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Mess of Pottage Rock Climbing 

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Location: 57.1088, -3.656 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Mess of Pottage (a corruption of an old Gaelic word) is the leftmost buttress in Coire an t-Sneachda. It is home to an abundance of moderate mixed rock/snow routes, gullies, and ramps. In the summer it hosts several moderate but high-quality rock routes. It is likely the most beginner-friendly area of the Coire, and as such is the most crowded. It's northern aspect ensured that it remains out of the sun nearly all the time.

Getting There 

Obvious complex buttress on the left of the Coire, just right of a steep snowfield. The narrow gully of Jacob's Ladder is a landmark, rising just up the right of the buttress. Most descents involve the snowfield to climber's left, but Slant and Jacob's Ladder can be safely descended.

Climbing Season

For the Scotland area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Passing the narrow section on Jacob's Ladder.

Jacobs Ladder WI1  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Mess of Pottage
Climb up into the steep gully on the right side of the buttress and follow it directly to the top.There can sometimes be a cornice at the top which can provide some excitement, but otherwise this is a straightward climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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