Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Rankin Boulder - Topo

The Rankin Boulder - Dumfries and Galloway


Park on the A712 between New Galloway and Newton Stewart at the carpark marked "Talnotry". This is car park immediately after the "Grey Mare's tail" car park when heading West, which itself is immediately after the Wild Goat Park.

Cross the road and head down the forestry road situated about 50metres to the East of this car park and walk along this road. After about 5 minutes you'll pass the mountain bike track situated at grid ref NX 488 713

The Mountain Bikers slab

About 1 minute further on from this point you'll reach a small layby on the rhs of the road. At this point if you look back and down to your right (towards the river) the Rankin Block should come into view.

Despite the fact that it is only about 200 metres away from the road you should take your time crossing the ground to reach the boulder. It appears mostly flat and green, but is made up of old fallen trees and moss and as such you may find yourself falling through the surface. Do not wear sandals!!!!

The Problems

All Problems are shown as starting from the marked holds (click on the image for a better view)

  1. Boulderdash ss Font6a
  2. Cowboy Country Font6b
  3. Crouching Kitten Font6b
  4. Retroclaim Font7a+
  5. Project (hardish - maybe font7c/8a)
  6. Project (V Hard)
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody ss Font 7b
  8. Broke Back Mountin Font 6c (the sitstart is a project - maybe font7a)
  9. Carpet Samples ss Font 6b (around the corner from number 8)

Problems 2,4 and 7 are on the youtube video shown on the previous post on this topic

Topping out on Retroclaim

The Crux on Carpet Samples



Dave Black said...

Nice action. Thought you might like to know that there are some shots of what I think is you competing in Sheffield here -

Least I think that's your tatts...

Roddy Mackenzie said...

Cheers Dave, well spotted.

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