Wester Craiglockhart Hill

Climbs 10 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude 113m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Wester Craiglockhart hill has a little north facing outcrop which is perfect for a short bouldering session. There's also a warm-up wall, well hidden on the South West part of the Hill, an easy slab with a small sit-start overhang. Not exciting, but it's real rock and it's a sun trap. The North wall has a few good problems mentioned below.

The columnar basalt of the crag to the left is prone to toppling over after wet periods, hence the catcher wires in place, so THE CRAG IS NOT SAFE FOR CLIMBING.

Video here:


Mini topo here:


Approach notes
Just off Glenlockhart road on a footpart of Craiglockahart hill beside Napier University campus. Lothian Bus no. 23 terminus is on campus. The University carpark is free on Sunday otherwise park in nearby Colinton Avenue

Please note that the outcrops are on private land. It's a golf course but the area is a designated SSSI and I've never been told anything by the golfers. So keep a low profile and it should remain as it is.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Sharkf5 3
2The Pinchf6C+ 1
3The pinch sit startf7B 1
4Hung Per Lamentf6A+ **3
5Hung Parliamentf6A+ 4
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Thanks for the feedback. I had not been there for over a year and it did feel harder than I remembered. I have updated the grades.
Pierre Fuentes - 03/Jun/14
Cracks and crumbles. The rock is of the worst quality. Shame really.
daftendirekt - 06/Apr/14
The rock is grotty but the moves are good. Found the grades stiff.
Andy Moles - 30/May/11