Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Glen Nevis run around and Carnivore....almost!

Today was a scorcher! Sun cream and plenty of water is a definite must. Two things that Donald and I didn't have! So what we decided to do was have a bit of a solo morning, a run around the crags. We climbed Staircase, Two Pines, Flake Route, Pine wall, Resurrection, Damnation, Styx Right Wall, Iche and a few more which I cant remember the names of. After a wee lunch break down at the river, we gathered our rack and ropes and went up to Roadside Buttress. Donald Led up the Web (E2 5c) and I had a go on a wet .... (E3 5c) but was denied. Donald also had a shot but the crucial hand jam was still dripping. Still keen to get a route done, we drove down to Glencoe and onto Buachaille Etive Mor to climb the uber classic Carnivore. What a fantastic route with great history! The first traverse pitch was super exciting, not one to be falling off for sure. The next two pitches I ran together which was also super exciting and very absorbing. This left the 5c pitch and after a quick attempt it was clear that Donald and I were to exhausted/dehydrated/sunburnt to carry on. A quick abseil saw us back at the bags and a swift run back to the car got me home at 11pm.

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