Climbs 149
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

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Perfect autumn conditions at Brin Rock. © Alastair R

Crag features

These four buttresses lie on the south side of Creag Dhubh above the B851. Many boulders lie scattered below the crags and offer all styles and grades of problems. Details of the traditional climbs on Brin Rock can be found in the SMC Highland Outcrops Guide and a guide to the bouldering can be found at
https://sites.google.com/site/boulderscotland/Cairngorms/brin-rock
http://www.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Brin_Rock_Boulders

Brin Rock now has a selection of sport routes on two separate buttresses. The routes on Crag one are best described (and parking/directions) in Scottish Sport Climbs. For sport on the Zed buttress follow directions in Highland Outcrops and park as for the bouldering.

"Airy and exposed climbing on very sound rock! A good head is required as protection is fairly spaced but this makes the climbing all the better! Access is hard work up a steep densely vegetated slope but well worth the effort!!"

Approach notes

Please ask permission from the gamekeeper by knocking on the door at his house GR 656287 before parking. He does not mind people parking but would appreciate people asking first.

Great venue{despite the dreaded Midge} Alot of problems are getting vegitated due to the lack of traffic....Also Projects galore if you dont mind a bit of gardening. Middle of the Big Black Roof has a possible 7c/8? if your brave enough. Sussurus Bloc may have a couple of hard lines/projects as well
scragrock - 25/May/15
Some boulders have been fully reclaimed by the forest. Little britian is an inch deep in moss and psikabloc has a tree on it. Most other boulders remain clean. Good winter venue as it's south facing.
Hamfunk - 16/Dec/14
Good trad if you can hack the boulder and heather bash, and a great bouldering circuit that deserves more attention and a proper write-up on here (where is Brin Done Before?? :0). Worth noting that despite the comments on the classic Spank The Ramp, there is no point ruining it by somehow ignoring the good hold directly in the middle of the problem - it is a proper line not some shitty eliminate....this is not bloody Boltsheugh!!
Fiend - 27/Feb/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Crag One
2 Catweazle E1 5b 1
3 Pink Rib S 1
4 The Gangplank HVS 5a ** 9
5 The path 6c 11
6 Gillette 6b 22
7 Keep calm and carry on climbing 6a * 12
8 Run the gauntlet 7a *** 3
9 Confessions of a serial climber 6c * 2
10 Snow on the Ben 7a * 3
11 Despicable Me
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7a+ * 23
12 ‘Owl at the Moon 7b+ *** 5
13 Pink wall 7b *** 30
14 Dodged a Bullet 7c+ 4
15 Brin it on 7c ** 8
16 Whinging consultants 7b+ ** 10
17 Snake in the grass 7a+ * 21
18 The one and only 7a *** 80
19 Third time lucky 6c *** 12
20 Austrocelt sound system E6 6b ** 2
21 Treasure Island E2 5b ** 7
22 Captains of crush 6c ** 81
23 The power of 3. 7b+ * 8
24 Overdose 7a+ ** 16
25 Christmas 1937 7b+ ** 5
26 The Secret Garden 7a * 10
  The Needle
28 The Prow E1 5b * 6
29 Gold Digger E3 6a *** 1
30 Turkish Cracks
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HVS 5a  
31 Skytrain
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E2 5c ** 2
  Zed Buttress
33 The power of resin 7a+ * 5
34 The rockness monster returns 7a+ ** 19
35 Jobsworth Left 6c+ ** 1
36 Jobsworth 6b+ * 8
37 Making Movies E1 5a * 6
38 The Wild Man E2 5b ** 5
39 Zorro 7b+ * 7
40 Go go gadget arms 7c ** 3
41 Gone in 60 seconds 7c+ ** 10
