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"
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"
Graham, Ros and I went to Traprain Law today to revise some gear placement skills and anchor building. A blustery day with some cold, sharp showers Despite the recent talk on UKClimbing about access being denied to the crag via the south side of the crag, parking to the north and walking around takes less […]Read more "Climbing refresher"
Davy and Lee popped out for a chilly evening’s climbing at Traprain Law. There were 17 cars parked at the roadside, but it didn’t seem as though there were that many climbers. Davy helped polish “Via MacNiven”, Lee buffed “Burp” then Davy ran up the “M.S. Route”. A splendid time was had by all. Especially […]Read more "Traprain Cragging"
Barry, Hilda and I spent an evening at Traprain Law lat night looking at lead climbing skills. We revised anchors and runner placements and then Barry led a severe and HIlda led a V.diff.Read more "Lead climbing at Traprain Law"