Pabbay

The Priest. E1
The Priest. E1

Just back from an amazing trip to Scotland Rock Climbing:  Uninhabited islands – blue skies and sunshine every day, again! This was my second trip to the uninhabited Hebridean island of Pabbay – the brilliant new Garry Latter guidebook providing enough temptation to get back up there for another dose. So 12 of us made the long haul from Sheffield, finally getting onto the island a day late after missing the ferry from Oban… (playing hacky-sack outside the terminal – missed the last call – doh, ah well got to sample the legendary Oban nightlife…). What can I say about Pabbay? If the weather gods are smiling its simply paradise: ego massaging grades, sensational positions, good pro and mega quality rock, all on your own desert island. Most of the classics had ascents up to E6 including the amazing Ship of Fools, Geomancer, The Bonxie, Child of the Sea, Herbrudean etc.

For adventure trad climbing, the British Isles are where its at.

Thanks  to Arcteryx and DMM for keeping us well kitted out as usual.

Rich