The summer season is coming toward its end. I’ve been fortunate enough to bag some excellent routes in the late summer.
Another trip to the Etive slabs found me on The Pause, another 4 star classic and an absolutely brilliant slab route.
Possibly one of my top five routes on Scottish rock so far.
Heading in a different direction, Chris and I teamed up to bag 2 classic routes on the impressive Esk Buttress in the Lakes. Trespassers Groove and The Red Edge.
The Red Edge conversely was clean and sound with brilliant moves from start to finish.
There have been lots more routes in between then and now but another highlight came today on Totalitarian of Raven Crag, Thirlmere.
An excellent route of sustained interest, although having an audience which included a trainee British Mountain Guide on the lead of the crux pitch certainly added a “no pressure” feeling to it.