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Caerketton Craigs

Midlothian, SCOTLAND

Climbs 4 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 420m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Discontinuous routes, vegetated and easy, but the situation makes up for this. Probably best kept as a close-to-home winter crag. Non-specific routes, suited for soloing and estimated at around grade II. Good fun to muck about on in the evening and get used to winter gear.

Access notes
Two main ways in. From the east - parking at the Hillend Ski Slope, where the chairlift could be used to take out some of the approach. Or, west -from Swanston (leaving from Pentlands park car-park next to golf-course) and walk up past the historic thatched village on main path up to ridge. A low path across the base of the craig runs horizontally between these two ways up. Alternatively walk in from Bonaly or even over the hill from Balerno way.

Weather forecast

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0.3mm rain
10 °C
23 kph

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13 °C
22 kph

16.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
33 kph

3.2mm rain
10 °C
29 kph

1.9mm rain
10 °C
28 kph
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Lowland Outcrops (2005)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Left CleughII 6
2Central CleughI 9
 Climb nameGradex
3Right Cleugh (Left Fork)I 1
4Right CleughI/II 8
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Have changed "Gully" to "Cleugh" for the climbs on this craig. This is a word much more local to the Pentlands, and I've still heard used to describe a deep cleft or ravine. Much protracted discussion on this topic - but more than willing to change back again if folk don't agree. Might as well make these routes more memorable one way or other!
timlukins - 14/Mar/11