Climbs 80
Rocktype Greywacke

Faces SE

End of a good winters day. Robbie Miller rappelling down Limestone Blues Cliff Meikle Ross, Galloway, Scotland © Matt crawford

Crag features

8 cliff areas within a 800metre stretch of coastline give adventurous climbing mostly in the middle grades. Variable rock quality.

Approach notes

Avoid Limehouse Blues Cliff between May to August due to nesting birds, other cliffs relatively bird-free.


A fantastic suntrap for end of year climbing In a fantastic position. Rock quality in Little Zawn was actually very good. Walk in through the Cattle - might not want to wear your new trainers!
Stevie989 - 06/Nov/14
Climbed there many years ago one chilly Easter Sunday, in shirtsleeves. It can be a suntrap during the cooler months. Did Limehouse Blues, Galloway Corner, Crack & Corner and Salty Dog - all of which were worthwhile.
Lord of Starkness - 17/Apr/08
If you have to climb one route on Meikle Ross, Mellow Yellow, VS 4c is the one........Fantastic!
Ken MacMillan - 15/Dec/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 fox craig 
2Corridors of PowerE3 5c **3
3Crack and Corner
VS 4b *16
4Curving Arete
S 4a **23
5Rez RouteHS **18
6Alligator Crawl
HVS 5a *13
7Twin CracksS 4a **14
8Sharks ToothVD 8
 crow's nest cliff 
 limehouse blues cliff 
11Exit GrooveD 2
12Ancient MarinerE2 5b * 
13Meikle GorbachovVS 4c  
14SeadogHVS 5a * 
15ArgusE1 5b * 
HVS 5a **5
17Salty Dog
HVS 4c **5
18Sorcerer's ApprenticeVS 4b * 
19FinesseE1 5b ** 
20Limehouse Blues
HVS 4b, 5a *2
21Crack Track
HVS 5a * 
22Maple Leaf Rag
HVS 5a, 5a *1
23Spectacular BidE6 6b ** 
24Crack Track/Maple Leaf Rag Combination
HVS 5a *1
25Galloway Corner
HVS 5a *6
26Side TrackHVS 5a **4
27Rhythm 'n' Blues
HVS 5a, 5a ** 
 little zawn 
29Orange Chimney
VD *9
30Green Wall
HS 4b **43
31Clockwork Orange
VD *33
32Pinking Shear
HVS 5a ***50
33Fil d'OrE3 6a *2
34Mellow Yellow
VS 4c ***84
35Sunshine SupermanE4 6a *3
36Stepped CornerHS 4b 12
37Bloody CrackE1 5b ***38
38HeadcaseVS 4c 1
 Red Slab 
40Scared to Dance
E1 5b **12
41Dolce Vita
HVS 5a 1
42Cairn's CreamVS 4c *8
43Bad Medicine Waltz
HVS 5a *10
44Mental Block
VS 4c ***57
45Demolition Tango
VS 4c **26
46Wizard of Oz
HS 4b *31
47TinmanS 4a 19
48Coffin Crack
S 4a 22
49Dinner Meat
VD 6
51Access Traverse (To Deep Zawn)VD 6
52Access Ridge
VD 8
HVS 4b, 5a ** 
54Rift RouteS 4a **6
55Eminence Grise
HS 4b *1
56Mutant Slater
HS 4a *4
57Crabbit Auld Man
S 4a *3
VS 4c *3
59Fats WallerE1 5b *2
60Little Fishy
D 1
61Crab Eyes
HS 4a *1
62Tropic of Cancer
S 4a *3
VS 4b **2
64The Sinking of HMS Screwgate
VD 2
65Left AreteHS 4b **5
66GreywackattackVS 4c 1
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