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"
I’ve been working with Mountaineering Scotland to deliver their new Ready to Rock courses. On Sunday, Michael, Michael, Iain, Ali, Chris, Gonzalo along with Alan and myself met at a scorching Traprain Law to cover the basics of trad climbing. We looked at the Crag environment – environmental considerations and looking after yourself. Guide books […]Read more "Ready to 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"
Introduction to trad Rock climbing at Traprain Law with Jake and Scott – a cold, breezy day with the odd shower. We looked an anchor building, runner placements and abseiling off routes.Read more "Intro to Trad."
David and Youngwha are keen sport climbers who are wanted to learn about traditional climbing, so we headed out to a (cold) Traprain Law last night to look at placing gear, building anchors and beginning to learn to lead on trad gear. We also looked at abseil retreats.Read more "Sport to Trad"