Tag Archives: Forrest Templeton

Catheter Corner

Forrest Templeton, Kevin Murphy and Matt Smith added an excellent three-pitch mixed route to the north-facing cliffs of The Scorrie in Glen Clova on March 31. “After yet another beastly easterly, I reckoned it may be worth a punt returning … Continue reading

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Gryphon Grooves

A key piece of advice in Chasing the Ephemeral is take time to assess conditions at the base of the cliff before you start climbing. The ten minutes you spend at this point can be the most critical point of … Continue reading

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Scorrie Explorations

On February 11, Forrest Templeton and I visited Glen Clova. In recent seasons Forrest has been exploring The Scorrie, the pronounced buttress flanking the right side of Winter Corrie, so I thought it was a good opportunity to familiarise myself … Continue reading

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Moon Ice Jazz – Second Ascent

On February 21, Brian Duthie and Forrest Templeton visited Winter Corrie in Glen Clova and made the second ascent of Moon Ice Jazz (VI,7). “The forecast for Sunday suggested frozen terrain down to 400m,” Brian explained.  “So Forrest and I … Continue reading

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Judas Priest – Possible New Direct Finish

On January 31, Forrest Templeton and Kevin Murphy climbed a possible new Direct Finish to Judas Priest (V,5) on The Cathedral on Lochnagar. “We climbed the first pitch of Judas Priest,” Forrest explained, “but instead of breaking right when it … Continue reading

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Ramp It Up Ye in Glen Clova

Forrest Templeton and Brian Duthie found a useful poor weather addition to Winter Corrie in Glen Clova on January 18. “We headed down to Glen Clova in the hope of avoiding most of the snow to the west and to … Continue reading

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Grampian Club Buttress

On March 29, Forrest Templeton and Kevin Murphy visited Glen Clova and climbed the buttress between the initial gully of Wildcat Wall and Pinnacle Gully in Winter Corrie. “We started at the bottom of the compact area of buttress to … Continue reading

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Stalingrad

Brian Duthie and Forrest Templeton made an excellent three-pitch addition to Winter Corrie in Glen Clova on February 2 when they climbed the left corner of the wide stepped square-cut groove right of Sun Rock Blues. (Moon Ice Jazz follows … Continue reading

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