Climbs 30
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

Sron Uladail two days before the Great Climb © Pavement Monkey

Crag features

Also known as "Strone", this large, overhanging crag in the Outer Hebrides is one of Britain's most impressive chunks of rock. Most famous for The Scoop (E6), there are numerous high quality routes in the E4/E5 range. The crag still has a mythical status despite more climbers travelling to Harris to climb 'Britain's best E6'. Some other fine outings include Stone (E5), Mosskill Grooves (E6/7) and The Chisel (E6/7). 'The Sron' is also surrounded by at least ten more major crags [also see Scaladale] under development & further to this, both 'The Sron' & it's surrounding warriors, harbour unlimited winter gully routes waiting for claimants & conquerors. Davie get yer jacket on, we're going for a walk!

Approach notes

Ferry from Uig in Skye to Talbert on Harris. Drive north out of Talbert along the A659, turn left by the loch and head along this single track road for approx 10 miles until you reach the castle. Just before the castle arch, there is a road heading up to the dam, which is barred by a gate, park just before this. A good path follows the right side of the dam and eventually drops down towards the crag (1.5 hrs carrying a big pack). There are some bivvy caves below the crag among the boulders and a lake.

Golden Eagles sometimes nest there, at which times climbing is strongly discouraged. You can check status by contacting ranger Robin Reid, who is extremely helpful. His contact details are here:

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
HVS 5a ***7
VD **1
HVS 5a ** 
4AuroraHVS *** 
E4 6a * 
6Big Luigi
E4 6a *** 
7The Missing Link
E5 6a ** 
8Palace of Swords Reversed
E5 6b ***1
9Flakeway to the Stairs
E2 5c *1
10Beyond the Ranges
E4 5c ** 
11The Second Coming
E5 6b ** 
12The Orphan
E5 6a * 
E6 6b ***1
14White Dwarf
E5 6b *** 
E5 6b *** 
16The Occasional Tabel
E6 6b * 
E5 6a ***5
18The ChiselE7 6b ***4
19The Chisel - Gloaming FinishE7 6b *** 
20Knuckle Sandwich
E7 6b *** 
21The ScoopE7 6b ***8
22The Scoop (Aid Version)A3 ***5
23Pleasant E4 6a *** 
24The Usual SuspectsE9 7a *** 
25Mosskill Grooves
E6 6b *** 
26The Beautiful South
E7 6b ** 
 North east Face 
28InversionHVS ***2
30Hard Linesf7A+ ** 
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