Powmill Quarry

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 162m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
As you walk in steer between the lake and the copse of trees until you can enter the area with Emma, you have David and Goliath as you come into the boulder garden on the RHS in a copse of trees. The back wall, christened Razorback, is good for kids as it can be top-roped and has generally large holds. The main boulder area consist of up to 20 boulders all of good sandstone. To the back left is the wall of Mad Max. Most of the back wall problems were top roped by Clan Adventures and their clients, with few of the boulder probs done also though detail is thin. All harder probs by the crag moderator and friends thus far.

Some fun was had by the original discoverers in an unconventional style by going around all the boulders for as long as possible and then by increasing the difficulty of the route - impossible to grade or record but fun for kids, one rule:touch the ground your out! Some landings are terrible so beware. If its a hot day bring a towel. The main quarry is full of clean spring fed water, good for a swim.

Poor rock in places, topping out on Razorback etc. should be done with trepidation or avoided by traversing off or jumping at the first break. Belayers should be aware of the dangers of falling rock too.

Access notes
Powmill quarry near to the village of Powmill in Perth and Kinross, as you leave the village towards Stirling look for evidence of a quarry on the LHS of the A977.

Please do not block the gates to the quarry as the land owner needs constant access. The flooded part is used as a diver training area as access is always needed. there is space at the gates or 50m further along there is a small lay-by for 3 cars. The grass verge is wide and flat - beware soft ground after rain. you can park here as well. Camping and controlled fires accepted by land owner. So only leave chalk marks.

Weekends often see the local youth camping and drinking so may be best to avoid, also don't leave valuables in the cars as you are a long way from them and they are obvious sat on the roadside verge.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 EMMA  
2GSG9f6C+ *2
3Beccy Traversef4  
 TBC  
5Right Spectaclef5+ *1
 RAZORBACK LEFT WALL  
 RAZORBACK RIGHT WALL  
8Benny Bakerf4+ 2
9Juke Cullenf4+ 1
10Sarah Cameranf4+ 2
11Carl Wintersf4+ 1
 DIAMOND  
13Mondo! Mondo!f6A 2
14Mondof3 1
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Was looking forward to bouldering here with comments such as "a whiff of Font in the autumn". Awful amounts of rubbish, burnt out tents and broken glass everywhere really detract from what could be a nice place. Rock quality generally poor, dirty and overgrown and the rocks are tiny, only a few moves even from sitting, not recommend overall.
Chad123 - 30/Aug/14
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