Altitude 840m a.s.l
Dave MacLeod on the first ascent of Transition, shortly before ankle surgery © Hot Aches Productions
A north facing curving cliff down Glen Orchy with a lower tier of quartzite and an upper tier of schist. A series of springs flow naturally over the cliff edge and in a good freeze impressive ice flows build up giving ice routes up to 100m in height. Quartzvein Scoop (IV), Sunshine Gully (III) and The Smirk (V) are all 3-star ice routes.
Form the single track Glen Orchy road park where the Allt Diamh stream joins the road and walk up the stream bank to the cliffs in about 1 hour.
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