Altitude 100m a.s.l
Surface Tension, Auchinstarry © Fraser
Has great character with good protection. Dubious safety work by the council has obliterated some old classic lines but there is plenty left. Some of the rock is sublime.
Safety report for the quarry
Regular train service to Croy which is only 1 Kilometre away to the south.
Some routes start straight from the car park.
For routes overlooking the pool, walk left (east) and through a wire fence to the top of the quarry. Scramble or abseil from stout trees to the water level.
|Rope found here on 24 June, please call chris on 07392 094 787 if lost.|
chriskane - 25/Jun/18
|LOST ROPE FOUND!!! 24 June, please call chris on 07392 094 787|
chriskane - 24/Jun/18
|just to point out it's 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms not 1 km from Croy train station
malcolm.harris - 02/Jun/17
|Currently a family of bats in a crack on the white slab (part way up red lead)|
James90 - 23/Jun/15
|Please can people stop top-roping Nijinski (and adjacent routes). It's an amazing line and a great trad testpiece that really deserves better than avoiding it's true lead quality. FWIW with enough RPs and Offsets and the skill to place them, it's closer to E4. Something to save for the future if you can't lead it.|
Fiend - 17/Dec/13
|Council work has affected the tops of some of the car park area routes, as shown here https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5617456/IMG_0004.JPG
This seems to be leading to more dirt and water coming down these lines.|
Roberttaylor - 13/Feb/13
|'Starry is looking a little woebegone. Other than Red Lead/Mascarade buttress and Trundle slab there's an awful lot of grass and neglect. Couple of public spirited locals needed for gardening.|
IanMcC - 14/Jun/12
|2 Youtube clips of the view of Auchinstarry Quarry.
Denpov - 14/Aug/10
|From the Croy Train Station the bus nunber 349 also passes the quarry. 50 pence fare August 2010.
The buses take about 2 minutes.|
Denpov - 10/Aug/10
|From the Croy Train Station a bus service from 7.43am (no 43) goes past the quarry and is every 15mins during the day, but there may not be an evening service. Get the bus at the bus stop outside the train station Cost £1.25 August 2010. :o)|
Denpov - 04/Aug/10
|Currently updating the crag and getting all the routes in order. if you have a description of the last 50 or so routes especially it'd be helpful!|
JamieSparkes - 27/Nov/08
|Auchinstarry is a good venue for middle grade climbers in the Glasgow area. It is a disused dolerite quarry with a wee loch which folk fish and kayak on, with newly- landscaped and imroved grounds. It has excellent routes mainly in the VS- E2 range. Some of the routes have great atmosphere, such as Red Lead (VS 5a) which ascends an improbable looking wall and crack from a semi hanging belay right above the water. Watch out for local savages hurling rubbish and rocks off the top however. |
I am the God of Stratheyre - 11/Apr/05
|A 15 minute walk from a train station served by fairly regular trains makes this an ideal crag for someone in glasgow without a car. Personally never had any problems with the locals myself but have heard stories.|
alrobertson - 18/Apr/04
Climbs at this crag
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