I was back in Glen Nevis with Kev today, both of us looking at projects, Kev’s being a possible first ascent and for me a possible rise in standard. Working routes has never been my strong point but in order to make some progress (which I am determined to do this year) we arranged a top rope over On The Beach, a superb E5 at Wave Buttress. I was pretty happy to be able to make all the moves so with a little more effort on a top rope I think this route may just be my opportunity to make that ‘step’. Kev’s route is typical of a man who can solo E7 – a bold, technical slab close to the classic route Edgeog. Fingers crossed for a bit more dry weather and we could see another great new route in the near future.