Sonya Mc

Cragging is okay, but I get a little bored with it, the mountains are where my heart lies, summer and particularly winter.
Bitten by the new routing bug, I can often be found in a quiet Coire somewhere being dragged up something hard by the skin of my teeth, or even better leading something myself and getting utterly gripped but loving it! Winter climbing is where it's at!
I'll never be a 'hard' climber, too much of a wimp but love long, easy routes in the mountains, the longer and more remote the better.
Otherwise I'm not adverse to a bit of shameless red sock rambling, Munro and Corbett bagging and more recently running up and down Grahams, when injury allows.

(this has all changed now, but I can't find it in me to delete it as it's almost like giving up another aspect of winter climbing! Haven't climbed much in the past 2yrs due to undertaking a Radiography degree and acting as chauffeur for my daughter and all her training and climbing comps.) However, I've found myself inspired by sport climbing and have changed direction to train my ass off, with my goal of climbing Fiesta de los Biceps in Riglos.


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Location
Angus, Scotland

Best Climbing Experience
Too many to chose from!
All days out in winter are good, but noteable memories,
having an epic day on the 1st ascent of a new route on Sgorr Ruadh, and my 1st experience of gradeV.
New routing in the NW and far North of Scotland
Leading every single pitch of my dream VS, Sword of Gideon.
sleeping under the stars or shivering in a bivi bag (usually when I've been dim enough to forget my tent poles!)

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Moderator for 8 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Coire Fee, Glen Clova, Winter Corrie, Driesh, Beinn Eighe, Benny Beg, Fruity Crag, Beinn Liath Mhor, Druim Shionnach (West Face), Corrie Sharroch, Glen Clova

Interests Outside Climbing
Snowboarding, running, hillwalking, cycling, camping etc etc

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Point and click with a crappy old camera.

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User Profile

registered 16/Oct/04
updated 21/Apr/14

Age
41

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Winter - IV
Sport - 6a+
Trad - VS
Alpine - D

Worked Grades
Indoor - 7a
Sport - 6c+
Bouldering - V3

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
S Highlands in winter, Reiff,NW
Sandstone (hard)

Favourite Wall
Ratho, AVW and TCA

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Latest Climbs
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Climbs Wishlist
Skullduggery 6c
The Deaf Violinist 7a
The ticks ate all the midgies 7a
The Final Straw 7a
The one and only 7a
DNA 7a
Shangri-La VS 4c
Ordinary Route (Summit Buttress) IV 5
North East Buttress IV 4
South-West Ridge to West Summit PD
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