Climbs 24
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

FA of Apprentice Wall on a stunning wintery afternoon. © sfletch

Crag features

Some of the climbs are worth the visit but they are broken by vegetation. There are a few multi pitch routes and some normal single pitch routes. The views are fantastic. You will see Murray's monument, beautiful galloway hills and of course goats. The infamous midge also likes Craigdews so bring repellant or come on a breezy day.

Approach notes

Follow A712 from New Galloway or Newton Stewart depending where your driving from. The Crag is located next to a monument and is within a wild goat park. There is a large car park for the goat park and you access the Crag from there. Walk straight over the field. Gardening should be kept to a minimum as it is a nature reserve and a climbing ban runs from 15 Feb to 30 Jun due to rare nesting birds.

Bird restriction lifted on June 15th this year.
machars - 21/Jun/14
White slab is solo fun close to the car park rest of the crag pretty damp and mucky . Exactly why i love Scottish climbing! oh and watch out for ticks or do i just look like a goat?
Chris Hind - 01/Nov/11
Combined with it's neighbour Corwar this area is great for a wide range of climbing. Multi pitch, single pitch and bouldering.
K_MacLeod - 09/Sep/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Tree Walls 
2Cemetery Goats
HVS 5a *1
3Vorsprung Goat Technique
HVS 4c  
4Amazing Technicolour Dreamgoat
E1 5b ** 
 Ramp Slabs 
6Dirty Old Raingoat
VS 4a 1
7Toga Confusion
S 3c *1
8Capricorn Relish
HS 4a *2
 Kid's Buttress 
10Fourpences are Soundless
HVS 5b  
11The Goatbusters
E2 5c * 
 Central Section 
13Das GoatVD *9
14Up PerisgoatVS *2
15Goathouse of FleetVS 4c 1
16Bonny and the GoatsHVS 5a 1
17Goats of Delirium
HVS 5a *3
18Central Route (original finish)VS 5a *4
19Central Route
VS 4c *3
20Nanny State
E2 6a ** 
VS 4c * 
22The dark sideVS 4b  
 White Slab 
24The Banana Goat
VS 4c * 
25Three men in a goat
S 4a 5
26Just One More Goat
VD **1
27One man, one goat
VD 6
28Just kidding
HS 5
29Apprentice Wallf6C ***2
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