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Routes in Bosigran

Black Slab T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Ding T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Doorpost T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ochre Slab 1 T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Zig-Zag T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 500 ft, 8 pitches
FA: Arthur Andrews and others, 1902/1905
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Shared By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 21, 2010
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

Great fun, whatever grade you climb at.

Pitch 1 is only accessible when the sea is reasonably calm and the tide not too high. P1 is the hardest and the only pitch that needs detailed description: Climb up on to a shelf on the north-east (usually dark) side of the ridge then head left, stepping across into a black groove / chimney. Up this to a belay on the ridge (80').

From here on follow your nose, with most fun if the crest of the ridge is closely followed. After arriving back where you left your gear, either walk off or do another optional pitch, climbing a short step in the ridge above(5.7).

Location

From the main approach path cross over left (looking out) on muddy ground towards the obvious pinnacled ridge. Cross this at a gap, dump gear here, then scramble down on the west side to sea level (one short abseil, if required).
Move left (looking in) to a ledge at the base of the ridge.

Protection

Lots of slings and a small selection of nuts and cams.
Daniel James
Chicago
 
Daniel James   Chicago
 
Wonderfully fun route! Much of it is ideal for going as a simulclimb throwing slings and the occasional nut or hex down.

The optional 5.7 pitch is very easily protected with a nut on a runner for the only move where you could conceive of falling as I recall.

Also my mate made a 1min video of us on the line if you want an idea of the scenery and route (don't question the faux belay at the end, no one was under any illusion that that was actually productive).

vimeo.com/196891209 May 26, 2017