Ken: A bit of faith was needed this morning, as driving out of Fort William and through Glen Spean, it was quite damp and the mist was lingering in the glen. As expected, by the time Nick and I reached the car park at the southwestern end of Loch Laggan, it was looking a bit more promising.
The plan was to ride in, but Nick’s bike wasn’t playing ball, so we walked in up the forestry tracks to Ardverikie Wall on Beinnin Shaus. Thankfully, it’s not a long walk! The route was almost completely dry, apart from a few patches on the 4th pitch, none of which impacted the climbing. It’s such a good route with excellent climbing from the first step, right the way to the very top. Nick soon found his rock climbing feet and climbed the route in good style.
The weather wasn’t quite as dry as expected, but the few patches of drizzle didn’t amount to much.