Climbs 50
Rocktype Greywacke

Faces N

Bruce Kerr on the first ascent of The Twilight Hour in 1989 © Bruce Kerr

Crag features

The Brander is the obvious huge green fin running out into the

sea, south of Fastcastle Head.

Good climbing in a breath-taking coastal setting.

Approach notes


Bird ban 1st April - 21st August

Beware of the goat that lives on the Brander -

it eats climbers sandwiches and rucksacks - not to mention abseil ropes!


Lowlands Outcrops guidebook topo for this crag has got the numbering in the wromng order.Text is correct
cjkcjk - 29/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 the brander 
2Mince and TattiesD 1
E3 5c * 
4Bouma Sequence
E1 5a * 
5The Ancient Mariner
E2 5b * 
6Spring ShowerVS 4c *3
7Jonathan Livingstone Shitehawk *VS 4c 1
8Rufus the red
E1 5a 1
 east brander bay 
 cockle shell fin - south face 
11The Bat Crack
S * 
12The Buoy Wonder
E1 5b * 
13Lumsdaine groove
VS 4c  
14Lumsdaine Groove with direct start
HVS 5a * 
15The Twilight Hour
E5 6a 1
16TripwireE1 5b  
17Cockle Shell CracksE1 5b 2
HVS 5a * 
 lucky day wall 
20Seize the day
E1 5b *3
21DaygloHVS 5b *2
22Drop the Pilot
E4 6a *1
 emerald fin 
24The Voyage of the Mad Manxman
E2 5c *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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