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Craigmore

East Dumbarton, SCOTLAND

Climbs 155 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Traditionally a top-rope venue on 10m routes, and an abseiling venue for local Outdoor Centres, this crag is becoming increasingly popular with boulderers.

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. It can be perfect, but only rarely.

No chopping of trees - this 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.

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!

Access notes
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.

Weather forecast

 Today  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri 

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
18 °C
14 kph

2.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
21 kph

3.7mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
23 kph

1.9mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
13 kph

4.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
14 kph
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More: mwis: Cairngorms & MonadhliathMet Office: West Highlands

Guidebooks
Bouldering in Scotland (2008), Lowland Outcrops (2005),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 CHIMNEY AREA  
2Chimney Aretenone 4c 1
3The ChimneyS 4a 17
4Polof5+ 5b 9
5Poloverf6A+ 6a *6
6Tanktopf5+ 5c 2
7Silver Aretef3+ 4a 13
8Glugf2 3b 11
9Grooved aretef4 4c 21
10Totemf6A 5c *10
11Kit KatD 3b 41
12Leglessf6B 6a 3
13Wide Eyed Crackf6C+ 6b ***12
14Harmlessf6A 6a *22
15Arrowhead Left-HandS 4b 37
16Arrowhead Eliminatef6A 4
17Arrowhead Right-Handnone 3b 3
18Colin's Traversef7A+ *1
19Chimney Traversef6A+ *6
 MAIN AREA  
21CariadHVS 5b 3
22Magic crackHVS 5b 14
23Holly Tree CornerHS 4b 13
24Merlinf6C *6
25The BeastE2 5c 8
26Slingsby's CrystalE2 6a 3
27Jolly Green DragonE1 5c 27
28Dolly Jean Dragqueenf6C *7
29Dolly Directf6A+ **2
30Craigmore CornerHVS 5b ***96
31Tom And Jerry WallVS 5a **85
32Macmorris Arete DirectHVS 5c *1
33RampageHS 4b *94
34Curving GrooveHVS 5b 19
35Hamilton's AreteE4 6b **2
36Daylight RobberyVS 4c 5
37Basil BrushHVS 5b 4
38The NicheHS 4c *80
39CribVS 5a 16
40RampantVD 4a 40
41Grotty GrooveVD 4a 38
42Sunday WallVS 5b 9
43Hot DawgHVS 5c 5
 LAYBACK CRACK AREA  
45Swingtimef6A+ 7
46Ragtimef7A 5
47Terror Leftf4+ 4c 6
48Terrorf6A 5c **21
49Terror Rightf6B 6a **6
50Terror Sit Startf6C 6
51Terror Right SSf7A 1
52BwanaHVS 5b 2
53Inverlussa CrackE2 5c  
54Spinal WallE2 6a **6
55Andy's Aretef6C+ **8
56Andy's Wallf6C *7
57Andy's Linkf7A **1
58Stand-up Routinef6B+ *3
59White HopeE1 5c 19
60Left hand Wallf6A+ 2
61Layback CrackE1 5c ***50
62Layback Crack - True FinishE4 6a 12
63Layback Wall Blocf6C 6b **1
64Lay Crack BackE5 6a *2
65Layback Traversef6B *7
66Craig's WallE7 6c *** 
67Crag MateVS 5a 6
68SalamanderHVS 5b 5
69Not Another EliminateE2 6a *1
70SamsonHVS 5b 5
71Samson blocf6B+ *5
72Sabre CrackVS 4c **88
73Stiletto CrackVS 4c **96
74Rapier AreteE1 5b 5
75Scabbard traversef4+ 3
 BLADE AREA  
77The Blade.f5 5a 2
78White Streaknone 5b 1
79Preliminary ExerciseE2 5c  
80Tae a Moose Sit Startf5+ 6a  
81Tae a Moosef2+ 3c 7
