Zoe Hart, a Black Diamond athlete, describes the beauties of mixed climbing in Scotland - “Scottish Suffer Climbing” - here.
She learns there are lots of rules and to bring many pairs of gloves:
“So basically the rules are you can’t climb it when it’s easy?”
“Normally I take two pairs of gloves with me, but heeding my friends’ warnings, I’ve brought three. Simon pulls out seven pairs from his pack. You never know, he says, sometimes you need one for each pitch, one for the approach, and a last pair for the descent.”