Ardvorlich Argyll and Bute, SCOTLAND
Climbs 9 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude ? – Faces W
Off vertical steep mica shist climbing, offering technical and balancy climbing.
See http://www.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Ardvorlich for topo and access info.
Being only forty minutes from Glasgow, and ten minutes from the roadside, this is an idyllic sport venue on the west bank of Loch Lomond. A knoll behind Ardvorlich B&B hides twin west facing walls - this is a few miles north of the Inveruglas tourist spot on the Loch (by the Power Station). Park in a lochside layby on the right just before the signs for Ardvorlich BandB (if you miss it, you can turn here). Cross the road and jump the fence, head uphill to the landy track. Follow this left underneath the railway, then back right uphill. At the first swithcback you'll see the walls across the fields beyond the burn. Bash over here in about five minutes. There are four lower offs - take long slings to extend these over the edge if top-roping.
7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), Scottish Rock - South (2008)
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VERY overgrown walk in (june). The bolts felt really spaced on 'snake eyes'...its cited as a 'great place for beginners' in the sport climbing Scotland book but I disagree due to the bolting. Nice rock and technical, crimpy climbing tho
ejj - 24/Jun/14
Don't park at the B&B, you'll be asked to leave!
John 'B' Hutchinson - 11/Oct/12
The appalling bolting is only present on That Sinking Feeling and, to a lesser extent, Snake Eyes. Pre-placed slings needed to climb these as sport routes. Magic Carpet Ride is NOT as sport route. The other normal routes are very nice. NB The access given in Gary's guide might be subject to change as the cottage owner by the B&B entrance is concerned about damage to his water supply.
Fiend - 13/Mar/12
Nice spot, sparing bolting is nice. Lower offs need mallions or rings. Second bolt on the groove is loose...maybe next visitor could take a spanner up :)
sebrider - 17/Dec/11
This crag would be 100% better with more bolts. The routes were E3 5c before bolting. Still bold.
Wee Davie - 02/May/07
Well worth a visit,even just for some top rope action. Bolts can be quite spaced when leading adding to the fun.Foot of the crag can be marshy
mike71 - 11/Oct/06