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Pillar Crag

Glasgow, SCOTLAND

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Basalt – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Small crag of striking columnar Basalt about 10m high. Dries quickly and stays dry under large beach trees.

The guidebook is nearly useless because it talks about cracks, grooves and corners when there are just these columns of basalt! Please will someone relate the route names to the ditinctive trees/boulders or include some distances between routes?

Access notes
Lies in the trees on the south side of the B821 about 1km east of Craigmore.

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

3.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
15 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
21 kph

2.9mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
19 kph

1.4mm rain
Sun
12 °C
27 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
12 °C
19 kph
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Guidebooks
Lowland Outcrops (2005),
Out of print: Glen Coe (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1In The Groovenone 5a 1
2Moss Cracknone 2b 2
3Keystone Cornernone 2a 2
4Serpent's Chimneynone 4a 2
5The Ridenone 5a * 
6Twin Roots Chimneynone 3b 2
7Club Footnone 6a * 
8Butterfingersnone 5c **1
9The Slotnone 5a *6
10The HorrorE1 5b  
11Melting PotVS 4c **5
12Damocles Groovenone 4c *4
13Pillar Groovenone 5a *2
14Sidestep Wallnone 5a  
15Pinnacle Chimney Directnone 4b  
16Pinnacle Chimneynone 3a  
17Candle Snuffernone 3b  
 Climb nameGradex
18Pillar Frontnone 5a  
19Chockstone Chimney Directnone 4b  
20Micknone 3b  
21Lurcher's Chimneynone 4c  
22Manky Cracknone 4b  
23Grand Slamnone 5a  
24Fingerlickernone 5c  
25Avalanche Chimneynone 4c  
26Cracker Cracknone 4c  
27Hiroshima GrooveM 5c  
28Twiggy's Cracknone 3b  
29Woody Groovenone 2a  
30Thunder Block Groovenone 2b  
31Pinnacled Groovenone 4a  
32Right-Hand Cracknone 4b  
33Right-Hand Wallnone 4c  
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Good if you've interested in geology, but not much climbing - it's very overgrown. Shame.
Kevin Woods - 20/Mar/12

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