Altitude 1022m a.s.l
Evening Glen Etive © johnhenderson
A fine granite buttress high on Ben Cruachan with a magnificent outlook down Glen Etive towards Glencoe and Ben Nevis. The routes generally follow striking vertical cracklines and corners. They may be short (generally around 70 to 90m) although they still provide well protected, continuously sustained and technical routes. Most of the routes are snowed-up rock (a few of the harder lines require a build up of ice and neve), only requiring cold northerly winds and freezing levels down to 900m to come into condition making it an excellent early season winter venue. Must do routes include Toxic Brew IV,4, Tainted Elixir V,6 (made ever popular from Si Richardson's "Chasing the Ephemeral"), Dr.Noe VI,6 and Goldfinger VII,7.
Approximately 3 hours walk via the reservoir
|Care needed traversing ridge from east to west. One path leads to sheer drop just before final ascent to summit of Cruachan. Keep south of rock slab to avoid this. Expect special care needed in snow as edge of drop could be corniced. (Drop is much more visible on west-east traverse.)|
trafficfan - 13/Aug/12
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