Climbs 26
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 24m a.s.l
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Flakin' Astray at Sand Bay. © Tom Sparks

Crag features

A few miles north of Applecross village, the road drops down to a lovely beach aptly named 'Sand'. At the parking spot by the road down to the MOD station, there is a remarkable roof feature. Though a plinth of rock underneath it makes it scary for bouldering through the roof itself, there are some perma-dry traverses on the back wall and a few good straight up problems. There is further bouldering ("Brae Boulders") under the scrappy escarpement above main road about 900 m south of the MOD/Sand Bay turning.

Approach notes

For the Roof and Orange Wall area, park at the Sand Bay car park just off the road down to the MOD station, the roof is 50 m from the car park. For the Brae Boulders it is better to use the carpark on the west side of the main road just over a kilometre south of the MOD turning: the main Brae boulders lie a couple of hundred meters to the north.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Orange Wall
2 Orange Wall Direct f6A 2
3 The Seam f4+ 1
4 The Crack f3+ 2
5 Neolithic Orangeman f6B ** 2
6 Neolithic Orangeman direct f6C ** 2
7 Flake Wall f5 2
8 Red Cuillin f6B ** 1
9 Piss Lily f5+ 1
Climb name Grade
  The Roof
11 MOD Traverse
f6C ** 9
12 MOD Reverse f6C ** 4
13 Full Traverse f6C+ * 1
14 Full Reverse f6C+ 2
15 Flakin' Astray f6A 2
16 Ministry Of Offence f7A ** 5
17 The Right Roof f5+ * 8
18 Hanging Wall f6B * 7
Climb name Grade
  Brae Boulders
20 Braelle Trail f6C *  
21 Braelle Roof f6A *  
22 Braerut f6B * 1
23 No Braener f6B * 1
24 Braeby Back Ribs f6C ***  
25 Holy Braeil f6C+ **  
26 Thirty Pebble Left f6A 1
27 Thirty Pebble Right f6B * 1
28 Red Arete f6A+ 1
29 Dave Clark Loves Ya f6A * 1

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