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Dumbarton Rock

West Dumbarton, SCOTLAND

Climbs 352 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude ? – Faces NW

Crag features
Glasgows best crag will test the strongest climbers with Chemin de Fer (E5) and Requiem (E8 6b) rated as Scotlands finest crack routes. Seven big boulders provide an excellent training ground. Scotland's first E9, Achemine, is here as well as Scotlands first Font8a problem - Pongo (true sit start). [Stuart McNeil, Graham Foster]

Access notes
From the car park a good path leads to the North Face and the Boulders. Dumbarton Rock is a historic monument so do NOT climb into the castle grounds.

Weather forecast

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3.1mm rain
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Guidebooks
Bouldering in Scotland (2008), Stone Country (2005), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 MAIN CRAGS  
2BetaE1 5b 3
3AntigravE3 6a * 
4Monsoon GullyS 4b *5
5Nameless CrackVD 1
6SnowhiteE2 5b **7
7Route ThreeHVS 5a *8
8Stonefall CrackHVS 5a **48
9Stonefall Crack DirectHVS 5a 23
10Payback Time!7b+  
11The Big ZipperE3 5b **24
12WoopsE4 6a **3
13Omerta7c **8
14Chemin de FerE5 6a ***14
15AchemineE9 6c *** 
16Cop Out5.13c r ** 
17RhapsodyE11 7a 1
18Direquiem5.14a r ** 
19Unfinished Symphony8b+ **1
20RequiemE8 6b ***2
21Requiem Direct StartE3 5b  
22Dumbarton Oaks (AKA La Dumby-Dumby Project)Project ***1
23Rock of AgesE3 6a *3
24Dumb and DumberE7 6c ** 
25Persistence of Vision7a+ ***117
26First Movement6b+ **24
27Abstract Movement6b+ *2
28Abstract Art6c **75
29CyclopsE5 6b * 
30Calm Before the StormE6 6c * 
31Dum Dum Boys7c+ ***7
32Sufferance8a ***25
33Endurance8a **6
34Suffix8a **4
35Persistance8a *2
36Tarrier8a **7
37Tolerance8b **2
38Fever PitchE4 5c **3
39FatsoE4 5c * 
40LongbowE1 5b **66
41Negative Creep8b 1
42Appliance of Violence7b+ **46
43Gratuitous Violence8a **1
44Eh GringoE4 5c * 
45DesperadoHVS 5a *11
46BlackoutE6 6a ** 
47WindjammerHVS 5a **77
48Out on the RiggingHVS 5a 1
49Bad Attitude7b **30
50Half Breed7b **50
51Unforgiven7b ***59
52Friends in High PlacesE4 6a **1
53Benny's Route Left-hand7b 12
54Benny's Route Right-hand7c *20
55Natural Born Drillers7a 64
56Dumbarton ChimneyVS 4c 2
57Easter RibS ***11
58Casanostra6c+ *2
59PlungeD ***28
60West Face GirdleVS 4c **13
 EAGLE BOULDER  
621920 TraverseVB 4a 13
63Rankin's BajinVB 4a 59
64Soixante Neuff3+ *66
65Pas Malf3 *47
66No.1 Routef3+ *80
67Left Directf3 **70
68Centre Directf4 *72
69Right Directf3 36
70No. 2 RouteVB 3a *47
71No. 2 Route SSf6B 5
72Pulloverf5 *111
73No.2 Route Directf4+ 40
74Runs on Potato Powerf7A *8
75Double Bogeyf6B *9
76Kev's Problemf7A *12
77John's Dynof6B+ **7
78Ramp Traversef6C *6
79Bust My Chops LHf7A ***11
80Bust My Chopsf7A **19
81Bust My Chops RHf7A *25
82Bust Jeremy's Chopsf7A **4
83Treasuref7B *6
84Treasure Huntf7B *6
85Fool's Goldf7A+ *6
86Zig Zagf4 ***105
87Zig Zag SSf6C *42
88Zig Sit Start Super Lowf6C+ **9
89Zig Zag Variationf6A 11
90Pullover Traversef5+ 9
91Jeremy's Problemf6C+ **12
92Double Slopersf6A 16
93Treasure Trailf7B **1
94The Bampot Chopf6C+ *1
95Bampot Aretef6B+ *29
96Bampot Traversef7A **17
97Fouk Yeef7B *1
98Fouk Yer Chops Kevf7C 2
99Tam's Route Sit Startf6A+ 4
100Tam's Routef5+ 16
101Tam's Route Original Sit Startf7A  
102Shadowf7A+ **1
103The Story of the Hurricanef7A ** 
104Trick of the Valef7B ** 
105High Flyerf6C 5
106Pressuref8B  
107Firefightf8B  
108Smokescreenf7C *3
