Brin Rock

Climbs 67 – 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

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2CatweazleE1 5b
3Pink RibS
4The GangplankHVS 5a **
5The path6c
7Snow on the Ben7a *
8Despicable Me7a+ *
9Pink wall7b ***
10Dodged a Bullet7c+
11Brin it on7c **
12Whinging consultants7b+ **
13Snake in the grass7a+ *
14The one and only7a ***
15Austrocelt sound systemE6 6b **
16Treasure IslandE2 5b **
17Captains of crush6c **
18The power of 3.7b+ *
19Overdose7a+ **
20Christmas 19377b+ **
21The Secret Garden7a *
23The ProwE1 5b *
24Gold DiggerE3 6a ***
25Turkish CracksHVS 5a
26SkytrainE2 5c **
28Making MoviesE1 5a *
29The Wild ManE2 5b **
30Giant FlakeHVS 5a
32Screen TestHVS 5a
33The BlockHVS 4c *
35The Dreaded DreadlockV3
36SpiritedV5 **
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Neil Mackenzie

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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