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Red Rag Repeated

Dave Kerr, Erick Baillot and Karl Atherton notched up a significant ascent in the Torridon area on December 16 when they made the second ascent of Red Rag (VII,7) on Beinn Dearg. This route was first climbed by Roger Webb … Continue reading

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The Ayatollah – Second Ascent

On February 28, and in less than perfect conditions, Rob Bryniarski, Dave Kerr and Erick Baillot made the long-awaited second ascent of The Ayotollah (VII,7) on the South-East Cliff of Fuar Tholl. “Last year on a fool’s errand to see … Continue reading

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Far North Quartzite

Erick Baillot and Dave Kerr had a great weekend climbing on the quartzite cliffs in the Far North-West. “On Saturday [January 16] Dave and I had a short easy day on Bucket Buttress on Quinag,” Erick told me. “We repeated … Continue reading

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Enigma – Third Winter Ascent

Erik Baillot and Dave Kerr made the third winter ascent of Enigma (VII,7) on Fuar Tholl’s Mainreachan Buttress on January 24. “We had a great day climbing on this magnificent crag,” Erik told me. “It was the second time this … Continue reading

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The Sea, The Sea – Second Ascent

When Cold Climbs was published in 1983, the first two chapters on Beinn Bhan and the Fainnaichs were a revelation. These areas were terra incognita for most Scottish climbers at the time, and they launched a multitude of dreams as … Continue reading

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All Eyes on The Ben

If last weekend’s activity is anything to go by, Ben Nevis has taken over from the Northern Corries as the venue of choice for high standard early season mixed. Harry Holmes and Dan Tait set the tone on Thursday November … Continue reading

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Consolation Corner

Erick Baillot and Stuart McFarlane visited Beinn and Dothaidh on Sunday January 15. “Turf conditions were amazing and the cliff was icy,” Stuart told me. “Now all the main crag needs is a dump of snow!” But instead of climbing … Continue reading

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Hogwart’s Express – Second Ascent

On Sunday December 19, Stuart Burns, Erick Baillot and Stuart McFarlane, repeated Hogwart’s Express (VI,7) on The Brack. This fine looking route was first climbed by Andy Clarke and Frank Yeoman in January 2001, and is a very steep line … Continue reading

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