I rode the red route at Dalbeattie a few weeks back by myself, the week after getting back on the bike after a fractured wrist.
On getting to the trail entry to the slab, which I think is called 'the qualifier' I thought f@ck that just looking at it. I just looked at it and thought hmmm front with caught in a rock, over the bars, in A&E....
So how do you ride this? Is it just over the back of the bike, brakes covered but not actually on?
That image does no justice to how steep it is or how rocky it is! Besides that theres much more vegitation around these days.
When I eventually got round to the slab on the red route, I thought the slab looked easier than the entry to it?!?!