Thursday, July 3, 2008

The search moves on to crag Y.

The search for a sports crag within the realms of Inverness continues. Its amazing how something can be almost perfect but not quite. After having doubts in the quality of the rock at Crag X on Monday night, I have spent the morning taking some photos of Crag Y. Another conglomerate crag ripe for bolting and provide us in Inverness with a handy after work sport venue. Today Crag Y (once found it took a while) seems to almost fit the bill, it doesn’t seem to have the lines of Crag X but there is a very steep face and some good looking routes. About 40mts in height, the crag is more vegetated! Mainly I think because its lower lying, though the hammer test along the bottom did seem to ring a little hollow, but the main face sounded solid. It was also perhaps the most midgey place I have ever been, but it was a very still sticky morning. I remain to be convinced, one of those magic ingredients seems to be missing, not least because you would be happy to be short roped to reach the base, well not quite but it is a bit of an epic. The walk in is 15minutes one way from the top, and about 15minutes up a very steep hill side the other. The bottom walk in is off the main road though and a few miles nearer town. Still have a look at the photos and video and see what you think.
Some Images of Crag Y.

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