Pro climber Robbie Phillips and partner Culann O'Brien have an adventure climbing in the Scottish highlands to put up new hard trad climbing routes near Inverness.
Writes Phillips, "All the climbing training in the world can’t prepare you for this! Learning to crack climb half way up, free solo to the first bolt, and dealing with big whippers---that’s just a normal day climbing rocks in the California desert!"
Robbie returns to the perfect splitter hand crack under the bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a challenge to his first ascent, Robbie channels his inner Alex Honnold to prove his climbing skills. But does he have the strength and technique to do it, or will he take the plunge ninja warrior style!?
Not a climb you’d find in your local climbing gym! Robbie Phillips tackles this splitter hand crack he found under a bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. Who needs Indian Creek or Joshua Tree when you have first ascents like this hiding in the city.
Robbie Phillips and Calum Cunningham climb End of Silence (8b+/5.14a) in the Berchtesgadener Alps of Germany—one of the hardest multipitch climbs in Europe.
Scottish climber Robbie Phillips enters the White Room on the classic Deep Cut Chimney (4 IV) of Hell’s Lum, a 2,700-foot peak in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands.