The Pause (Almost a Year Long Epic)

Today I finally did The Pause (E1 5b****), The last time I attempted this route was the 18th of April 2009. I ended up having to back off at the road-side that day and go to Gearr Aonach to do Yo-yo (E1 5b****) instead. After getting off the hill I was arrested for attempted murder, all charges were dropped (This is the story in the news). Anyway.

The views looking over Loch Etive
I have now climbed three times at the Etive Slabs and every time I climb there it blows my mind. Today the weather was absolutely gorgeous (I went home looking like a boiled lobster!) we didn't see one cloud in the sky or anyone else for the entire day.Tom and myself went for The Pause, Jamie and Jamie climbed Spartan Slab (VS 4c****).

Tom on the walk in with the slabs in the back ground.
The Etive Slabs are an incredibly unique rock feature, therefore it is hard to describe the climbing, exposure and situations they have to offer. For this reason and the beautiful weather is why I have uploaded lots of photo's.
Jamie on the First Pitch of Spartan Slab
Tom in the second pitch of The Pause
Tom on the third pitch, 5b
Tom cruising the crux moves
I added lots of these pictures because they really show how featureless the granite can be.

Tom making use of the Limited Edition 'LA-Z-BOY Belay Pro'

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