Climbs 40
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 162m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Emma © ClanAdventures

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NOTE 2018

Update AUGUST 2018

In response to post below: took a hike up here today, cleaned and pruned around some of the known problems and started looking for new things to try. New climbs on Emma and Spectacles blocs now cleaned and posted pending moderation. Hope to add more in coming weeks :)

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Anyone local? Please get in here and give the bouldering area a clean up - there’s loads of potential here for an esoteric font but it’s just such a mess at the moment. Can’t get near a lot of the routes for foliage and the landings are spiced up by broken glass and general sh*te. I’ll make an effort to do my bit when I can. Some glass cleared from around routes May 2018

As you walk in steer between the lake and the copse of trees until you can enter the area with Emma, you have David and Goliath as you come into the boulder garden on the RHS in a copse of trees. The back wall, christened Razorback, is good for kids as it can be top-roped and has generally large holds. The main boulder area consist of up to 20 boulders all of good sandstone. To the back left is the wall of Mad Max. Most of the back wall problems were top roped by Clan Adventures and their clients, with few of the boulder probs done also though detail is thin. All harder probs by the crag moderator and friends thus far.

Some fun was had by the original discoverers in an unconventional style by going around all the boulders for as long as possible and then by increasing the difficulty of the route - impossible to grade or record but fun for kids, one rule:touch the ground your out! Some landings are terrible so beware. If its a hot day bring a towel. The main quarry is full of clean spring fed water, good for a swim.

Poor rock in places, topping out on Razorback etc. should be done with trepidation or avoided by traversing off or jumping at the first break. Belayers should be aware of the dangers of falling rock too.

Approach notes

Powmill quarry near to the village of Powmill in Perth and Kinross, as you leave the village towards Stirling look for evidence of a quarry on the LHS of the A977.

Please do not block the gates to the quarry as the land owner needs constant access. The flooded part is used as a diver training area as access is always needed. there is space at the gates or 50m further along there is a small lay-by for 3 cars. The grass verge is wide and flat - beware soft ground after rain. you can park here as well. Camping and controlled fires accepted by land owner. So only leave chalk marks.

Weekends often see the local youth camping and drinking so may be best to avoid, also don't leave valuables in the cars as you are a long way from them and they are obvious sat on the roadside verge.

Agree completely, I too was lured into a visit (and being the mod) and I live 20 mins away - I did two visits and have not been back! please note that the original description of the place was not written by me but a couple of guys who run an Outdoor Pursuits business and knew little about bouldering
pebblespanker - 08/Jan/15
Was looking forward to bouldering here with comments such as "a whiff of Font in the autumn". Awful amounts of rubbish, burnt out tents and broken glass everywhere really detract from what could be a nice place. Rock quality generally poor, dirty and overgrown and the rocks are tiny, only a few moves even from sitting, not recommend overall.
Chad123 - 30/Aug/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Emma
2 GSG9 f6B * 3
3 Beccy Traverse f4  
4 The Freeman f6A+  
5 Ankle Biter f5+  
  Spectacles Bloc
7 Right Spectacle f5+ * 1
8 Broken Spectacles f6A+  
9 Specs Slab f5+  
10 Sand in yer Crack f5  
Climb name Grade
  Razorback Left Wall
  Razorback Right Wall
13 Benny Baker f4+ 2
14 Juke Cullen f4+ 1
15 Sarah Cameran f4+ 2
16 Carl Winters f4+ 1
  Diamond
18 Mondo! Mondo! f6A 2
19 Mondo f3 1
20 Mondo S.S. f6C  
Climb name Grade
21 Mondo! Mondo! Mondo! f7A  
  Orange Bloc
23 Slab f5 1
24 House Are(s)te f4  
25 Jaws f6A  
26 David mantle R/H f6A  
27 David mantle centre f2  
28 Two Can Kenny f6A  
29 Mantle 36 f6A  
30 Pendulum f6B+  

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