109Firestarterf8A ***1
110Gorillaf6B ***75
111Gorilla Warfaref7A+ **14
112Gorilla Hanging Startf7A 21
113Neil's Extension/Gorilla SSf7B+ ***15
114Silver Backf7C ***13
115Silverback Aretef7C+ ***2
116King Kongf8A 6
117Cautious Lipf6B *17
118Shin Sekaif6C+ *9
119Hoopf7C ***3
120Laddermanf7C **1
121Bingham's Wallf7B+ **1
122Dressed for Successf7B+ **4
123Supinatorf6A+ *20
1242HBf6A ***55
1252HB SSf6B 3
126A Ford Flashf7B 1
127Ford Caprif7A+  
128Torino Sunf6B **25
129Oceansf7C 3
130Sea Bedf8A ***2
1311990 Traversef7B *25
132Snappyf6B+ **11
133Yappyf6B+ **9
134The Blue Meanief5 ***113
135PTOf5 *102
 WARM-UP WALL  
137Left Edgef3 *166
138Fridays Fillf3 *237
139Friar's Mantlef4+ ***262
140Ungavaf4+ 202
141Right Edgef3+ 146
142Warmup Wall Low Traversef5 107
 HOME RULE  
144Orange Wallf6A 4
145The Beastf3 36
146Beastedf6B  
147The Brutef4 9
148The Brute SSf5+ 4
149Valkyrief4+ 4
150Encore Une Foisf7A *4
151Pas Encoref5 *11
152Crimp!f6C+ 2
153More Chickenf7A+ *1
154Head Buttf7A 11
155Butt Headf7A+  
156Malky Traversef7B+ **10
157Daggerf7B+ **2
158Malkiedf7C ***7
159Malkyf7B+ *26
160Dwellerf7B+  
161Set in Motionf7C+  
162Hokkuf8A * 
163Soshof8A+ ** 
164Spamf7C *11
165Glasgow Kissf7C+ ***6
166Spam Daggerf8A *7
167Mugsy Extensionf7B+ **7
168Mugsy Traversef7B ***38
169Mugsy Sit Startf7B **5
170Mugsy Staticf7A+ ***15
171Mugsy (Ya Bass)f7A ***57
172Houston We Have a Problem *f7B  
173Mestugsof7B **2
174Thoroughbredf7C+ 5
175Nice and Sleazyf7C+ ***9
176Mugstizof7B+ ***8
177Mestizo Extensionf7B+ **7
178Mestizo Traversef7B **35
179Mestizo SSf7A+ **46
180Mestizof6A ***87
181Mestizo 'Direct' *f7A  
 Climb nameGradex
182Art Attackf7B 1
183Knowledge is Powerf7B+ ***3
184Physical GraffitiE5 6b **39
185Nice and Sleazierf7C+ **3
186Eazy Sleazyf7C+ **1
187Home Rulef6A **107
188Devolutionf6C **9
189Devo Maxf6C *3
190Home Rule Low Traversef7A+ *17
191Home Rule High Traversef6B **30
192Bob's Problemf6A 7
193Presencef5+ *21
194Royale Beautyf6B * 
195Route RoyaleE3 5c 12
196Chicken Royalef6C 1
197Royal Aretef6B  
198The WhipE2 5b **18
199The Whip SSf6C *19
200The Whip SS Directf6A+ *3
201The Switchf5 2
202Einherjarf6B+ *2
203Skin Deepf6B+ *3
204Valhallaf4 6
205The Beautyf4 5
 SUCKERS BOULDER  
207P.S.f3 5a 15
208Cave Routef6A 1
209Cave Route RHf6A+ 6
210Unnamedf7A 3
211Totof6A ***158
212Toto SSf7A 56
213Toto Right Handf6C **11
214Totalledf7B **2
215Totalityf7B+ 10
216Totality Direct Finishf7A+ *15
217Toto Traversef7A+ 1
218The Shieldf7B+ ***19
219The Shield SSf7C **2
220The Shield Right Handf7A+ *5
221The Shield Right Hand SSf7B *1
222Redpath's Problemf7B  
223Power Pocketsf6C *15
224Power Pockets SSf7C * 
225Off The Railsf7A+ **1
226Railingf6B+ **112
227Railings Extensionf6B+ ** 
228Snooker Shelff4 30
229Kneebarf6A+ *11
230Moscaf3+ 12
231Antimatterf4 2
232Suckers Slabf4+ 12
233Volponef3 *36
 B.N.I BOULDER  
235Chahalaf5+ **57
236Chahala SSf8A+  
237Perfect Crimef8A+ *** 
238Perfect Crime Extensionf8B  
239The Serum of Sisyphusf8A+ ***1
240The Grand Tourf8B  
241Sanctionf8B ***1
242Gut Busterf8B+ *** 
243B.N.I. Direct Startf7B+ ***11
244Le Tour De Techniquef7B+ **6
245La Saboteurf8A+ ***3
246Sabotagedf8A ***2
247Sabotagef8A ***13
248The Elbow Basherf7B+ 5
249Very Apef6C 1
250Good Nicksf6B **44
251Good Nicks SSf6C **16
252You're Nickedf7B 2
253HPf6B+ 3
254Pendulumf4 ***24
255RevelationE4 6a  
256NadjilationE6 6b ** 
257Sugar Rushf7B  
258Harvester of Eyesf3 19
259AstronomyVB 3a 22
260Deo Gratisf4+ *15
261Imposter Aretef3+ ***49
