Tag Archives: Carn Gowla

Bunny Power

8th June 2016 Carn Gowla Silver Dollar – HVS 5a – Alt Lead Well there’s a few lessons to be learned from this climb. When guidebooks refer to Carn Gowla, they are basically using a different form of climbing dictionary.. … Continue reading

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This takes the biscuit..ist

23rd March 2016 Carn Gowla Sluice – HVS 5a – Lead  Well this was good for a leg workout. I decided to take the right hand buttress down from the Coastguard lookout in the mistaken belief I could get to … Continue reading

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Into the gloaming

9th July 2015 Carn Gowla – America Buttress Deceleration Lane – VS 4c – Alt Lead The fact that Dave and I had arranged to meet at 6 pm should have rung a few alarm bells, especially on a trip … Continue reading

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Scarred!

9th September 2014 Carn Gowla Fine Line – V Diff – Second The intention had been to find ‘Cave Wall Traverse’, described as isolated in the cc book. It turned out to be not just isolated but illusive as well. … Continue reading

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Stakes are high

31st July 2014 Carn Gowla Supernatural – VS 4b – Second Dave and I decided to grab a late climb at Gowla. Initially we’d thought about Silver Dollar, but with a brooding sky and the possibilty of rain we felt … Continue reading

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Interplanetary travel

13th July 2013 Carn Gowla Mercury – E2 5b – Alt Lead Guaranteed adventure. That’s what Gowla always promises and that’s exactly what it delivered on this day and by the bucketful. This had been a long sought after route … Continue reading

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Indian Spring

30th April 2013 Carn Gowla Indian Buttress Touch the Earth – VS 4b – Lead The first evening session of 2013 saw us explore a new buttress at Carn Gowla. Indian Buttress is the furthest south of the major Gowla … Continue reading

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Old Guns!

29th May 2012 Carn Gowla – Triple Buttress Rainbow Games – TR Four for Texas – TR I thought that with the dry conditions of recent weeks an inaugeral trip to Carn Gowla for our little group was in order. … Continue reading

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A hidden gem

5th August 2011 Carn Gowla – Coastguard Cliff  Supernatural – VS 4b – Lead For some strange reason the guidebook gives Supernatural 1 star…… How wrong could they be. This is a 3 star climb with bells on! Carn Gowla … Continue reading

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What a difference the sun makes.

9th July 2011 Carn Gowla Four for Texas – E1 5a – Second Rainbow Games – E2 5b – Second After three weeks away in Corsica where I worked my legs hard but not my arms, this was a short … Continue reading

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