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Offline Eth

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Ardgour bouldering
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:45:37 am »
Happily we will be spending a few days around Loch Sunart later this year. Anyone know if there's a topo for the boulders at Ardgour, or better still is there a video out there of Them Bones / Them Groans? Usual tinterweb search doesn't bring up much. Cheers in advance

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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 05:47:40 pm »
Not got it to hand, but have you looked in new Scottish Bouldering Guide?
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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 07:35:32 pm »
No haven't had a chance to look in any guides as of yet. Not going until December so was just doing some basic research as to what's in the area.

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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 10:20:59 am »
As Chris suggested Boulder Scotland has some info ( including Them Bones). Glen Nevis not too far away either.
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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 06:57:28 pm »
I've done a few of the easier problems in Glen Tarbert. Great rock in a lovely spot. Take wellies and a tarp. I'm sure I remember reading something that Dan V wrote about Them Bones on the Beastmaker blog but can't remember what.  There's some good easier stuff on that block.
All I can find online is Dan's photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/8614460932/in/photostream/

The Perfect Catch on the obvious massive block you see from the road looks brilliant. 

There's also a fair bit to do at the east (Ardgour) end of Glen Tarbert, but it probably needs a bit of a clean (if memory from about 10 years ago serves).

Obviously. in December there's a chance the weather will be sub-optimal, but there's a chance it could be mint!

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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 07:05:59 pm »
Cheers for the info! Probably worth getting the Boulder Scotland guide to see what other stuff is in the area. Thanks again.

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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 11:10:04 am »
[quote author=GazM link=topic=28324.msg556954#msg556954 date=150480704

Obviously. in December there's a chance the weather will be sub-optimal, but there's a chance it could be mint!
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Aye Gaz, just like January, February, March........
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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 06:58:11 pm »
Glen Nevis not too far away either.

Neither is 3 wise monkeys and ice factor climbing walls.

December after all.
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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 12:16:56 pm »
No info, but Them Groans looks good.

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Re: Ardgour bouldering
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 04:51:04 pm »
Looks brilliant thanks for posting the photo!
If we get weather like that in December I'll be chuffed