First of the Year – Pobie Skeo

I’ve been meaning to head out to Pobie Skeo for years! Andrew has been exploring the coastline around for bouldering recently and with a decent forecast 6 of us got together to head out there and take a look at the crag, first climbed by visiting climbers in 1997 and then added to with some harder lines by more visitors in 2004.

Andy on 'A Concise History', Pobie Skeo

Andy on ‘A Concise History’, Pobie Skeo

It’s a great crag, a small but perfectly formed piece of solid sandstone amongst a mostly friable coastline, and the existing routes looked pretty compelling. But with some good lines unclimbed, these were last night’s obvious targets, and others ticked existing routes they’d been eying up for a while.

We added 3 new routes, and got all the photos to add photo topos to the site soon, and maybe even a miniguide. Watch this space!

After a warm evening with hardly any wind, lambs bouncing round the fields, and the birds returning, finally it feels like summer is here.

The Routes

Wast Side Storey Sev 12m
5m right of Tabloid is another crackline. Climb through the overlaps direct.
Andrew Hunter, Al Whitworth 10 May 2013

Pobie Pogo HS 4c 13m *
At the right end of the first slab is an arete which is slightly higher than the rest of the crag. Climb the lower wall and with a tricky high step up through the roof move onto the left face of the arete and follow to the top. Well protected with cams.
Al Whitworth, Andrew Hunter. 10 May 2013

Cedar Sev 12m
To the right of the arete is a corner which, although appearing friable, is actually a pleasant route.
Pete Sawford, Julie Maguire. 10 May 2013

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