I am the Assistant Developer at UKC and the Android Developer for Rockfax.
I started climbing on my 7th birthday at my local climbing wall. After an extended break through my teens I came back to climbing when I started at university. My main passion is for climbing in Scotland, particularly mountain trad and winter climbing.
Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on Bludgers Revelation with Luke McPhee after leaving work in Edinburgh at 5pm and driving up to the Glen. Starting the route at 9pm and topping out at 1am on the summer solstice.
Climbing the amazing Lady Jane on Aonach Dubh East Face in the summer sun with my brother.
Countless winter routes in Scotland.
Night ascent of Tower Ridge and Curved Ridge.
Climbing in the mountains with good friends.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Remote crags in Scotland.
Articles by Martin McKenna - UKC
Photo moderator, checking new photo submissions.
Moderator for 9 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Polney Crag (Craig a Barns), Dunkeld, Cave Crag, Binnein Shuas crag, Dirc Mhor, Aonach Dubh, East Face, Bidean nam Bian, Mount Nemo, Ben Vorlich, Ben Nevis
Interests Outside Climbing
Programming, Hill Walking, Skiing and Mountain Biking
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I've voted for 249 photos, average vote 4.4.
(71% superb - 12% good - 8% average - 3% poor - 4% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
In the UK & Europe
Hadrian's Wall Direct
North Buttress - BEM
Anything in the mountains with great views and a good line.
The Harp E3 5c
The Pin E2 5b
Rentokill E2 5c
Titan's Wall E3 5c
The Bat E2 5b
Torro E2 5c
Dubh Loch Monster E1 5c
Just Another Sparkler E3 5c
Roman Candle E4 6a
Witch's Tooth E1 5b
King Kong E2 5c
Gladiator's Groove Direct E1 5b
Voyage of Faith E3 5c
Okeanos E2 5c
Ossian Boulevard E2 5b
... list all 496 climbs
Ultimate Scottish Rock 13%
Extreme Rock 6%
Robin Smith Legacy 12%
Great Scottish E2s 36%
Scottish Rock Climbs **** 20%
The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland 3%
Great Scottish E1 Mountain Routes 15%
Central Belt - Local Classics 36%
Cold Climbs 4%
3 star Scottish winter 9%
... list all 14 ticklists
Hung, Drawn & Quartered VIII 8
Beinn Eighe - Spidean Coire nan Clach 993m
Grey Slab (Winter) VII 7
The Missing Link E4 5c
The Spire E4 6a
The Pin E2 5b
Hunt The Gunman E3 6a
Running on Methane E4 6a
Railway Children 7c
Fated Path 7c+
... list all 38 climbs