Cambusbarron West Quarry (aka Fourth Quarry)

Climbs 48 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 108m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Pleasant outlook; on a summers evening, dries much more quickly than closed quarry. Year-round climbing possible.

Several good E1s: those on "Contracts" buttress, plus Cross in Oz on buttress left of 'Cha'. Small scope for new routes, but topping out on unfrequented areas can involve loose rock on a structural scale.

Provides easier routes if you don't want to be scared by the harder routes in the closed quarry!

As with all the Central belt dolerite quarries there is often loose rock to be found here, particularly on the top-outs and even on well established routes. In addition there have also been several serious rock falls in the Easy Contract to Doobie Brothers area, the most recent being on March 2010 from the top of Ramplin'.

As of 10/10/10 there's been a serious rockfall from the top of Scrubbers.

Be careful folks.

Access notes
Access and parking as for Cambusbarron main quarry.

On-line guide at

Access around the back of the main quarry at Cambusbarron. Abseil may be a good idea.

Lowland Outcrops (2005)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Ninety-FiveE1 5b 98
2Scales of Injustice7b+ *4
3Production LineE6 6c 5
4ScrubbersE1 5b 5
5Climb on you Crazy DiamondE3 5c 1
6Bird's Nest CrackVS 5a 31
7One for the BuzzardsHVS 5a 9
8Cross in OzE1 5b **111
9Cross-town TrafficE1 5b **47
10Arse on StumpsE3 5c *9
11ChaS 4a *66
12Looney TunesE4 6a *9
13Wind UpVS 5a 7
14YoshimiE1 5b *6
15Force 8E1 5b *38
16PipistrelleHVS 5a *42
17Unnamed6c **24
18Miss PoE2 5c 7
19Public Spirited IndividualE4 6a **24
20Optimist's ChimneyVS 4c 10
21ChiselE4 6a ***74
22Gobi RoofE2 5c ***211
23Ramplin'S 137
24Here Come The Mini-MonksS 4c 122
25FrustrationE2 6a 11
26Kansas City ShuffleE3 5c **5
27Not Easy ContractE1 5b **360
28Easy ContractHVS 5b **312
29Bo's GirdleE2 5b 3
30Slot ShotE3 5c 71
31Crack AttackE3 6a 41
32Slot Shot RH FinishE3 5c *4
33ChimeE2 5b *30
34Another One Bites the DustE1 5b 139
35Still Better than PeakVS 4c 8
36Malky the AlkyE1 5b *275
37The Doobie BrothersE1 5b **272
38ToddleS 31
39Thank God For FriendsHVS 5b 6
40Smack My Birch UpVS 5a 4
41Decidedly DodgyHVS 5a *17
42Le Bal des Oiseaux FantomesE3 5c **10
43ButtonsHVS 5b 4
44ScaresvilleE3 5c **5
45Confessions of a Speed FreakE1 5b 5
46The Rock of CrackE2 5c 1
47Sticky WillowsE2 5c 1
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seanthomas_1 I climbed here a couple of times last season but only the severes. Other members of the Ochils Mountaineering Club climb here regularly. If you climb in the lower grades (upto VS4C) there is not much here but if you climb HVS + then you are spoiled for choice (my wife and friends who climb the higher grades assure me). There are some decent Sever and VS grades next door in Thorntons instead.
CyberTaff - 05/Jan/14
Has anyone been here more recently?
seanthomas_1 - 04/Dec/13
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Denpov - 14/Feb/11
There is a taxi rank outside Stirling train station that is also close to the bus station. Multiple taxi firms pick up from here and the quarry is a short ride away, ask to be taken to Quarry Road in Cambusbarron close to the Forester's Arms Pub. Taxi price 2011 is 4.50 to 6.00 approx.
Denpov - 14/Feb/11
Cambusbarron West/Fourth Quarry is an excellent, easily accessible, trad venue offering routes from Severe (Here Come the Mini-Monks or Ramplin') right up to E6 6c (Production Line). Its best to start 'ticking' from the left-side of the quarry as you enter it as the routes further round are dodgy looking and very loose. The well-used routes are excellent and encompass a wide range of styles, both individually and on the same routes. Some popular favourites are: Ramplin' - Severe Malky the Alky - E1 5b Cross-town Traffic - E1 5b Gobi Roof - E2 5c Arse on Stumps - E3 5c Chisel - E4 6a Looney Tunes - E5 6b (though in the guide as E4 6a) In summer the quarry is a perfect sun-trap and dries quickly after rain, as well as sporting an awesome view across to the hills in the north. The rock is Dolerite which shares similar characteristics to grit - with good crimps and slopers that sometimes only just exist, but of good quality, and climbs that sometimes rely on funky friction based moves to progress. You'll be pleased to hear there's not much in the way of ned acitivty, which is rare in this area - just watch out for the broken Buckie bottles that are littered just about everywhere though. Have fun!
dodfoster - 16/May/05