Saturday 27 April 2013

Sun on my face and rock under my hands

Grand day putting in some more rock climbing mileage at Ardnamurchan. Some climbs are like old friends and it was a delight to climb a number of my favourites on some of the best rock in the UK. We climbed Greta Gabbro (both led), Crater Comforts, Yir, Claude and Volcane to give 9 great pitches of climbing and my winter glove softened hands don't know what hit them!
We had sun almost all day (a little high cloud watering it down later on) and although it was cool in the breeze I was climbing in thermals and a gillet.
Thoughts with the AMI Members enjoying the Cuillin in the snow at the weekend workshops organised by Sandy Paterson- I'd have joined you for the beers but the sunny rock called too loudly!
Al leading Greta Gabbro
 Al seconding Greta Gabbro (hat courtesy of Hats on the Hill!)

 Al on Crater Comforts P1

 Neil on the truncated (the end 10 inches have snapped off) 'flange' of Crater Comforts P1
 On top looking west
 Neil on Yir P1
 Great rock
 Great gear
Great climbing
Al on Yir P1 (a Great route!)
Al on one of the possible Yir P2 variations
Neil on Yir P2
Al on Claude
The view to Ben Nevis on the Road to the Isles coming home- plenty of fresh stuff!

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