Orchestra Cave

Climbs 16 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 5m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
This is the big cave just south of Boglesheugh. The cave is home to some of the best sport climbing in Scotland up the incredibly steep back wall. Many of the lines have been equipped and development continues in the gaps between the established lines.

The cave throngs with birds in the summer but many of the routes remain clean despite this. Other routes will require the removal of some debris on the first ascents of the autumn.

North East Outcrops describes the original route in the cave, Unchained Melody, as well as giving a full description of the approach.

Approach notes
Park in Findon and approach as for Boglesheugh. It is best to abseil from a big block slightly south of the top anchor bolts, leaving the rope in place to aid your exit at the end of the day.

7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), North East Outcrops (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Bassoon7a+ ***7
2Double Basoon7c  
3Crescendo8a+ ***7
4Bang Tidy8b ***2
5Air On A G String7c+ **16
6Air on a G String extension.8a ***3
7Dangleberries (First lower-off)7c+ ***4
8Dangleberries8a+ ***1
9Blobstrop8a 2
10Unchained MelodyE5 6a **1
11Bittersweet Symphony7b 2
12ResonateE4 5c 1
13Air Berries8b 1
14Violent Concerto7c  
15Birth of the Coull7c+  
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