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Crystal Crag

Stirlingshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 8 – Rocktype Mica schist – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
The crag is white in appearance due to the crystalline patina covering covering the mica-schist. The rock was a little flakey to begin with, but now after more traffic, it is cleaner and great to climb on. The routes are well bolted and fairly graded - if you drive and walk all that way you deserve to have an enjoyable day out! The two long left hand routes up through the bulges are superb and equal in quality to a lot of foreign limestone routes. The crag is south facing, sheltered and doesn't seem to suffer from midges. It's a real suntrap, and we've had many a scorching day up there, with magnificent views up and down Loch Lomond. Best times of year to visit are spring and late autumn when the ferns are down.

Access notes
Approach via Aberfoyle/Stronachlachar to Inversnaid on east side of Loch Lomond, park in large carpark by hotel. It's about a 45 minute walk-in, 30 minutes along the West Highland Way then 15 minutes uphill, depending on the time of year (ferns, ect.).

Weather forecast

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1.2mm rain
Sun
9 °C
21 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
23 kph

9.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
10 °C
31 kph

1.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
9 °C
27 kph

4.4mm rain
Cloudy
9 °C
22 kph
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Guidebooks
7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), Scottish Rock - South (2008),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Been Caught Stealin'7c * 
2Fear and Self Loathing7b ***1
3Age of Aquarius7a+ **1
4Purgatory7b * 
 Climb nameGradex
5Roadkill Recipies7a *3
6Ruby Slippers7a 2
7Rebel Without Applause7b 1
8Far From the Malham Crowds7a *** 
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Been Caught Stealin 7c This route has now been reclaimed by the ivy on the crag.
sheppy - 09/May/10