Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Loving and Loathing - the Mount Buffalo weekend.

After two weeks of working we get a three day weekend off. So at last we take advantage of the hot weather forecast and drive up to the alpine Mount Buffalo.

Really good to see a new area, excellent campsite (with running water and Hot showers!) and classic stared routes to be climbed.

All the climbs that followed cracks and dykes were much fun ( or so I thought) but the prodominant slabs were a horror show - four carrot bolts in 30m of rough cheese grating granite with only 'padding' holds anyone?

Anyway, we just about coped and added another crag to our global list of ticks.

Mark belaying Meg on a grade 20 slab.

Mark near the top of a grade 22 arete. The dyke flake on the right was an excellent 19.

Me, at the top of the same 22 arete - hard bit done but still pooing myself with the friction slab top out (the last bolt being at least 10m below!).

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