bit
2 climbers about to descend the bad step on the North Ridge