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Blackford Quarry

Midlothian, SCOTLAND

Climbs 13 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 77m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The main wall is a west facing slab with a few lines, the quarry entrance also features an interesting pinnacle with two climbs on.

Bolt belays above the west wall and stake belays on the pinnacle.

Feels slightly esoteric as absolutely no-one goes there, quality of the rock is sturdy in all but very few places (check for dodgey flakes occasionally) and offers plenty of footholds and excellent friction. Graffitied walls also offer that 'inner-city' crag feel.

Enough climbing here for a good half day of trad and also features Corbie's Craig and Agassiz Rock nearby.

Access notes
No access issues so far. From the top of Blackford Hill where the Royal Observatory Car park is, head down the hill and you could walk straight over the quarry. However, it might be best to find a better descent by walking around either side of the quarry. The best approach is via Agassiz Rock.

Can also park at the end of Blackford Glen Road which is closer but there is more risk of having your car broken into.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
8 kph

13.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
9 °C
12 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
12 °C
8 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
18 kph

2.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
21 kph
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Guidebooks
Lowland Outcrops (2005),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Quarry PinnacleD *100
2Komik KutsD 57
3Route 1D 85
4Route 2VD 127
5Route 3HS 4b 106
6Route 4HVS 4c 50
7Lukes GashVS 4c 18
 Climb nameGradex
8G four point fiveHS 4b *15
9Pete's CrackVD 22
10Gingeness (route 5) *HVS 4b *20
11Bush Whaker! (traverse) *V0+ 5b 3
12Topo *M 2
13Route 1.5 *VS 4b *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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