A collection of small crags and boulders on a steep wooded slopes of Garradh, above Stronachlachar near Loch Arklet. The area offers short sport routes on good rock and worthwhile bouldering in a spectacular setting with views along Loch Katrine and Loch Arklet. The crag is a real suntrap and can be climbed on all year round. There is alot of potential bouldering development.
Drive from Aberfoyle toward Inversnaid Hotel (Loch Lomond) along a wicked winding road. Around 3 miles from Inversnaid the road opens out and an obvious T-junction is reached. The crag and boulders can seen above the cottages. Turn right at T-junction and park imediately on the left after a gate.
For the boulders head straight up the hill. The obvious long boulder can be seen at the edge of the trees.
'High Crag' - Walk directly up the steep bracken slope on the left hand border of the woods. The crag lies above and left of the top of the woods.
'The Chasm' - As for high crag until level with the buttress, then contour across it.
'The G-Spot' - Up the left side of the woods, as for High Crag. When approx. 30m below Chasm Buttress (which can be seen poking out of the trees) traverse into the woods until the huge boulder is found.
|1||Flake 'n' Bake||f6A+ **||1|
|3||Mushroom Arête||f6C *||1|
|4||Mushroom Roof||f6B *||1|
|5||The Dean Martin Memorial Traverse||f6C *||1|
|8||Sulk Lip||f6B+ **||1|
|9||Periscope Arete||f6B *||3|
|10||The Boomer||f5 ***||6|
|15||Nameless Pimp Toy||f7A+ ***|
|17||Pimp With a Limp||f6B+ **||4|
|18||Toy Soldiers||f6A+ ***||8|
|20||Celadine Prophecy||f6C **|
|22||Virgin Suicides||f7A+ ***|
|25||Ariels Release||f6B **|
|30||High and Mighty||7b+|
|31||Lady of the Loch||6b *||2|
|32||My Own Private Scotland||6c+||2|
|33||Highland Cling||6b *||2|
|37||Rhumba al sol||6a||5|
|38||Hideous Kinky||7a **||1|
|39||Venga Boys||6c+ **|
|40||El Mundo Fanatico||7a+|
|41||Live-in Skin||7c **|
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|It is now easier (and less boggy!) to walk back from the cottage towards Inversnaid and take a well-made track up the hill. Where this forks after 200m, take the left fork then soon bear right onto fair bulldozer tracks. Aim for the knoll directly beneath the Long Boulder, the fence has fallen over on the crest of that knoll.|
Fiend - 28/Nov/12
|No, I recon it does me go right and park immediately where there is space on the verge, not far for the cottage.|
JLS - 16/Mar/09
|When Lowland Outcrops says "go right at the t-junction and park immediately next to a small cottage," go left, the cottage is the one left of the junction. There is a photo below with the crags on it.|
jonnie3430 - 19/May/08