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Cobbler Climbs

Cobbler Climbs


Postby gman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:34 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 28/02/2016

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 980m

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Sunday looked like the last day of good weather so I headed for Arrochar in an attempt to maintain some kind of fitness. Optimistically brought axes for a look at Chockstone & Great Gullies but realistically didn't expect anything to be in condition. The path up was busy:
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Headed round to Chockstone and heard voices, there was a group coming up who had started lower on the gully so I followed on.
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Snow was OK and had been stepped out like a staircase so it was easy going. Wasn't sure about the exit slab but it looked fine.
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Exit:
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Leave some snow for me!
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No problems.
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The group were also doing Great Gully, I stayed with them for the day. One of those days when the weather's great, the snow's firm and everything clicks into place.
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Bit tricky at the start of Great Gully as traffic has chipped away a fair amount of white stuff.
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Rock step halfway up
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Straightforward exit
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Busy on the north top, a few folk in flimsy trainers and one of the guys I was with was in MR so there was a bit of joking that he would get back to the house then get a call out to return here. What a view, though:
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Headed round to have a look at a gully next to the centre peak.
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This was unexplored territory for me and I was by far the least experienced, what's the worst that could happen though?
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Followed footprints upwards
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Step up
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View down to the south ridge
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Decision time: one of the guys went up and to the left here which turned out to be fairly difficult.
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The rest of us traversed to the right
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Another easy exit
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Exited right at the centre summit, excellent visibility in all directions. What a day!
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Re: Cobbler Climbs

Postby dav2930 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:20 pm

Nice work - those gullies look really good. :clap: What a fantastic little peak the Cobbler is! I was up that way the previous Thursday - went up Beinn Narnain by the Spearhead (interesting!) then on to Beinn Ime. The weather was nothing like so good as you got - rather misty a lot of the time, but still enough clear spells to get some good views of the Cobbler. I rather spoilt my day by leaving my brand new camera on the wooden seat just above Succoth on the way down. I'm still beating myself up over it. :cry:
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