Winter Climbing Skills

  I spent the weekend with Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club looking and winter climbing skills. [ Saturday I spent with Tuva and Erling moving along the Fiaciall Ridge. A busy day on the ridge – most people electing not to venture onto the slope in corries. Lots of wind loading on the scarps and exits […]

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Climbing at Kyloe

Spent yesterday at Kyloe Crag with Adrian and Tegan from Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club looking at Trad climbing skills. A mild day with a bit of drizzle, but the crag stayed dry allowing us to look at anchor placements, building belays, placing gear on the lead and also looking at retreating from routes. Adrian and […]

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Poleny Crag

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 […]

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Trad leading

I’ve been working with Jake and Scott for a few weeks now, making the transition from indoor climbers to trad lead climbing. At the Hawkcraig, we were at the stage to let them lead at the “sharp end” of the rope.   I set up a rope so I could “self-line” next to whoever was […]

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Auchenstarry

Scott, Jake and I had a great evening at Auchinstarry Quarry¬† – somewhere I’ve not climbed for almost 20 years! We looked at runner placemenst and building belays. We climbed a trio of routes finishing with the cracking White Slab which has some fun moves over the water.   ¬†

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