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2012-09-26 22:57:08
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Six Derryveagh peaks (part one)
Apologies CaptainVertigo for the delay getting back to you. Looked in to mv late last night, too late to reply. I know you're always on the look out for multi peak routes! I'd noted your Bluestacks route a while ago, one for the diary. it's just as well you're not being paid per metre ascended as you seem to have been shortchanged yet again.

There is indeed a six peaker (possibly more) with five Arderins around Slieve Snaght. Starting with an Cnoc Fada (485m), ending with Crocfadda (529m) and with Drumnalifferny (596m), Bingorms (578m), Slieve Snaght (678m), and Crocfadda (502m) in between.

I was speaking from memory and in fact I only ended up doing five. I had to skip the final peak, Crocfadda, as the ascent of the first peak, an Cnoc fada cost me a lot of time, almost all my time! I referred to this in my first mv post in January or february of this year.

I had planned to ascend the gully at the head of the Poisoned Glen (gully A in my picture), the one leading up to the col and the lowest point on the skyline, turning left here to ascend an Cnoc fada before descending back to the col and the ascent up to the pavement plateau leading to Drumlifferney. However I was tempted by the sight of the next gully to the left (gully B) and started to make my way up to it. Encountering a number of obstacles on the way up, I decided instead on gully C, the next one up. This involved descending a little to get around a tilting slab, and finally finding an easy heathery slope leading up to the entrance.

From the base of the gully it didn't look too daunting, steep, but with straight sides allowing a view right through. I had crampons in my bag but decided not to put then on as the first part was nicely stepped, rocky and grassy sections. This was deceptive and lulled me into being too casual. Before I realised it, I found myself ascending an increasingly steep, slimy surface with occasional rocks providing some holds. After one of these seemingly safe holds went crashing down I realised I badly needed my crampons but was unable to put them on. Managing to get them from my rucksack, I dropped one beside my foot only to see it roll down the hill. Fortunately I was holding the strap but there was no way I could bend down to clip them on and tighten the straps. At this point I was balanced on a 45 or 50 degree slope, feet on different levels and wide apart, and feared getting cramp if I didn't make the next move. The next move meant climbing a little more of the slimy, grassy surface and up a sloping slab of rock. The rock was split half way up with vegetation growing out of the crack. (continued)
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