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CraigmoreEast Dumbarton, SCOTLAND
Climbs 144 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces NE
It faces north-east and is often green and damp in winter and midgy in summer, so a dry spring or autumn is best for conditions on the dimpled basalt.
Recent, overzealous cleaning and chopping of trees is unacceptable as this is an environmentally sensitive area housing a delicate habitat of flora and fauna, so please, if cleaning, just brush off holds which are necessary. Tree cutting is a no-no and all problems can be climbed with trees intact. Some pine trees have been replanted along the top to replace those that are suffering from abseiling and fire-builders. Collect any litter you see...a rare 1900 Camp Coffee bottle was found, so it's not just recent louts dumping their crap over the crag.
This list has been updated with boulderers in mind, a lot of stars removed from the SMC guide, as many problems have returned to nature and there really are only a few definite 3 star routes/problems!
Climbs at this crag
On the Blanefield road between the Carbeth Inn and Strathblane, 200m west of the West Highland Way. By bike/foot from Milngavie station for 5km. Car park on the layby by a stile and wall. Cross boggy fields or walk back up the road to cross a stile onto the wooded ridge above the crag, descend at easy gully at end of line of oak trees 20m before the first big pine.