Climbs 159
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 278m a.s.l

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Graham Penny on Crathes Crack VS 4c. © Yourlead

Crag features

The main climbing area is on right-hand side of the river in a small rocky bay about 10 mins walk from the Vat car park.

Guidebook PDF http://www.shelterstone.co.uk/tangent/includes/themes/shelterstone/topos/vat_burn_topo.pdf

Approach notes

The best approach is to follow the constructed paththat leaves the car park up a short steep hill to the viewpoint of Loch Kinnord. From here the path continues past a junction sign posted to the Vat. Take the path down to the right which steeply takes you down to the stream. All climbing is upstream from here.

Guidebooks

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A really nice spot , routes could use more traffic. Very scenic walk in and out.
Mike-W-99 - 08/Apr/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  East Buttress
2 Whin
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VS 4c  
3 Bearberry Crack VD 6
4 Broom
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VS 4c 3
5 Bogbean VS 4c * 6
6 Cloudberry
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VD 3
7 Dwarf Cornel
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VS 5a 9
8 Bog Myrtle HS * 12
9 Bog Stitchwort S 12
10 Ling
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VS 5a 6
  Entry Slab
12 Fraser Crack
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VD 6
13 Solstice
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E5 6a * 11
14 Chirononidae
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E2 5b 2
  Saga Slab
16 Sagittarian
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E1 5b  
17 Saga Slab
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E1 5b *** 29
18 Magus
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E1 5a * 18
19 Sustainable Energy
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E3 5c  
20 Sagen
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E1 5b 4
21 Sogur
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VS 4c 15
22 Flakey Leg Press
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E3 5c  
23 Dixie Buttress
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VS 4c  
24 Cat Coit
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S  
25 Cat Goddeu
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S 1
26 Percy's Crack
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E1 5b 1
27 Dixie Arete
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S 4b  
  Promontory Buttress
29 Swift Slab
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VS 4c 4
30 Corner Crack
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HS 1
31 Spare Rib
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E2 5b 3
32 Tartantrek
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E2 6a 2
33 Astrocytoma
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VS 4c  
  Pine Slab
35 Stone Bramble
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S  
36 Rusty Fork
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HS  
  Pinnacle Buttress
38 Daphne Blake
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VD 1
39 Haven't a Scooby
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VS 5a 2
40 Velma Dinkley
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D 6
41 Scooby Doo
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VD 8
42 Combo
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S * 51
43 Crathes Crack
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VS 4c *** 65
44 Death and Taxes HS 1
45 Dumock Crack
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VS 5a 25
46 Pitmedden Arete
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M * 8
47 Boxing day HVS 5b 11
48 Brodie Arete
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VS 4b * 6
49 Frogspan
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HVS 5a  
50 Forest Gendarme E3 6a ** 8
  Central Buttress
52 Beacon
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VS 5a 2
53 The View From Wu Han Crack
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HS 4b * 41
54 Hundertwasser
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E1 5b * 13
55 Hundertwasser Direct
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E3 6b 2
56 Mey Arete
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HVS 5a 12
57 Bamboo Curtain
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VS 4c *** 71
58 Feeva
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HVS 5a 21
Climb name Grade
59 The Right Line
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VD 2
  Main Buttress
61 Lab Wall
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VD 2
62 Daisy
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HVS 4c  
63 Black Lab VS 4c * 4
64 Belle Amie HVS 5a 4
65 Thrower Wobbley
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E1 5b 4
66 Welch Buttress
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E2 5b * 9
67 Welsh Crack
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HS 4c 19
68 Kismet Crack
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S 12
69 Durie Crack
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VS 4c ** 28
70 Evergreen Connection
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E3 5c * 1
71 Vat Simmer
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E1 5a 2
72 Montydon Wall
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E2 5c ** 8
73 Question Time
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E4 6b *** 9
74 Question Time (Indirect Start)
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E3 6a *  
75 Vat Burner E8 6b * 1
76 Martha's Crack
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HVS 5a 7
77 Pippa's Crack
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VS 4c 1
78 Pippa's Crack Left-Hand
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VS 4c 1
79 Half Vat Burner
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E3 6a  
80 Bunny Guinness
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E1 5b ** 1
81 Flowerdew Wall
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VS 4c  
82 Martha's Crack Variation
