Calum, Lizzie and I spent a weekend of dry and warm weather climbing at Dunkeld and Traprain Law. We revised loads of Trad climbing skills – placing nuts and cams, building anchors, abseiling routes and getting off crags safely. By the end of the weekend, both Calum and Lizzie were able to lead routes, and […]Read more "Autumn Rock"
There are some fantastic venues within easy reach of Edinburgh, and some a bit further away that offer more adventurous climbing. Traprain Law is just outside Haddington, about 25 minutes from Edinburgh, and gives some good lower-middle grade climbing in a rural setting. The downside is the crag is popular and polished. A good […]Read more "Edinburgh Cragging"
Jake, Scott and I had a “graduation” evening out at Polney Crag near Dunkeld. They led Recess route which we broke down into two pitches. We then looked at abseil descents. We headed over to Kestrel Crack, climbed that and then some continuation rocks above before abseiling off the crag just as it […]Read more "Poleny Crag"
Spring seems to be here – mild(er) and warm(er) weather has arrived, and long evenings allow mid-week climbing after work. There are some fantastic venues within easy reach of Edinburgh, and some a bit further away that offer more adventurous climbing. Evening instruction available from £50 per person. Contact me here. Traprain Law is just outside […]Read more "Mid week evening cragging and Instruction"
Jessica is visiting from Austin, Texas and wanted and wanted a day out climbing some Scottish Rock and learning some multi-pitch basics. We went up to Dunkeld and had a fantastic day’s climbing and beautiful weather.Read more "Dunkled"