New Route on Dubh Loch

CREAG AN DUBH LOCH, Broad Terrace Wall:
The Vulture 135m E2 *. Michael Barnard, Alan Hill. 6 Jun 2021.
Good climbing between The Crow and Falkenhorst. Take plenty of small wires and cams.
1. 35m 5b Follow Falkenhorst to the base of the short overhanging groove. Step left slightly and go up a short left-facing groove, then take the obvious handrail left across the slab to below a fine twin crack-line. Climb this to a ledge with a big block.
2. 15m 5c Continue another few metres to another ledge. From here, step down right to climb a right-slanting diagonal handrail which goes across immediately above the big blank slab (bold) to gain a good ledge and big flake. Walk right 3m to belay below a cracked groove.
3. 25m 5c Start up the cracked groove and make tricky bold moves to gain a ledge on the crest (as for Falkenhorst pitch 2). Continue up the cracked groove (often wet) to its top. Above is a short bulging groove. Step out right and climb the edge (steep but on good holds) to a ledge and big block.
4 and 5. 60m 5a Stand on the block, go up to climb a steep flake-crack and continue to a ledge. Move right and continue more easily via shorter walls and ledges.

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