Go Further!

During a busy summer the go furtherteam have still found some time to put up a few more routes in Wester Ross. There is a lot of rock on the Poolewe to Slattadale path near Gairloch but few sections hold much potential for worthwhile rock climbing. One exception is an obvious clean corner of gneiss to the east of the path about 1km south of the A832. Paul has established four new sport routes here with a good spread of grades:

Otter Final

Creag na Oisean (Crag of the Corner)
From R to L the four routes are:
The Otter Final 7a+
Oshan Toshan 6a
A Game of Towels 6b
Stormy Monday 5+

Paul is pictured here on the first ascent of Otter Final.

Another location with few established rock routes is Dundonnell. Colin has also put up four new routes here on a substantial sandstone outcrop – Creag Nan Ord (Crag of the Hammer). The routes, all at least 25m in length, offer varied climbing on immaculate rock. Ray Wilby is pictured (below) on the crux of Siostan (6c).This month also saw the first ascent of the crag’s best route – Guga, (7a) – a 30m line with a strenuous start and a delicate finish. More on this crag soon.


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