Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Monday, 28 March 2011

28-03-11, Applecross, North West Highlands - Rock Climbing

Today, we travelled to Applecross specifically to climb 'The Sword of Gideon' VS,4c (photo). We have seen it a few times from nearby cliff Meall Gorm whilst winter climbing. Overcast day but dry and cold. On Torridonian sandstone this cliff has a few good looking climbs, Sword of Gideon is the classic and a classic it was, very enjoyable clean and gives three pitches. Excellent friction, slopers and jams, very gritstone like, but better because it is over 100m high! I look forward to more rock climbing trips to the North West Coast of Scotland in the future. I am back down to North Wales tomorrow and then off to the Alps for April.

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