Climbs 25
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces S

Mauchline winter adventure new climb © AlexanderBuglass

Crag features

A "Lost World" place with attitude! A tree lined gorge above the River Ayr with good rock including overhangs.

Approach notes

The whole area is an SSSI so do not damage the rock or the plants; "leave only footprints, take only photos [and memories]" as they say.

Take the A76 out of Mauchline and then the second right. If you see the blue bridge, you've gone too far.

Take this right to a wall (possibly an old bridge), parking here, take the path to the crags.


Go in the winter! It can be muddy, but the icicles in the gorge are amazing and the friction is great.
scatface - 12/Feb/09
its gud but its 2 mucky!!!!!!!
alannah cee - 10/Apr/06
Great area to learn to climb but some care needed - much of the rock is mossy and the sandstone overhang by the river(which is a spectacular abseil - just over a rope length!)is pretty tough going on the fingertips.
john - 25/Oct/04
A big abseiling venue, Mauchline Gorge does not have much to offer the climber due to the filthy nature of the rock and routes. Good place to take a chick though.
Jonnie - 27/Sep/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Boulder Crag 
2Stinky PinkyV3 6
3Stinky pinky dynoV1 6
4Crack JamV4 *5
5Stink PocketV2 *12
6Morganf6B *2
7Pump ItV4 3
8Trust in EtherV2 4
9Up the MuffV3 **9
10Shut up and dynoV3 **5
11Dead Dog DynoV4 2
12Cup and RingV **1
 Main Quarry 
14Bowman's CornerS 4a 3
15Mossy WallE2 5a 2
16Purism PersonifiedE2 5c 3
17Gardener's CornerVS 4b *11
18Board WalkE2 5b 2
19Y BotherE3 5c 11
20Bye EckE4 6a 1
21Green MachineVS 4b 4
22Dredge BogVS 4b 2
23Monstrously HorribleVD 1
24Lightning CrackE2 6a 2
 River Buttress 
E2 5c 1
27Bridge Over Troubled WaterE4 5c *3
28Yew Tree Traversef6C *1

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