Category: Bouldering.

Scottish Mountaineer Article

Scottish Mountaineer Article 

It was a while back now that the team at the Mountaineering Council of Scotland asked me to write an article on Shetland’s climbing. The article was for their new “e-active” supplement aimed towards encouraging young folk outdoors. I’ve finally got the article done and it’s now in this edition of the online magazine. I […]

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Boulders by the Sea

Boulders by the Sea 

Mark Bingham discovered a new bouldering venue in Quarff last year and, unusually for Shetland, it actually includes boulders (freestanding blocks are pretty rare here)! Mark told me about the area at the climbing wall and we arranged to meet there one evening to investigate. Unfortunately the timing didn’t work out so I ended up […]

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Stone Country Spring 2013

Stone Country Spring 2013 

I was pleasantly surprised, while reading John Watson’s latest Scottish bouldering update on Stone Country, to come upon a mention and photo of Levenwick, which Paul discovered in 2011. Levenwick is a fantastic venue and will feature some of Shetland’s hardest problems once we’ve put some work (and training!) in. It’s great to see some […]

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Shetland Climbing Symposium

Shetland Climbing Symposium 

Not long now, just over 3 months away. If you haven’t already heard about this check it out.

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2012 Review

2012 Review 

So here’s a brief round up of the 2012 climbing season which saw less than favourable weather, though this did little to curb the enthusiasm of local and visiting climbers.

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Slaters Cave

Slaters Cave 

A great video by Paul, bouldering at Slaters Cave this summer.

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Eshaness Boulder Beach

Eshaness Boulder Beach 

Another stunning bouldering venue. I’d seen these boulders on a secluded beach from the cliff top but never attempted the scree slope decent as it looked a little dodgy and the boulders, a little small. What an idiot! Yes the descent is well dodgy but the boulders are big, 7m big!

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Stofast Bouldering Clip

Stofast Bouldering Clip 

Some antics from a recent trip to Stanes of Stofast, a superb bouldering venue in the Lunna area of Shetland.

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New Bouldering Venue – Levenwick

New Bouldering Venue – Levenwick 

I recently found this new area by chance when my wife Claire was doing some research on her family tree at the cemetary in Levenwick. I took a stroll along the headland and found an overhanging wall with a shallow cave at one end. It was a little grubby with some signs of seepage but […]

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