Polldubh Crags, Glen Nevis

Climbs 300 – Rocktype Mica schist – Altitude 233m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
This complex area of crags, all easily accessible from the road offer possibly the finest road-side cragging in Scotland, with plenty of accessible slabs throughout the grades and some good steep walls and cracks too.

The atmosphere of the Glen, coupled with the quality of climbing make this an unmissable climbing venue. The only down side is the midges, which means a breezy day is needed for summer climbing.

Year round climbing possible.

There are many crags to visit, but a starting ticklist could be:

The Gutter - Diff

Secretaries Buttres Direct - Severe

Pine Tree Wall - HS 4a

Resurrection - VS 4c

Storm - HVS 5a

Double Or Quits - E1 5b

Diode - E2 5c

Ring Of Fire LF - E3 6a

Chalk Wall - E4 6a

Triode - E5 6a

Access notes
Seen clearly and easily approachable from the road.

Try not to park in passing places.

Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - South (2008), Highland Outcrops (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 WEST END CRAG 
2ShowoffHS
3All's FairE2 5c *
4Sparkle in the RainE3 6a *
5The Principle of MomentsE3 6a **
6ShogunHVS 5b
7LongboatD
8Digit MidgetE1 5c
 SHEEP FANK WALL 
10Sheep Fank RibM
11UnnamedHVS 5b
12FoursomeVD
13Gambit WallS
14The FuzzVS 4c
15GambitS **
16Fence EdgeMS
17Sheep Fank DirectHS *
18Mint SauceE1 5c *
19TickattackE1 5b **
20TonisHVS 5a *
21Pay No Poll TaxHVS 5a *
22Brown SlabE1 5b
23BardhinaghiHS **
24HaulHVS 5a *
25Sheep Fank WallD *
 DOUBLE BUTTRESS (UPPER WALL) 
27The Gaza StripE4 6a/6b
28Wall GamesE5 6a *
29PlayawayE2 5b *
30Oak WallHVS 5a
31Double or QuitsE1 5b **
32Double or Quits (Direct Finish)E2 5c **
33Double ThinkE2 5c *
34Andrea's VisitE4 6a *
35South CrackE1 5b
36Wee JoeVS 4c
37StonetrapMS
 DOUBLE BUTTRESS (LOWER WALL) 
39Hidden GrooveHS *
40Lower Crag EdgeVS 4c
41ClingHD
 HANGOVER BUTTRESS 
43BarfE3 5b
44Picnic at Hanging RockE2 5c
45Tree GrooveVD
46ShagVS 5a
47FribblesVS 5a
48Hangover Buttress EdgeM *
49Route 1D
50EliminatorE1 5a
51Route 2HS **
52NutsE3 6a
53FrogsVS 5a
54Cross 3D *
55FriendsE3 5c *
56MouseplayE4 6b **
57McAlckE2 5c *
58HangS
 TRICOUNI BUTTRESS 
60CornerS 4a
61Tricouni OverhangVS 5a
62NailsS *
63Dolly's DelightD
64Tricouni SlabVD ***
65Latter Day SaintVS 4c **
66Singapore CrackS
67Black Slab EdgeVS 4c
68Black SlabVD
 TRICOUNI RIGHT-HAND SLAB 
70ReflectionsHVS 5a
71Fly DirectHVS 5a **
72Parisian WalkwayE2 5b *
73Ant's WalkVS 4c
 DUNDEE BUTTRESS 
75Red WallD
76McCroningE2 5b
77Weaver's LoomHVS 5a
78Heading for the HowffHVS 5b
79Dundee WeaverHVS 5a *
80PromisesHS 4b **
81Dark HorseE1 5b
82Wren's DelightD
 CAVALRY CRACK BUTTRESS 
