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August 12, 2015

Auchinstarry was the location for another lovely warm, sunny evening's cragging.  There were various groups climbing including Brian leading his first route at the Car Park Area under Charlie's expert tuition, and Angie, feeling comfortable on rock once again thanks to Steven's encouragement. Thanks to Alex for the photos.

August 6, 2015

Again, cragging was moved to Thursday evening to accommodate our 'summer' conditions.  A sunny and warm evening was had at Loudoun Hill, although being shortened by various road diversions and the earlier fading light.  We enjoyed leading routes Pulpit Arete and Conclusion Wall.

July 30, 2015

Cragging this week was at The Whangie making the best of Thursday's dry, sunny, evening. Great views all evening of Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.

It was Sinead's first introduction to the Whangie and she happily scaled several routes during the evening include Easy Groove, Cave Chimney, and Bird's Nest on the Gendarme.  There were also guest appearances made by Faether and The Painter - along with their cry of Eldorado!

July 8, 2015

It was a a perfect evening to be cragging on Ben A'an as it was sunny, warm and there was a gentle breeze (with no midges!!)

The alternative route to maintain access to the summit proved to be very muddy and had steep rough sections with temporary surfacing. Fortunately, it came to an end just below the clearing under the crags.  Soloed up Jug handle wall and Rowan Rib on the lower and middle tiers.

July 1, 2015

We got lucky with the weather and climbed all evening at the Quadrocks in a very humid, warm evening - although there were a few too many midges at times! Climbed routes on both the low and main crag including Fingers wall, Vee Groove and Big Corner. Spectacular sunset with a well earned fish supper and Nardini's ice cream.

June 23, 2015

A sneaky bouldering session was squeezed in at Craigmaddie NS 586 763 on Tuesday (before the rain on Wednesday).  Armed with a few bouldering mats we had a go at problems on the gritstone of Lower Roof, Jawbone Crag, Main Crag and the Upper Crag. Great views of Glasgow - including the tower blocks - a superb venue for an evening's climb.

June 17, 2015

There were a handful of hardy souls who walked in to The Whangie on what was a very chilly and windy evening (is it actually June?!). After summiting Recess Route and negotiating the tricky traverse and descent we packed up and returned to our cars and went to the nearest Pub! No need for the head torches.

June 14, 2015

We spent a beautiful, warm evening (with no midges) in the Amphitheatre of Loudoun Hill. Routes climbed included Pulpit Arete, Mantelshelf Wall, Frustration Wall & Conclusion Wall.  Amazing sunset over Arran to finish. We spent a beautiful, warm evening (with no midges) in the Amphitheatre of Loudoun Hill. Routes climbed included Pulpit Arete, Mantelshelf Wall, Frustration Wall & Conclusion Wall.  Amazing sunset over Arran to finish.

June 7, 2015

The (not so!) Magnificent Seven turned out for this day meet.  There was a lot more snow still around than anyone had really expected and no-one had come with ice axe and crampons – well it is June after all. We decided on the Lost Valley to see if Bidean nam Bian was on, knowing Stob Coire nan Lochan was an alternative. As anticipated, the slopes up to Bidean looked a bit too serious without winter gear and we were “repulsed” (a word I picked up from Geoff who apparently was   “repulsed” on the Ben recently). Fortified by Alistair’s Mint Humbugs, we therefore did the round of Stob Coire nan Lochan and were lucky to get good weather and great views. We rounded off a very satisfying day with a cup of tea back at our great doss. Thanks to Cha...

June 3, 2015

A lovely Summer's evening was spent at Dumby (aka Dumbarton Rock) exploring the Boulders and Trad routes above the sea.  Most memorable moment - climbing the trad route Plunge on the West Face and then having to abseil back down using a lamp fitting as an anchor point.

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