Climbs 109
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

Perfect autumn conditions at Brin Rock. © Alastair R

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

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!!"

Approach 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.

Great venue{despite the dreaded Midge} Alot of problems are getting vegitated due to the lack of traffic....Also Projects galore if you dont mind a bit of gardening. Middle of the Big Black Roof has a possible 7c/8? if your brave enough. Sussurus Bloc may have a couple of hard lines/projects as well
scragrock - 25/May/15
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Crag One 
2CatweazleE1 5b 1
3Pink RibS 1
4The GangplankHVS 5a **9
5The path6c 6
6Gillette6b 7
7Snow on the Ben7a *3
8Despicable Me
7a+ *11
9Pink wall7b ***16
10Dodged a Bullet7c+ 3
11Brin it on7c **7
12Whinging consultants7b+ **7
13Snake in the grass7a+ *12
14The one and only7a ***43
15Austrocelt sound systemE6 6b **1
16Treasure IslandE2 5b **7
17Captains of crush6c **44
18The power of 3.7b+ *6
19Overdose7a+ **10
20Christmas 19377b+ **4
21The Secret Garden7a *7
 The Needle 
23The ProwE1 5b *4
24Gold DiggerE3 6a ***1
25Turkish Cracks
HVS 5a  
E2 5c **2
 Zed Butress 
28The power of resin7a+ *2
29The rockness monster returns7a+ **12
30Jobsworth6b+ *3
31Making MoviesE1 5a *5
32The Wild ManE2 5b **3
33Zorro7b+ *6
34Go go gadget arms7c **2
35Gone in 60 seconds7c+ ** 
36Trick of the tail 28a+ ***1
37The Force Direct8b *** 
38The Force8b ***2
39The Fury8a * 
40Dave's arete of doom7c  
41Little minx7b **6
42Zed's dead baby6b *22
43Quartzite contrived shite6c *3
44Brick7c+ ***5
45It's high end 8!7b **2
46Heather bashing7a+ *1
47No Fatties Allowed5b  
48Rails of Disappointment6a+  
49Giant Flake
HVS 5a  
 Block Butress 
51Screen Test
HVS 5a  
52The Block
HVS 4c *2
 Brin Boulders 
 The Block 
55Blockheadf5 2
56Lip Tripf6B  
57Berlingo Boysf7A  
58Hit Me
f6B *13
59New Boots and Pantiesf6C+  
60I Wanna Be Straightf4 4
61Clever Bastardf6C  
63Preppyf6A **17
 Beat Wall 
65Up Beatf7A+  
66Down Beatf7B  
67Beat Upf6C  
 Happy Bloc 
70The Dreaded Dreadlockf6A 5
71Spiritedf6C **14
72Spirit Levelf7A 3
73Jump for Joyf6A **3
74Jump for Joy Extentionf7A+ *1
75Rhuaridh's Crack
f5 2
76Carpet Slabf4 4
77Monkey Boyf5 *11
 The Prow 
79Brin Done Beforef7A 3
81When Mike Met Benf7A  
 Black Roof 
83Big Black Roof Aretef6A  
84Big Black Roof Leftf6A  
85Fire and Brinstonef7A 1
 Dusty Bloc 
87Mushroom Cloudf6B+  
88Gold Dustf7A+  
 What Bloc 
 The Pit 
92Ingrid Pittf5 3
93Pitt Bullf7B  
 Tree Slab 
95Centref5 2
96Tree Slab Right
f4 1
 Arete Bloc 
98Snowy Aretef4 3
 Time Bloc 
100Business Timef6B  
101Part Time Modelf6C  
 Fallen Tree Bloc 
103Forest Mechanicsf6A  
 Steve's Slab 
105Steves Slab Leftf6A+ * 
106Steves Slab Centref5 * 
107Steves Slab Rightf5+  
109Michaelf6C 1
 Sussurus Bloc 
111Sussirusf7C+ ***3
 Little Britain Bloc 
114Little Britainf6C  
 Swamp Block 
117Lichen Storm
f5+ ***5
118Lichen Itf4 5
119The Flakes, Swamp Wallf6A+ ***5
120The Scoopf5+ 5
121Exposťf3+ 1
 The Den 
123Spank the Rampf6B ***26
124Graeme's Pinchf6C **17
126Guillotinef4 1
127Left Wall V1f5 4
128Clean Ribf4 7
129Clean Rib S/Sf6A *4
 Bog Bloc 
131Big Bog Traversef4 2
132Big Bog Flakef4 4
 Scissorhands Bloc 
 Clapton Bloc 
 New Shoes Bloc 
138Put My New Shoes Onf7C ***2
 Scientist Bloc 
 White Wall 
141The Crack (white Wall)f6A+ ***1
142White Wallf6B **1

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