Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Karl, Guy and I travelled to Latheronwheel in Caithness today. These sandstone single pitch cliffs offer excellent steep climbing on rock that looks a little like Cummingston but is much more solid and without the sandy top out. As we arrived a heavy shower soaked us and the crags but the weather improved and we all managed 11 routes between Severe and E2. The swell also meant that we all got a soaking and finally my expedpition wasred arms (my thighs are in great shape:-) gave out on resulting in a nice wee leader fall from the last move of the last route! A great day's climbing and a grand venue. There are still a few nesting birds near the flat wall area but around the stack where we climbed there were none to disturb. Easier climbing on the Ben tomorrow - work for those legs :-)

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