Sunday, 28 July 2013

Prospero's Prelude and a mean chimney, Cir Mhor

I'm feeling bruised and a bit exfoliated this morning after a typical day climbing on rough Arran granite yesterday.  Wally and I headed up to the south face of Cir Mhor in Glen Rosa.  The day was damp and clagged in when we set off , but by the time we had set off up the first pitch of Prospero's Prelude (moderate) the mist was lifting. The route gives great views of the harder lines on the South Ridge and the Rosa Pinnacle, and a fun access to the higher climbs near the summit.  After that we did a fierce chimney on the southern side of the summit buttress. We think it was Brodick Chimney (diff), but the guidebook description doesn't really fit so we are not sure. It certainly felt tough at diff with two chockstones and a through route at the top that was not for the broad of beam.

First pitch of Prospero's Prelude.  A mod with a few fun wee boulder problems.

Stunning views of the South Ridge and Rosa Pinnacle

Brodick Chimney? Wally going for full body exfoliation.

A last look up the glen to Cir Mhor on the way out.

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