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Friday, 19 June 2009

Portlethen problems

Yesterday evening showers were forecast but it was dry and windy resulting in very good friction. Here are some of the easier Porty problems including some slabs. There is potential for some good slab surfing!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Sandwood bay: bouldering away from it all

Sandwood bay is simply one of the most beautiful places on this planet. It can be reached by a 8 km walk from Blairmore. At the Northern end of the beach there are some Gneiss crags which are OK for some trad but very good for bouldering over sand landings. It is the rock at the end of the beach.

I went with a friend and did four problems between V0-V2/3. I am not experienced at grading this stuff but here is a wee video showing the beach and the problems.
video
If they are have no name then I propose Sandwood Babe, Sandwood Barbie, Sandwood Bertha & Sandwood b**** but they have probably been climbed many times before and have a name in the head of those that have done them.
HW