Climbs 123
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

53Giant Flake
HVS 5a  
 Block Butress 
55Screen Test
HVS 5a  
56The Block
HVS 4c *2
 Brin Boulders 
 The Block 
59BlockheadV1 2
60Lip Tripf6B  
61Berlingo Boysf7A  
62Hit Me
V4 *14
63New Boots and Pantiesf6C+  
64I Wanna Be StraightV0 5
65Clever Bastardf6C  
67PreppyV3 **20
 Beat Wall 
69Up Beatf7A+  
70Down Beatf7B  
71Beat Upf6C  
 Happy Bloc 
74The Dreaded DreadlockV3 7
75SpiritedV5 **17
76Spirit LevelV6 4
77Jump for JoyV3 **3
78Jump for Joy ExtentionV7 *1
79Rhuaridh's Crack
V1 4
80Carpet SlabV0 6
81Monkey BoyV1 *13
 The Prow 
83Brin Done Beforef7A 4
85When Mike Met Benf7A  
 Black Roof 
87Big Black Roof Aretef6A  
88Big Black Roof Leftf6A 1
89Fire and Brinstonef7A 1
 Dusty Bloc 
91Mushroom Cloudf6B+  
92Gold Dustf7A+  
 What Bloc 
 The Pit 
96Ingrid PittV1 4
97Pitt Bullf7B  
 Tree Slab 
99CentreV1 2
100Tree Slab Right
V0 3
 Arete Bloc 
102Snowy AreteV0 5
 Time Bloc 
104Business Timef6B  
105Part Time Modelf6C  
 Fallen Tree Bloc 
107Forest Mechanicsf6A  
 Steve's Slab 
109Steves Slab Leftf6A+ *1
110Steves Slab Centref5 *1
111Steves Slab Rightf5+ 2
113MichaelV5 1
 Sussurus Bloc 
115Sussirusf7C+ ***9
116Keyser S÷zef8A ***3
 Little Britain Bloc 
119Little Britainf6C  
 Swamp Block 
122ExposÚV0- 1
123Lichen Stormf5+ ***7
125Lichen Itf3 7
126The Flakes, Swamp Wallf5+ ***8
127The ScoopV2 6
 The Den 
129Spank the RampV4 ***30
130Graeme's PinchV5 **17
132GuillotineV0 3
133Left Wall V1V1 5
134Clean RibV0 8
135Clean Rib S/SV3 *4
 Bog Bloc 
137Big Bog TraverseV0 3
138Big Bog FlakeV0 6
 Scissorhands Bloc 
 Clapton Bloc 
144Old LoveV6  
146Hedgehogf5+ 2
147Porcupinef6A 3
148Sting in the tail (Porcupine variation)f6B 2
149Scorpionf6B+ 3
 New Shoes Bloc 
151Put My New Shoes Onf7C ***2
 Scientist Bloc 
153The Scientistf7B ***1
 White Wall 
155The Crack (white Wall)f6A+ ***2
156White Wallf6B **2

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