42 Trick of the tail 2 8a+ *** 2
43 The Force Direct 8b ***  
44 The Force 8b *** 8
45 The Fury 8a * 2
46 Dave's arete of doom 7c  
47 Little minx 7b ** 17
48 Zed's dead baby 6b * 47
49 Quartzite contrived shite 6c * 9
50 Brick 7c+ *** 17
51 It's high end 8! 7b ** 10
52 Heather bashing 7a+ * 4
53 No Fatties Bashing 6a 8
54 No Fatties Allowed 5b 28
55 Rails of Disappointment 6a+ 28
56 Giant Flake
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HVS 5a  
  Block Buttress
58 Screen Test
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HVS 5a  
59 The Block
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HVS 4c * 2
  Brin Boulders
  The Block
62 Clever Bastard f6C 1
Climb name Grade
63 I Wanna Be Straight V0 15
64 New Boots and Panties f6C+ 4
65 Hit Me
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V4 * 25
66 Hit Me SS f6C+ 2
67 Berlingo Boys f7A  
68 Lip Trip f6B  
69 Blockhead V1 2
  Campus
71 Preppy V3 ** 25
  Beat Wall
73 Up Beat f7A+  
74 Down Beat f7B  
75 Beat Up f6C  
76 Beatroute f6C  
  Happy Bloc
78 The Dreaded Dreadlock V3 12
79 Spirited V5 ** 36
80 Spirit Level V6 14
81 Jump for Joy V3 ** 5
82 Jump for Joy Extention V7 6c * 1
83 Rhuaridh's Crack
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V1 9
84 Carpet Slab V0 8
85 Monkey Boy V1 * 21
  The Prow
87 Brin Done Before f6C+ 14
88 Cantthinkofaname f4 1
89 When Mike Met Ben f7A  
  Black Roof
91 Big Black Roof Arete f6A 7
92 Big Black Roof Left f6A 1
93 Fire and Brinstone f6C+ 2
  Dusty Bloc
95 Gold Dust f7A+ 4
96 Mushroom Cloud f6B+ 7
  What Bloc
98 Skrewdriver f7A 6
  The Pit
100 Ingrid Pitt V1 9
101 Pitt Bull f7B 3
102 Pitt Bull Direct f7C  
  Tree Slab
104 Centre V1 4
105 Tree Slab Right
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V0 4
  Arete Bloc
107 Snowy Arete V0 8
  Time Bloc
109 Business Time f6B  
110 Part Time Model f6C  
  Fallen Tree Bloc
112 Forest Mechanics f6A  
  Steve's Slab
114 Steves Slab Left f6A+ * 4
115 Steves Slab Centre f5 * 5
116 Steves Slab Right f5+ 4
  Psikabloc
118 Michael V5 3
  Sussurus Bloc
120 Sussirus f7C+ *** 16
121 Keyser Söze f8A *** 4
122 Keyser Söze - Left Exit f8A *** 3
123 The Saharan Wind f8A *** 1
124 The Usual Suspects f7B ** 5
Climb name Grade
  Little Britain Bloc
126 Bitty f6B  
127 Little Britain f6C 1
128 Yeahbutnobutyeah f5+  
  White Wall
130 The New Generation f4 1
131 White Wall Arete f4 1
132 White Wall - Left f6B 2
133 White Wall f6B ** 9
134 The Crack (white Wall) f6A+ *** 8
  Swamp Block
136 The Scoop V2 8
137 The Flakes, Swamp Wall f5+ *** 14
138 Lichen It f3 9
139 Swampy f5+ 2
140 Lichen Storm f5+ *** 13
141 Exposé V0- 1
  The Den
143 Graeme's Route V5 ** 31
144 Graeme's Pinch (Eliminate) f7A 7
145 Spank the Ramp f6B *** 59
146 Amnesia f6C 5
147 Tesco Reject f6C+ 4
148 Bullworker f8A+  
  Guillotine
150 Clean Rib V0 11
151 Clean Rib S/S V3 * 9
152 Left Wall V1 V1 11
153 Guillotine V0 6
154 Guillotine SS f7B 2
  Bog Bloc
156 Big Bog Traverse V0 3
157 Big Bog Flake V0 6
  Scissorhands Bloc
159 Edward f6A  
  Crocodile
161 Crocabot V8  
  Clapton Bloc
163 Old Love V6 1
  Hail to the Thief Bloc
165 Kid A rête f5 4
166 Brin Rainbows f6A 2
167 Hail to the Thief f5+ 4
168 Snow K Computer f6A 3
169 Amnesicrack f5+ 3
  Porcupine
171 Hedgehog f5+ 5
172 Porcupine f6A 4
173 Sting in the tail (Porcupine variation) f6B 7
174 Scorpion f6B+ 5
  New Shoes Bloc
176 Put My New Shoes On f7C *** 2
  Scientist Bloc
178 The Scientist f7B *** 7
179 The Scientist - RH f7B  
180 Fake Tales of Cresciano f6C  
  Sharmoth Boulder
182 Celebrity Leg Penis f6B ** 2
183 Sharmoth f7A+ ** 2
184 Accept That Swing f7A 2

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