Tag Archives: Creag an Socach

All Go on Creag an Socach

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on Creag an Socach above Bridge of Orchy with the rarely formed classics of The Promised Land (VI,6) and Messiah (VII,7) in good condition and seeing several ascents. They were first climbed by … Continue reading

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An Alternative Finish to The Sting?

I received the following email from Michael Barnard yesterday: “Thought I’d join the general discussion from a while back about The Sting on Ben Dorain, having climbed it (more or less) yesterday [March 24] with Andy Wilson. I’d note that … Continue reading

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Busy in the Southern Highlands

It was busy on Thursday January 24 in the Southern Highlands. Davie Crawford, Jamie Bankhead and Graham Boistelle went up Beinn Ime and headed up to the buttress North of Fan Gully Buttress where they climbed Naebody’s Fault (IV,5), a … Continue reading

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Hangover in Arrochar

“Headed out last Sunday (January 20) to Creag Tharsuinn in Arrochar with Matt Buchanan,” Dafydd Morris reports. “A great wee venue. Had a winter ascent of Hangover in mind, a summer Severe on the upper buttress. I’d been up to … Continue reading

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Defenders of the Faith – Second Ascent

Breaking News – I’ve just received a text from Greg Boswell to say that he has made the second ascent (on sight) of Defenders of the Faith (IX,9) today (December 6) with Will Sim. This route climbs the overhanging right … Continue reading

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The Sting – Finally Repeated After 20 Years!

Winter climbs are like buses. A route waits 20 years for a repeat, and then two come along together! After failing to climb The Sting on Beinn an Socach on the Bridge of Orchy cliffs the previous weekend, Stuart McFarlane … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands Spotlight

The Bridge of Orchy cliffs to the south of Glen Coe have seen a fair amount of activity over the last few days. The crags are now well frozen and have escaped the very heavy snowfalls further east. In the … Continue reading

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