Climbing at Logiehead, Cullen (25 April 2010)

Four club members attended an unofficial, informal meet to Logiehead, near Cullen РAndy, Bob, Malcolm and Kasia.
Several climbs and abseils were undertaken.

A selection of photos below from the day out.

“Night fever, night fever. We know how to do it.”:

Bob climbing “Sea Link” (10m VDiff *):

Bob on the final section of “Sea Link”:

Bob preparing to be lowered off:

Bob being lowered off:

Bob, happy to be “Stayin’ alive”:

Kasia preparing to climb “Sea Link” (10m VDiff *):

Ready to climb:

Kasia on initial section of “Sea Link”:

Kasia at top of “Sea Link”:

Kasia being lowered off:

Malcolm ascending “Sea Link” (10m VDiff *):

Malcolm ascending “Sea Link” (10m VDiff *):

Malcolm being lowered off:

Bob re-ascending “Sea Link”:

Andy belaying and watching Bob:

Belaying from the ledge:

Bob ascending “Sea Link”:

Logiehead:

Andy and Bob:

Kasia, a bit off-route climbing an eliminate to the left of “Bladder Wrack” (Looks tough perhaps Very Severe!!!!):

Kasia succeeds up the eliminate and gets back en-route to “Bladder Wrack” (10m Severe 4b):

Malcolm then climbed “Sea Urchin” (10m Hard Severe 4b) – unfortunately no photo.

Malcolm, Bob and Kasia then took turns to undertake an abseil (without a safety rope, but backed up with a prussic loop).

Bob commencing abseil:

Bob abseiling:

Kasia leaning back, about to abseil:

Kasia abseiling:

We were then lucky enough to see several dolphins. Unfortunately, by the time I got the camera out they were just about past.

Spot the Dolphin:

Dolphin (zoomed):

After lunch, Andy soloed “Mousehole” (5m Severe 4b).
Andy then demonstrated belaying as well as how to ascend a rope using two prussic loops, as ‘ascenders’.

Hopefully an enjoyable day out which was cut a wee bit short as it started raining.
Ice cream in Cullen was also very enjoyable. Thanks Kasia.

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By the Way Bunkhouse, Tyndrum (2 – 4 April 2010)

Ten club members attended the weekend meet to By the Way Bunkhouse, Tyndrum:
Gregor, Bob, Malcolm, Andy, Chris, Deirdre, Elsie, Michael, Leslie, Kasia (and Beinn the dog).
Thanks to Gregor for organising.

On Friday,
– Andy and Beinn ascended The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich
– Malcolm, Gregor and Kasia ascended An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin
– Deirdre and Elsie ascended Beinn Tulaichean

On Saturday,
– Andy and Beinn ascended Tullich Hill
– Leslie, Malcolm, Bob and Deirdre ascended Stob Ghabhar and Stob a’Choire Odhair (Elsie and Michael ascended as far as 600m and then retreated)
– Chris ascended Sgurr na h-Ulaidh, Meall Lighiche, Sgorr a’Choise and Meall Mor.

On Sunday,
– Andy and Beinn ascended Farragon Hill and Meall Tairneachan
– Chris ascended Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and Sgorr Craobh a’ Chaorainn
– Deirdre walked up Glen Gour, past Loch Dochard to the head of Glen Kinglass

Congratulations to Beinn on summitting his 50th Corbett ūüôā

Assortment of photos from weekend:

The Brack from start of Coilessan Glen road (Photo by Andy):

Cnoc Coinnich (Photo by Andy):

The Brack (Photo by Andy):

Cnoc Coinnich from The Brack (Photo by Andy):

Line of crags on the Brack (Photo by Andy):

Summit trig point of the Brack (Photo by Andy):

Beinn at summit of the Brack (Photo by Andy):

Cnoc Coinnich (Photo by Andy):

Looking back to 579m top and the Brack (Photo by Andy):

Summit cairn of Cnoc Coinnich (Photo by Andy):

Loch Long and Gare Loch (Photo by Andy):

Grahams above Lochgoilhead (Photo by Andy):

On the track towards Foss Mine (Photo by Andy):

Foss Mine (Photo by Andy):

Creag an Loch (Photo by Andy):

Farragon Hill from top of Creag an Loch (Photo by Andy):

Creag an Loch (craggy side) (Photo by Andy):

Farragon Hill (Photo by Andy):

Looking back to Creag an Loch and Meall Tairneachan (Photo by Andy):

Beinn at summit of Farragon Hill (Photo by Andy):

Lochan a’ Chait¬†(Photo by Andy):

Descent off of Farragon Hill (Photo by Andy):

Beinn at summit of Meall Tairneachan (Photo by Andy):

Looking back from Meall Lighiche to a tortuous descent from Sgor na h-Ulaidh (Photo by Chris):

Looking across Loch Shiel to the Glenfinnan Monument and the Harry Potter Viaduct (Photo by Chris):

Sgurr Ghiubhsachain up ahead (Photo by Chris):

A scrambly section up ahead (Photo by Chris):

Looking back down from Meall a’ Choire Chruinn (Photo by Chris):

The final section leading to Sgurr Ghiubhsachain’s summit (Photo by Chris):

Looking back down from Sgurr Ghiubhsachain’s summit (Photo by Chris):

Sgorr Craobh a’ Chaorainn up ahead (Photo by Chris):

Sgorr Craobh a’ Chaorainn’s rocky obstacle (Photo by Chris):

Looking back from Meall na Cuartaige to Sgorr Craobh a’ Chaorainn (Photo by Chris):