The Guide’s Here!

The Guide’s Here! 

Well I have to say I’m really relieved to finally receive the book! It’s all as I hoped it would be and I’ve been busy posting out all the pre-orders which should drop through your letterboxes in the next few days. It was a massive task to get the book out and I’m really grateful to everyone […]

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New Guidebook for Shetland

New Guidebook for Shetland 

It’s been quiet on the site this summer but I’ve been busy, not necessarily climbing all that much but what started out as printing off a few miniguides turned into writing and designing Shetland’s first dedicated climbing guidebook! It has been a long road to get to this point, started by Paul about 10 years […]

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Blovid Developments

Blovid Developments 

Thanks to Ross for contributing this post. When the local antiquarian Gilbert Goudie made a detailed study of the ruined broch at Blovid in 1887 he probably didn’t give the nearby sandstone crags a single thought as he went about his investigation. I have to admit that I’ve not paused long by the substantial remains […]

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2015 Review

2015 Review 

Written by Andrew Leaving behind the fantastic summer of climbing we enjoyed in 2014 we entered the new year with high expectations for more of the same. Al’s review of the year ended on an optimistic note: “We’re looking forward to hopefully another summer like last.” Our optimism gradually succumbed to a dose of harsh […]

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Beat the Heatwave Smugness

Beat the Heatwave Smugness 

The UK is in the middle of a heatwave. If, like me you follow some climbing media then you’ll have also had the rush of annoying articles from the likes of the BMC and UKC on the best crags get away from the blistering heat and climb in the shade. So I thought I’d write […]

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Ghost Town

Ghost Town 

Pete’s photo from 2007 (left), looking down the vertical corner to a ledge far below and titled “Ghost Town”, was enough to attract interest from several of his friends. It showed ropes tied up and dangling just below him. The name of the route is enigmatic in its description until you understand the context and […]

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A Slow Start

A Slow Start 

I can’t believe I am only writing the first new routing update in June this year! It’s certainly a contrast to last year. Summer is painfully slow to arrive this year and we’re only getting the odd day here and there to get out. I gather it’s the same story around the country but here […]

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The Exploration Bug

The Exploration Bug 

I sometimes find it hard to get excited about climbing. This winter has felt pretty long, and I finished a bouldering room at the end of last summer to train and keep “psyched” through the winter. Truth is though that aiming for higher grades or a certain route isn’t enough to get me going and […]

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2014 Review

2014 Review 

Here’s our round-up of 2014 – it was the summer we’d been waiting for!

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Muckle Roe – The Story So Far

Muckle Roe – The Story So Far 

Article contributed by Ross Muckle Roe has long been known for its dramatic granite cliffs and fantastic sea caves, but not for its climbing. Unfortunately a walk along the coast reveals some dramatic scenery but closer inspection of the rock often reveals it to be friable and sometimes downright scary. However, several new venues were […]

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