What a stormy festive time it’s been over the past week, but at least it’s setting the Scottish mountains up with some excellent winter conditions. If and when it calms down over on the West coast the conditions should prove to be excellent and there not too shabby just now over here in the Cairngorms.
A couple of Transition Extreme climbing wall hits in Aberdeen, a quick bouldering session at Portlethen and a Christmas day run up Scolty Hill above Aberdeen helped keep me away from eating and drinking too much over Christmas.
This was quickly followed by a tour up and over a large roofed chimney in the left side of the Hidden Chimney called Technicoloured Dream Crack V,6. A great wee pitch that Ian cruised up, giving some steep moves on good placements away from the masses!