Spectacle E'e Falls

Climbs 2 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 175m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
(NS 715 435) Alt 175m North-West facing

The Spectacle E'e Falls are the formation of the Kype Water where it flows over a geological fault. An area of Basalt sank below an area of hard Sandstone on which Sandford sits. The Falls are given their name after the Overhall Mill which operated next to the Falls was burnt down in 1801. The story goes that the miller's daughter fell in love with a local lad whom the miller deemed unsuitable for his daughter. In revenge the lad climbed up the mill to the thatched roof and placed his spectacles on it, so when the sun caught them the mill went up in flames.

The Spectacle E'e Falls, near Sandford South East of Strathaven, come into condition after a prolonged cold spell, 2 weeks of hard frost, or either a shorter very cold spell. The Falls are in a 'two teir' fashion with a small platform halfway. When in condition they provide small routes low in grade which are ideal for a wee Sunday morning's climbing.

I believe the falls may have been climbed prior to January 2010, if so let me know so I can adjust first ascentionist with the SMC.

Access notes
Parking at Sandford hall.

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1Spectacle E'e DirectII/III
2Spectacle E'e ChimneyII/III
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