Saturday, 26 April 2014


From the car park
Today was a wee bit damp as we left the Ling Hut, our cosy accomodation for two nights.  With the showers clearing we went down to Diabaig where the rain had cleared and left plenty of dry rock, a nice sea breeze and plenty of sunshine.  As like most crags here in the North Wesr, Murdoch didnt have many routes he needed to do so I got us warmed up on the brilliant 4 star route The Pillar (E2 5b).  A route that was wet last time I was here.

Murdoch cruising up Rubblesplitskin
After this Murdoch unleashed.  Firstly on Rubblesplitskin (E3 5c) and then made a brave effort on Local Hero (E6 6a).  To see the relief on Murdoch's face when he topped out was priceless!  Quite a serious proposition.  We then went over to The Main Cliff and we climbed The Black Streak (E1 5c) and then back to the hard stuff for Murdoch to lead Edgeward Whymper (E4 5c).  Again a brilliant haul of routes in such a fantastic setting.  Climbing here is very special whether on the amazing HVS's or the scary E6, something for everyone.  Make a trip!
Mucdoch checking options on Local Hero.

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