The third and final day with Sean. we decided to have a relatively easy day (short walk in). Torridon became our chosen destination and a venue that Matt had developed in 2008. Fence Crag sits on the base of Liathach west ridge, 300m from the road. The rock was surprisingly solid and clean, with only a very slight gritty feel to it and the odd bit of lichen to watch out for. once again it was a stunning crisp winters day and i was psyched to make it a good climbing day!
The short walk led to the small (10m) crag on which has potential for around 20ish routes. I started on a HVS 5b called suspect cylinder. It takes a short slab up to a hanging corner crack in which took two bomber gear placements, nice climbing. Sean then lead a couple of the slab/cracks to the east end of the crack. I then led the E1 5b/c slab climb Sethbury Slab, crux move was very enjoyable with 2 suspect micro nuts protecting the crux. I also climbed two new routes, a S 4a and S 4b called Azure and Flying Fotless Direct on the East slab of the crag, short routes but enjoyable. For the last climb of the day i fancied the E2 5b Lucky strike. this takes the next crack to the left of Suspect Cylinder. I managed to convince myself that the 4 micros i had placed were 'bomber' and went for the final steep crack line. It felt very strenuous to pull up from the small holds onto the slab but it went without fuss and completed and awesome day.