Doesn't life rush by? That picture brought back memories of walking there from Brodick, then down for a night, then the ferry the next night from Lochranza and another brisk walk across the Mull, then two more ferries and a couple of days walking up Jura. Then I realised it was 25 years ago! No wonder I don't feel like it now.
You're right - it's really something else. Apart fae the skint fingers.
Doubt if I'll ever be climbing again but miss it when I see these pics. Always wanted to do South Ridge Direct, but managed to find enough excuses to avoid it. Now it's too bloody late. Moan, moan, moan...............
I've done it a few times, the S crack is really elegant and the Y crack is just a strenuaous thrutch at top, rest (from memory is rarely more than Vdiff! Now Tidemark round in Cioch na h'Oighe must rate as one of the best and most exposed severes anywhere!