Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lost Stones - Strathan Mor


Ron Dempster tipped us off about these massive blocs on the way to Carnmore, underneath the trad arete of The Beanstalk (HVS) on Beinn Airigh Charr. The boulders in the foreground look good for a few big lines and who knows what lies in the jumble? They lie just to the west of Loch na Uamhag on the northern side of Beinn Airigh Charr, just off the path on Strathan Mor.


View Strathan Mor Blocs in a larger map

Friday, May 14, 2010

Arran Bouldering Guide

Due to some requests for more information, I've put together a wee bouldering guide booklet for Arran. This is available free on the Boulder Scotland site via the Arran page and the Issuu PDF webpage. You can click on the demo below and download the complete document for free. It's an attempt to inspire more dedicated bouldering on Arran as there are some king lines which really should be seen to... there's plenty of good circuit bouldering and plenty of development left for all.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Big Stone Country - New Blog!


Guy Robertson & Adrian Crofton, editors for the forthcoming magnum opus on Scottish Climbing called BIG STONE COUNTRY, have started a blog for the book, along with a call for material and photography.

Above all, we are seeking dramatic crag photography or interesting action shots - if you feel you have a good photo, check out the list of crags on the blog and send any sample jpegs in the first instance to John Watson at Stone Country.

The project is effectively a community book, designed to pull together everyone's enthusiasm for and experience of Scotland's best climbing cliffs. If you have any stories, photographs or articles, please don't hesitate to get involved.

Check out the crag list and the articles on the BIG STONE COUNTRY BLOG.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Glen Gyle


Tom Charles Edwards has been beavering away at the top of Loch Katrine in Glen Gyle, developing the boulders here. The pleasant glen is remote but Tom seems to have unearthed a few gems, check out his new problems on Scottish Climbs.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Cullen Bouldering Update

John Brown was kind enough to send a new topo of the Cullen Caves bouldering, as well as a video of his new problem 'Twister' (see below). If anyone wants a copy of the PDF guide, I'll put it up on the Boulder Scotland website soon, or just email me and I'll send it on. Thanks for the updates, John!