Joe dwarfed by the mighty Creag an Dubh Loch. A good place for a break on the sweat-fest of an approach
The 200 m high Central Gully Wall with the infamous roof of King Rat on the lower right had side
Mr Rankin enjoying a refreshing morning dip in the blue waters of the Dubh Loch
Stepping off the ground and immediately off-route. One of these days I’ll read the guide properly! The correct route follows the sun-shadow line up the cracked groove, before heading left across ledges to the slab above. Photo credit: Callum Johnson
Callum approaching the main event up some mellow slabs – a pitch of two distinct halves!
Callum moving smoothly through the steepness. An old peg provides the protection until a little more height is gained
Job done! Callum enjoying the spectacular position after dispatching the crux
Stunning scenery from the top of the second pitch – an ideal place to take it all in
Joe emerging from the darkness beneath the roof back into the sunlight. The face says it all! Photo credit: Callum Johnson
Immaculate rock and great exposure at the top of pitch 4. Awkward flared cracks providing the entertainment. Photo credit: Callum Johnson
The tricky 4c bulge at the start of pitch 5. Even the “easy” pitches take a bit of thought on the Dubh Loch!
No summit no party! Smiles all round at the top of the route