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Navigation in the Pentland Hills

Thanks to Dave Brown and Alan Millar for these photos of the Quickdraws Navigation Day in the Pentlands with Glenn and Martin, preceded by a classroom session at Ratho where Glenn introduced us to Mount Lemon and Ratho Island.

Hard at work in the classroom

A new member?

At Home at EICA:Ratho

We didn't bring a camera to our day at Ratho recently which is a pity because the 16 Quickdraw Climbers and their families made for a busy day in the arena. Our older members, Jodie, Keira and Kirsten were on hand to lead a group warm up and to mentor younger climbers throughout the day. We mixed things up a bit so that people climbed with different partners, some new, some familiar.

Quickdraws at Kirrie

Kirriemuir was kind to Quickdraws once again with fair weather for our September trip to Angus. Thanks to Mark Davidson for these photos of everybody hard at work at this, one of Quickdraws favourite venues. After a warm up led by Jodie everyone got stuck in to the climbing. (There are more photos over on the Facebook page)

Warm Up

2013-2014 Competition Results Review

Throughout the 2013-24 competition year Quickdraw members have supported each other in competitions ranging from local indoor bouldering leagues to those on a national level.

Yorkshire Dales Trip

A great weekend over the border in Yorkshire. Saturday found the club at Robin Proctor's Scar getting stuck in to the limestone. Older climber lead routes and fixed top ropes for the younger climbers to use. Sunday's weather wasn't so kind (OK the rain was torrential at times) so we headed underground to White Scar Caves followed by a quick session at the Kendal Climbing Wall before returning north. Thanks to Dave Brown and Andrea Partridge for the photos


It was Keira's birthday on the Sunday so we had cakes

Climb Newcastle Bouldering Meet

With a catalogue of injuries and school commitments among our older members, it was a young crew of Quickdraws, including three new members, that headed across the border for a day of bouldering at Climb Newcastle. Thanks to Allan Moore for these photos of everyone getting stuck in to a coaching session with Suzan Dudink, Climb Newcastle's head coach

Competition Preparation at TCA Glasgow

With two big boulder competitions coming up in April the club headed over to TCA Glasgow where Chris and Paul put everyone through their paces with loads of useful tips on warming up (and staying warmed up) and then qualification and finals practice. Masses of useful information for everyone.




Quickdraws at The Pleasance

Thanks to Allan Moore for these photos of a good turn out of Quickdraws taking the opportunity to visit the climbing wall at University of Edinburgh Centre for Sport and Exercise in preparation for the 3rd round of the 2014 YCS. Some people were very good at hiding from the camera over the course of the day- so apologies for missing them out!

Jamie P



Change of Date for AGM and Christmas Party

This is advance notice of a change of date of the AGM and Christmas Party to Sunday 15th December in order not to conflict with the second round of the Winter Bouldering Series at TCA Glasgow. There'll be more information to follow.

Club Kit Now Available to Buy Online

Club Kit can now be ordered and paid for online directly with our clothing supplier Brown & Out (click on their name to go directly to their website).

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