Crag: Cummingston
Date: Wednesday 13th June 2012

An enjoyable few hours spent at Cummingston this evening.
Thanks to Graeme and Dan for allowing an ageing, ex-climber to second a few routes .

Cummingston car park sign:

Looking across the Moray Firth from Cummingston:

Morven (zoom):

Graeme warming-up:

View from Cummingston:

Graeme led Gorse Route on Sunshine Wall. The route was then seconded by Paul, myself, Jack, Andy and Simon.

The guidebook suggests Severe, a majority on UK Climbing think it is Hard Severe.
I certainly thought it was quite hard and strenuous for a Severe!

Paul seconding Gorse Route (Severe):

Paul seconding Gorse Route (Severe):

Jack seconding Gorse Route (Severe):

Jack seconding Gorse Route (Severe):

Moody Moray Firth:

I then seconded a couple of routes with Dan - Sunshine Groove on Sunshine Wall (Severe) and Blockbuster on Cornflake Walls (VDiff).

Illona seconding Bombproof (Severe):

Paul seconding Blockbuster (VDiff), Graeme leading Stegosaurus (VS 4c):

Graeme leading Stegosaurus (VS 4c):

This was only the second time I’ve climbed at Cummingston, the first time was way back in 2003.
I must admit I don’t like or trust the rock at Cummingston but it is a fantastic location.