On 21/11/2008 ithomas wrote:
>Have a look at the new Ben Lomond guide, "Memory of a Journey" and then
>tell me that the climbing is disappointing! The place, in all of it's variety,
>is superb. Poor babies worried about cold weather, protection and bad rock
>- don't worry, soon Santa will bring you a nice shiny bolt to play with
>and things will be alright.
I have had a quick look at the new guide! It is indeed a nice looking guide. Not sure how it’s meant to change my impression of the area…
It wasn’t too cold - in fact it was quite pleasant. The pro was adequate (for the leader ;) And the rock WAS crap in places. I was also concerned about the necessity to climb and walk over native vegetation and the impact this would have. At one stage there was no rock exposed and I was forced to step and pull on the plants!
As far as shiny bolts go…what’s your point? Anyway
I was just trying to see if other people have had a similar experience and it seems that some people have and others have really enjoyed this area.