Autumn Rock

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 […]

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Edinburgh Cragging

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 […]

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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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              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.

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