Climbs 78
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

An extensive sandstone outcrop on the Hill of Kirriemuir. It is very sheltered and enjoys easy access, sun all day, with impressive views across the Strathmore.

In conjunction with the Kirriemuir Hill park and the new Neverland Captain Hook's pirateship play area this makes it a friendly family venue. The Camera Obscura in JM Barrie's cricket pavilion is now open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and is manned by volunteers. They are also operating a small shop/cafe which will be improved by the addition of a kitchen soon.

The toilets in the pavilion are also open again with the same opening times as the Camera Obscura

Climbing is possible throughout the year.

NOTE: 11/7/16

It has been reported that a dangerous fallen tree is hanging precariously above "The Mound" 

Please approach this area with considerable caution until this issue is resolved.

Approach notes

From the A90, follow the A926 towards Kirriemuir for two and a half miles to turn off right at Checkiefield onto an unclassified road. Continue for one mile until reaching a T-junction. Turn right then almost immediately left (signed "Northmuir") and continue for just over half a mile until reaching a sharp right bend on entering the town. At this bend, keep left onto West Hill Road and after 200m turn left to follow the Camera Obscura track. Walk east along the track from the car park for 50m,turn right and follow the steep well made path following the East wall of the cemetery, turn left along the path and arrive at "The Bay".

Alternative on street parking is available to the south of the quarry on Brechin Road. Follow the driving instructions above until you reach the T-junction and instead turn left. The access path to the quarry is on the right immediately as you enter the town. Park on the street here. Follow the path up the hill and take the right fork to arrive in the quarry at the Right Wall.

Just wondered if anyone knew anything about the missing bolts on a couple of routes? I've noticed 1st one on Wrong Turn and 2nd one on Awe! Were they taken for a reason? Wouldn't mind the one on Wrong Turn being replaced and happy to help with the cost.
DundeeDave - 06/Oct/15
Sorted 😃
sheppy - 18/May/15
Because some helpful person added the second one without checking first. Now if I delete it some peoples ascents will be lost.
sheppy - 18/May/15
Mod why have we got two routes called Markerhorn ????
pebblespanker - 18/May/15
Agreed with sheppys comments - come on mod get it sorted out or hand it over to someone else. Lots of routes with duplicate names etc. Put them in as per the SMC guide and stick AKA in for the other names routes were know as in the older guides.
Burnsie - 17/May/14
Come on moderator, get this crag sorted out. If you can't be bothered then let someone else get on with it!
sheppy - 16/Mar/14
If anyone found a pair of sunglasses that are oakleys with pinkish lenses on a tree beside lines 33 and 34 could they please get in touch. I promise beer and a pub lunch for there safe return.
Quallim - 09/Sep/12
A great setting, good views and a bit of a sun trap, be wary of the grades however with some F4s feeling more like 5+ and some 6a's having particularly exposed crux moves. Still something for everyone!
Azwhite - 29/Mar/12
Please ignore the last two comments. Kirrie hill is an excellent venue. It is a former sandstone quarry, which is south facing so acts as a sun strap all year round. It has over 60+ routes, varying in height from 8m to 15m, and grades from F3 to F7b. Therefore, there is something to go at for almost every level of climber. As with all sandstone crags, some ledges/hold can be dusty, or occasionally loose, so take care, clip all the bolts and please wear a helmet.
rusty_nails - 16/Nov/09
A great crag, very well bolted, often cliping the next before moving up above the previous bolt. Enough routes to keep you busy for a day or two. Family friendly venue, nice outlook. The grades are a little on the ego massaging side, well to be honest very soft. Still should mean itís a crag where you can push yourself. A credit to the team that bolted it, if you climb there send them a cheque.
Will W - 28/Jun/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Western Wall
2 Unenforced Layoff 5a 234
3 Mushroom Heads 5c 283
4 Another Green World 6a 318
5 Spirits Drifting 6a+ 250
6 Becalmed 4c 429
7 Sombre Reptiles 5c 378
8 On the Up 5c 437
9 Mound over Matter 5c 442
10 Grassy Knoll 6a 389
11 Hard Labour 6a 313
12 Dogmatic 6a+ 249
13 Caned and Unable 6c 27
14 Paws for Thought 6b 153
15 Thorny Issue 6b+ 118
16 All Chalk, No Traction 6c 115
17 Boarding Party 6b 107
18 Dubh be Dubh 6a+ 207
19 The Kirrie (beach) Ball 6b+ 58
20 Let there be Rock 6a+ 200
21 Bon the Edge 6b+ 173
22 Whole lotta Kirrie 6b+ 38
23 Black int' Back 7a 24
  Central Wall
25 Hanging by a Thrum hold
6b 61
26 Wisdom's door 6b+ 85
Climb name Grade
27 The Twa Dogs
6c 67
28 Tim'rous Beastie 6a 197
29 Sonsie Face
6a 155
30 Glaikit Folly
5a 137
31 Screwless 3a 310
32 Kirrie on Regardless 3c 273
33 Spent 6a 331
34 Badly Overdrawn Boy 6a+ 226
35 Joining the Debt Set 6b 118
36 Never Never Land 6a+ 98
37 La Plage 4a 407
38 Hill Billies 3c 364
39 The Hill has Eyes 5a 383
40 What Every Woman Wants 7a 62
41 Where there's Muck there's Brass 6c+ 58
42 Slim Pickins 7b * 54
43 Dig Deep 6c+ 115
44 Ginger's Jewals 6b+ 93
45 Beat the Bulge 6b+ 113
46 Weighty Issue 6b 101
47 Gut Feeling 6b+ 53
48 Touch Too Much 7a 89
49 Xmas Xcess 6a+ 166
50 Serious Beef 6c 68
51 Fat of the Land 6b 125
52 Fat Boy Slims 4c 399
Climb name Grade
53 Monkey See, Monkey Do 6b+ 87
54 The Zoo 6a+ 142
  Eastern Wall
56 Walking the Plank 6a+ 98
57 Crocodile Corner 5c 278
58 By Hook or by Crook 5a 330
59 Smee Day 5a 275
60 Wings Would Help 6a+ 139
61 Fly Boy 6b 138
62 Wrong Turn 5c 165
63 True Path 6a 207
64 Seeing the Light 6a+ 117
65 Peddle Power 6a+ 128
66 Done and Dusted 6b 144
67 Curtain Call 6a+ 96
68 When Annabelle met Tinkerbell 6a * 181
69 El Captain 5c 99
70 El Boa 6a 71
71 Kirrie Sutra 6a 151
72 Awe! 6a+ ** 171
73 Stiff Little Fingers 6b ** 167
74 Markerhorn 4c 255
75 Grand Jurassic 5a 62
76 Ruthosaurus 3a 143
77 Stegosaurus 4a 113
78 Crystal Myth * 6b 2
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