Torridon Present Tense

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Dave MacLeod has been back to Seana Mheallan in Glen Torridon to complete another two beautiful sandstone projects.

Left of the arete of Kolus I climbed a couple of weeks ago, the front face of the buttress is steep and bulgy with two lines to climb, going up past a fridge sized block neatly stuck on with only a good undercut below it and a perfect friction sloper hold on top. One line was to bear-hug up the fridge block and do a weird rotation palming move into the niche on the left - sort of like the move at the top of the groove on Gaia, but a fair bit harder.

This line was climbed first to give Kelvinator E8 6c. Finishing directly gave Present Tense E9 7a. Details of both ascents can be found on Dave's blog.

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