Creag Bheag (The Mound)

Climbs 24 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude 10m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A nice conglomerate sports crag with 23 low to mid grade sport routes 8-15 mts high. Nice spot, good views open and flat at the base. Can seep in wet winter months. Developed by SMC members. Beware of ticks and geese.

Access notes
From the south, cross the Mound bridge, take the first parking on the left and cross to find a track. Approach along the forest track, taking the first left to the east side of the forestry. Once the track turns sharply right take the small foot path to the forest edge, which is followed to the Crag - 10minutes.

7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Manitou4a *27
2Squelch5a *30
3Splat5a 23
4Gift Wrapped4c *25
5Tied Up5c *39
6Off the Rails5c 10
7Tain Spotting6a+ *38
8Turbine Charged6a+ *31
9The Mound6b+ **20
10Fleet Street6a+ **21
11Jailbird6b **11
12Blade Runner6a+ *12
13Jibe Test6a+ *14
14Crazy Horse6a+ *14
15Above The Line6a+ **21
16Pickpocket5c *22
17Twintrack6a **16
18Glug6a 17
19Pablo's Pebble6a *7
20Vincent's Lug5c *7
21Life's a Beach6a+ *6
22Edge of Reason6a 8
23The Pebble Parlour6a *11
24The Bheagining6a *7
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Very pleasant venue and seemed well bolted. The first left turn on the track is a bit indistinct. Again to reiterate other comments, do a thorough tick check!
prog99 - 26/May/14
Could of warned us it was tidal! :) Much hilarity as we had to rescue our bags off the rock, and boulder back along the base of the crag. We'll pay attention next time. Warm rock in November though - Nice
BelleVedere - 06/Nov/13
Can't move for bloody geese.
Fiend - 29/Aug/13
Good sunny and sheltered crag on conglomerate. The climbing is quite pumpy and enjoyably steep and well worth a visit if you are nearby. A bit of a rarity being a scottish sports crag with maybe 10 easier (4-6a+) routes. From the top you get a good view over the sandflats of Loch Fleet NNR. Lots of geese around.
brianrunner - 10/Apr/11
There are a number of newer bolted routes between Manitou and Train Spotting and also too the right of Above the Line so the list is quite in order at the moment. needs sorting out or a new topo. Great crag for a short day.
Lone Rider - 14/Oct/10
Nice crag but beware there are lots of ticks if walking through the fields. Best to walk through the forest.
sebrider - 06/Sep/10
Just climed the two leftmost routes oat this crag. One left of a small tree ( at the bottom ) and the next to the rightof it. Can't see these on any of the topos here.
highlandmist - 27/Jul/10