Altitude 430m a.s.l
Typical Scottish Highlands weather at Tynrich. © Fiend
The Tynrich Slab is a charming, underrated, and understarred slab of crystalline gneiss on an open sunny terrace with typically tranquil views. Delicate and sometimes bold slab climbing provides a good contrast to the burl and brutality of the nearby Ruthven boulder. The Frank Sinatra Walls are steeper and have been climbed on less - deserves more traffic. Other smaller crags are dotted around.
Access to all climbs is easiest from the RSPB car park as for the Ruthven Boulder.
|The wide slot and seams leading back to the top of Scorpion in Fly Agaric. Chanterelle is further left and has no gear on its upper section.|
atibbs - 15/Jun/15
|I've sent an update to Neil but in case it takes a while to get on: This is a wee gem of a slab that is well worth a visit and provides another great option in the Strathnairn valley and gives delightful and delicate climbing. Some of the grades and descriptions in Highland Outcrops are wrong:
Chanterelle - probably takes the brief wide slot and thin seams leading towards Scorpion.
Trumpet Of The Dead - definite **
Blewit - definite ***
Slippery Jack - hard E3 5c and probably **
Schist As A Newt - doesn't exist, probably a retro claim on SJ.
Strewth - maybe E1 5a and ** if clean.|
Fiend - 27/Mar/14