Tag Archives: The Brack

Hell Mend Ya!

On March 25, Martin Holland returned to The Brack with Ian Mcintosh and Steve Langton and straightened out the Abyss Variation that Martin had climbed earlier this season in January. “We had the usual discussion about grade,” Martin told me. … Continue reading

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Abyss Variation on The Brack

Martin Holland and B.Hauffe added a new variation to The Abyss on the Lower Tier of The Brack in Arrochar on January 15. Martin takes up the story: “We gambled on The Brack turf being frozen as it often seems … Continue reading

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Hogwart’s Express – Second Ascent

On Sunday December 19, Stuart Burns, Erick Baillot and Stuart McFarlane, repeated Hogwart’s Express (VI,7) on The Brack. This fine looking route was first climbed by Andy Clarke and Frank Yeoman in January 2001, and is a very steep line … Continue reading

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The Helicopter View

I received an interesting email from PC Kevin Brown from Strathclyde Police the other day. “We were put on to your blog by a climbing Doctor from the EMRS (Emergency Medical Retrieval Service) and spotted the photograph of our aircraft, … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Elephant Train!

On Saturday January 8, Donnie O’Sullivan, Tim Marsh and Pete Davies visited The Brack in Arrochar, and climbed the classic Great Central Groove. The following day (January 9) they returned and added Elephant Train (V,6). This interesting variation takes the … Continue reading

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Exciting Times on Great Central Groove

Pete Macpherson and Pete Benson added a challenging new finish to the classic Great Central Groove on The Brack on December 22, but they had an exciting incident whilst climbing the route. Pete M takes up the story “We went … Continue reading

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Resolution on The Brack

On Saturday December 18, Graham Stein and Andy Lole made an early repeat of Resolution on The Brack in the Arrochar Alps. This outstanding route takes the impressive wall right of Great Central Groove. “The turf was excellent and it’s … Continue reading

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Arrochar’s Mammoth New Route

Yesterday (December 7), Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell pulled off the biggest new route of the season so far, with the first winter ascent of Mammoth, a rarely climbed E3 on the imposing front face of The Brack in Arrochar. … Continue reading

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