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#50 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 12:51:17 pm
Stane Crusade? Doing a boulder problem in each of the 33 Counties of Scotland?

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#51 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 01:06:14 pm
Stane Crusade? Doing a boulder problem in each of the 33 Counties of Scotland?
Not so much a crusade as a calling, an obligation - a Geas!

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#52 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 02:08:57 pm
In case you were unaware reference to Sherman book where he tries to boulder in in each of the States.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Crusade-Historical-Bouldering-American/dp/0930410629

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#53 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 02:17:54 pm
Intriguing... I wonder if there are any counties without boulder problems? I wouldn't be surprised...

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#54 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 02:33:25 pm
I did have a quick squizz at a map, Borders maybe? although Lowland Outcrops does list some esoterica in that area.

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#55 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 03:08:31 pm
In case you were unaware reference to Sherman book where he tries to boulder in in each of the States.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Crusade-Historical-Bouldering-American/dp/0930410629

Ah showing my ignorance. That looks an amazing book. And what a cover.

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#56 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 03:13:48 pm
I don't think South Lanarkshire has any climbing at all.

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#57 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 03:47:17 pm
I don't think South Lanarkshire has any climbing at all.

You may well be right! :jaw:

Just looked on the logbook on the other channel as I thought Loudoun Hill was in South Lanarkshire but it is just over the border, same with Court Knowe. There are a couple of climbs logged on what look like railway embankments/pillars but that seems to be it.

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#58 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 03:55:53 pm
In case you were unaware reference to Sherman book where he tries to boulder in in each of the States.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Crusade-Historical-Bouldering-American/dp/0930410629

Ah showing my ignorance. That looks an amazing book. And what a cover.

Definitely worth seeking out, as is Sherman Exposed, a collection of short stories and articles by him.

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#59 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 05:18:02 pm
I don't think South Lanarkshire has any climbing at all.
There are a couple of climbs logged on what look like railway embankments/pillars but that seems to be it.

As it happens, I was raised on South Lanarkshire (near Biggar). My brother and I did a bunch of easy climbing on some abandoned railway pillars where the A72 crosses the Clyde. We also found an old quarry in Biggar which was chossy and dirty. Otherwise, there was nothing around. Worst place to live as a boulderer!

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#60 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 05:25:13 pm
By Sherman's standards, the quarry would count. I think Louisiana and maybe one or two others were ones he failed to find climbable rock.

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#61 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 05:42:21 pm
Louisiana was the hold-out. Since his trip a couple of problems have been reported at the mighty Kistachie Boulder.  Others have failed to find the craglet and it not clear it if it actually exists.

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#62 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 24, 2021, 08:50:34 pm
In case you were unaware reference to Sherman book where he tries to boulder in in each of the States.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Crusade-Historical-Bouldering-American/dp/0930410629



Definitely worth seeking out, as is Sherman Exposed, a collection of short stories and articles by him.

Terribly cheeky, but would anyone have a copy I could borrow?

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#63 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
November 25, 2021, 10:58:24 pm
Terribly cheeky, but would anyone have a copy I could borrow?

Messaged you btw.

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#64 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 25, 2022, 03:46:32 pm
 Just wanted to add a candidate to the list. I don't get to travel about too much these days so it's rare I get out of my local area to sample other stuff, but I had the chance this last week and really think the Keystone Prow on the east shore of Loch Eribol at around 6C must be up there among the best problems I've done anywhere. A blatantly obvious line through an impressive feature with the crux at the end, out on its own on the shore of a beautiful north coast sea loch. Pretty much the definition of quality for me.

Edit: just spotted that it's already on the list! Oops. But happy to confirm it definitely deserves to be there.

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#65 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 26, 2022, 08:12:29 am
Combinable with Rispond stuff?

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#66 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 26, 2022, 09:27:39 am
Combinable with Rispond stuff?

Not too far in distance (by Scottish standards) but the road from hell in summer....

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#67 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 26, 2022, 09:41:19 am
Would be well clear in Summer! Thinking of a NW trip for Tattie Hols.

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#68 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 26, 2022, 04:12:59 pm
That'd be ok, I think.Message me if it happens.

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#69 Re: Best 5+6s in Scotland
September 26, 2022, 04:39:36 pm
Definitely.

 

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