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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.

28.08.14: On going work this week and next 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. Please have patience if this disrupts your visit but its long overdue and necessary work.

Access notes
Try not to block any accces on approach track.

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7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

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Gravities Rainbow now accepted as 8a so please update
sheppy - 14/Mar/14

The large loose block between Le Bon and Half the battle has come off.
Hamfunk - 02/Sep/13

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

A large block between Le Bon and Half the battle is loose, please take care. The block is just below the spike when breaking right near the top of Le Bon, between 3rd and 4th bolt of Half.
Hamfunk - 22/Sep/12

For Beta for some of the routes at the crag see this video: cheers, Simie
Simie202 - 03/Sep/12