Robert Durran

I love all types of climbing. Probably still an alpinist at heart, but currently enjoying a frenzied middle aged rock resurgence in the fear that I might soon grow too old and weak to do all those routes I never got around to doing in my youth.....and increasingly into adventurous rock destinations.

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Best Climbing Experience
Watching the sunset at the end of a hard day's climbing on Mingulay.
Never having to go near the Eiger again.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Arguing against bolts being where they shouldn't be.
Pointing out to the ignorant that Gogarth is not quite as good as they make out.

Anything that brings back great memories or inspires future trips.

Recent Postings

Weird interviews on 16-Dec-14
Bridge or Compact? on 14-Dec-14

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Currently at number 8 in the Top 40 Posters.

Interests Outside Climbing

About My Photography
Very reluctantly gave up slides and went digital, thus marrying my love of photography with my loathing of computers......
Hate gimmicky or unnatural photoshopped nonsense.
Have recently bought a really good camera and enjoying getting to grips with it.

Photo Gallery
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (186 comments)
I've voted for 188 photos, average vote 4.1.
(64% superb - 11% good - 7% average - 5% poor - 10% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I hate my skis and my bike and and I hate skiing and biking (though I am prepared to do so to approach a climb). I recently bought a sea kayak. It is very beautiful and I must get out in it more.

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+Robert Durran, 114 kb

User Profile

registered 11/May/06
updated 29/Sep/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Winter - VI
Sport - 7b+
Alpine - ED2

Worked Grades
Sport - 7c+

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Sron na Ciche

Favourite Wall

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Steeple (Shelter Stone Crag)
Angel Face (Beinn Eighe)
Les Voyageurs (Mingulay)
Prophecy of Drowning (Pabbay)
Sumo (Beinn Eighe)
Temple of Doom (Church Door Buttress)
Uhuru (Cuillins)
The amalgamation of many in a perfect Reiff Day

Latest Climbs
Klubbruta n4+
Østkammen n5
Sydpilaren n6-
Engelskdiederet n5+
Children of the Sea E2 5b
... list all 5 climbs

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