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Ardgour bouldering
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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#1 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#2 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#3 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#4 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#5 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#6 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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!
[/quote]

Aye Gaz, just like January, February, March........

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#7 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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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#8 Re: Ardgour bouldering
September 16, 2017, 12:16:56 pm
No info, but Them Groans looks good.

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#9 Re: Ardgour bouldering
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