Brin Rock

Climbs 106 – 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!!"

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.

Guidebooks
7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), Scottish Sport Climbs (2013), Highland Outcrops (1998),
Out of print: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 CRAG ONE  
2CatweazleE1 5b 1
3Pink RibS 1
4The GangplankHVS 5a **8
5The path6c 5
6Gillette6b 6
7Snow on the Ben7a *3
8Despicable Me7a+ *11
9Pink wall7b ***15
10Dodged a Bullet7c+ 3
11Brin it on7c **6
12Whinging consultants7b+ **7
13Snake in the grass7a+ *12
14The one and only7a ***40
15Austrocelt sound systemE6 6b **1
16Treasure IslandE2 5b **7
17Captains of crush6c **42
18The power of 3.7b+ *6
19Overdose7a+ **9
20Christmas 19377b+ **4
21The Secret Garden7a *6
 THE NEEDLE  
23The ProwE1 5b *4
24Gold DiggerE3 6a ***1
25Turkish CracksHVS 5a  
26SkytrainE2 5c **2
 ZED BUTRESS  
28The power of resin7a+ 1
29The rockness monster returns7a+ 7
30Jobsworth6b+ 2
31Making MoviesE1 5a *5
32The Wild ManE2 5b **3
33Zorro7b+ 1
34Go go gadget arms7c **2
35Gone in 60 seconds7c+ ** 
36Trick of the tail 28a+  
37The Force8b  
38The FuryProject  
39Dave's arete of doom7c  
40Little minx7b 4
41Zed's dead baby6b *11
42Quartzite contrived shite6c 1
43Brick7c+ 4
44It's high end 8!7b 1
45Heather bashing7a+ *1
46Giant FlakeHVS 5a  
 BLOCK BUTRESS  
48Screen TestHVS 5a  
49The BlockHVS 4c *2
 BRIN BOULDERS  
 THE BLOCK  
52BlockheadV1 2
53Lip Tripf6B  
54Berlingo Boysf7A  
55Hit MeV4 *12
56New Boots and Pantiesf6C+  
57I Wanna Be StraightV0 4
58Clever Bastardf6C  
 CAMPUS  
60PreppyV3 **17
 BEAT WALL  
62Up Beatf7A+  
63Down Beatf7B  
64Beat Upf6C  
65Beatroutef6C  
 HAPPY BLOC  
67The Dreaded DreadlockV3 5
68SpiritedV5 **13
69Spirit LevelV6 3
70Jump for JoyV3 **3
71Jump for Joy ExtentionV7 6c *1
72Rhuaridh's CrackV1 2
73Carpet SlabV0 4
74Monkey BoyV1 *10
 THE PROW  
76Brin Done Beforef7A 2
77Cantthinkofanamef4  
78When Mike Met Benf7A  
 BLACK ROOF  
80Big Black Roof Aretef6A  
81Big Black Roof Leftf6A  
82Fire and Brinstonef7A 1
 DUSTY BLOC  
84Mushroom Cloudf6B+  
85Gold Dustf7A+  
 WHAT BLOC  
87Skrewdriverf7A  
 THE PIT  
89Ingrid PittV1 3
90Pitt Bullf7B  
 TREE SLAB  
92CentreV1 2
93Tree Slab RightV0 1
 ARETE BLOC  
95Snowy AreteV0 3
 TIME BLOC  
97Business Timef6B  
98Part Time Modelf6C  
 FALLEN TREE BLOC  
100Forest Mechanicsf6A  
 STEVE'S SLAB  
102Steves Slab Leftf6A+ * 
103Steves Slab Centref5 * 
104Steves Slab Rightf5+  
 PSIKABLOC  
106MichaelV5 1
 SUSSURUS BLOC  
108Sussirusf7C+ ***3
 LITTLE BRITAIN BLOC  
110Bittyf6B  
111Little Britainf6C  
112Yeahbutnobutyeahf5+  
 SWAMP BLOCK  
114Lichen StormV2 ***5
115Lichen ItV0 5
116The Flakes, Swamp Wallf6A+ ***5
117The ScoopV2 5
118ExposťV0- 1
 THE DEN  
120Spank the RampV4 ***25
121Graeme's PinchV5 **16
 GUILLOTINE  
123GuillotineV0 1
124Left Wall V1V1 4
125Clean RibV0 7
126Clean Rib S/SV3 *4
 BOG BLOC  
128Big Bog TraverseV0 2
129Big Bog FlakeV0 4
 SCISSORHANDS BLOC  
 CROCODILE  
 CLAPTON BLOC  
 PROCUPINE  
 NEW SHOES BLOC  
135Put My New Shoes Onf7C ***2
 SCIENTIST BLOC  
 WHITE WALL  
138The Crack (white Wall)f6A+ ***1
139White Wallf6B **1
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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