A couple of weekends ago Mark, Mary, Aaron, Bob and Jane went up to Logie Head at Cullen. As the tide was out and the seagulls had left their nests we could have a go at the excellent VS routes on the Star Zone without fear of being attacked as we topped out.
A view from the sea of us climbing on the Star Zone at Logie Head
above - Aaron topping out
below - Mark leading Moray Eel VS belayed by Mary and Bob leading Fallen Star belayed by Jane
We were attacked from the sea by NESKy's, some more familiarly seen proping up the bar at the Fridgate or racing over the hills in pursuit of Scuz. Thanks to Jane's friend who took some pics from the sea (see first photo).
Once we had had some lunch and the tide started to come in we retreated back to the Embankment where Aaron and Mary each continued their leading career on Sea Link and Bladder Wrack respectively. We also did a couple of other climbs before the black clouds caused a hasty retreat in heavy rain.
Last weekend another group of Mark, Luigi, Manuela and Charles headed down to Dunkeld where we met Toby. Again defying the weather forecast we had a good day's climbing at Polney Crag.
Charles topping out of our first climb of the day Bollard Butress Direct.
Manu giving her usual smooth performance on Dynamo VS 5a belayed by Luigi.
Toby well belayed above a 30m drop!
Mark belaying at the base of the Wriggle set of climbs.
Below are a sequel of Toby doing an impressive lead of The Rut VS 5a (at least!)
The day was rounded off by coffees and beer sitting outside the Taybank and the rain even held off this time.