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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

27-03-12, The Needle, Shelterstone, Cairngorms - Scottish Rock Climbing

The mighty, Shelterstone Crag.
More classic rock routes on the mountain crags of Scotland. Today The Needle on Shelterstone. This route is a blast from start to finish, it certainly lived up to the hype! The whole crag is seriously impressive, good quality granite all the way up 250m or so. I can't wait to get back there! There was another team here today, all bone dry and not really that cold in the shade either. A few teams were climbing on Stag Rocks and Hells Lum which are in the sun nearly all day, a few teams also climbing in Coire an t-Sneachda.

The Needle, halfway up.

The Needle final crack pitch.

Loch Avon.


Hells Lum, drying out - it is in the sun for most of the day!

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