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Creag nam Fitheach, Knapdale

Argyll and Bute, SCOTLAND

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Epidiorite – Altitude 180m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A superb crag with excellent rock and high quality routes in a sunny and remote setting where peace and quiet are certain. Crucifixion Crack(E2 5c) and Crystal Vision(E5 6b) are 3 star routes giving superb sustained pitches, along with some other good mid-grade routes. Dries quickly after rain. Fairly easy access up a good track, but the boulder-strewn crag base is pretty hostile.

Access notes
Approach from Kilmicheal of Inverlussa via a track that starts directly opposite the church and curves up rightwards passing a hydro building before heading uphill and reaching a lochan beneath the crag.

Weather forecast

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4.4mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
32 kph

1.6mm rain
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15 °C
33 kph

1.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
35 kph

0.8mm rain
Sun
15 °C
39 kph

0.4mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
31 kph
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Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - South (2008), Arran, Arrochar and the Southern Highlands (1997)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Moby DickVD 29
2Captain AhabHVS 5a *5
3ManeaterE3 5c **1
4TemptationE3 5c *1
5Crucifixion CrackE2 5c ***17
6Pocket WallE1 5b **29
7Razor's EdgeHVS 5a ***33
8Trundle CrackS 5
9The ChangelingE5 6a ** 
10MetamorphosisE2 5c * 
11AmericaVS 4c **16
 Climb nameGradex
12The TrialE2 5c **7
13The CastleVD 5
14The ProwE1 5b **10
15Crystal VisionE5 6a ***1
16Not Waving, But DrowningE6 6b ***1
17The CornerVS 4b 5
18Baffin CrackS 5
19Badile CrackS 4b 7
20Chamonix CrackVS 4c *9
21Peregrine CrackHVS 5a 2
22Eastern GrooveS 4
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Great crag. Bird of prey nesting chicks near 'America', keep clear. Right handhold on the top crux face of 'The Prow'snapped making the climb a wee bit harder. Lots of crispy lichen about, hanging gardens in the corners. Gashed my leg on sharp rock descending the boulders, best descent to righthand when facing crag. Great day!
Lukeyhear - 20/Apr/14

Since when was The Razor's Edge VS. it is most definitely HVS all the way. Blooming Moderator needs to do his job properly. In both Latter and SMC as HVS as well.
Tim Clarke - 31/Mar/12

Robert and I have just had a brilliant days climbing here. Six routes from VS to E3 were all *** in our humble opinions. Out of the way so needs a drive and wild camp by the sea loch before heading up to the church. Well worth the visit. Ps the crag moderator is a disgrace, he has never been there!
Tim Clarke - 31/Mar/12

Seems to be some confusion between the write-up and the route list about the grade of Crystal Vision.
Safe - 25/Oct/10

The path to the north of the Lussa is now marked on the latest (2007) Edition of OS Explorer Sheet 358.
ianfc - 14/Oct/07

No need to cross any streams at all. A landrover track takes you all the way to the crag as stated in the SMC guide from Kilmichael of Inverlussa but doesn't seem to be marked on any maps. Super wee crag, gt rock but a battle at times to get to routes with the undergrowth and ankle breaking holes!
graeme gatherer - 14/Aug/06

Nice crag in a area where there isn't a lot else close by. Nice V.diff (moby dick?) up the front of the huge leaning slab seen clearly in the photos. Bolts at the top for belays but one hanger wobbly. Razors edge- VS 5a a bit further down the crag is a bootiful layback with a cruxy start. Descent from crag is best on left hand side as you face the crag, otherwise it's a very steep heather scramble on the right. Allow 45mins to get from car to crag as the boulders at the bottom are a killer. They've recently taken away the bridge crossing the stream so in high water access might be a problem.
Nicola Seal - 29/Sep/04