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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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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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2014 Review

2014 Review 

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

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2013 Review

2013 Review 

So this is our second year of SCi and second annual round-up. The weather was much kinder to us this year than last, at least for the first half anyway. That said, strong winds kept coming even late into spring bringing swell that kept crags like the Grind of the Navir and South Gill out […]

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The Grind – Nature’s Playground

The Grind – Nature’s Playground 

It is winter! The voice of the tempest is heard – no other sound. The sea birds are cowering in their rocky homes – the fisherman has sought the shelter of his hut – the cattle have fled inland. The blinding spray is sent far over the Villions – the waves of the might Atlantic are hurrying towards the iron-bound coast.

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The Halgo Rump Climbing & Drinking Symposium visit to Shetland 2005

The Halgo Rump Climbing & Drinking Symposium visit to Shetland 2005 

Written by John Sanders. Ross and John visited in June 2005 – the first of many visits. The first thing the locals tell you when you get off the ferry is that the weather has been unseasonably bad this year. Right. The first thing you notice is the wind. Sharp when the sun is out […]

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