Reports - winter conditions and activity

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Skye - 'Classic Rock' and the 'Inn Pinn'

We have just had an awesome stint on Skye!  The weather has been like nothing I can remember, hot and clear with views over the western Isles.  Climbing on crags such as Sgurr Alasdairs South Buttress and being too hot in a t-shirt is new to me...

Amongst the various outings there was an early morning ascent of the Inn Pinn for Skye Guides, Mike Lates, a 'Classic Rock' day on the Cioch  Face clocking up 14 stars, a 4 star route on Sgurr Alasdair and a coastal outing at Kilt Rock....

The past few days were Skye at its best, when like this there is probably no better place to be climbing in the world!!!

 Thats what we want to see!

 The team from Glasgow on the Pinn! (I was working for Skye Guides this day)

 Mike and Client on Mhic Choinnich

 Action on the Pinn summit block

 Sgurr Alasdair summit after climbing 'Commando Crack' HS ****

 'Integrity' VS **** on the Cioch Face

 Loch Lagan

 The Cioch

 Rescue!

 'Arrow Route' ***, fairly wild at Diff

Kilt Rock

Abbing in to the routes

 'Tartan Terror', a great 45m pitch of steep crack climbing

 'Clandestine' VS *** picks the line of least resistance up the steep gully wall


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