Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Fairhead

Just back from a week at Fairhead in Northern Ireland. This was the second time I have been there. The weather was a bit kinder than our trip last year, and so we got a lot of good climbing. I was climbing with Murdoch Jamieson, a keen and strong Scot currently working in North Wales. Others members of the team involved Tim Neill, John Orr, Dave Rudkin from Wales, and Tony Stone, Iain Small, Greg Boswell and Neil McGeachy from Scotland.

 Murdoch coiling the ropes at the top of Halloween (E4) at the end of another fine day.

 Iain Small bridging up through some Gothic rock Architecture on the first pitch of Northern Exposure. This recently cleaned line was one of the best routes I did all week.

Richie Betts, another Scot who was over for a few days enjoying the top pitch of the Mask (E5). 

Highlights for me were an early ascent of Northern Exposure E5 (recently cleaned by some of the local climbers), and Primal Scream (E5/6). Murdoch was also impressed the North Exposure, and enjoyed Hell's Kitchen Arete (E6). 

Local climber John McEwan on Paralysed Power E5/6.

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