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 8 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Polney Crag (Craig a Barns), Dunkeld, Cave Crag, Binnein Shuas, Dirc Mhor, 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 262 photos, average vote 4.5.
(72% superb - 12% good - 8% average - 3% poor - 3% 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.
Si te dicen que caí 7a
Apocalypse Please 7a
Araña Blanca 7b
Zombie Weekend 7b
Tercero National 6b+
Los primos 6c+
Retorno a la cordura 7a
Belieza caliza 6c
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The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland 4%
3 star Scottish winter 10%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 14%
Extreme Rock 6%
Robin Smith Legacy 12%
Great Scottish E2s 38%
Scottish Rock Climbs **** 20%
Great Scottish E1 Mountain Routes 15%
Central Belt - Local Classics 36%
Cold Climbs 4%
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Mottled Rib VD
Myopic's Corner HVS 5a
The Bashful Groove E2 5b
Psoriasis E3 6a
Carnivore E2 5c
Romantic Reality E7 6b
The Risk Business E5 6a
Avenging Angel Direct VIII 8
Hung, Drawn & Quartered (Winter) VIII 8
Beinn Eighe - Spidean Coire nan Clach 993m
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