Today Joe and I went for an adventure on the Etive Slabs, what we found was allot of type two fun! I wasn’t convinced they were going to be dry but I couldn’t have been more wrong – they were bone dry. Having ticked lots of routes here, it was time to branch out and get on one of the E3’s, we chose The Valkyrie (E3,5b) which was typically bold but excellent nonetheless. I somehow managed to get the crux (P4) which was pretty much a 5b solo, a fall would have resulted in tumbling off the main overlap for most of the rope length. In saying that, Joe had to get the guns out and made a really reachy move on the third pitch (5b), which didn’t bode well for my short stature; I found it desperate. 8 pitches of some of the finest slab climbing in Scotland, terrifying at times but a great laugh along the way. Other teams were there climbing Swastika and The Pause.

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One Response to “Etive Slabs; The Valkyrie (E3)”

  1. Spring Snows | Blog |

    […] angle and in an idyllic position. Following our success at Diabaig Joe and I also visited the Etive Slabs which are renowned for bold, featureless and somewhat scary climbing. We found just that and came […]


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