Friday, 16 May 2014

Kilt Rock and Staffin

Andy feeling chilly but loving the climbing
Today we had a break in the weather so Andy and I got an early start and snatched some routes on the amazing sea cliffs on Skye.  First we went to Kilt Rock hoping it would be sheltered by the winds but unfortunately not.  We climbed Clandestine (VS 4c) which is a fantastic rising traverse line on good holds, excellent gear and an airy position.  Unfortunately it was too cold to stay here, full exposure to the wind was a bit chilly.  We jumped in the car and hit Staffin Slip Area which was way more sheltered and very pleasant.  We jammed our way up Lats up a Drainpipe (HVS 5a) and Lateral Thinking (E1 5b) giving Andy plenty of scabs on the back of his hands as its mainly about the hand jams.  The foretasted down pore arrived at 2pm so we bailed to the car and onto Portree for coffee and a massive slice of cake!  Yum!

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