Captain Solo

Moved up to the Sneck in 2005 from Glasgow to be with my good lady who started a new job up here.
Used to get dragged up things when I was wee by my Dad but after a long lay off got back into walking/climbing in the last 10 years or so.
Age: As RFTC used to sing I was "Born in '69"

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Best Climbing Experience
Too many to mention but enjoyed getting helped up the Old Man of Stoer a few years ago, November Groove on Stac Pollaidh (A defining moment, first multi-pitch lead), lazy sunny days at Reiff, a cracking day in Coire Lagan, various alpine experiences to name but a few.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Where to climb next in the best wee country in the world.

Recent Postings

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 11 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: An Socach (Alladale), Garbh Bheinn, South Wall, Garbh Bheinn, Pinnacle Ridge, Garbh Bheinn, North East Buttress, Beinn a' Mhuinidh, Ben Wyvis (Glas Leathad Mor), Garbh Uisge Crag, Meall nan Eun - South-West Flank, An Caisteal - North Face, Moruisg ... plus 1 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Walking, Live music, History, Gardening (seriously).

Photo Gallery
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Anything Else We Should Know
I still don't know what headpoint or redpoint mean.

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User Profile

registered 10/May/06
updated 16/Sep/14

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Winter - VI
Indoor - 6b+
Sport - 6b

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
Inverness (I'm biased)

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
The Long Reach
The Pause - Etive Slabs
The Old Man of Hoy - Orkney
The Pillar
The Black Streak - Diabaig
Grey Panther - Kilt Rock
The Needle Steeple - Shelterstone
Central Corner/ Piggott's Route Beinn Eighe
The Big Top - Aonach Dubh Glencoe
Torro - The Ben
The Long Climb - The Ben
Auld Nick - Hell's Lum
The Chasm - The Buachaille
Jack The Ripper - Stac Pollaidh

Devil's Delight - Hell's Lum
No.6 Gully - Aonach Dubh
The Salmon Leap - Liathach
Silver Tear - Beinn Bhan
Minus One Gully - The Ben
Nordwand - The Ben
Astral Highway - The Ben
Tower Ridge - The Ben

Latest Climbs
Short Circuit IV 5
Ben Mor Coigach 743m
Creag Mhor 713m
Ben Armine - Creag a'Choire Ghlais 704m
Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag 680m
Le Petamine HVS 5a
Shaker loops E1 5b
Spider Jive HVS 5a
Totem Pole Crack E2 5b
The Friendly Groove HVS 5b
Sunstroke E1 5b
Still Waters E1 5c
Stob Mhic Bheathain 721m
Beinn Mheadhoin 739m
Ben Hiant 528m
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Ticklists BETA
Grahams 75%
New Donalds 61%
Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 100%
Furth Munros 100%
Irish 'Munros' 100%
Munro Tops 100%
Corbetts 100%
Scotland's 4000ers 100%
Munros 100%
Welsh 3,000ers 100%
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