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Fastcastle Head

Berwickshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Greywacke – Altitude ? – Faces E

Crag features
Expanse of sea cliffs offering some excellent

middle to upper grade climbs. Can be grotty in places. Must Do: East Arete, True Finish E2

Access notes

Bird Ban April-July

Park sensibly near Dowlaw farm. Access from here.

Decsend by abseil or down precarious grassy banks.

Weather forecast

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0.6mm rain
16 °C
8 kph

11.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
17 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
11 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
19 kph

3.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
24 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Abseil GullyVD 1
2VertigoHVS 4c, 4b 2
3Urinal WallVS  
4AtlantaVS 4c, 4a *6
 Climb nameGradex
5RapunzelE1 5a * 
6Castle WallVS 4b 3
7Eastern Arete, Fast Castle HeadS 3
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Routes under the castle are currently (I last visited Autumn 2004) pretty grotty, and will ideally need cleaning of vegetation and loose rock prior to an ascent. Either that, or expect a bit of an epic, as we recently found out... Great routes around the Souter area though...
dan bailey - 06/Dec/04

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