North Third

Climbs 18 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Extensive band of dolerite overlooking The North Third Reservoir 8km from Stirling.

Dries quickly after short periods of rain. Longer & weeps after heavy rain.

Provides many routes up to 20m in length

Pleasant outlook. Nice atmosphere.

Approach notes
Easy access from road - park sensibly and do not block entrances.

Lowland Outcrops (2005),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Dragon AreteVS 4a 1
2CSC AreteS 4a 2
3Faulty TowerVS 4c 1
4Syblline SlabE2 5c **6
6Rockhopper RibE3 5c *4
7BeelineHVS 5a 3
8Cuckoo CrackVS 5a 5
9Procrastinator's CrackE2 5c **3
11The Flying DragonE2 5c ***10
12JezebelE1 5b **26
13BejeezusE2 5b *1
14Jim's ChimneyVS 4b 7
15Red ShiftE6 6b **4
16Red Shift (Variation)E6 6a 1
17Flaky ScalpS 4a  
18BeemerE3 5c 1
19Sma' GellE2 5c 3
20My Love for you is like a TrainD 1
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Visited this today to scope some of the starred routes. Access very tough through the bracken and trees though if you loop over the top onto the good footpath and find a descent path it would be easier but trickier to find the areas. Faulty Tower area was VERY overgrown. In particular, Syblline Slab which could do with a properly good clean. Red Tower was similar but marginally better, awkward to find but VERY impressive when you do. Again, both the good lines of Flying Dragon and Jezebel could do with a clean to rid them of lichen, loose rock and the horrible solidified mud that you get on Dolerite. Overall, this places needs A LOT more traffic but with this and Cambusbarron being the closest crags to Stirling there's little chance people will choose this over the other. A real shame cause it's stunning when you get up there!
Gabe Oliver - 09/Jun/13
Does anyone know the name of the buttress which has Faulty Tower on it?
CyberTaff - 04/Mar/12
Had a look at this on sat. Red Tower looks good (solid clean rock) but most of the rest was covered in lichen. Needs more traffic for sure.
CyberTaff - 21/Nov/11
Probably THE best jamming between Yorkshire Grit and Staffin / Ardmair!
Fiend - 12/Apr/10