/ Argyll - Scotland. Climbing locations/books/maps/info wanted
I'm up for long mountain routes or short crags, with S/VS/HVS (maybe E1) kind of climbing.
Let me know if you have any books or magazines or personal recommendations of places to go!
There's really very little worthwhile climbing in the immediate area. Your best option would be to head up to Glen Coe, Glen Nevis or Ben Nevis.
For a short visit, I would recommend a selected guidebook: either the SMC Scottish Rock Climbs, or Gary Latter's Scottish Rock (Vol 1).
As a backup, I'd like to make a quick DIY topo if possible.
So used in conjunction with the guide to Knapdale here, and this picture http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=18787 can anyone help me make a topo for this crag? I don't want to shell out £22 on the scottish rock book, since I'm only visiting once and the weather isn't looking favorable either (and I'm not sure it will come on time either...)
about 20m RH of the pic are about 3 severe crack lines. excellent and well protected.
i am currently cleaning the crag up and working through routes, may have cleared an access track prior to u getting there, if ur lucky.
And - I have a fair bit of knowledge/experience of the Ecrins, so giz a bell some time. Not sure I have the guidebook any more, but I can fill you in a bit.
The weather is forecast as drizzly :( I hope it clears up a bit. Does this crag suffer much seepage or quick drying? The route descriptions and pictures make it look like a great one day location.
If we're about and it's too wet to climb, I'd be happy to help set up ropes and clear it if you know what you're doing (I don't!)
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