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
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 193 photos, average vote 4.3.
(64% superb - 16% good - 9% average - 4% poor - 5% 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.
Super furry animal 7a
Abril 4x4 (p1) 7a
Richer line 7a
Danos colaterales 7b+
Los Franceses 7b+
Plan Z 6c+
Gargola (P1) 6b
Cap I Cua (P1) 7a+
El catador de sake 7b
Blue Agave 7a
Bavarian Purity 6b
The Blue Meanie f5
... list all 233 climbs
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 2%
Scottish Sport 7a (and above...) 11%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 4%
Great Scottish E2s 4%
Central Belt - Local Classics 30%
Extreme Rock 1%
Cold Climbs 4%
The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland 1%
... list all 8 ticklists
Roslin Riviera E4 6a
The Giant V
NC Gully I/II
Twisting Gully III 4
SC Gully III
Ordinary Route (Central Buttress), AKA Raeburn's Route IV 4
Central Grooves VII 7
Red Shift E6 6b
Jezebel E1 5b
The Flying Dragon E2 5c
... list all 26 climbs