Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Back to it - Skye - Neist

Neist Point Lighthouse and Harris

Neist - Arrived late Tuesday night at Neist Lighthouse car park. Nice weather and a decent breeze saw the worst of the midgies away. I got the familiar feeling of being somewhere new and being excited about the climbing to come in a new place. Also being at Neist Point with the weather as it was confirmed how much i love being in, and exploring Scotland.

Lazy morning breakfast finished and the boots donned, it was time to head off to the Financial Sector for the action to begin. This will be the first time i have been outcrop & Sea cliff cragging in Skye with my previous trip being up the cuillin. It was a great day, i started the day with Bridging Interest, a lovely climb that, as the title suggests, has some good bridging moves.

Bridging Interest HVS 5a
Martin led Insider dealing, being another good route going through a roof with the 1st of many jamming moves to come on this trip. Two more good routes soon followed with an interesting wall climb, Security Risk and a rediculous climb, A fistful of Dolarite finishing the morning session. A handfull of good wee routes to warm up on in a great setting and even better rock. Eyed up the better climbs on this cliff, in particular Wall Street and Hurricane Hideaway, the former being a route when im climbing a bit more.
Security Risk E1 5b

To finish off the day i fancied heading to the Bays, Bay 3 had a nice looking crack line going at E2 5c I was a bit apprehensive but got on it anyway and had to rest on the crux after misreading a thin move to get into the main corner crack. Above this it was an awesome crack line and really enjoyable climb. Loved it, supercharger looks doable!!!!

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