/ Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs
What do you mean by "easy for tying in"? Easy to rig equalised anchors?
Well, easy to rig anchors to fixed structures, such as boulders, etc.
Deceptive wall and Black Rock Gulch are quite good south of Aberdeen. Clashrodney also has some good micro routes that you might top rope and is good for barbeques. Meikle partans is also a good begginer venue, further north. There arent many areas on the NE sea cliffs with 'easy' anchors. There are some stakes, there is some loose rock, the odd boulder. Go to the pass of ballater if you want trees!
Define 'intermediate grades'?
Thanks. (I'll remember to pack the bbq!)
None of that. You'll need to be able to place gear such as nuts and hexes, and extend and equalise them with rigging rope.
Join the Cairngorm Club (google them) and go out climbing with their group. They'll happily give you the opportunity to learn how to second and then to do some basic trad leads. Once you can lead easy trad you could setup safe top ropes on some of the harder routes there if you felt you needed to. This is how I learnt to climb in Aberdeen.
Thanks for that. Sounds like a sensible option.
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