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Railway pillar outside Glasgow
© Fester
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Quality. The lack of decent cragging around glasgow is proved once again!
Lawrie Brand - 14/Aug/08
you want to try and live in north lincolnshire then.. this pillar would be heaven to us where we live.
Liam Copley - 14/Aug/08
What does it go at?
DaveWarb - 14/Aug/08
E2 5b or thereabouts
Fester - 14/Aug/08
Brilliant! What's the gear - tricams?
Andy Hobson - 15/Aug/08
Just a normal rack...wires,friends and two pegs where there was nothing else to be had.It`s a wee bit sustained..!!
Fester - 15/Aug/08
Where about is it Fester? Looks awright.
jd
el diablo - 01/Oct/08
It`s across the field from my house.If you want directions then mail me through UKC..
Fester - 01/Oct/08
wow! so there were other climbers in Blantyre! i used to climb here in early 80's - Down The calder between Blantyre and East Kilbride - mental man! :-)
mark mcgowan01 - 29/Jan/10
Guessed it would have been you and Colin G :)
Fester - 30/Jan/10
You should link these photo's to the "Blantyre Towers" page on this site. Even with the bolts that have since been added this still feels a pretty tough route. I'd have thought at E2-5b it was a bit of a sandbag!
JLS - 05/Jan/12
Photo added. There are another set of pillars in a field just north of Stonehouse at roughly NS755480.Haven`t been back for 20 years though.Similar standard,maybe slightly easier,than Blantyre.No midges either.!
The railway bridge at Larkhall,NS753503 has a few chipped routes underneath on the eastern pier.The pillars in the middle of the river are the biggest in Scotland :)
Fester - 05/Jan/12
Yeah, had a look at Stonehouse last year. Looked a bit harder to get a rope over top, thought it might be fun to aid up it but it's not as handy for me as Blantyre. Funnily enough myself and Gavin stopped for a look at the Larkhall bridge just the other day - its VERY tall. Gavin recalled the Clubs efforts there. I think because it's in full view of the village and some bad accidents with youths "playing" on the bridge you might get chased by the cops these days.
JLS - 05/Jan/12
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