82Latch Key Kidf6C 6b * 
 Climb nameGradex
83Tic Tacf4+ 5a 3
84Bugs Bunnynone 3b 2
85WeaselHVS 5b 3
86StoatHVS 5b *5
87Stoaterf5+ *2
88AutobahnVS 5a 19
89Autobahn Wallf6B *1
90All HopeVS 5a 10
91Hendo's Sit Startf6A *1
92Hendo's Obsessionf5+ 5c 1
93Elkf2+ 3a 7
94Ellf3 4a 2
95Tarantulaf5 5b *3
96Leech Arete Directf7A+ 6c * 
97Leech Arete Righthandf6C+ 6b * 
98Leech Directnone 6a **11
99Leechf5+ 5b 6
100Eelf3 4b 2
101Coal Facenone 4b 11
102Charcoal Chimneyf3 4a 10
103Black Beautyf4+ 5a *14
104Black Powerf3+ 4c 8
105Mat Blackf3 3c 8
 LITTLE BUTTRESS  
107East Wallf3+ 4c 3
108Pinnacle Wallf3+ 4c **4
109Donald Duckf3 4a 3
110Mickey Mousef3 4b 2
111Pigletf3+ 4c 3
112Pig's Earf4+ 5a 3
113Silk Pursef4+ 5b 2
114West Wallf4+ 5b 2
115Extraretef4 5a 6
116Sunshine Arete (Small Buttress)f3+ 4a 1
117Sunshine Arete Wallf4+ 5a 2
118Andy's Problemf6C+ 6b 1
 CRACKED SLABS  
120Tree Wallf4 5a 3
121Left Aretef3+ 4b 5
122Cracked SlabVD 3b 8
123Elephant Footf6A 5c 2
124Elephant Foot Traversef6A+ 6a 2
125The Slabf3 4a 5
126Right Aretef3 4a 6
127Blunt Aretef6B 6a 2
128Cave Routef2 3a 6
 THE WIZARD  
130The Wizardf6B+ ***19
131Wizard Sit Startf7A **6
132Wizard Sit Start Eliminatef7B+ * 
133Tarotf3 3b 4
134Suzy Qf5 5b 1
135Victory Vf4+ 4c 1
136Victory V Sit Startf6A 6a  
137Wopiteef6A 5b 1
138Expof6A 5b 1
139Two Tree wallf4+ 4c *2
140Toadf3+ 4c 1
141Rizlaf3 3a 1
 PINE TREE BOULDERS  
143Terminal Aretef6A 1
144Vanguardf4 2
145Jamie's Overhangf6A *9
146Jamie's Overhang Traversef6A+ 3
147Jamie's Overhang (Left)f6B **2
148Jamie's Overhang Sit Startf6B+ **3
149Jamie's SS Eliminatef6C *2
150Art of War directf6C 2
151The Art of Warf6C+ *9
152Monkey Hangerf7A *7
153Sanjurof7A *3
154Surprise Attackf7B *2
155Pine Cone Wallf6A 3
156Sunshine Aretef3 *4
157Sunburnf2+ 2
158Samson sit leftf6A 3
 CRAIGMORE NORTH  
160South Wallf4+ *2
161South Wall Centralf6B *2
162Tiger Wallf6B+ **2
163Entanglementf5+ *2
164The Slopesterf4+ *2
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Took a visit to Craigmore today - A great looking wee crag… but dirty. A few chalk marks here and there but will take a fair bit of traffic to keep it clean. Bailed rather than hang around to clean the lines but I think I might make it more of a project late on in the year.
Stevie989 - 10/Jul/14

Could be I'm just noticing now, but I'm seeing more and more tooling scratches in the area from the Niche to Hot Dawg. Whoever has been scratching up Craigmore, quit it.
Kevin Woods - 16/May/14

Best to get Craigmore after a few days of dry weather when the moss dries out. The faces receive the best of the sun in the morning through spring and summer. Gets very wet mainly through seepage and some climbs are polished. A very star-happy venue, but some good climbing: Layback Crack and Craigmore Corner areas are all worth attention, but protection is generally limited on the harder routes.
Kevin Woods - 16/Apr/12

Guidebook is very star-happy about this place! Some of the two or three star routes wouldn't get any elsewhere. That said it would have been a lot better if cleaner, was very mossy and dirty. Still, some good climbs.
AMo - 19/Apr/08