Tynrich Slabs

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
A charming, underrated, and understarred slab of crystalline gneiss on an open sunny terrace with typically tranquil views.

Delicate and sometimes bold slab climbing provides a good contrast to the burl and brutality of the nearby Ruthven boulder.

Access notes
Park in the first layby East from the Ruthven boulder carpark. Cross the fence easily to gain an old boggy track running along the hillside opposite. Follow this to a gate and forge directly towards the slab on the skyline.

Guidebooks
Highland Outcrops (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Puff ballVS 5a *
2Wrinkle and CrackVD
3Chocolate TruffleHVS 4c
4ScoopsVD
5ChanterelleE3 5a *
6ScorpionHS **
7Trumpet of the DeadE2 5b *
8BlewitE2 5c ***
9Slippery JackE5 6a *
10StrewthHVS 5a *
11Horn of PlentyMVS 4b
12BoletusHVS 5b
13SpeechlessVS 4c
14Playing PossumE3 5c
15Back MagicVS 5a *
16Fly AgaricE2 5b **
17Gecko echoHVS 5a
18The Stubby ThiefE1 5a
19You'll Never Get Away With ItHVS 4c
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I've sent an update to Neil but in case it takes a while to get on: This is a wee gem of a slab that is well worth a visit and provides another great option in the Strathnairn valley and gives delightful and delicate climbing. Some of the grades and descriptions in Highland Outcrops are wrong: Chanterelle - probably takes the brief wide slot and thin seams leading towards Scorpion. Trumpet Of The Dead - definite ** Blewit - definite *** Slippery Jack - hard E3 5c and probably ** Schist As A Newt - doesn't exist, probably a retro claim on SJ. Strewth - maybe E1 5a and ** if clean.
Fiend - 27/Mar/14