84Cavalry CrackM
85VersusE1 5b *
86The AnniversaryE3 5c
87Before the FloodE4 6a **
88After the FireE4 6b **
89The Long CrackHVS 5a *
90The Old WallVS 4b ***
91CentrefoldHVS 5a *
92StormHVS 5a ***
93Storm (True Finish)E1 5b **
94HeatwaveMS **
95DrizzleHS **
96Vampire DirectE1 5a
97VampireHS 4b **
98The Bats, The BatsE2 5b
99DraculaE3 5c *
100FangE2 5b ***
101Lullaby in BlackE4 6a *
102Gymnastic JumpVS 4c
103SodafariS
104Gymnastic GrooveHS
 PANDORA'S BUTTRESS 
106The RidgeVD
107MinipandoraM
108Dental GrooveHS
109Desolation AngelHVS 5a
110Phantom SlabVS 4c ***
111Lucy LimeE4 5c **
112Juicy LucyE2 5c
113PandoraS **
114Pandora DirectVS 4c **
115McGonigal's GrooveVS 4c
116TomagE3 5c **
117Move It or Park ItE5 6c *
118Flying DutchmanS ***
119Flying Dutchman (Direct Finish)VS 4c *
120Dying CrutchmanHVS 5b
121GradationHS
122Marie CelesteMVS 4b
123White RabbitVS 4c
124OrangemanVS 4c
125ZenenaHS
126ZenanosD
127DegradationMS
128LaybackMVS 4b **
 REPTON BUTTRESS 
130Repton RidgeD
131Tyke's ClimbVD
132Repton SlabMS **
133SprauchieVS 4c
134Repton FrontHS
135Repton GullyHS
136Three PinesS 4a *
137Three Pines VariationVD
138BulletS
139Half SheetHVS 5a
140Dirty SheetMVS 4b
141Repton Right WallVD
142Winter WallD
 PINNACLE RIDGE 
144Soap SudsE4 6a *
145PDP 4 TristanE5 6a *
146The Sugar Puff KidE4 6a *
147Chalky WallE4 6a *
148Clapham JunctionVS 5a *
149Clapham Junction Direct FinishHVS 5a *
150Above Us Only SkyE3 6a
151Severe CrackVS 4c
152HodadHVS 5b *
153Stage FrightE5 6b
154Exit Stage RightE4 6a
155OrgasmatronE2 6a
156TinkerbelleE1 5c
157Pinnacle RidgeS *
158Stones and FeathersE3 6a
159DiamondVS 5a
160StaircaseS
161Tip ToeHS **
162StinkyE1 5b
163Tip Toe DirectE1 5b *
164Burma RoadVS 4c
165People Will TalkE5 6c
166WaznusmolesHVS 5b
167Central CrackVD
168Upper PinnacleD
 WALL END CRAG 
170Breathing Like a Drowning ManHVS 5a
171Pink 'n' TreesE3 6a
 ROAD BUTTRESS 
173SidewalkS
174TrottoirS
175No EntryVS 5a *
176The WebE2 5c **
177Wee OneE3 6a
178CubsvilleE5 6b **
179Withering CrackE3 5c **
180AtreeVS 5a *
181Jasper's JumperE1 5b
 UPPER ROAD BUTTRESS 
183Mo's Got Her Knickers in a TwistE4 5a *
184High StreetHVS 5a
185Zephyr StreetVS 4b
186RoundaboutVS 4c
187Lismore AvenueD
 AFTER CRAG 
189KrautE1 5b **
190RubberfaceE1 5b **
191SauerVS 4c
 TWO PINE CRAG 
193Two PinesS
 TINY BUTTRESS 
195Tiny Left EdgeD
 LITTLE BUTTRESS 
197Spike DirectS 4a *
198Spike WallVD **
199Tussi MoveS
 SW BUTTRESS 
201Fred's DelightMS
202Vikings Day OutE2 5c
203TearHS *
204ScratchVS 4c
205SW2HVS 5b **
206SW DiagonalHVS 5b *
207TeeVS 5b
208The TraverseHS
209Tree RouteD
 PINE WALL CRAG 
211EigerwandHS **
212Slanting SlabVD *
213MaintenanceHVS 5a *
214Pine WallHS 4a ***
215The GutterD **
