Rock Rock and more Rock

Hamish Teddy’s at Dunkeld
Photo Credited to Sean bell

Over the past week I have been making the most of the sunny dry conditions. The trad season is swiftly approaching and it’s been good to get some training done outside on the sport routes and boulders, rather than stuck in a stuffy climbing gym!
Dangleberries at Orchestra Cave
Photo Credited to Peter Boswell
Last week I made two trips to Upper Cave in Dunkeld and got a good pump on doing some laps on the sport routes that where thankfully just dry enough to climb.
Then on Friday I headed to Orchestra Cave with James, Tweedley, Dave Redpath and my Dad for some more steep and burly sport action.
Dave, Tweedley and I all tried the first half of Dangleberries which was dry up to the big roof. This was a mega route which was home to some steep technical moves up the grossly overhanging wall…Fun fun fun! We all seemed to be making progress on the line and I don’t think it will be long before we return for another day at this venue. My Dad and James where hanging around on ropes getting some awesome pictures of us on the steep ground.
Today James, my Dad and I headed to Glen Clova for an awesome days bouldering in the sun. Thankfully there was a cool breeze blowing over the snow covered slopes further up the glen which made for some good friction.
Me on Dangleberries
Photo Credited to James Dunn
This was the first time I had been bouldering in Clova and it didn’t disappoint. We only went to one of the three recorded areas in the glen but what we did was good fun and had some hard problems on offer. We started on some easier stuff and worked our way through some of the best problems in the area. Between us we did a range of problems from V1 to font 7a.
I’m really enjoying the dry weather and I’m starting to get really psyched for the summer rock season. Bring it on……..

“Sheep Pen Wall” Glen Clova
Photo Credited to Peter Boswell

Making the span on
 “Le Toit du Cul de Mouton”
Photo Credited to Peter Boswell

           
The crux of “Le Toit du Cul de Mouton”
Photo Credited to Peter Boswell
Me on “Le Toit du Cul de Mouton”
Photo Credited to Peter Boswell
Me on “Le Toit du Cul de Mouton”
Photo Credited to James Dunn

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