Monday, 23 January 2012

Lurcher's Crag

This West-South-West facing cliff lies on the flank of the Lairig Ghru. We climbed Central Gully today which has two good ice pitches although the lower pitch had to be avoided today as the ice was very thin. The upper pitch was just OK. Its grade III with two stars. It's graded as a IV in the SMC Scottish Winter climbs guide which makes me feel a bit better as I thought it was a bit harder than a three today!
The route was first climbed by B. Taplin and O. Ludlow on the 4th March 1970 and is a nice adventure.

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