Brin Rock

Climbs 105 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 260m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
These four buttresses lie on the south side of Creag Dhubh above the B851. Many boulders lie scattered below the crags and offer all styles and grades of problems. Details of the traditional climbs on Brin Rock can be found in the SMC Highland Outcrops Guide and a guide to the bouldering can be found at

https://sites.google.com/site/boulderscotland/brin-rock

http://www.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Brin_Rock_Boulders

Brin Rock now has a selection of sport routes on two separate buttresses. The routes on Crag one are best described (and parking/directions) in Scottish Sport Climbs. For sport on the Zed buttress follow directions in Highland Outcrops and park as for the bouldering.

"Airy and exposed climbing on very sound rock! A good head is required as protection is fairly spaced but this makes the climbing all the better! Access is hard work up a steep densely vegetated slope but well worth the effort!!"

Access notes
Please ask permission from the gamekeeper by knocking on the door at his house GR 656287 before parking. He does not mind people parking but would appreciate people asking first.

Guidebooks
Scottish Sport Climbs (2013), 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), Highland Outcrops (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 CRAG ONE  
2CatweazleE1 5b 1
3Pink RibS 1
4The GangplankHVS 5a **6
5The path6c 5
6Gillette6b 6
7Snow on the Ben7a *2
8Despicable Me7a+ *7
9Pink wall7b ***9
10Dodged a Bullet7c+ 2
11Brin it on7c **5
12Whinging consultants7b+ **5
13Snake in the grass7a+ *11
14The one and only7a ***30
15Austrocelt sound systemE6 6b **1
16Treasure IslandE2 5b **5
17Captains of crush6c **31
18The power of 3.7b+ *5
19Overdose7a+ **8
20Christmas 19377b+ **4
21The Secret Garden7a *5
 THE NEEDLE  
23The ProwE1 5b *3
24Gold DiggerE3 6a ***1
25Turkish CracksHVS 5a  
26SkytrainE2 5c **2
 ZED BUTRESS  
28The power of resin7a+ 1
29The rockness monster returns7a+ 2
30Jobsworth6b+  
31Making MoviesE1 5a *4
32The Wild ManE2 5b **3
33Zorro7b+  
34Go go gadget arms7c **2
35Gone in 60 seconds7c ** 
36Crack projectProject  
37The Force8b  
38The FuryProject  
39Dave's arete of doom7c  
40Little minx7b 1
41Zed's dead baby6b *3
42Quartzite contrived shite6c  
43Brick7c 1
44It's high end 8!7b 1
45Giant FlakeHVS 5a  
 BLOCK BUTRESS  
47Screen TestHVS 5a  
48The BlockHVS 4c *2
 BRIN BOULDERS  
 THE BLOCK  
51BlockheadV1 2
52Lip Tripf6B  
53Berlingo Boysf7A  
54Hit MeV4 *12
55New Boots and Pantiesf6C+  
56I Wanna Be StraightV0 4
57Clever Bastardf6C  
 CAMPUS  
59PreppyV3 **16
 BEAT WALL  
61Up Beatf7A+  
62Down Beatf7B  
63Beat Upf6C  
64Beatroutef6C  
 HAPPY BLOC  
66The Dreaded DreadlockV3 4
67SpiritedV5 **12
68Spirit LevelV6 2
69Jump for JoyV3 **2
70Jump for Joy ExtentionV7 6c * 
71Rhuaridh's CrackV1 2
72Carpet SlabV0 4
73Monkey BoyV1 *10
 THE PROW  
75Brin Done Beforef7A  
76Cantthinkofanamef4  
77When Mike Met Benf7A  
 BLACK ROOF  
79Big Black Roof Aretef6A  
80Big Black Roof Leftf6A  
81Fire and Brinstonef7A  
 DUSTY BLOC  
83Mushroom Cloudf6B+  
84Gold Dustf7A+  
 WHAT BLOC  
86Skrewdriverf7A  
 THE PIT  
88Ingrid PittV1 3
89Pitt Bullf7B  
 TREE SLAB  
91CentreV1 2
92Tree Slab RightV0 1
 ARETE BLOC  
94Snowy AreteV0 3
 TIME BLOC  
96Business Timef6B  
97Part Time Modelf6C  
 FALLEN TREE BLOC  
99Forest Mechanicsf6A  
 STEVE'S SLAB  
101Steves Slab Leftf6A+ * 
102Steves Slab Centref5 * 
103Steves Slab Rightf5+  
 PSIKABLOC  
105MichaelV5 1
 SUSSURUS BLOC  
107Sussirusf7C+ ***3
 LITTLE BRITAIN BLOC  
109Bittyf6B  
110Little Britainf6C  
111Yeahbutnobutyeahf5+  
 SWAMP BLOCK  
113Lichen StormV2 ***5
114Lichen ItV0 5
115The Flakes, Swamp Wallf6A+ ***5
116The ScoopV2 5
117ExposéV0- 1
 THE DEN  
119Spank the RampV4 ***24
120Graeme's PinchV5 **16
 GUILLOTINE  
122GuillotineV0 1
123Left Wall V1V1 4
124Clean RibV0 7
125Clean Rib S/SV3 *4
 BOG BLOC  
127Big Bog TraverseV0 2
128Big Bog FlakeV0 4
 SCISSORHANDS BLOC  
 CROCODILE  
 CLAPTON BLOC  
 PROCUPINE  
 NEW SHOES BLOC  
134Put My New Shoes Onf7C ***2
 SCIENTIST BLOC  
 WHITE WALL  
137The Crack (white Wall)f6A+ ***1
138White Wallf6B **1
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Some boulders have been fully reclaimed by the forest. Little britian is an inch deep in moss and psikabloc has a tree on it. Most other boulders remain clean. Good winter venue as it's south facing.
Hamfunk - 16/Dec/14
Good trad if you can hack the boulder and heather bash, and a great bouldering circuit that deserves more attention and a proper write-up on here (where is Brin Done Before?? :0). Worth noting that despite the comments on the classic Spank The Ramp, there is no point ruining it by somehow ignoring the good hold directly in the middle of the problem - it is a proper line not some shitty eliminate....this is not bloody Boltsheugh!!
Fiend - 27/Feb/13