Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Crack of the month

Today Lorenzo and I walked into the Buachaille and headed up to Great Gully Buttress. This crag was catching the morning sun so was an ideal place to climb. It looked like Slime Wall was pretty much dry, a couple of seepage lines but I think they are not obstructing the classic routes. It was very windy, so despite being in the sun, it was a wee bit chilly. On Great Gully Buttress we climbed June Crack (VS 4c), we soloed the 1st 12m pitch then I led up the second and Lorenzo did the third. After topping out we abbed down and set off on July Crack which is a good sustained HVS 5a, I led both pitches to the top. The route was of high quality, a little dirty in places but great sustained climbing. We decided to do some short roping practice down Great Gully Buttress all the way down the path and then finished off with a campus across the footbridge.

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