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The Devil's Point - direttissima

The Devil's Point - direttissima


Postby Graeme D » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:05 pm

Munros included on this walk: The Devil's Point

Date walked: 03/10/2016

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I was out last Sunday to Tuesday with a Silver DofE assessment group going from Invercauld Bridge to Linn of Dee via Glen Quoich, Derry Lodge and White Bridge. Myself and my colleagues had a few hours to kill on Monday at Corrour Bothy while waiting for them to come along Glen Luibeg and down the valley of the River Dee, so with it being a nice autumnal day, a couple of us thought we'd nip up the Point. Didn't fancy the path up through Coire Odhar AGAIN so we picked a route up the front and enjoyed a bit of scrambling. Far superior to the tourist route. :D

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Beinn Bhrotain from Glen Luibeg

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The Devil's Point and Monadh Mor up Glen Geusechan

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The Devil's Point and Cairn Toul

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Close up #1

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Close up #2

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Cameron and Steven crossing the metal bridge towards Corrour Bothy

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Climbing past the glistening slabs

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Carn a'Mhaim

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Carn a'Mhaim again

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Steven scrambling

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And another

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Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir and Cairn Toul

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The River Dee and Beinn Bhrotain from the summit

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Monadh Mor from the summit

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Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir and Cairn Toul from the summit

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The Lairig Ghru and Ben Macdui from the summit

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Macdui from near the top of the Coire Odhar path

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Looking back from the walk down to White Bridge #1

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Looking back from the walk down to White Bridge #2

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Looking back from the walk down to White Bridge #3
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Re: The Devil's Point - direttissima

Postby dav2930 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:44 pm

Nice one - looks an interesting way up. I haven't been up DP yet so I might just follow your lead! :)
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Re: The Devil's Point - direttissima

Postby rockhopper » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:49 pm

Nice - interesting route and a bit different form the norm - cheers :)
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Re: The Devil's Point - direttissima

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:29 pm

I looked at this recently on my (weary) way up Carn a' Mhaim - not - of course - because I needed a rest.
It looked pretty appealing, but having spent half the day in clag, my immediate thought was: not a good idea inadvertently - eg in clag - to take the direttissima downwards...!

But the pics you've included here suggest it's not too horrendous. Did you go directly up the slabs???
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