Wednesday, October 29, 2008

6 hour climb to top of Tibrogargan

A few weeks ag o, Gil and I teamed up with Alex and his brother, and climbed the 8 lengths up to the top of tibrogargan (glasshouse mnts). It was quite slow going , and involved "trad" climbing - where there are no bolts to clip carabiners into, and instead you place metal wedges and expanding devices into cracks in the rock. There were also bolted sections. it's the first time I've done so much trad climbing, with the grade of the climb fairly high. Used some of Alex's rack (see above) of jamming devices.

we arrived at the top thirsty and then had to walk down the very steep track to the base.
satistfying. A bit scary at times...

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