With the summer weather now upon us, a small part of social misfits were keen to attempt the mighty Eagle Ridge.
Walking into the mighty Garí was sweaty work, resulting in a strip tease show from myself. Leggings and a malnourished Yorkshire man is not always the most appealing of sights.
A short slushy snow plod lead to the first pitch, and from there the climbing really started. Seemingly endless pitches of quality climbing, with corner systems, chimneys, jamming and crimps all to be worked out. Six pitches of fantastic climbing on exposed, juggy granite, winding its way along the imposing ridge.
A short faff at the crux enabled me to acquire a worthog, hex and krab, followed by a superb 4b crux section, jamming through with only stomach churning drops into the corrie.
Topping out into sun, with a view stretching out in every direction made the whole route worthwhile. After waiting two hours for Olly and Freddie to top out we made quick work of the walk out, with the added bonus of down hill cycling and a Chinese take away in Ballater. Roll on the summer.
Posted by Stork, Tom (tom) on 2009-06-02 15:38:35
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