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Saturday, 28 February 2009

Stone Me What A Life

Taking full advantage of the fine settled weather and with the evenings getting long John and I took the short trip down to Portlethen for a post work bouldering session.

We warmed up on the Highball slab, though the moss was slightly damp. John showing me how it's done above.
The left edge of the slab offers a couple of steeper problems, a helmet would be good for some of these!I'd tried the Pedie prow direct in the summer and hadn't got the sequence so i was keen to try it again. After a couple of failed attempts John showed me the way (through my errors!) above is him going for the sloper.

Next in line was the overhanging arete on the Barrel, it looked good but proved to put a good fight both of us struggling to get the first moves nailed but one to come back to. On crimpy holds above and John slapping for the sloper below.
With darkness creeping in we headed over to the pit boulder for one last go before home. The back wall was damp but that didn't stop us trying the Pendulum. This proved way to hard for us in these conditions and we called it a day at that. A good way to end the week.

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