With another amazing weather forecast I was massively psyched to head up to Reiff for a couple of days with Greg, Neil and Niall. We decided to head to the far north coast of Reiff to Leaning Block Cliffs as Greg had his eye on a few things and Neil also wanted to climb there. We made it there for about 2pm after driving up from Edinburgh.
The location is amazing and the routes, whilst short, are also very impressive. We made the most of the afternoon and I climbed some good routes with Greg before getting on Waigwa which Niall and Neil had thoroughly recommended. I was pretty psyched to get the onsight as it was a good battle, great to be pushing myself again and going through the mental battle that is trad climbing near your limit! Greg then made a sterling effort on The Quickening before some mysterious rain stopped play and we had to head back to the car and to find a camping spot.
After some more unfortunate mysterious rain throughout the night we decided not to risk walking back in to Leaning Block area and so instead headed to Ardmair. Niall and I managed to get two great routes in; Gravity's Rainbow and the amazing Le Petamine which I was again pleased to onsight, and managed to climb in much better style than the previous battle yesterday! Unfortunately the non-mystery rain then started and everything was soaked within five minutes. We packed up shop and headed down to Creag Dubh (my favourite crag!) where Greg started up some burly line near Oui Oui before deciding he was too tired and not mentally psyched so traversed off to give a nice little 30m pitch of about HVS before we abbed off and
headed back down to Edinburgh.
A short but very worthwhile trip with some great routes and really good company.