For Neil’s second day out with me, we decided to head to Ardgour, and to Indian Slab, deep in Glen Gour. Whilst the approach isn’t short, it’s relatively flat, that is until the final 500m or so.
The crag is an amazing sweeping slab of gneiss, and although there were one or two wet streaks (which didn’t really affect the friction), the rock was largely dry and remained so whilst we were climbing.
Mullenium Direct is one of the longest routes, and takes a logical (if not always immediately obvious) line up the crags. Unlike the Etive Slabs, Indian Slab has more in the way of holds, although the gear is similarly sparse. If you’re a slab climbing aficionado, and keen for a bit of adventure, Indian Slab is highly recommended!
The weather was kind to us, and the rain held off until we were walking out. The winds again, kept the midges at bay. Needless to say, we didn’t see another soul all day.