Re: South Gill

Al
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Had a cracker of an evening last night at the South Gill again. Did a few usual suspects on the upper tier and then headed down to the pocketed wall that I’ve been looking at for a while.

I basically picked a line of least resistance up the middle following any pockets that might take gear! Brilliant route – slightly technical and delicate at the bottom with only just enough gear.

Pinkpocket HVS 4c ** 30m
Starting just to the right of the pool climb the pocketed wall, moving rightwards around the roof.
Al Whitworth, Stu Barton, Mhairi Gervais, Andy Long 18 May 2012

There is potential for 2 or 3 other lines on the wall. They’re fairly steep and thin at the bottom and ease off at half height but superb climbing all the way. Andy started off on one but think it got a bit thin so decided against it.

http://www.climbshetland.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/shetland-climbing-general-photos/p1020652.jpg