Rob's Reed

Climbs 55 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
An excellent sandstone/conglomerate crag in a sunny south facing position. The majority of the routes are quick to dry. Up to 15m high. Vertical face climbing at the right end and roofs at the left culminating in the spectacular Dirty Harrys Cave.

The crag is off limits from September 1st to end of October each year as the farmer keeps deer there and they are very aggresive during the rutting season. PLEASE do not break this ban as access is delicate, go somewhere else instead.

Dirty Harry's cave can provide a number of complex link ups.

Golden Fleece has been recorded as a good example of what can be done here.

Some have been climbed before others are possible which likely have not.

Please do not send in further details for "new routes" on the crag which merely link existing bolts as they won't be put in the database.

Approach notes
IMPORTANT: Parking is limited and cars must not be parked in the "turning circle"

This is needed for long farm vehicles to negotiate the hairpin and is not a car park.

Anyone ignoring this please don't be surprised if you return to your car and find either damage to your vehicle or a very irate farmer waiting on you.

7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), Scottish Sport Climbs (2013),
Out of print: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Little Po Beep6b 49
3The Sheep of Things to come...6b+ 34
4Skullduggery6c **105
5Car Pit Baggers7a+ **107
6Climb and Punishment7b ***54
7The Golden Fleece7a+ **5
8Dead Pull7b+ **16
9The Reinforcer7c **12
10The Enforcer7b **50
11Dirty Harry6b **63
12Make my Day6a *66
14Good Boy Jo Jo6b+ *39
15Towed in the Hole7a 35
16Head of the Queue6c *36
17Snails Pace7a *28
18End of the Road7a+ *13
19Dennis Caravan7b *17
20Trailer Trash7b *12
21Totally Trashed7b 3
23Grasping the Nettle6c *32
24Welcome To The Big Pocket6b+ **46
25Get Shorty!6c+ *14
26Short Haul7a+ *8
27Spice!7b 3
28Short Changed7b 3
29Sold short6c *12
31The Uninvited7a+ *17
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A great crag and well bolted, The sandstone is solid but the conglomerate needs careful handling on some of the routes quite hollow in places. A great workout can be had I am throughly satisfied after my first visit. Cheers to Ken and Neil and anyone else invloved in the development of the place.
Sandy Simpson - 22/Aug/09