Fastcastle Head

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

Approach notes

Bird Ban April-July

Park sensibly near Dowlaw farm. Access from here.

Decsend by abseil or down precarious grassy banks.


Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Abseil GullyVD 1
2VertigoHVS 4c, 4b 2
3Urinal WallVS  
4AtlantaVS 4c, 4a *7
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