Balmashanner Quarry

Climbs 34 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features

Hard sport climbing area near Forfar.

Most climbs well protected, short (15m) and enjoyable, although somewhat intense. Some bouldering on Left hand wall of quarry and good bouldering traverse of right wall at 7b+ (french route grade)

Must Dos :

Savage Amusement F7b

The Niche F8a+

New hangers have now been put in place on the left hand wall which was originally bouldering or trad only now some more enjoyable sports which broadens the scope of skill which the shanna' will attract.

On going work at the Shanner to replace many old lower offs, rebolt some routes and clear the vegetation that overhangs the top and sits on the slope behind blocking valuable light is almost completed. Still a few bits and pieces to do so please have patience if this disrupts your visit but its long overdue and necessary work.

Approach notes

Try not to block any access on approach track.

7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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99 Flake has a loose block the size of a shoe box just under the top flake that could spoil the fun!
pebblespanker - 09/Aug/13
For Beta for some of the routes at the crag see this video: cheers, Simie
Simie202 - 03/Sep/12