Martin McKenna - UKC
I am the Assistant Developer at UKC
I started climbing on my 7th birthday at my local climbing wall. After an extended break through my teens I came back to climbing when I started at university. My main passion is for climbing in Scotland, particularly mountain trad and winter climbing.
Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on Bludgers Revelation with Luke McPhee after leaving work in Edinburgh at 5pm and driving up to the Glen. Starting the route at 9pm and topping out at 1am on the summer solstice.
Climbing the amazing Lady Jane on Aonach Dubh East Face in the summer sun with my brother.
Countless winter routes in Scotland.
Night ascent of Tower Ridge and Curved Ridge.
Climbing in the mountains with good friends.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Remote crags in Scotland.
Articles by Martin McKenna - UKC
- REVIEW: CAMP Flash Harness Jun/2016
- REVIEW: Boreal Sendai Approach Shoes Apr/2016
- DESTINATION GUIDE: Lewis and Harris Aug/2015
Photo moderator, checking new photo submissions.
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Dunkeld, Craig a Barns, Aonach Dubh, East Face, Mount Nemo, Cranberry Rocks
Interests Outside Climbing
Programming, Hill Walking, Skiing and Mountain Biking
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I've voted for 206 photos, average vote 4.3.
(66% superb - 15% good - 9% average - 3% poor - 4% rubbish)
Commercial Profileregistered 19/Jul/11
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - VII
Trad - E4
Mixed - M11+
In the UK & Europe
Hadrian's Wall Direct
Buachaille Etive Mor
Anything in the mountains with great views and a good line.
Cold Rage E4 6a
The Promised Land E4 6a
Blind Pew E2 5b
Sandpiper E2 5c
Equinox E2 5b
Mizen Star E2 5b
Fireball E1 5b
Aoife E2 5b
Midnight Cruiser E1 5b
The Beef Monster RH 6c+
Mister Poops 6b+
Negotiations with Isaac 6c
January Jigsaw S
Static Discharge 7b
... list all 234 climbs
Ultimate Scottish Rock 5%
Robin Smith Legacy 6%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 2%
Scottish Sport 7a (and above...) 11%
Great Scottish E2s 4%
Central Belt - Local Classics 30%
Extreme Rock 1%
Cold Climbs 4%
The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland 1%
... list all 9 ticklists
Kingpin E3 6a
Temple of Doom E3 6a
Roslin Riviera E4 6a
The Giant V
Ordinary Route (Central Buttress), AKA Raeburn's Route IV 4
SC Gully III
Twisting Gully III 4
NC Gully I/II
Central Grooves VII 7
Red Shift E6 6b
... list all 28 climbs