On Monday and Tuesday this week I was working on the City of Edinburgh Summer Programme. Monday I was Gorge Walking in the Moorfoots, or more accurately dry, but fun, ghyll scrambling given the conditions on the day. Tuesday I was inside at EICA Ratho with a climbing group, which was excellent given the local heavy thunderstorms.
Today John and I were out with Alec, Clare, John and Steve on a Falkirk Community Trust multi-pitch climbing day. Heavy showers were forecast for lots of areas, so we headed up to Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorms. This paid off as John, John and Steve climbed No Blue Skies and Alec, Clare and I climbed Trunk Line on the Mess of Pottage on dry rock.
Coire an t-Sneachda is better known as a winter climbing venue, but these two starred VSs gave good routes for the day. It’s a high North-West facing crag and subject to lots of frost action in the winter so some care is required on the crag with the odd loose block.