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Stormy Petrel (Skye Guide Comp)
© AJCW, Apr 2009
Route: Stormy Petrel
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Climbers: Alex Wheeldon
Camera used: Sony DSC-S780
Good efforts on the climbing. Done with chilly fingers if my experience that day was anything to go by? Here is description; any comments? Stormy Petrel 50m VS 5a * (1985)
Climb the crack right of Petronella, move left as the crack fades and climb to a stance. Continue direct to the top.
Many thanks, mike
Mike Lates - 27/Apr/09
Yes rather chilly in the mornings!
I think your grade is fair, although I have seen three different gradings for the route. HVS, 5b in the old Skye guide, VS, 5a in the new Gary Latter guide and VS, 4c in the SMC Scottish Select.
I think maybe adding, "as the crack fades climb to a stance via a key undercut" would help people identify where to move through the overlap.
Lovely route though Mike. Am I right in thinking you did the FA?
AJCW - 28/Apr/09
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Steve Hill in 85. Thanks for the beta cos i've not done it myself.
Mike Lates - 06/May/09