Sunday, June 15, 2008

Creag Na H Eighe: Perthshire

The nice line of A Votre Sante-Dickie 4b

Andy and I went to a crag in Perthshire today, Creag Na H-Eighe. This is infact about 9miles north of Dunkeld, and the much more well known Polney Crag. It has about 25 routes at all grades, and although short made for a fun day. Loose in places the climbs could do with a little more traffic, though perhaps this is explained in the history of the crag, where it claims the place was kept secret in the early years. We did 8 routes today. Ranging from 4a right through to 5b, and from delicate crimpy walls to thuggish overhanging cracks. The badge of courage was awarded for standing holding Andy's ropes on Diagonal whilst he proceeded to launch large chunks of the climb down on me. He did quite a nice job of tidying up a loose line, and it probably deserves a * or two now.
The weather varied from roasting to raining back to roasting in less time than it took to get up a route.
All in all a good day and for future note, or any further visit the following come with at least a * or two.

Separation VS 4c
A Votre Sante-Dickie S4b
Diagonal E15b
Jugs Direct VS 5a
Jaggy Bunnets S4a (prob HS4b) has lost a chockstone on the top cracks.
Andy on the E1 5b Diagonal.

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