Climbs 10
Rocktype Basalt
Altitude 113m a.s.l
Faces N

North wall of Wester Craiglockhart, Edinburgh © Maragmhòraix

Crag features

Wester Craiglockhart hill has a little north facing outcrop which is perfect for a short bouldering session. There's also a warm-up wall, well hidden on the South West part of the Hill, an easy slab with a small sit-start overhang. Not exciting, but it's real rock and it's a sun trap. The North wall has a few good problems mentioned below.

The columnar basalt of the crag to the left is prone to toppling over after wet periods, hence the catcher wires in place, so THE CRAG IS NOT SAFE FOR CLIMBING.

Video here:

Mini topo here:

Approach notes

Just off Glenlockhart road on a footpart of Craiglockahart hill beside Napier University campus. Lothian Bus no. 23 terminus is on campus. The University carpark is free on Sunday otherwise park in nearby Colinton Avenue

Please note that the outcrops are on private land. It's a golf course but the area is a designated SSSI and I've never been told anything by the golfers. So keep a low profile and it should remain as it is.


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Thanks for the feedback. I had not been there for over a year and it did feel harder than I remembered. I have updated the grades.
Maragmhòraix - 03/Jun/14
Cracks and crumbles. The rock is of the worst quality. Shame really.
daftendirekt - 06/Apr/14
The rock is grotty but the moves are good. Found the grades stiff.
Andy Moles - 30/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Shark f5 3
2 The Pinch f6C+ 1
3 The pinch sit start f7B 1
4 Hung Per Lament f6A+ ** 3
5 Hung Parliament f6A+ 4
6 Hung Parliament direct f6A 2
7 The Niche f6B 2
8 The Power of balance f7A 2
9 Balance of Power f7A 2
10 Full Frontal f7A+ 1

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