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: Lemon Sole Spray Aug/2016
- REVIEW: CAMP Flash Harness Jun/2016
- REVIEW: Boreal Sendai Approach Shoes Apr/2016
- DESTINATION GUIDE: Lewis and Harris Aug/2015
Interests Outside Climbing
Programming, Hill Walking, Skiing and Mountain Biking
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Commercial Profileregistered 19/Jul/11
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - VII
Trad - E4
Sport - 7b+
In the UK & Europe
Hadrian's Wall Direct
North Buttress - BEM
Anything in the mountains with great views and a good line.
Steeple E2 5c
Left Hand Crack f6A
The Needle E1 5b
Blutered E1 5a
Bear Cage E2 5c
Diamond Cutter E3 6a
Sultans of Swing -Direct Start E1 5b
The Chopping Block 7b
The Strangler E2 5c
Get a Grip E2 6a
Junior's Jinx E1 5b
Power Pinch Direct E4 6a
Power Pinch E3 6a
The Fortress HVS 5a
... list all 261 climbs
Great Wall Climbs of the UK 2%
3 star Scottish winter 7%
Robin Smith Legacy 9%
The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland 2%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 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%
... list all 11 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