Friday, 17 April 2009
Reiff and Sheigra
Winter has definitely come to an end in Glencoe, and the rock season has begun! With the promise of clean rock and warm weather, Isi and I travelled North with Jamie B and Lorraine to Reiff and Sheigra. On the first day we climbed loads of stuff at Reiff, including the classics Moonjelly VDiff*** and Tystie Slab VDiff***. Isi and I also got loads more Severe mileage under our belts which has improved our confidence on rock tremendously. We even managed a Hard Severe, the corner-route Meikle Neuk (Isi's lead).
After a full day at the crag we went and camped at Sheigra Bay, an idyllic spot with a good flat meadow for camping, despite a biting wind. The next day was spent spying out all the little geos and secret locations in the Sheigra cliffs. We climbed In the Pink (VD), Red Lead (Severe), and the excellent Tall Pall (Severe***), which was my lead. Tall Pall is located in the hidden Treasure Island area and featured a brilliant slab, an exposed traverse with dodgy footholds, and a steep wall to the top.
All in all an excellent little trip and a lot of good routes.