The Arran Climathlon

The traverse pitch of South western slabs

A great day was had by all on the excellent granite mountain crags today. Well, at least by Paul and me.

Hoping to make the best of the rare West coast sun we hoped on the ferry to Arran and cycled through Glen Rosa towards the striking outline of Cir Mhor.

Our first route was Southwestern Slabs for Paul’s classic rock tick which was a delightful climb and in a stunning setting, especially with weather like today’s.

Paul skylined on the traverse pitch

Following a complex descent, we decided that our plans to climb the South ridge direct route as well were slightly ambitious give our need to catch the ferry so we opted for the shorter route, Hammer which turned out to be another excellent route with fantastic climbing every inch of every pitch.

Abbing off after Hammer

A fantastic days climbing. 

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