Climbs 18
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 154m a.s.l
Faces S

Piggery Girdle, III, Currie Wa's © crombie

Crag features

The Currie Wa’s we’re discovered and used by legendary climber Dougal Haston with friends James (Eley) Moriarty and Jim Stenhouse while all three grew up in the village of Currie in the 1950’s. Indoor climbing walls didn’t exist back in the day so the Currie Boys would train on bridges, walls and embankments along the old Caledonian Railway Line. This railway is no longer in use and has been converted into the Water of Leith Walkway and is used to access the “climbs”, The routes are all on man-made structures, up to 6m in height and traverses of 35m with little or no protection. Due to neglect and lack of traffic many of the routes have become grubby and vegetated. The Tannery Bridge probably has the cleanest routes and the Brick Wall has had some gardening recently.

Approach notes

The Water of Leith Walkway is a popular route for cyclists and it

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Upper Bowling Green Wall *IV  
 Lower Bowling Green Wall 
3Chimney Route *II  
4Right Arete *IV  
5Left Arete *III  
6Gridle Traverse *IV  
7Brick wall *VI  
8Left Arete (Tannery Bridge) *III  
 Tannery Brigde 
10Sewer Wall *
11Sewer Arete *
12Girdle Traverse (Tannery Bridge) *
13Piggery Girdle *III  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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