Climbs 139
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 800m a.s.l
Faces S

Dalriada _ 08 © Fraser

Crag features

The dramatic triple peaks of The Cobbler offer some excellent climbing through most of the grade spectrum in both summer and winter.

The South Peak has two different facets. The open and sunny South Face offers bold climbing on good slabby rock. By comparison the North Face is gloomy and dark, providing some classic winter routes.

The Centre Peak, although rather sprawling, includes an impressive rocky pinnacle which forms the mountain's summit, and the lower buttress gives some good winter climbing, including The Cathedral (X 11).

The North Peak's upper tier presents two massive overhanging noses of compact rock which are the most impressive rock features in the Southern Highlands. Tracking through steep ground are a choice of classic routes of all grades from Severe to E7. At least 10 routes merit a 3-star rating, including Whither Whether, which is the best-positioned VS pitch in Scotland, and the sensational steep prow of Dalriada.

Approach notes

Two approach options. The fast but less scenic option follows a faint boggy path from Glen Croe up the back of the mountain. Alternatively, from the pay-and-display car-park at Succoth take the main Cobbler path as far as the dam. Either cross the river above this and follow the ridge above to the peak, or continue up the path until a left branch that leads into the corrie between the peaks.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Cobbler Traverse
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III ***57
 South Peak - South Face 
3Porcupine WallS  
4Dicers GrooveE2 5b * 
5Ethereal
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E6 6b ** 
6Sleeping Gas
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E6 6b * 
7Glueless GrooveE2 5b *3
8Ithuriel's WallE2 5b **8
9Gladiator's Groove DirectE1 5b **38
10GebE4 6a ** 
11RaE4 6a **2
12OsirisE4 6a ***7
13HorusE6 6b ** 
14Ardgartan AreteVS 4b **68
15Ardgartan WallVD 3c *12
16Pygmy WallIII 5 **2
17South-East RidgeM 45
18South-East RidgeII/III *71
 South Peak - North Face 
20Jughandle
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IV 5 **9
21Lovehandle
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IV 5 1
22Bow Crack
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HS 4b **5
23S CrackVS 4c **14
24S CrackVI 7 ***3
25Aeon
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S  
26Aeonoclast
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VI 6 ** 
27Sesame Groove Direct
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IV 6  
28Grassy Traverse
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III * 
29Southern Freeze
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E2 5b  
30Southern Freeze
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IX 9  
31RuskolineE5 6a * 
32Deadman's Groove
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VS 4c *1
33Deadman's Groove
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VII 7 ***4
34Grossen Zinnen
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S  
35McLean's Folly
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E1 5b * 
36North Wall GrooveS  
37North Wall Groove
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V 6 ***26
38North Wall Traverse
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IV 5 **12
39Viva Glasvegas
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VIII 7 * 
40Gibber Crack
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VS 5a  
41Gibber CrackV 7 *2
42Slack's Route
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HS 4b * 
43Nimlin's Direct Route
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VD **18
44Nimlin's Direct RouteIV 5 *1
45Bell's Route
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D  
46Bell's Route (Sloping Ledge Variation)
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VD  
47Bell's Route (Rutherford's Variation)
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VD  
48Naismith's Route
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D 1
49Original Route
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M 9
50North-West Crack
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VS 4c  
51Cupid's Groove
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VS 4c  
 Centre Peak - Summit 
53The AreteD *48
54The AreteIII *8
55MacGregor's Ledge
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VD 1
56Doorway RouteM 65
57Doorway Route
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II 19
 Centre Peak Buttress 
59Chimney Route
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V 7 **2
60Lobby Dosser
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HVS  
61Cave Route
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III 4 *16
62Drugs are for Mugs
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V 6  
63The CathedralX 11 **2
64Centre GullyII 28
 North Peak - Upper Tier 
66Overhanging RecessS 1
67SpainkillerE1 5b 4
68Chimney Arete
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VS 4b *24
69Right-Angled Chimney
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D *37
70Right-Angled Chimney
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IV 5 *11
71Cat Crawl
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VS 4c **19
72Direct Direct
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HVS 5b **33
73Direct Direct
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VII 8 *4
74Wild at HeartE7 6b ***1
75Wild CountryE6 6b *** 
76Wide CountryE5 6b *** 
77Punster's Crack
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S ***456
78Punster's Crack
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VII 8  
79Trans am Wheel Arch Nostrils
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E4 6a * 
80Evening Stroll
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E2 5c *1
81Right-Angled Gully
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VD *28
82Right-Angled Gully
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IV 5 *7
83Right-Angled Gully Direct
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S 21
84Right-Angled Gully Direct
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V 6 **4
85Rise to the Occasion
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E5 6a *1
86Rest and be Thankful
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E5 6a ***4
87Club Crack
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E2 5c **40
88Right-Angled Groove
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VS 4c *16
89Right-Angled Groove
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V 7 *5
90DalriadaE7 6b ***5
91Whither Whether
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VS 4b ***169
92Grey Wall
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HS 4a **6
 North Peak - Lower Tier 
94Ramshead Wall
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D 3
95Ramshead Wall
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III  
96Ramshead Ridge
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D 11
97Ramshead Ridge
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IV 5 **7
98Moonlight Arete
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E2 5c 1
99Whether Wall
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VS 4c **128
100Ramshead Gully
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VD **6
101Ramshead Gully
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IV 5 **2
102Echo Crack
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HS 4b 3
103Echo Crack
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VI 7 2
104Incubator
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HS 4b *35
105Incubator
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VI 7 *2
106Recess Route
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S ***292
107Recess RouteV 6 ***28
108Northern Heatwave
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HVS 4c * 
109Fold Direct
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VS 4c *7
110Fold Direct
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V 7 *2
111Piper's Lament
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E3 5b 1
112N'GombiVS 3
113N'Gombi
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VI 8 * 
114Gangway
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VS 1
115McSod's Way
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IV 5 *4
116Maclay's Crack
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III 4 **46
117Megabyte
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VI 6 ** 
118Great Gully Wall
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S  
119Moss Crack
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VD  
120Great Gully
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II **117
 Great Gully Buttress 
122Gimcrack
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VS 4c 1
123The Mog
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VS 4c 1
124Spinal Rib
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VS 4b **9
125Gimcanna
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V 7 *2
126North Rib RouteHVD *26
127North Rib Route
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V 7 **10
128Great Gully Groove
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IV 6 *5
129Lulu
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IV 6 *3
130Heart Buttress
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III *8
131Soul Groove
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III 4
 Chockstone Buttress 
133Chockstone GrooveII 2
134Chockstone Gully
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II 82
135A Crack in the CloudsE3 6a ***1
 North Buttress 
137North Winds
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E3 6a * 
138North Gully
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I 5
 The Sugar Walls 
140Gearless
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S *1
141Straight FlushE2 5b **2
142100 Foot Wall
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D 1
143Lumpy Custard
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E1 5b **2
144Comical Corner
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S *4
 Esoterica 
146The Lost Pinnacle
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VS 4b *1
 Climbs to be sorted 
148Telapathy Crack
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S 1
149Cobbler CaveVD *2

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