Tom Riach Boulder

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude ? – Faces all

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


Out of print: Bouldering in Scotland (2008)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1East Aretef4 21
2Problem 2f4+ 14
3Problem 3f5 13
4Eclipsef5+ *16
5The Dark Sidef4+ 16
6North East Face Traversef6B 9
7North Buttressf4 18
8Grapeshotf5 *12
9The Long Riachf5+ **11
10Appin Coloursf5+ *10
11Drainpipe scoop.f4 16
12The Bulgef6A *10
13West Aretef5+ **39
14Butcher Left handf6B **17
15The Butcherf6A+ *9
16Ratholef5+ *26
17Blackholef6B+ 4
18Mouseholef6A+ *16
19Rabbit Runf5+ *14
20Pornof6C **2
21The Link7c **8
22South West Face Traversef6C+ **34
23South Arete Rightf5 11
24South East Face Traversef4+ 12
25Clansman Face Traversef6C+ **18
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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