Flurry of winter desperates from Guy Robertson

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Guy Robertson has had an exceptional Scottish season so far, with a flurry of desperate new routes and fast repeats of various test pieces. Partnering up with some of the UK's leading winter experts including; Pete Benson, Mark Garthwaite and Ian Parnell, Robertson and friends are showing the way forward for Scottish winter climbing.

Repeating routes like Centurion (VIII,8) in a single push and The Secret, Robertson has also played a key role in the completion of several cutting edge new routes.

Sundance, VIII,8 on Beinn Eighe follows the original summer E2. Dawn Grooves, VIII,8 and Slochd Wall, IX,8 on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Skye, follow the respective summer lines and are very committing undertakings in a remote location.

What is most impressive about these achievements is the length and seriousness of the routes. Full days in remote locations seem to be the signature of Robertson and friends.

For the full route descriptions, excellent photo's and commentary from Norrie Muir - Read The UKC Article Here

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Guy lives with his family in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he works as a low carbon project manager.  He has put up new rock and winter climbs in regions as diverse as Africa, the Middle East, the Alps, Peru, Norway and...

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8 Feb, 2008
Two IXs and three VIIIs or (one IX and four VIIIs according to Guy) in basically a single month is utterly outstanding, especially as guy has a full time job and a family. And the reason behind this manic activity? Guy's got another kiddie due in March, so he's getting in the routes before full time creche duty. :-)
8 Feb, 2008
bloody hell, that's inspiring! nice shots too.
8 Feb, 2008
I thought that Slochd Wall was on the side of Mitre Ridge on Beinn a Bhord? Unless there is another one of course. A mighty impressive set of routes none-the-less. boB
8 Feb, 2008
excellent article and well done to UKC for documenting this important piece of UK climbing history. Norrie hits the nail on the head with regard to the character of these routes and ascents - long, hard and very committing (both from a climbing and location point of view).
8 Feb, 2008
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the info, and to Guy and Norrie obviously. Bob: I'm not sure about that? - I am sure that some-one will tell us soon! I can update it if needed. Erik: Thanks Erik, it's great that we can document this sort of thing. These routes will be going in the Winter Round-Up in a few months. Jack
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