Lawrie Brand

Mountaineering Instructor currently based in Central Scotland.

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Best Climbing Experience
Torro, Yo Yo, Bludgers Revalation, Spring Squil, The Long Reach, The Chasm, Zeppelin, and many other great days in the Highlands.

Wadi Rum, Font, Kjugekull, Clipping bolts in Spain, Alps trips, grim days out in winter..

Any day out in Scotland when the sun is shining and the craic is good

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 25 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Rosa Slabs, Sub Station Crag, Loch Sloy, Sugach Buttress, Creag Tharsuinn, Beinn Ime, The Brack, Beinn an Lochain, Arrochar Caves, Ardvorlich, Dunira, Binnein an Fhidhleir ... plus 15 more

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User Profile

registered 28/May/06
updated 12/Aug/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 6c+
Indoor - 7b
Winter - V

Worked Grades
Trad - E4
Sport - 7b+
Indoor - 7b
Bouldering - f6C+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall

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

Favourite Climbs
Ardverikie wall was nice
The Chasm - The Buachaille
Spring Squill - Pabbay
The Long Reach - Etive Slabs
The Pause - Etive Slabs
South Ridge Direct - Arran
Wither Wether - The Cobbler
May Crack - The Buachaille
Crowberry Gully - The Buachaille
Bludgers Revalation - The Buachaille
Route 2 - Diabaig
Twisting Gully - SCNL
Monolith Grooves - Beinn an Lochan
Route 11 - Montsant
West Flank Route - Arran
Sou Wester Slabs - Arran
Artic Way - Arran
The Magic Crack - Cairngorms
Sword of Gideon - Applecross
The Black Streak - Diabaig
Plague of Blazes - Glen Nevis
Longbow - Dumby
Clean Sweep - Hell's Lum
Raindrop - Black Crag
Mcall of the Wild - Mingulay
Yo Yo - Anoach Dubh
Zeppelin - El Chorro

Zero Gully
The Bullroar
Tower Ridge
Torro - Anything on the Ben really..
And many more

Latest Climbs
Hanging Haemorrhoid 6b
Matt's Ripple Wall 7b+
Office Clerk 7a+
Axis of Evil 6a
Extraordinary Reaction 6a
She Be Eyin' It 6c
Thug Monkey 6b+
Surfing the tube 7b
Curved Ridge M
Three Pines S 4a
Pinnacle Ridge S
November Groove VS 4c
Street Surfer E1 5b
Every Which Way But Loose HVS 5c
Brainbiter VS 4b
... list all 1753 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Munros 49%
Central Belt - Local Classics 68%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 23%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 20%
Classic Rock 33%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 27%
Scottish Rock Climbs **** 35%
Scottish Central Belt HVS 68%
Hard Rock 15%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 48%
... list all 14 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Buena Vista E2 5b
Merlin's Wand (Super Crack of Rum) F6a+
South-West Ridge IV 5
Walker Spur ED1
Deep Cut Chimney (Winter) IV 5
Directe 5a
South Face HS 4b
Hairy Mary VS 4b
Direct Nose Route HVS 5a
Presumption E1 5b
... list all 119 climbs