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Boustie Ley - Corrie BonhardAngus, SCOTLAND
Climbs 42 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 531m a.s.l – Faces S
Those who are keen to visit; there are plenty of new boulders to clean and first ascents to be had. The boulders however, are an effort to clean given the nature of the ball-bearing like lychen that grows on them... You use alot more smearing and random foot placement than you realise. You'll notice when you stand on areas that aren't clean!
But, the rock cleans up brilliantly and yields some fantastic problems with great features and good friction.
Climbs at this crag
The walk is gruelling, and most certainly not for the faint-hearted!... However, the effort is more than worth it.
Park in the little parking bay on the right-side of the road. On the approach you will see a large fenced off area on the hill-side, with a stream running through it. Upon your ascent, stick to the left hand side of the fence.
All in all, depending on fitness, the walk will take between 25-45 minutes (all up a 30-45 degree slope). Bare this in mind when you are planning on how many pads/bags to take. It's tough, but worth it!
The only restriction is that no climbers are to climb there from about June until the end of August, if there are Golden Eagles nesting(there was in 2011-2012).
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