Tag Archives: Glen Clova

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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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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Silver Surfing in Corrie Farchal

Euan Whittaker, Paul Warnock and Martin Holland climbed a new route – Silver Surfers (IV,5) – between Coffin Dodger and Over the Hill in Corrie Farchal in Glen Clova on February 7. “We’d gone in to climb Silver Threads Among … Continue reading

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Maud’s Groove

On November 30, Adrian Crofton and Pete Benson made an enterprising visit to Craig Maud at the head of Glen Doll in South-Eastern Cairngorms. Their exploration was rewarded with the first ascent of Maud’s Groove (IV,5), a steep groove-line high … Continue reading

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Too Old to Rock and Roll

I’ve been watching an icicle grow in in Glen Clova’s Corrie Farchal for a number of weeks now. It’s situated on the buttress high up on the right side of the corner and makes the central line up the front … 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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Corrie Farchal Three Pack

Sunday February 7 was not a particularly nice day but time was running out for Henning Wackerhage and I. After 19 years in the UK, Henning is set to return to his native Germany in a couple of weeks time … Continue reading

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Bamboozle Buttress

On January 16, Adrian Crofton and I visited Corrie Bonhard in Glen Clova and climbed Bamboozle Buttress (V,6), a direct line up the left-hand of the twin buttresses high up in the corrie. The right-hand buttress was climbed last year … Continue reading

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Cerro Cairngorm

After the ferocious easterly winds and blizzards on Saturday, Ben Nevis was the logical choice of venue to take advantage of the ridge of high pressure that appeared on Sunday December 27. But I had an inkling that the weather … 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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