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Nick Bullock - Mindless Finish (IX,10) Video

© James Dunn (Screen Shot from video)
For many climbers summer is the time of year that is most looked forward to. Long days on sun drenched (or rain washed...) sea cliffs, evenings on gritstone, after-work cragging on your local outcrop. Brilliant.

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Nick Bullock on The Mindless FInish (IX,10)
© James Dunn (Screen Shot from video)

But for some, the lure of the white stuff is never far from their mind. Scottish winter is a burning passion, and the summer months are endured so that come November, the arms are still strong, and the tools can be sharpened.

To help all those winter climbers out there keep the psyche, here's a clip of the irrepressible Nick Bullock (if someone does figure out a way to repress him - drop us a line).

The clip (from James Dunn Visuals - good work James!) is of Nick making the first full winter ascent of an alternative direct finish to the classic mixed route Pic 'n Mix, Coire an Lochain, Northern Corries, Cairngorm.

His new route The Mindless Finish (IX,10) was climbed on the first day of the 2012 BMC winter meet.

Missing video!


Nick Bullock is sponsored by Mountain Equipment , DMM , Boreal , Samsung.



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13 Aug, 2012
proper skin of teeth stuff. quality.
13 Aug, 2012
S#it the bed!
13 Aug, 2012
Good little vid and nice wee nod to Winter. Always reassuring to see the big boys utilising a bit of knee like the rest of us when the going gets sharp!
13 Aug, 2012
Great stuff!
13 Aug, 2012
We were on the same part of the crag when he set off up that pitch. Sometime later as we headed back to the bags we heard a cry. I thought he had failed and taken the big one but when I looked back I could see he was hunched and praying in front of James. Speaking to James later he told me that during the sketchy bit he just pointed the camera and turned away... Great work by both ..nice one lads. got me thinking of axes again.
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