Obscure Gems No 4 Wakame

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since we did a blog. Sorry, we’ve been busy.

However back on the trail of the classic, but completely obscure boulder problems of Wester Ross here’s another one.

Even the name is shrouded in mist; it’s maybe called ‘Wakame’, or ‘The Stone Pig Problem’ or ‘The Sitter to Anchors Away Direct Start’. Of course the grade is a bit vague too, but 7Aish.

Drive to Reiff, park under the stone pig (NB 968 135), walk down to the coast and guddle about till you find the problem. The SMC Guide to Northern Highlands North will be useful.

 The Stone Pig

The Stone Pig

Start sitting in the alcove with hands in the niche. Work out how to get your right hand in the diagonal slot on the right, then lay-one-on for the break. Further holds on the right are out of bounds. A direct version avoiding the slot on the right is a great project for someone with power to waste. Enjoy.

 Bad Beta

Bad Beta