Climbs 10
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 2250m a.s.l
Faces NE

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The Pillar of Elidir © JamesM

Crag features

The pillar is an impressive piece of rock with a serious feel to it, which is well worth a visit for those wanting an adventure away from the crowds. It is worth being preared to abseil off the pillar or squirm down the Rift(a brilliant pitch of climbing) then ab down west gully(it is possible to climb down this but I can personally recommend in this case learning your lesson the easy way!). The classic of the crag is Corrugated Cracks HS.

Approach notes

Easiest approach is to plod up the broad ridge above the R side of the dam until about 60' above the obvious cairn/pillar.  From here a faint path goes L, descending a bit, crossing under the lower toe of the Elidit Pillar.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Pillar of Elidir
2 East Gully and Rift D 6
  East Wall
4 Mexico Cracks
HVS 5b 1
5 Corrugated Cracks
HS 4b * 8
6 The Arete D 7
Climb name Grade
  West Wall
8 Coelacanth E3 5c 1
9 Sundowner HS 4b 1
  Elidir Slabs
11 Armour VS 4c * 1
12 Janos VS 4b * 5
Climb name Grade
  Elidir Tower
14 Laxative HVS 4c * 1
15 Living Fossil * E2 6a 1
  Other Climbs(Will update soon)
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