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Glen Coe
Glen Coe

Stunning day on the Aonach Eagach yesterday with Colly and Fritz. There was a light dusting of snow high up in the early morning, but....

Valhalla – Film Review by Dave Barnes September 2020
Valhalla – Film Review by Dave Barnes September 2020

VALHALLA is the latest climbing film to be distributed by Adventure Entertainment.  The film follows a climbing party that attempts a route of the same....

Perthshire
Perthshire

Euan and I had a good day climbing trad at Creag na h-Eighe and sport at Myopic’s Buttress on Wednesday in excellent conditions. Euan on....

Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway

Jen and I had a few days down in south-west Scotland last week based in Newton Stewart. A generally relaxing time, but we took the....

Sergeant Crag Slabs
Sergeant Crag Slabs

Nettle and I had a great day climbing in the sunshine on the excellent Sergeant Crag Slabs yesterday. Nettle setting off on Revelation.Abseiling from above....

The Space Face Case…
The Space Face Case…

Two Andys of climbing, both characters, both a great influence on the North Wales climbing scene, Boorman and Pollitt. Credit, Ann Boorman. Mick Lovatt and....

Cairngorms, Stac Pollaidh and North-East Sea Cliffs
Cairngorms, Stac Pollaidh and North-East Sea Cliffs

We’ve just had an excellent five days with Tina, Scott and Steve. It required some moving around to make the most of the weather. However,....

Is the Killer Pillar killer or filler? A film review
Is the Killer Pillar killer or filler? A film review

I Gonzo on the Paradox of Popularity and is Fun Just for Losers? A review of the film Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar. Choose life.....

Bodyweight Training for Climbers
Bodyweight Training for Climbers

While we recommend that strength training using additional weights should be done on its own, bodyweight exercises can be performed as part of the warm-up....

GWRN and the closure of Taipan Wall
GWRN and the closure of Taipan Wall

In the wake of the closure of Taipan Wall – one of the best climbing cliffs in the world – and the much-loved Bundaleer, VL....

The Day I Sent All Along the Watchtower
The Day I Sent All Along the Watchtower

Lying in my tent, listening to “No Hard Feelings” by The Avett Brothers, I went through a mental list of every person I loved in....

Why Climbing’s Most Absurd Film is Also Its Most Important
Why Climbing’s Most Absurd Film is Also Its Most Important

One of my favorite boulder problems in the world is the “Rebirthing Simulator” in Yosemite, in which a climber begins at the top of the....

MAKING THE GRADE
MAKING THE GRADE

Dean Scarff on bringing AI to climbing grades It’s some time in The Future; the bushfire smoke has cleared, you’re out of coronavirus lockdown and....

Expert Tips on Transitioning Your Climbing Gym Skills to the Rock
Expert Tips on Transitioning Your Climbing Gym Skills to the Rock

Colorado-based climber Daniel Woods entered his first indoor competition at age eight. He’s since become a fixture on the elite-level climbing scene, winning the North....

Why Palestinians Can’t Climb Free
Why Palestinians Can’t Climb Free

Earlier this year, a group of Palestinian climbers and a few international friends hiked out to a local crag near the West Bank city of....

Smash and grab.
Smash and grab.

A unique shot of the whole of Craig Doris taken by Jethro Kiernan via drone. I’ve been fortunate to have climbed a reasonable amount, (given....

Aberdeen Sea Cliffs
Aberdeen Sea Cliffs

Fun climbing at Boltsheugh and the Harbour Wall area with Martin on the 15th July. There are more photos on the Facebook page.

Cancel the Whole30 Diet
Cancel the Whole30 Diet

When thinking about dieting or trying to lose weight in order to be a better climber, you don’t need to pick a diet that never....

Hound Point
Hound Point

Nice bouldering session yesterday at Hound Point (Dalmeny Estate). Although not extensive, with a little imagination some good problems Can be found.

Out on a limb…
Out on a limb…

Pic credit, Jethro Kiernan. I’m not sure where to start this piece, or where to finish. Shall I go with a stream of consciousness, or....

Ratho Quarry, The Borders and Glen Artney
Ratho Quarry, The Borders and Glen Artney

Good to be able to get out a little further in the last week. Careful choice meant for very quiet areas/times. Euan cruising the bolts....

Noticing
Noticing

What has ‘noticing’ got to do with climbing? Does it surprise you that ‘noticing’ is a powerful way for us to develop as climbers? It’s....

Expert Tips on Getting Into ‘Trad’ Climbing
Expert Tips on Getting Into ‘Trad’ Climbing

The term “Traditional” rock climbing (or as many often refer to as “Trad”), wasn’t really used until the ’80s when there needed to be distinction....

Why Navigation is Important to Climbers
Why Navigation is Important to Climbers

If you spend most of your climbing time on roadside gritstone crags, it can be hard to see why any climber would need to learn....

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