Arthur's Seat

Climbs 46 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude 251m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Edinburgh's pet mountain. The summit is very popular with tourists. The minor crags scattered around its flanks, on the other hand, are not popular with anyone - most local climbers stick to bouldering in the South Quarry of Salisbury Crags. There are many entertaining side paths which often develop into easy scrambles and quickly get away from the crowds.

Probably the best rock is to be found on the central Dassie and at the lower end of the Long Row, where there are many more worthwhile routes than those listed. There is some overlooked bouldering at the base of the right-hand side of Raven's Crag, where it is deceptively undercut.

Access notes
Climbing is banned except in Salisbury Crags South Quarry where permission is required.

See http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/holyrood-park-climbing-guide.pdf

Guidebooks
Lowland Outcrops (2005)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Arthur's Seat summitsummit 88
 HAGGIS KNOWE  
 THE LONG ROW  
4Jagerbomb HangoverE1 5c 1
5Fallen Column ClimbS *6
6Waverley CrackD 5
7Stomach LaybackS *5
8Editor's CrackD 2
9Reporter's CrackVD 1
 THE DASSIES  
11Question Mark CrackVD 2
12Black HeartVS 4c 2
13Vague AreteE3 6a * 
14Black EdgeE2 5c *2
15Raeburn's CrackS *6
16Cracked Slab CrackD 6
17Cracked SlabVD 7
 DUNSAPIE BUTTRESS  
 RED CRAIG  
20EurekaHS * 
21Red ButtressVS 4c  
22Pentland SlabVD 1
 HAWORTH'S CRAG  
24Wee Chokestone CrackS 1
 RAVEN'S CRAG  
26The GutterVS 4b  
27Bacchus' Buttress RouteVD  
 THE LION'S HEAD  
29Red ChimneyIV 3 1
30ExcaliburIII 4
31Hanging Over GladysVD 1
32Gladys' RibD 1
33No Love RibD 1
 SAMSON'S RIBS  
35Left RibsVS ** 
36Grand Finale RouteHS * 
37ScuttleVS  
 HOLLY TREE CRAG  
39Holly Tree SlabVD  
 MOON CRAG  
41Overhanging Route No 2S  
42Zigzag RouteD  
43Overhanging Route No 1HS * 
44Short Slab ClimbS  
 LOCH CRAIG  
46Moonlight TraverseHS  
 GIRNAL CRAIG  
48Barbed Wire RouteVD  
49Red SlabHS 1
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