• Basic Details

    Neil Shepherd

    About me

    Started climbing in late 70’s and followed the evolution of indoor climbing walls and the development of bolt on holds with great interest. My commitment to sport climbing developed alongside this and led me to bolt and climb hundreds of new routes across Scotland, opening up some major new crags in the process.
    I am pleased to have introduced the first local and national bouldering competitions to Scotland in the early years of the 1990’s and travelled extensively across the UK to compete in other bouldering competitions.
    Been climbing at or above 7b for past 34 years and was pleased to get back to 8a six years ago at the age of 50.

    Your Setting Experience

    Bouldering competitions up to national level.
    Local lead competitions.
    Gained considerable experience as senior route setter level at Avertical World in Dundee over a period of 15 years, setting more than 1500 lead routes and many hundreds of boulder problems mostly with excellent feedback.
    Also set at Alien Rock in Edinburgh prior to this and in the last couple of years have been setting consistently at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen.


    United Kingdom / Scotland

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Route (roped), Local Competition