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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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Age is Only a Number

When I enquired about Bonhard Buttress in Glen Clova last month, Alex (Tam) Thomson replied to me with details about the first ascent. I was delighted to hear from Tam, as he is something of a Glen Clova pioneer and … Continue reading

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Silver Threads Among The Gold

Last week’s thaw never made it as far as the North-East of Scotland. I know this only too well as I fell off my bike twice whilst cycling to work on icy roads. As a result, Glen Clova was a … Continue reading

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Boustie Buttress

“Whilst not quite in the same league as Boggle or Culloden,” Iain Young writes, “John Higham and I enjoyed a fine (civilised, sunny and short) day out in Clova on Saturday December 13. With all ways west and north-west out … 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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Frozen Forest

Glen Clova is currently undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment, with a steady stream of quality winter routes being added over the past few seasons. Take Winter Corrie, for example. Long regarded as a venue for easy 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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Clova Comes Up Trumps

January 1 was forecast to be a good day in the East, so Henning Wackerhage and I arranged to meet up in Glen Clova. We both had (party) commitments the night before which we meant we couldn’t meet up before … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

With a brief warming on Saturday and a better weather forecast for the east, Lochnagar was the obvious choice on Sunday February 5. Roger Everett and I were a little concerned about the amount of snow that may have fallen … Continue reading

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