A Bad Skin Day is a 3 star E7 6c on the Ballycastle Descent Gully crags, near to the super-classic route Wall of Prey (E5).
Ricky described his new route The Big Skin:
"The wall stays in the shade most of the day and so the holds on the crimpy section felt nice. The crux is getting established above an overlap near the arete about a third of the way up the wall; a really insecure move on two gastons. Bit of a nightmare but was fine on lead - a headpoint mindset took over. Ricky Bell
Ricky Bell is sponsored by Marmot, Zero-G Climbing and Scarpa. Thank you to Craig Hiller for the superb photographs that accompany this report.
Thank you to Craig Hiller for the superb photographs that accompany this report.
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