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North Head Update

North Head Update 

Article contributed by Ross Looking down at the huge and overhung 45m corner in a large slot that cuts into the headland at North Head, I just knew that I’d have to come back and that it would have to be very soon to see if the line in the right hand corner would go. […]

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Bressay’s Immaculate Sandstone

Bressay’s Immaculate Sandstone 

Shetland is one of those places where you can openly tell people that you have found an awesome looking route and put the information out openly on the web and in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal and still go back and find the place unclimbed six years later. Sid and I made two visits to […]

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The Summer so far…

The Summer so far… 

It’s been a quiet period on SCi, and that usually means we’ve been out climbing loads! This summer has been the best for a while so far with calm seas and light winds meaning we’ve got out a lot. The sun has shone plenty too which always helps! There’s a bit too much going on […]

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Steep Sandstone and a piano

Steep Sandstone and a piano 

“I don’t suppose you fancy helping load a piano into a van at Sandwick early tomorrow before climbing?!” Al’s text lit up my phone at work on Friday—well, at least he was up for climbing! So Al, Ross and I found ourselves hefting a piano down a flight of stairs and into a van on […]

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Back to the South Gill

Back to the South Gill 

This week we’ve had some great weather but it’s usually been accompanied by strong easterly winds. These are the perfect conditions for the South Gill area where the crag is west facing and in 2 tiers. Climbing on the lower tier you can guarantee to be completely out of the wind, and if the sun […]

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Paddle & Climb

Paddle & Climb 

The sun is shining more and more at the moment so we took the bank holiday Sunday to head out. There was a bit of westerly swell running and a southerly breeze so finding a suitable crag was tricky as most crags we have face south or west! We eventually decided on Ronas Voe, a […]

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Fidlar New Routes

Fidlar New Routes 

Well I think these are the first of the year! Ross and Clare were out recently at Fidlar Geo, a crag discovered only last year. The Eastern wall was the focus last year with its large easy-grade slabs but during visits to check out the crag we spotted an immaculate-looking west wall. Ross and Clare […]

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Fancy trying climbing?

Fancy trying climbing? 

Shetland Nature Festival have asked Climb Shetland to run a taster session again this year as part of the festival. So if you fancy trying climbing up here or know someone who does then take a look. It will be nothing too adventurous as it’s supposed to be an easy intro suitable for anyone. Minimum […]

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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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More Miniguides

More Miniguides 

With the appalling weather we’ve been having here this last few months we’ve been confined to just looking at the crags (if you can see them through the spray). It’s given us a chance to catch up on a few other things though, like sorting out bits on the website, and we’ve managed to get […]

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