Climbs 25
Rocktype Conglomerate

Faces all

The boulder [not] in the woods! © Robert Richardson

Crag features

A once well-hidden boulder in the woods of Culloden, this weird conglomerate erratic now stands bald and clean amidst cleared forestry. Problems are open to a few variations, as is the nature of conglomerate rock. Traverses of the NW and SW faces, and link-ups of the two, are the highlights.

Approach notes

Best to have a look at the guide on


The surrounding trees have been felled, opening it up to the breeze. It does feel a bit desolate though!
peter.herd - 28/Dec/12
Tom Riach has grown on me. Have never taken a boulder pad as SW traverse does not require it - 'soloing' anything else is a good test of footwork. Better than the Inverness wall (you get to work it out yourself!).
peter.herd - 20/Aug/12
An obvious remaining challenge is the NW Face traverse. Very fingery and sustained.
Andy Moles - 25/Oct/11
A surprisingly situated erratic, what's it doing there? A bit pine-needley and mossy in places, but a good wee collection of fingery problems.
Andy Moles - 04/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1East Arete
f4 22
2Problem 2f4+ 15
3Problem 3f5 14
f5+ *17
5The Dark Side
f4+ 17
6North East Face Traversef6B 9
7North Buttress
f4 19
f5 *14
9The Long Riach
f5+ **12
10Appin Colours
f5+ *11
11Drainpipe scoop.
f4 17
12The Bulge
f6A *10
13West Arete
f5+ **41
14Butcher Left hand
f6B **18
15The Butcher
f6A+ *9
f5+ *28
17Blackholef6B+ 4
f6A+ *16
19Rabbit Run
f5+ *15
20Pornof6C **2
21The Link7c **8
22South West Face Traversef6C+ **34
23South Arete Right
f5 12
24South East Face Traversef4+ 13
25Clansman Face Traversef6C+ **18

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