/ Benny Beg
Don't think it's up to much for bouldering. It's a peculiar formation of vertical limestone(?) with deeply incut holds that are pretty uniform over the whole extent of the face. Still, worth going and having a look and a play, if not too far away.
I reckon you should be able to get some pumpy traverses out of it. Up-problems may require a little imagination, but the landings are reasonable.
The first section could give a few problems if you do eliminates and a few from sits, there is a proliferation of large footholds/handholds which makes pure problems mostly easy. Rock is odd and takes getting used to, lots of what look decent holds,edges are crap. Have traversed the whole of the first low section (in trainers I think) L to R and it makes a good warm up at VB-V0 ish. There may be milage in working a low level traverse but as have never looked at it can't suggest how hard it could be but suspect it could be quite hard given the nature of the rock.
On the main crag the large breaks will make traversing eliminate too but there is some potential. Beware of soloing until used to the rock as it is unusual and often technical in a non-obvious way :)
If bouldering in grassy areas be wary of 'stealthed' dog turds ... and if you do anything worthwhile bang it up on here. Better bouldering available down the road in Stirling including an excellent long V5 traverse at Wolfcrag.
Did a bit of top roping there a few months ago. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't rush back. Strange rock that almost looks like a man made wall, a view over a farmers field and as mentioned, a lot of dog turds about. All in all, just didn't like the vibe of the place.
Regarding bouldering, you could do it, but as it's all vertical at most and not hugely difficult I think you'd be better off somewhere else.
Or up the road a wee bit at Glen Lednock.
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