Category: Sport.

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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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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Verdans Access Issues

Verdans Access Issues 

Well its not often we have access issues in Shetland, but the Verdans quarry is currently fenced off. Over the winter all the grass was scraped out and cable reels were being stored. Now SSE have taken over the quarry with a full on site with offices etc. The area they are using doesn’t include the climbing, but you need to walk through it to get the routes.

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Scottish Sport Climbs Guidebook

Scottish Sport Climbs Guidebook 

Written by Andy Nisbet, the long-awaited Scottish sport climbing guide has arrived and it was nice to receive a free copy for the inclusion of Raasmi into the guide, and a few of our photos. The guide opens with “Costa del Sol it may not be, but Scottish sport climbing has a charm of its very own.” True I’m sure for most of Scotland, but I’m not sure Raasmi falls into the category of ‘charming’!

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New SCi Miniguides

New SCi Miniguides 

HOT OFF THE PRESS (or should that be my printer?)… We’ve just finished the first batch of brand spanking new miniguides to some of Shetland’s most popular crags. We’ve now decided to design a whole new layout based on the SCi Database which is now bulging with route and crag info!

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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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Free Topo – Raasmi

Free Topo – Raasmi 

We’ve made the topo for Raasmi, Shetland’s first sport crag a free download. The topo can be printed on a sheet of A4. Raasmi is a great little crag for an evening session in summer and well worth a look if you’re looking for a quick session. We’re hoping to add a few more routes […]

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