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ARTICLE: Crag Notes: Dunkeld in Winter

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 UKC Articles 12 Apr 2021
Max Howie eyeing up the pocket on electric feel without the kneebar (that strong bastard)!

Rebekah Drummond writes about her local crag, Dunkeld, in Perthshire...

Driving through the village at night to claim my few hours of solace amongst pine and rock, a soft glow emanates from steamed up windows of houses that I can't afford. The bare carpark is a far cry from the summer scenes. Just me, the ghosts, and the dark. I wave my head torch violently, making sure there are no monsters lurking. Feeling spooked and only 10m from my rusty Passat, I consider bailing back to my warm house and family.



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 JLS 12 Apr 2021
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Just ratchet up the Silk Purse psych another notch, why don’t you...  

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Enjoyed this one. The description of being out on my own at weird times really chimed with my recent experiences, as did having my childs imagined commentary rattling round in my own head.

 Michael Gordon 13 Apr 2021
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Didn't realise there was any bouldering there!

 Grahame N 14 Apr 2021
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Reminds me of a time 15-20 years ago when my two daughters were toddlers and we would take walks at Craig a Barns. ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ was a favourite book and they believed that a bear lived in Lady Charlotte’s Cave. We still go there but the girls now lead me up VS’s.


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