Monday, 26 August 2013

Dirc Mor

Murdoch on TMWTCIHE
So day one of 5 days climbing with Murdoch (Me trying hard). So a bit of a miss match in climbing abilities but hey ho, good to get a work out. We walked into the fantastic crag of DircMhor, above Dalwhinnie. The hour walk in lest us standing below the steep and intimidating micro-granite crag. The aim was he trilogy of E5's. We started off on the Fanfare of the Common Man (E5 6a) which we both found hard as our fingers were like Ice cubes. The crag is in a wee gorge and the wind just funnels through. After this we moved onto The Man with the Child in his Eyes (E5 6b). An outrageous route. It took Murdoch a wee while to climb the crux pitch so when it came to me to second it, I couldnt feel anything. I made good progress but unfortunately fell off near the top of the pitch. Finally we climbed The Scent of a Woman (E5 6b), well most of it. Unfortunately after the routes we had already done, we were both a wee bit tired (Murdoch mentally, me physically) so we bailed off onto Positive Earth and up to the abseil. A brilliant crag and worth the walk in, the other routes look good too. Day 1 – Quite tired with stiff arms

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