Outdoor Instructor based in Aviemore keen for climbing forays and sampling far flung gniess!

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Best Climbing Experience
Aberdeen granite, Shiegra Gneiss, Glen Nevis in April, Minus one crux pulling over, Organ pipe wall, climbing with familiar faces, training hard, discovering new corries and wild places in Scotland...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Winter and trad gear and style, Scottish climbing history and new routes. Humorous postings about ethics!

Recent Postings

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Ardtun, Creag Eilean an Duilisg

Interests Outside Climbing
film making, alpine climbing, chip/Pie shops off the A9/A84, and secret crags found in or around Weem!

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good with gaffa tape and cable ties..!

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User Profile

registered 06/Apr/07
updated 16/Oct/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VII
Trad - E3
Sport - 7b
Ice - WI5

Worked Grades
Winter - VIII
Trad - E4
Sport - 7b

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Mixed: Savage Slit - Coire Lochain
+ Darth Vadar - Ciste
Gully: Minus 1 gully - Minus face
Ice-fall: Central Amigo - Eilde Canyon
Thin Face: Psychedelic Wall
Indicator face
Sport Ice: Peter Pan Direct
Beinn Udlaidh
Overall satisfaction on a route: Smith's Gully -
Creag Megaidh.
Cascade Ice: Cascade de Moe
Bosel Valley

Latest Climbs
The Long Reach E2 5b
Bludgers Revelation HVS 5a
Torro E2 5b
Rébuffat TD
Chèré Couloir D
Le Vent du Dragon TD-
Arete des Cosmiques AD
L.M.F. E1
Phellatio HVS 5a
The Needle (Summer) E1 5b
Hammer HVS 5a
Orion Face Direct V 5
Scabbard Chimney V 6
Nordwand IV 3
Original Summer Route IV 5
... list all 346 climbs

Ticklists BETA
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Climbs Wishlist
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