Climbs 34
Rocktype Mica schist

Faces S

The Boomer! © Fiend

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

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.

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Flake 'n' Bakef6A+ **1
 Mushroom Boulder 
3Mushroom ArÍtef6C *2
4Mushroom Roof
f6B *3
5The Dean Martin Memorial Traversef6C *1
6Pulloverf6A+ 3
 Fence Boulders 
8Sulk Lip
f6B+ **2
9Periscope Aretef6B *4
10The Boomerf5 ***7
 Low Boulder 
f6B+ * 
 Long Boulder 
14Mike's Problemf7A+  
15Nameless Pimp Toy
f7A+ *** 
16Namelessf6B 2
17Pimp With a Limpf6B+ **5
18Toy Soldiersf6A+ ***9
19Anenomef5 *3
20Celadine Prophecyf6C ** 
 Virgin Boulder 
22Virgin Suicidesf7A+ *** 
 Caliban Boulder 
f7A+ ** 
25Ariels Release
f6B ** 
 Featured Boulder 
27Copernicusf5 **2
 High Crag 
29Raksasha7a 2
30High and Mighty7b+  
31Lady of the Loch6b *3
32My Own Private Scotland6c+ 3
33Highland Cling6b *4
37Rhumba al sol6a 5
38Hideous Kinky7a **2
39Venga Boys6c+ ** 
40El Mundo Fanatico7a+  
41Live-in Skin7c ** 
 The Ark 
43The Arkf6A *1
44The Floodf6A+ * 
45Noah Good Plumberf6B *2

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