Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Freak Out

Day off today so Kenny and I headed back into Glencoe and up to the East Face of Aonach Dubh.  I hadn't done any of the harder route's up here except following Kenny up Crocodile (E3 5c) about 6 years ago.  We warmed up on Lady Jane (E2 5c) which is a great single pitch route which Kenny dispatched.  We then abseiled down Sir Chancelot (E2 5b) and as the rope was there we had a quick top rope to get a little more warmed up.  After this we headed over to the base of Freak Out (E4 6a).  Kenny sent the first pitch which ends up at a nice hanging belay.  I then took over for the main pitch and headed up a brilliant crack, through some steep moves to a pumpy finale on some blocks.  Its a route that I have wanted to do for a long time and really chuffed to have got it done in fantastic Scottish weather.  We then darted over to Weeping Wall and Kenny shot up Spider (HVS 5a), we scrambled off and ran back to the car in 15 minutes.  Scotland is clearly the place to be!

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