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Ley Quarry

Perthshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Very sheltered and sunny aspect with climbing on mainly vertical quarried walls. Most routes start from ledge above deep pool. Takes no seepage so year-round climbing possible. Some reasonable bouldering on short walls at entrance, though a little sandy.

Access notes
Head Northwest out of Dundee on A923, passing through Birkhill. Midway through Muirhead, follow A923 left, heading for Coupar Angus. Follow A923 for approx 10Km, passing Piperdam, Lundie, Tullybaccart and eventually Pitcur. Almost immediately after Pitcur turn right at the sign for Newtyle (Grid ref NO248372) onto small country road. Follow road to Village of Ley. Just before the 2nd house on right there is an indistinct track (Grid

ref NO253377) leading up to woods. Drive up track: parking beside reservoir. Please don't block the track. Follow the track up past the gate - the quarry can be seen on the right.

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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Rotweiller4a 51
2Scarred for Life6a 97
3Magic Pockets6b 56
4Pit Bull4a 78
5Cat Scratch Fever4a 61
6April's Arete3+ 40
7Easy Ley6a+ 43
8Nectar6a+ 70
9Dropping Like Flies6b 5
10Nirvana7a+ ***17
11Five Magics6b+ **43
12Footfall6a 86
13Not the Risk Business6c 19
14Drowning by Numbers7a+ *12
15Darkmoon Rising6b 13
 Climb nameGradex
16Twilight Zone7a 6
17Fishing for Compliments6b 13
18Caught in the Act6b 15
19Traditional Imperfections6a *21
20Making the Grade7b 7
21Pool of Despair7a+ *12
22Leyed To Rest7a 14
23Barrel of Laughs7a **34
24Haul or Nothing7b+ **9
25Holy Water7b 5
26Life's a Beach6b *23
27Fat Man Starts to Fall6b *18
28The Magic Thumb7b 3
29Tree Beardf7B+ **3
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An impressive face. The whole place seemed overgrown yet the main face always looked impressively clean. Myself and Dave did a lot of clearing, many holds seemed permi-dirty/sandy and more traffic would do it good in this respect, though it doesn't lend itself to large numbers and the sandstone wears away... The walkway is brilliant, and gives the place a lot of interest (and makes belay changeovers fun!).
Kevin Woods - 18/Mar/14

It was the choice for the day as the weather was bad in Glen Clova, Routes were ok but I enjoyed the bouldering much more than the routes and I am not a keen boulderer by any means. Some of the routes feel like the bolts are in a dangerous position if you dont have a clipstick and are onsighting.
Sandy Simpson - 28/Sep/09

if you are vertically challenged then stay away from this place! a great place for lanky types i would think
thomas m - 27/Sep/09

The purists should note that most of the routes are chipped. Nonetheless good quality sports climbing generally characterised by long stretches between teeny holds on vertical rock.
Eric9Points - 04/Nov/02