Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Inbhirpollaidh Rock Gym

Day two of our mini rock trip and today we had a slightly different criteria.  Yesterday we were climbing on slabs which took its toll on our toes so today we opted for something south facing and steep.  This crag was perfect.  A secluded crag of gneiss with steep line and good holds.  Gear was a bit fiddly in places but generally ok.  Being a single pitch crag, we got through plenty of routes, all giving great climbing and a memorable experience, nothing under 2 stars.  We started on Calum's Rest (E2 5b), Gneiss Pump (E3 5c), Original Master (E2 5c), Tyrantanic (E4 6a) and finished on Failte Gu Inbhirpollaidh.  Again we had fantastic weather so it was great to be climbing in a t-shirt in October and also have a south facing crag all to ourselves  I haven't spent much time exploring the north west and to be quite honest it is absolutely breath taking.  Seeing Stac Pollaidh in the evening light was just amazing.  Another fantastic day on the rock, arms are tired, might need an easy day tomorrow....sea stack?!

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