Now here we go, my partner for the day was the" Dominator" a man who's eagerness puts Derek into a very poor second. Mob ascent of The Point as Dom calls it well to be honest so do I now. Keeping up with these boys is hard and sometimes a little lonely, that initial slope is big and long.
I must admit I did think Dom had soloed the first pitch as I could not see him as I approached the bottom of the route. I know I have new axes but Holy Mother of…Continue
Does this picture of Dorsal arête ring any bells with any of the marks who had green ropes on that day.......
If point Five was just another Grade 5 gully climb, we all would have climbed it long ago.
The amount of folk law and mythology surrounding the climb builds an image in your mind which bares little relation to reality. The reason it takes so many people so long to achieve this tick has nothing to do with difficulty or conditions. Its actually in climbable condition pretty often but getting all the components to come together…Continue
Great Gully on the Buachaille:- Not the place to be last Friday !
http://www.abacusmountaineering.com/currentconditions.html (Click on the Video for 4th Feb)
It looked like the Lairds weekend would be the last chance I had to get up to Scotland this season so I was keen to make the most of it. My last trip up to the Cairngorms with Keith, although an enjoyable one had not been…Continue
Added by Derek Kenyon on February 5, 2011 at 11:43 — No Comments