262B.N.I. Directf5+ 2
263B.N.I.f5 ***10
 PONGO BOULDER  
265Skint Knucklesf4 *60
266Slap Happy SSf7A 3
267Slap Happyf7A **95
268Hap Slappyf7B+ 19
269Slap Happy Dynof7C ***1
270Happy Slapf7C+ *1
271Paedo Bikinif7C *1
272In Bloomf7C+ ***11
273Mr Tickle Extensionf8A+ **1
274Mr Ticklef8A **1
275Pongof6C+ ***46
276Pongo True SSf8A ***8
277Pongo Jumpf7B 3
278Pongo Staticf7B+ 4
279Pongo Knucklef7C 4
280Supersize Mef8B  
281Pongo Aretef7A+ **31
282Andy's Aretef7A **20
283Buzz Sawf7A+ 7
284Sorcerer's Slabf3 50
285Magic Wandf3+ 30
286Slantf3 33
287Nemesisf5 *81
288Nemesis SSf5+ **15
289Narcosisf5 *39
290Narcosis SSf6A *14
291Lunikf4+ *43
292Lunik SSf6A+ 5
293Rosie and Jim *f5+ *5
294Cheddar Directf4+ ***138
295Cheddar Direct SSf6A 5
296Hard Cheddarf5+ ***178
297Hard Cheddar SSf6A 37
298Big Cheesef7C+ **3
299Juggief4 ***58
300Phoenixf7A 2
301The Jugs Don't Workf6B+ **12
302Consolidatedf7B+ ***35
303Consolidated Extensionf7C ***22
304Babybelf6C+ *4
 SEA BOULDER  
306White Streakf6B **69
307Steptoef3+ *125
308Red Streakf6A 79
309Chowbokf3+ **140
310Erewhonf4+ 148
311Tuesday Treat/Commercialismf6A 20
312Commercial Routef4 **129
313Wednesday Wallf4 70
314Silver's Routef3+ *113
315Silver's Route SSf6C+ **7
316Gardner's Girdlef4 ***61
 TRIPLETS  
318Short Sightf3+ 12
319Honestyf7A 5
320Reducer Aretef6A 12
321Reducerf7B 2
322Long Reachf5+ 10
323Short Noticef4+ 10
324Sea Traversef5+ 16
 BLACK WALL  
326Black Wall Crackf5+ 15
327Black Wall Circuitf6A *6
 EVERDRY WALL  
329Shattered Traverse Highf6C 55
330Shattered Traverse Lowf7B **13
 CIRCUITS  
332JLS training circuitf6A 6a 61
333Smear Test *f3 2
334Skint Cave Traverse *f6B+ 3
335Shothole Sitter *f6A+ 3
336Dressed into Ford *f7C+  
337Dressed Reversed *f7B+  
338Tuesday Wall *f3+ 1
339Thursday Wall *f5 1
340Chahala Sit Easy *f6A 1
341Skint Sitter *f6C+ 1
342Nemesis Left *f4+ 1
343Nemesis SS Right *f6B+ 1
344The Groove *f4+ 1
345The Ramp (Juggie Right) *f5 2
346Ivy Rib *f5+ 1
347Ivy Traverse *f5 1
348Reducer Arete Left *f5+ 1
349Short Wall *f4+ 1
350The Crack *f3 1
351Silver Rib *f3+ 1
352Silver Arete *f6B 1
353Longbow SS *f5+ 2
354This Place is Shit *f6A 2
355The Match *f6B  
356The Slopers *f7A  
357Liddell, Ha and Crombie *f6C+  
358Old Man's Corner *f6A  
359Easy Crack *f3+ 1
360Mick T *f4+ 1
361The Niche Left *f5+ 1
362The Niche *f6A 1
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New resin bolts installed now installed "Bad Attitude" as well as "Half Breed" & "Unforgiven". The old rusty bolts will be chopped in due course.
JLS - 06/Oct/13

New resin bolts installed on Unforgiven and Halfbreed today. Treat with caution pending testing. Further bolt renewal on Halfbreed and Bad Attitude, as well as removal of the old bolts to follow.
JLS - 14/Sep/13

Online guide to Dumby with topos, gallery and videos can be found at: www.dumby.info
Jonathan Bean - 10/Jul/13

Dave Macleod's guide which was on scotlandonline (see above) has been moved to http://www.scottishoutdoors.co.uk/outdoors/dumbarton/intro.htm
gforce - 12/Jun/08

Bouldering with the giant imposing lines of Chemin de Fer (E5) and Requiem (E7) towering above is an experience not to be missed. You may find yourself spending a lot of time just gazing upwards at this sheer overhanging face. Longbow (E1) and Windjammer (HVS), just to the right, are great exercises in forced bridging, laybacking and jamming. Together with the graffiti, local kids, and River Clyde, Dumby is proper Glasgow hard stuff.
Paul Hutton - 31/Jul/03