A cold windy November day found us in search of dry rock sheltered from the wind whipped sea spray. The sports climbing mecca of Boltsheugh just South of Aberdeen provided us with some good entertainment in the weak Scottish sunshine and I got a chance to try out a new camera.
Entering Torridon on Friday night.
Gruinard Bay. NW Scotland.
Call of the Wild E4 6a.
Me heading for the ledge on Call of the Wild where I suffered bad stomach cramps and had to come down & drop my guts before going back and completing the task!
View South to Torridon
The immaculate rock in Stone Valley of Open Secret HS and Bald Eagle HVS. Cat Burgler E46a provides fantastic climbing and yields to a forceful approach.
The views from Loch Thollaidh into Carnmore.
The heat wave was set to continue so we headed to the far NW of Scotland and the cooler north facing crags to sample some of the 1000 million year old Torridonian sandstone. Headlong E4 and Culach E5 were the highlights with some thought provoking top outs with Roaring Forties in Amphitheatre Bay quite a mental test on less than perfect rock.