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E1 5b 1
83 Cushnie Slab
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E1 5a  
84 Robson Crack
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S  
  West Buttress
86 Verey Crack
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HS 18
87 McColl Wall Direct Start
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E1 5c ** 23
88 McColl Wall
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HVS 5a * 9
89 Stapled with Love
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E1 5b * 9
90 Stapled with Love (Flake Continuation)
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HVS 5a * 8
91 Nine Step Pillar
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VD 18
92 Monymusk Crack
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HVS 5a 6
93 Equinox Child
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E7 6b *** 6
94 Ley Crack
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VS 4c 12
95 Night Owl
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E5 6a ** 13
96 Lost Bonsai
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E6 6b ** 7
97 Yorokobi
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E3 6a * 10
  North Wall
99 Petit Diagonal
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E1 5b 2
100 Serious Picnic
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E6 6a 2
101 Grand Central
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E3 6b 1
102 High Tea
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E2 5c  
103 Spare Rib 2
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D  
104 Al Dente
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E1 5c  
105 Right Flake
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S 4
106 Lateral
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M 2
107 Epi Condy
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VS 4c 1
108 Litis
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S  
  Steep Wall
110 Right Diagonal
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HS 4a  
111 Left hand line
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HVS 5b  
  Juniper Buttress
113 Mousie and the Best
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E2 5c  
114 Boo
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E1 5b 2
115 Potente
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VD  
116 Red balloon
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VD  
Climb name Grade
  Rowen Buttress
118 Bart
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HVS 5a  
119 Piggle E4 6b 1
120 Dydd Gwyl Dewi S 1
121 Stump Ridge D 5
122 Aubin
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VS 4c 2
123 Leap Year Ridge
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VD 1
  Birch Buttress
125 Jacqui, Tanjobi Omedeto
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VD  
126 Moss Crack
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VS 4c  
127 Birthday Treat S 1
  Oak Buttress
129 Quercus Centric
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HVS 5c  
  The Far West Boulders
131 Jumping Jaques
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none 4c  
132 Central Wall
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HVS 5a * 2
133 Right-Hand Crack
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VS 4c * 6
134 Fissue
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S 4a 2
135 Right Wall
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none 5a 2
136 Wasp
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E2 5c * 5
137 Hornet
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f6A+ 4
138 Pillar Arete
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none 4b 2
139 Snowdrop HVS 5a 4
140 Confucius f6C+ 4
141 Aristotle VS 5a * 3
142 Crystal Meth
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f7A  
143 Blath Shneachdaidh VS 4c 1
144 Far West Arete
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VD 7
145 West Side Story
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f6B 2
146 Thin flake
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none 4c 2
147 Nix Wall
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S 4b 4
148 Left Arete
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S 4a 10
149 Slab Crack
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HS 4b * 10
150 Central Pinnacle
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HS 4b 6
151 Central Pinnacle Direct Exit
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HS 5a  
152 Short But Sweet
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HVS 5a ** 5
153 Tre
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none 5b 1
154 Men
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none 5a 1
155 Do
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none 5c  
156 Us
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none 5b 3
157 Grandpa's Mantle
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none 5a 5
158 SNH
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none 4b 3
159 West End
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f6A 1
  Unknown
161 Left Wall
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VD  
162 Ceratopogonidae
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E2 5c  
163 Yellow Peril 2
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S  
164 Gaba Wall
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E1 5b  
165 Left-Hand Finish
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E1 5b  
166 Thin Slab
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VS 4c  
167 Tumbledown Correction
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S 4b  
168 Central Slab Left Arete
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S 4a 2
169 Central Slab
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VS 5a 3
170 Right-Slanting Fissure
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S 1
171 Right-Hand Wall Route 1
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VS 5a  
172 Right-Hand Wall Route 2
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VS 5b  
173 House of Lords Reform S 1
174 Crocket Slab VE 2
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