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New Routes on Am Bodach

Andy Nelson and Andy Hogarth had a superb day on December 30 climbing two new routes on the north side of Am Bodach above Glen Coe “At NN169580 there are two buttresses,” Andy explains. “They can be accessed easily by … Continue reading

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Tried and Tested in Glen Coe

Andy Nelson, Kenny Grant and Keith Ball added an excellent mixed route to Central Buttress on Stob Coire nan Lochan on December 29. “We climbed the chimney-corner formed by the spur of Central Buttress and the wall of Satyr at … Continue reading

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Church Door Angels

Donald King, Mike Pescod and Andy Nelson made the first ascent of Angels (VIII,9), an excellent new mixed route on the front face of Church Door Buttress on Bidean nam Bian in Glen Coe on January 13. Conditions were good … Continue reading

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Dairy Milk on Stob Coire nam Beith

On Saturday (February 2), Andy Nelson, Andy Hogarth and Dave Brown made the first ascent of Dairy Milk (IV,5), which takes a line between  No.2 Buttress” and “Left Wall in Stob Coire nam Beith. “It was a pleasant mixed line … Continue reading

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Satyr – First Winter Ascent

Big news from Glen Coe is the outstanding first winter ascent of Satyr by Donald King and Andy Nelson on December 7. Satyr was first climbed in September 1973 by the great Sheffield-based climber Paul Nunn together with Jack Street … Continue reading

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Late Start to the New Winter Season

It has been a late start to the winter season. November is typically an excellent month for mixed climbing in the Cairngorms, but unseasonally warm temperatures meant that only the most determined found winter routes high on Braeriach and Beinn … Continue reading

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