Archive for April 2010

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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Posted 26/04/2010 by turriffmc in Unofficial Meets

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):

Posted 05/04/2010 by turriffmc in Weekend Meets