Climbs 131
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

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

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