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
 HAGGIS KNOWE 
 THE LONG ROW 
4Jagerbomb HangoverE1 5c
5Fallen Column ClimbS *
6Waverley CrackD
7Stomach LaybackS *
8Editor's CrackD
9Reporter's CrackVD
 THE DASSIES 
11Question Mark CrackVD
12Black HeartVS 4c
13Vague AreteE3 6a *
14Black EdgeE2 5c *
15Raeburn's CrackS *
16Cracked Slab CrackD
17Cracked SlabVD
 DUNSAPIE BUTTRESS 
 RED CRAIG 
20EurekaHS *
21Red ButtressVS 4c
22Pentland SlabVD
 HAWORTH'S CRAG 
24Wee Chokestone CrackS
 RAVEN'S CRAG 
26The GutterVS 4b
27Bacchus' Buttress RouteVD
 THE LION'S HEAD 
29Red ChimneyIV 3
30ExcaliburIII
31Hanging Over GladysVD
32Gladys' RibD
33No Love RibD
 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
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