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Kirrie Hill


Climbs 76 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
An extensive sandstone outcrop on the Hill of Kirriemuir. It is very sheltered and enjoys easy access, sun all day, with impressive views across the Strathmore.

In conjunction with the Kirriemuir Hill park and the new Neverland Captain Hook's pirateship play area this makes it a friendly family venue.

Climbing is possible throughout the year.

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Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2Unenforced Layoff5 121
3Mushroom Heads5+ 143
4Another Green World6a 159
5Spirits Drifting6a+ 121
6Becalmed4+ 231
7Sombre Reptiles5+ 203
8On the Up5+ 229
9Mound over Matter5+ 219
10Grassy Knoll6a 191
11Hard Labour6a 147
12Dogmatic6a+ 121
13Caned and Unable6c 8
14Paws for Thought6b 70
15Thorny Issue6b+ 49
16All Chalk, No Traction6c 61
17Boarding Party6b 44
18Dubh be Dubh6a+ 99
19The Kirrie (beach) Ball6b+ 32
20Let there be Rock6a+ 94
21Bon the Edge6b+ 82
22Whole lotta Kirrie6b+ 17
23Black int' Back7a 12
25Hanging by a Thrum hold6b 23
26Wisdom's door6b+ 34
27The Twa Dogs6c 24
28Tim'rous Beastie6a 55
29Sonsie Face6a 50
30Glaikit Folly5 48
31Screwless3 163
32Kirrie on Regardless3+ 149
33Spent6a 146
34Badly Overdrawn Boy6a+ 89
35Joining the Debt Set6b 44
36Never Never Land6a+ 40
37La Plage4 201
38Hill Billies3+ 172
39The Hill has Eyes5 186
40What Every Woman Wants7a 26
 Climb nameGradex
41Where there's Muck there's Brass6c+ 30
42Slim Pickins7a+ 21
43Dig Deep6c+ 45
44Ginger's Jewals6b+ 47
45Beat the Bulge6b+ 49
46Weighty Issue6b 48
47Gut Feeling6b+ 25
48Touch Too Much7a 43
49Xmas Xcess6a+ 83
50Serious Beef6c 46
51Fat of the Land6b 65
52Fat Boy Slims4+ 194
53Monkey See, Monkey Do6b+ 40
54The Zoo6a+ 71
56Walking the Plank6a+ 49
57Crocodile Corner5+ 112
58By Hook or by Crook5 148
59Smee Day5 111
60Wings Would Help6a+ 53
61Fly Boy6b 42
62Wrong Turn5+ 75
63True Path6a 84
64Seeing the Light6a+ 41
65Peddle Power6a+ 40
66Done and Dusted6b 42
67Curtain Call6a+ 22
68When Annabelle met Tinkerbell6a *46
69El Captain5+ 33
70El Boa6a 25
71Kirrie Sutra6a 53
72Awe!6a+ **70
73Stiff Little Fingers6b **48
74The Matterhorn6a 32
75North Face of the Eiger5+ 52
76Ruthosaurus3 73
77Stegosaurus4 60
78Grand Jorassic *5 22
79Markerhorn *4+ 36
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
There are no access restrictions at present, please help to keep it this way.

>From the A90, follow the A926 towards Kirriemuir for two and a half miles to turn off right at Checkiefield onto an unclassified road. Continue for one mile until reaching a T-junction. Turn right then almost immediately left (signed "Northmuir") and continue for just over half a mile until reaching a sharp right bend on entering the town. At this bend, keep left onto West Hill Road and after 200m turn left to follow the Camera Obscura track. Walk east along the track from the car park for 50m,turn right and follow the steep well made path following the East wall of the cemetery, turn left along the path and arrive at "The Bay".

Alternative on street parking is available to the south of the quarry on Brechin Road. Follow the driving instructions above until you reach the T-junction and instead turn left. The access path to the quarry is on the right immediately as you enter the town. Park on the street here. Follow the path up the hill and take the right fork to arrive in the quarry at the Right Wall.

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Come on moderator, get this crag sorted out. If you can't be bothered then let someone else get on with it!
sheppy - 16/Mar/14

If anyone found a pair of sunglasses that are oakleys with pinkish lenses on a tree beside lines 33 and 34 could they please get in touch. I promise beer and a pub lunch for there safe return.
Quallim - 09/Sep/12

A great setting, good views and a bit of a sun trap, be wary of the grades however with some F4s feeling more like 5+ and some 6a's having particularly exposed crux moves. Still something for everyone!
Azwhite - 29/Mar/12

Please ignore the last two comments. Kirrie hill is an excellent venue. It is a former sandstone quarry, which is south facing so acts as a sun strap all year round. It has over 60+ routes, varying in height from 8m to 15m, and grades from F3 to F7b. Therefore, there is something to go at for almost every level of climber. As with all sandstone crags, some ledges/hold can be dusty, or occasionally loose, so take care, clip all the bolts and please wear a helmet.
rusty_nails - 16/Nov/09

A great crag, very well bolted, often cliping the next before moving up above the previous bolt. Enough routes to keep you busy for a day or two. Family friendly venue, nice outlook. The grades are a little on the ego massaging side, well to be honest very soft. Still should mean itís a crag where you can push yourself. A credit to the team that bolted it, if you climb there send them a cheque.
Will W - 28/Jun/08