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Boustie Ley - Corrie Bonhard


Climbs 42 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 531m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Great bouldering scattered throughout the incredible setting of Corrie Bonhard, situated high in the valley of Glen Clova. There appears to be alot of Trad potential as well.

Those who are keen to visit; there are plenty of new boulders to clean and first ascents to be had. The boulders however, are an effort to clean given the nature of the ball-bearing like lychen that grows on them... You use alot more smearing and random foot placement than you realise. You'll notice when you stand on areas that aren't clean!

But, the rock cleans up brilliantly and yields some fantastic problems with great features and good friction.

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Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2Post Jobbie Sweatsf5 *2
3Elvis Legf7A ** 
4Elvis Leg sit startf7A+ ** 
5Battle of the Bulgef7B  
6Pre-Jobbie Crampsf6C+ * 
8Clova Hotel 1f5  
9Thor's Aretef6B+ ***1
11Mike's Rooff6C **1
12Warm up rooff6A *1
13Smegf6A+ 1
15Spicy McHaggisf6C * 
17Baby Got Backf6C+ **1
19Iron Lotus RHf7B+ ** 
20Iron Lotus LHf7A+ ** 
22Fin - 1f6B * 
23Barracudaf7A+ *1
24Fin - 3f6B  
25Fin - 4f5+  
26Thumb Warsf6B+ *1
28Lovetrainf6C+ *** 
 Climb nameGradex
29Hatetrainf6C ** 
31Scramble Onf3 *2
32The Flakef4+ *2
33The Flake sit startf5 *2
34Pyramid - 3f4+ 2
35Extreme Gardeningf3 1
36Walk Like An Egyptianf5 2
37Pyramid - 6f3 2
38Pyramid - 7f4+ 1
39Pyramid - 8f4+ 1
41Blitzkriegf6A+ * 
42Blitzkrieg RHf6B  
44Scotch Eggf5  
46Bulls on Paradef7A ***3
47El Matadorf7A *1
49Psicoblocf6B * 
50Psicobloc Slabf4+  
52Diamond Traversef6B+ ** 
53Aces Highf7B ** 
54High Rollerf6B * 
56Signal - 1f6B+  
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Access notes
The walk is gruelling, and most certainly not for the faint-hearted!... However, the effort is more than worth it.

Park in the little parking bay on the right-side of the road. On the approach you will see a large fenced off area on the hill-side, with a stream running through it. Upon your ascent, stick to the left hand side of the fence.

All in all, depending on fitness, the walk will take between 25-45 minutes (all up a 30-45 degree slope). Bare this in mind when you are planning on how many pads/bags to take. It's tough, but worth it!

The only restriction is that no climbers are to climb there from about June until the end of August, if there are Golden Eagles nesting(there was in 2011-2012).

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Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Kris Devlin

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Hi Tom, I'm going to post up pictures of various sectors, as well as individual blocs. It would be a bit of a nightmare finding stuff otherwise. Hopefully I should get them up this week. Cheers, Kris.
Kris Devlin - 18/Dec/12

Any more info about how to find individual blocs? Tom
coolboy - 15/Dec/12