Climbs 18
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 450m a.s.l
Faces N

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Great line up through the Alladale slabs and in a very unusual condition © Steven Andrews

Crag features

Gives some good cragging on routes up to 250 metres in length on hard, glacially polished quartzite although difficult to protect.

Approach notes

Turn off the main Bonar Bridge road at Ardgay and drive up Strathcarron for about 14km until a red telephone box (another 2km to Croick Church - worth a visit). Turn left here over the bridge, past Amat Lodge until the turn off for Glencalvie Lodge and Alladale Lodge, park here. Take the estate track for about 6km (bike useful 1/2 hr) past the lodge and private accomodation (no bothy anymore) until it bends round right and a track forks left down to the glen floor. Follow a vague ATV track up the glen crisscrossing the burn for another 4km until the base of the crag (1 hr).

Although this is a private estate you should be able to exercise right of access. That means check with the estate for any deerstalking activities beforehand and use the gates through the deerfences protecting new tree regeneration.

Although the actual climbing is excellent at times it's hard to recommend it due to the sparsity of gear. Either you have to be the adventurous type with a grade or two in hand and manage a small cam every 10m or so or just solo it.
Captain Solo - 06/Jun/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  East Wing
2 The Gimp V 6 * 2
3 Radius Gully, Index Finish IV 5 *  
4 Radius Gully, Index Finish - Broken Finger Variation IV 4 * 1
Climb name Grade
  Central Buttress
6 Jug Rib S ** 1
7 The Gully (Winter) IV 4 * 1
Climb name Grade
  West Wing
9 Bang S ** 1
10 Grumble S **  
11 Tane VD ** 1
12 Tother VD * 1

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