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Tom Riach Boulder

Highland, SCOTLAND

Climbs 24 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude ? – Faces all

Crag features
A well hidden conglomerate boulder in the woods of Culloden. Deep in the woods beware the midges bite. Routes open to a few variations, as is the nature of conglomerate rock.

Access notes
Best to have a look at the guide on

Weather forecast

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11 kph

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16 °C
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13 °C
10 kph
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Bouldering in Scotland (2008)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1East Aretef4 16
2Problem 2f4+ 11
3Problem 3f5 10
4Eclipsef5+ *11
5The Dark Sidef4+ 11
6North East Face Traversef6B 5
7North Buttressf4 12
8Grapeshotf5 *10
9The Long Riachf5+ **6
10Appin Coloursf5+ *6
11Drainpipe scoop.f4 10
12The Bulgef6A *5
 Climb nameGradex
13West Aretef5+ **27
14Butcher Left handf6B **12
15The Butcherf6A+ *5
16Ratholef5+ *18
17Blackholef6B+ 4
18Mouseholef6A+ *10
19Rabbit Runf5+ *4
20Pornof6C **1
21South West Face Traversef6C+ **12
22South Arete Rightf5 8
23South East Face Traversef4+ 9
24Clansman Face Traversef6C+ **3
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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