Mauchline Gorge

Climbs 24 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A "Lost World" place with attitude! A tree lined gorge above the River Ayr with good rock including overhangs.

Approach notes
The whole area is an SSSI so do not damage the rock or the plants; "leave only footprints, take only photos [and memories]" as they say.

Take the A76 out of Mauchline and then the second right. If you see the blue bridge, you've gone too far.

Take this right to a wall (possibly an old bridge), parking here, take the path to the crags.


Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Stinky PinkyV3 6
3Stinky pinky dynoV1 5
4Crack JamV4 *5
5Stink PocketV2 *11
6Pump ItV4 3
7Trust in EtherV2 4
8Up the MuffV3 **8
9Shut up and dynoV3 **5
10Dead Dog DynoV4 2
12Bowman's CornerS 4a 2
13Mossy WallE2 5a 2
14Purism PersonifiedE2 5c 3
15Gardener's CornerVS 4b *9
16Board WalkE2 5b 2
17Y BotherE3 5c 10
18Bye EckE4 6a 1
19Green MachineVS 4b 4
20Dredge BogVS 4b 2
21Monstrously HorribleVD 1
22Lightning CrackE2 6a 2
23Cup and RingV **1
25AyrheidE2 5c 1
26Bridge Over Troubled WaterE4 5c *3
27Morgan *f6B *2
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Go in the winter! It can be muddy, but the icicles in the gorge are amazing and the friction is great.
scatface - 12/Feb/09
its gud but its 2 mucky!!!!!!!
alannah cee - 10/Apr/06
Great area to learn to climb but some care needed - much of the rock is mossy and the sandstone overhang by the river(which is a spectacular abseil - just over a rope length!)is pretty tough going on the fingertips.
john - 25/Oct/04
A big abseiling venue, Mauchline Gorge does not have much to offer the climber due to the filthy nature of the rock and routes. Good place to take a chick though.
Jonnie - 27/Sep/03