Consolidation and improvement

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With a day off work Ross was out for more action again yesterday at Ballater. Ross looking for the gear on Ping Pong (Severe). We were looking at building on the anchor selection and stance construction that we had covered the … Read More

Plan C

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Well,  as the title suggests yesterday was a day of compromises.  Derek and I were aiming our sights at The Needle on the Shelterstone crag.  Unfortunately this was not to be; the second crux pitch in the middle of the route … Read More

A morning at the pass

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Ross and I were at the Pass of Ballater getting to grips with leading and anchors for the morning on Saturday. Having been out on the hills bagging winter routes with me Ross was looking to get his rock shoes … Read More

Paying the Sand Pyper

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I was away last week having some  family time.  I managed to squeeze some climbing in too so here’s post one of two from some of the exploits. Friday gave Stuart and I a chance to head to the South … Read More

The Graeme Cooper Memorial Race 24th April 2011

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The Graeme Cooper Memorial Race 24th April 2011 This year’s Graeme Cooper Memorial Race will be held on the 24th April. The course will comprise of a 12km run around Loch Muick, (undulating, rocky terrain with minimal height gain) and a final loch side challenge at the boat … Read More