Climbs 100
Rocktype Trachyte
Altitude 210m a.s.l
Faces S

Neil On The Edge © Sean Bell

Crag features

A magnificent landmark towering over the valley with three faces and many three star routes. Central Wall features the Edge (VS), a superb natural arete, offering huge exposure for the grade.

Approach notes

Good car parking. Crag is about 400 metres across a small stream. Look for stepping stones near the broken down wall.

Access Advice

There are sometimes nesting bird warnings http://www.mcofs.org.uk/nesting-bird-warning.asp

Guidebooks

Please be aware that at Peregrine was on a nest between The Belk and Cave Crack (on Rocking Stone Groove?) on 10 May 2016.
rpw - 11/May/16
Someone has scratched "XS" and an arrow pointing up to the right of pulpit crack. A route not mentioned in the guide book? And also WTF!?
Stevie989 - 22/Jul/14
Unfortunately the Ravens nest has fallen from it's ledge, probably due to heavy rain. There seems no sign of them atempting to rebuild it. The climbing restrictions should probably be lifted? Any thoughts?
maxtwomey - 05/Jun/12
Twitchers told me that the Perigrines haven't nested here for a few years though there is a raven nest on the Belk at mo
Badam - 09/Apr/11
Follow the path to the big Wallace monument and cross the Irvine by the bridge. No more stepping stones.
halfaseesaw - 10/Dec/09
well was my first time at louden hill today and only had breif time to fit in the one climb as i had been skiing all day at newmilns ski slope(anyway) done the edge and amn what can you say its awsome even seconding on it got to get back there soon!
georgespeirs - 10/Apr/07
Pulpit Crack is a fine climb ***, but the Edge really is amazing, I haven't seen anything in the UK like it, so yes, I agreee with Kinley.
jonnie3430 - 22/Dec/06
Err, it's good but if you think they are two of the best VS's in the UK then you need to travel a bit more!
Dave Kerr - 13/Oct/06
Massively underrated crag. Two of the best VS in the UK (Pulpit crack and The Flake), great views, superb location and a good pub.
Kinley - 26/Jun/05
Some nice mid grade climbs, perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. Foxglove chimney and strife are both particular favourites.
john - 25/Oct/04
The bird loving cop from Strathaven is an ex-Royal Marine Commando, and Strathclyde Police MRT member, as well as a really nice guy,- so I'd do as he say's if I were you! :-)
Davy Virdee - 06/May/04
Beware of a bird loving cop from Strathaven, who will try and keep you off the hill, whether walking or climbing. According to the MCofS, only a few routes to the sides of the nest should not be climbed on, other than this there is nothing to stop you climbing there.
Iain - 07/Nov/02
At the moment [June 02] a pair of peregrine falcons are nesting on one of the faces of the crag with young chicks. There are also a large amount of \"twitchers\" in the car park with telescopes etc who will try their utmost to discourage you from climbing on that wall. There are plenty of routes still available
stuart - 14/Jun/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Pulpit Rock 
2Pulpit Chimney
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M 71
3SlingsE4 5c **17
4LungeE3 6a ***43
5Pulpit CrackHVS 5a **287
6Pulpit Crack Direct
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E1 5b 2
7Pulpit AreteS ***458
 The Amphitheatre 
9Senile Slab
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E4 5c 5
10Amphitheatre Arete
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D 94
11Gorse Route
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D 38
12Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c **150
13Cling
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E2 5c 9
14Shattered Corner
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S 4a 112
15Frustration Wall
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HS 4b **287
16Frustration Wall (RH Finish)
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VS 5a 55
17Conclusion Wall
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HS 4b *163
18EpitaphVS 4c 123
19Epitaph VariationE2 5c **153
20Coffin Chimney
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VS 4b 19
21Busman's HolidayVS 5a 21
 West Face 
23Trench DirectVS 4b 8
24Contortion Groove
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VS 4c 5
25Sadist's Groove
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HVS 5a 17
26It
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VS 4c 2
27Planet X
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HVS 5a 1
28Tottering LaybackHS 4b 10
29Quick Skive
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VS 4c **51
30Chalkster
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E2 5c 30
31Dee's Crack
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HVS 5a ***102
32Automation
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E1 5b 13
33Automation EliminateE2 5c *1
34John's Last
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HVS 5a *8
35Messiah
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E2 5b 4
36The BelkE1 5b ***196
37RingE1 5b *13
38Strife
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S 4a *110
39Rocking Stone Groove
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M 10
40Evening Groove
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S 4a 15
41Slab and GrooveHS 4b 16
42Cave CrackHVS 4c ***124
43The Troll WallE2 5c *3
44Hobbit Crack
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E1 5b *9
45Young's StairwayVD 34
46MurE3 5c **5
47Leftover Crack
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HVS 5a *6
 Central Wall 
49The Cat
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E1 5b 2
50Original Route
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VD 21
51The Left Crack
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VD 25
52The EdgeVS 4c ***172
53Foxglove Chimney
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S 4a 31
54The SplitsE1 5b **48
55Jackdaw Chimney
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VD 32
56Jackdaw Chimney Direct Finish
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S 4a 8
57The Vein
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VS 4c 1
58Mij
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S 4a 5
59Lambchops
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VS 4b 1
60The Ramparts
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S *38
61Short Term Effect
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HVS 5a  
62Staircase Crack
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VD 4
 Eastern Buttress 
64The Hand Traverse
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HVS 5a 4
65Nose Rib
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S 4a 5
66Painless
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A1  
67Suicide
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HS 4b 5
68Dusk Route
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VD **15
69Spitfire
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S 6
70Wall And Groove
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S 5
71The Blitz
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VS 2
72SCC Wall
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S 2
73Breakfast Route
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VD 1
74Boulder Suicide
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E2 5b  

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