Thursday, 22 September 2016

T-shirt rock in Glen Nevis

Today I was working for West Highland College and the School of Adventure Studies. I was given Jenni and Fergus to take climbing in Glen Nevis. After a cool misty start the rock dried and the sun shone. Great to get an other day's t-shirt climbing in as we bouldered to work on some footwork and shifting weight and then climbed Pinnacle Ridge (Severe), a pitch of Styx Buttress Right Wall (VDiff) into the top of Iche (VS)- it just looked so clean and dry and inviting and finished with the guys leading The Gutter with little input from me. Happy days!
Fergus's fancy footwork in the mist
 A bit of climbing in series to give them a chance to build anchors and belay from above
 Jenni makes a new friend
Looking down the final pitch
 No hands climbing
 Fergus topping out on Pinnacle Ridge
 Not a bad view to end the route on?
 Jenni building another belay
All set
 Fergus cruising the slab
 Jenni setting out from the belay
 Softly, softly...
 The low hand improving her base of support
 Ace slab climber!
 First lead
 On the sharp end
 Safe stance
 Last pitch for us
Nice work- time to go!

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