 STYX BUTTRESS 
217AscensionE2 5b *
218Tobe HooperE4 6a ***
219Black FridayE5 6b **
220InimitableE8 6c *
221DoomsdayVS 4c
222High FlyerE5 6a
223ResurrectionVS 4c ***
224BroosHVS 5b
225CurseVS 5a
226DamnationVS 4b **
227IcheVS 5a *
228HadesVD
229FidelityVS 5a *
230Right Wall - Styx ButtressVD *
231Styx RidgeVD
 RIDGE BUTTRESS 
233South DiagonalHVS 5b *
234HowlMS
 BLAEBERRY BUTTRESS 
236Hedge of InsanatreeE2 5c
237Run to the HillsVS 4c
 HAMLET CRAG 
239Hamlet EdgeVD
240Shakespeare WallMS
241Black HorseMS
 SECRETARIES' BUTTRESS 
243Ring of FireE5 6b *
244Ring of Fire Right-HandE3 6a ***
245Secretaries' CrackD *
246Last WordHVS 4c *
247Just PassingE1 5a
248VincentE3 5c ***
249Secretaries' Super DirectHVS 4c,5a ***
250TwitchE1 5b *
251Secretaries' Direct RouteS ***
252Right WallVD *
 NAMELESS CRAG 
254Nameless RibD
255Les Boys DirectE3 5c **
256Savage CabbageE4 5c *
257Risque GrapefruitE4 5c **
258TriodeE5 6a **
259DiodeE2 5c **
260FacelessE2 5b
 KINGS SLAB 
262King's SlabVD
 HIGH CRAG 
264WutzHS
265Central RouteVS 4c *
266AutobahnausfahrtMVS 4b **
267EnigmaHS 4b *
268Crag Lough GroovesHVS 5b **
269Kinloss GroovesVS 4c *
270CervixVS 4c *
271Hawks NestHS
272Slatehead SlabE2 5b **
273Sky PilotE5 6b ***
 CROWN BUTTRESS 
275FrenzyS *
276Tom's AreteHVS 5a *
277Crown GrooveMS
278FibrillationS
279JewelsVS 5a
280PalpitationVS 4c *
281PalVD
 CROSSBONES CRAG 
283SoldierVD
284Bite the DustHS
285Mini MantelHS
286GibbonS
 CRACK BUTTRESS 
288BoorockVD
289Left-RightVD
290Wide CrackD
291Mani MintelS
 COOK'S BUTTRESS 
293Por RidgeVD *
 BLACK'S BUTTRESS 
295ZelosVD *
296Seven FoursE1 5a *
297ShergarHVS 4c **
298Land AhoyE3 5b ***
299CentrepieceE6 6b ***
300KaosE2 5c *
301CrybabyVS 4c
302HeulsuseHVS 5a
 SCIMITAR BUTTRESS 
304The Great BeastHVS 5a *
305Nutcracker ChimneyHS 4b **
306NeckHVS 5a
307Fingertip FinaleE4 5c *
308Precious CargoE5 6a *
309Evil EyeE5 6a *
310DiagonalVS 4c *
311RazorVS 4c **
312WanderlustVD *
 UPPER SCIMITAR BUTTRESS 
314Sweet Little MysteryE4 6a *
315JahuE6 6a ***
316Bad Life ChoicesE7 6b **
317Where the Mood Takes MeE5 6a *
 SADDLE CRAG 
319ComebackMS
320SealVD *
321PinguinD
322Fossil BluffD
 WINTER 
324Lower Falls Of NevisIII 4 *
 SCRAMBLING 
326Scimitar Ridge1
327Ord D
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If the leaves are out (i.e summer) you'd better be ready to bushwhack about a bit to find your crag. A good venue but maybe not quite 'roadside' due to crashing about in hillside woodlands.
I am the God of Strathyre - 28/May/05
Great crag with excellent routes in most grade. However, Pine Wall is over graded in quality and difficulty. Tip: Put midge repelent on your ankles if your not wearing socks.
Georie Skelton - 26/May/05