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Crock Conquered, just!

Crock Conquered, just!


Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Crock

Date walked: 06/01/2013

Time taken: 1.75 hours

Distance: 6.82 km

Ascent: 346m

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A hill I have been dreading for a few weeks now, ever since reading Graeme D's report has been Crock, with a nightmare route through thick pine trees, and more recently a report by Gordie12 which highlights other things to lookout for, the Psycho Beast from Hell, a mad pheasant which is desperate to peck your legs and other bits of your body. I was ready to get started for my walk by 1015hrs, I met a couple from Arbroath at the carpark about to climb Badandun Hill, so if your reading this report Hi again.
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Car parked at Freuchies car park, there is a signpost with Glen Prosen 7miles Clova by Kilbo path 12 miles, take this track. Large carpark plenty of room for many cars
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There has been a lot of tree felling recently and the track is somewhat messy, but fine for walking quite quickly
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Lovely and calm Loch Shandra where the Cateran trail passes by on the other side
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Loch Shandra looking West
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Outlet from loch
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The way ahead, nae bother so far, easy stuff, making good progress heading towards Tulloch
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Looking back down the track from Tulloch
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Time for me to go up there I think. Later on 'I think Iv'e done a Graeme D, oooops, what the hell go for it!
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That was a bit nasty, but wait look what Iv'e found, this could work out ok. Let's go along here for a bit and see what happens
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Yes, glad I turned left back there, this is ok. Let's start climbing again
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Yes the summit cairn looking over Hare Hill where I was on Thursday
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Mayar and Dreish from the summit cairn. Heather on top not too deep, ok for walking and fairly dry
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I guess there were trees up on the summit as well, some time ago. Mount Blair in background
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Now I remember lining through my entry point to the summit from the trees with Mount Blair, now I can't find it, guess it's a crawl thro' here then
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At last I came to the track running along the West side of the hill. Go down hill from here, no bother and looking good
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I cannot believe my luck, it's brought me to here, right take a route down beside the trees on the right
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God what's this I'm in now, not good. I can now see the track but cannot get to it, nightmare!
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This is taken from the track, yes I was trying to get though that. Not nice, try another way folks. Salute me Graeme D, I deserve it, don't I?
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:11 pm

That's dedication to the cause - I'm impressed! The tourist trail was mapped out for you but you went for the GraemeD approach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:17 pm

Gordie12 wrote:That's dedication to the cause - I'm impressed! The tourist trail was mapped out for you but you went for the GraemeD approach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The three or should I say tree Crockers, Graeme D, Gordie 12, The Rodmiester! :D
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 pm

Crock and Turin Hill in the one day???? It's like a chapter from the Masochists Guide to the hills of Angus! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice to see all that foliage again. :D You, Gordie and I should arrange a wee reunion on this one! :lol:
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:51 pm

Graeme D wrote:Crock and Turin Hill in the one day???? It's like a chapter from the Masochists Guide to the hills of Angus! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice to see all that foliage again. :D You, Gordie and I should arrange a wee reunion on this one! :lol:


I'll meet you both at the top, I KNOW WHAT WAY I'M GOING!!!!!!!
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Graeme D wrote:Crock and Turin Hill in the one day???? It's like a chapter from the Masochists Guide to the hills of Angus! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice to see all that foliage again. :D You, Gordie and I should arrange a wee reunion on this one! :lol:


I think both you and I need time to recover before any reunion, good idea though, sometime! :D
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby hills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:27 am

:clap: Nice one, well its not a nice one, so well done.
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby heatheronthehills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:32 am

Some of the wee hills seem to be the hardest to climb! Well done on getting up (and back down!) this one. Looks like a very serene walk in past the loch. Also nice that you were alone on the hill. We were going to climb Morven yesterday but when we arrived there were so many cars that there was no-where to park so we abandoned it and went for lunch at the Finzean Farm Tea Room followed by a walk up Glen Esk instead.
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:33 am

hills wrote::clap: Nice one, well its not a nice one, so well done.


hills, I know what you mean. Bit of a sting in the tail :o When and if you do it, remember where you came out of the woods going up to the summit. I thought I had it sussed but when I saw a white tape on the tree, but when I returned there were lots of trees with white tape :lol:
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:40 am

heatheronthehills wrote:Some of the wee hills seem to be the hardest to climb! Well done on getting up (and back down!) this one. Looks like a very serene walk in past the loch. Also nice that you were alone on the hill. We were going to climb Morven yesterday but when we arrived there were so many cars that there was no-where to park so we abandoned it and went for lunch at the Finzean Farm Tea Room followed by a walk up Glen Esk instead.


Your right there, there's nothing worse, than a hill covered with people especially not hill people :( , if you know what I mean, God that makes me sound so snobby. You did the right thing, never been to the Finzean tea room before, can you recommend?, and to finish off with a walk up Glen Esk, brilliant :D
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby malky_c » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:40 pm

I had thought about going up here over christmas but never got around to it. It seems very popular just now - I might wait until the NTS adopt it and build a path up :lol: . Nice work - but I'll probably head up Gordie's way if I ever get around to it!
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:17 pm

malky_c wrote:I had thought about going up here over christmas but never got around to it. It seems very popular just now - I might wait until the NTS adopt it and build a path up :lol: . Nice work - but I'll probably head up Gordie's way if I ever get around to it!


Aye, better up the tourist trail, anyway that will make Gordie feel better :lol:
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby hills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:04 pm

Think the thing to do, is to take your own tape (not white), must be losing my marbles as I quite fancy this wee challenge..... :crazy:
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:13 pm

hills wrote:Think the thing to do, is to take your own tape (not white), must be losing my marbles as I quite fancy this wee challenge..... :crazy:


Look forward to wecoming you to the 'Crockers Club' :lol:
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Re: Crock Conquered, just!

Postby hills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:49 pm

:lol: Aye, thats fitting. Whats next for you then, you might have taste for terrible terraining, Airds Hill maybe.. :roll:
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