Places to climb?

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  • Anonymous
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    #4330 |

    Hi, we are a group of five guys from Norway visit Shetland over the next weekend. I have checked a little around to find if there is possibilities to climb when we are there. We have not much outdoor experience, so my question is if there is bolted routes over there, or you have to place your own anchors and bolts?

    If anyone can give us some information, we will appreciate it.

    Al
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    #5394 |

    Hi there. There are plenty of places to climb, but you will need transport to get to most. All our climbing is traditional so you need to place nuts / cams yourself and bolts / pitons are not to be used.

    There is a small bolted crag in Eshaness, in the North West of Shetland, but it is a small venue only really suitable for an evening. A topo is available free here: http://www.climbshetland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Raasmi.pdf

    There are a few miniguides for other crags for download at http://www.shetlandmarket.com/ClimbShetland/ and a free wiki site (not complete) at http://shetlandclimbing.wetpaint.com/ that has basic info on other crags.

    The closest climbing to Lerwick is on Ness of Sound and there’s some nice short routes on good sandstone there. 20 minute walk from the town centre.

    Anonymous
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    #5396 |

    Thanks. We will have a car available, so we have the possibility to travel around. We plan to visit the ISle of Unst as well. I will look into the information, and if the weather gives the possibility we will check out some of the spots.

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