Friday, 22 April 2011

Solitude in Glen Nevis.

So the sun is still shining in Fort William and after spending a couple of days on Skye getting the kit ready for the first traverse in a couple of weeks I was back in Glen Nevis yesterday. Jordan is on an Outdoor course at Lochaber College and has spent a lot of time climbing in doors in the past but has never really been out on the rock. So with the sun shining and crowds on the lower crags we headed up to High crag to do Autobahnausfart. This is a nice route with some fantastic slab climbing high up on the hill side. It is a little dirty in places where the trees are but improves with height.

So we had a look at building belays as a refresher and talked about protecting the belay as you leave the stances. Five pitches later and we topped out high in the Glen. We walked back to the bags and then headed down to the Gutter so Jordan could get his first lead in. Plenty of people out today with classics like Secretaries and Pinnacle Ridge getting done. 

Jordan on pitch 2 of Autobahnausfart.

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