Formation: Castle Ardbeg. Route: The Whiskey Tour
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 190 ft, 3 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Crusher, Strappo, October 18, 2012|
|Page Views:||783 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Dec 6, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionStart on the bubbly south face. Route works up and leftwards, ending in a southwest-facing chimney slot at the top. First pitch is great, other pitches not so much. Exploring the summit area labyrinth is much fun. If this cleans up it might go free.
P1: Climb steep pockets for 20 feet to ledge. Gain a ledge and move left into a right-facing dihedral with roof at top. Up this, mantel onto big ledge on left and build a belay (5.8+R, 50). A fun pitch on surprisingly good rock!
P2: Angle left (5.8) into the leftmost of three cracks. Aid this to end, over bulges to a big ledge system and a two-bolt belay (5.8, A2, 50).
P3: Move up and left with care, around some dubious blocks, into a chimney. Up this to a two-bolt belay (5.7, A1, 50).
From here the true summit is some distance away. Negotiate crenelations and secret passageways to get there (4th-class with one aid move, 150).