Wednesday 13 October 2010

Gabbro is great.

Graham and I decided to ignore the forecast's predicted drizzle out west and went to Ardnamurchan today. Meall Fhir Eoin Beag is a great crag for 2 pitch routes of a wide variety of grades on perfect rough gabbro. We started off on 'Volcane' (E1 4c,5b) with me leading the upper pitch. Then Graham took us 'Up Pompeii. (E2 5b). Next I led a good first pitch of 'Return of the Jedi' (E2 5c) to the large ledge above the crux and Graham led up the last 4c pitch- been wanting to do this route for ages! And Graham finished off over on the dome shaped buttress just East of the main crag with 'Lava Lout' (E1 5b). It was grey all day with a strong cool breeze at times. However other than the odd spit of rain when we arrived it stayed dry. Happy days!

Rock climbing on the Ardnamurchan peninsula from Alan Halewood on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Peter Duggan said...

Looks like a good collection of 'E' points there, Al! So how was Lava Lout? Quite like the look of it, but the UKC Logbook consensus seems to suggest stiff E1...