Tom getting us started on ‘Tom’s Other Route’

Yesterday Tom and I wanted to make the most of the good weather so had an impromptu couple of hours up at Crown Buttress in Glen Nevis. I’d been here last year with Jane and the dog so knew it would be a nice place for tom to do a couple of established routes and maybe a new one for good measure.

‘Cool Beans’ FA

Tom on FA ‘Cool Beans’

We climbed the plumb line down the slab between Palpitation and Pal which gave a really enjoyable pitch that we called ‘Cool Beans’. Its difficult to put a grade on it but we felt it was harder than other similar routes in the Glen such as Rubberface, Secretaries Super Direct & Twitch but easier than Diode so E2,5b maybe? Anyway, its a nice addition to a great wee crag. Tom also climbed the two ‘Tom’ routes which were also on brilliant rough rock: Tom’s Arete (HVS) and Tom’s Other Route (HS). 

Tom starting up ‘Tom’s Arete’

Tom high up on ‘Toms Arete’

Cracking day to be out

Cool Beans E2,5b FA Steve Holmes & Tom Lawfield 27/03/2017

Climb steeply to gain the slab passing a foot long wobbly block on the right. Climb straight up the slab to the niche just right of the final moves of Palpitation.  

The abseil rope pretty much takes the line of ‘Cool Beans’