The icy Christmas lasted well into the New Year and some fine blue days could be had in between the grey ones. Bouldering at Reiff in the Woods, Tighnamara and Ardmair was perfect on those days with no wind, but what with temperatures so minimal, the slightest wind made for perishing days on the rock.
Reiff in the Woods has seen some new attention with Nigel Holmes cleaning and finding a classic wall on the Cubes area to give 'The Flood', a tough vertical grit-classic wall around the 6b mark which should become very popular.
Ann Falconer on Reiff In the Woods West Wall
Tighnamara is a fine training venue which tends to be overlooked above Ardmair beach, but provides a quality training traverse and some sit starts when the burn is dry. Cnoc na Breac has a super pink leaning wall and a good summer circuit of walls and roofs around the crags. These areas and more are available in Ian Taylor's 'Ullapool Bouldering' guide which we should have in stock soon.