Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Loch nam Breac (Trouts Lake)

Bouldering near Gairloch/Poolewe, Loch nam Breac (Aztec Tower), Ross & Cromarty, Highland

Map of boulders near Loch nam Breac, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty
Map of the boulders

1. Pressing is cheating, traverse round the flat boulder (knock 2 grades off for each press rest!) 6c
2. Ommff, SS, eliminate, rock over from lower flake, 5

1. Pressing is cheating, 6c
3. Pull your cac together, SS, 6b+

4. An Uaimh, SS, 6c

5. Taobh grianach na bheatha, highball-ish, hang start on jugs to the left (foot jam), 7a
6. Siubhdaibh a nigheanan! Climb the left side of the arête from a stand start, 6c
7. An Balla, 6a
8. Wee Dram, SS/deadpoint and rockover, 6b

9. Desperate project: 
overhanging blank face in a pit (roughly 4 m high, the picture doesn't give it fair credit)

10. Return of the Ommff, rock onto the slab from a SS, 6a
11. An Leac, middle part, 4
12. Arête, 3
13. Original route direct, high and technical at the end, 6a
14. Original route, existing brushed up undocumented line, 5
15. The Ommff with a vengeance, SS, eliminate, technical wall avoiding the arete, 6b

16. The Auld Layback, climb the left side of the right corner, 4

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