Dome Buttress

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 161m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Less of a dome, more of a series of overlapping steep slabs and grooves, this roadside crag offers interesting technical climbing in the low extremes, and some pleasant easier routes on attractive wavy rock.

Being only 15 minutes drive from Fort William, it's actually quicker to get to than many Polldubh crags, and deserves more attention. There is new route potential for someone with a wirebrush and some boldness.

The main belay is a good large nut / cam slot in the top of the dome, above a wee scramble up slabs - it is recommended to tie a doubled-up spare rope to this, and drop one end towards the road and one end towards the gully, to provide easier belaying/abseiling.

Access notes
Park in the layby just past the Railway Buttress layby, next to a new metal barrier. Walk up the road 150m, hop across the stream, cross the railway, and straight up to the crag. 5 mins.

The tempting public transport option of getting the Mallaig train and pulling the emergency stop cord beneath the crag should be avoided - the crag is in full view of the train and you'd certainly get fined.

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1SiliconS
2Wrigley SlabD
3Spearmint SlabM
4Ramp and CrackE3 5c *
5ClementineE5 6a **
6Clementine VariantE4 6a **
7Manic LaughterE2 5b **
8Night GamesE1 5b *
9Overhang and GrooveE1 5c **
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Ramp And Crack, Clementine Variant, Manic Laughter and Overhang And Groove all climbed July 2014. ML and OAG previously cleaned by Andy Nisbet early 2014.
Fiend - 25/Jul/14
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