Climbs 81
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

Left on the Shelf © Gary Latter

Crag features

Some excellent wee sport and gear crags as well as boulders scattered throughout the woods near Weem on steep, excellent rock.

Approach notes

When approaching through the woods at Weem, climbers should ensure they stick to paths at all times to avoid any damage to flora and fauna.

Park cars with consideration, and do not block any private tracks or gates.

More trad routes in the new Highland Outcrops South guide although still a bit limited. Aerial Crag is a bit of a bugger to find and would benefit from some pruning of jaggy bushes at the tops of trad routes. Also, Static in the Air is not the three star E36A promised in the new guide, being fully bolted when visited earlier this month. (Will leave the trad vs sport debate for another day and another place.)
frazoir - 12/Oct/16
The main rock is hard to find. Took us ages. Look for a (small) cairn on the side of the trail. Go up over the rocks to reach the cragg. The grid reference for the main cragg is NN844501.
rachelSquirrel - 04/May/14
Anyone know why the climbs on Easter Island buttress are roped/taped off at present?? Also the climbs on Secret Garden crag are inaccessible at the moment due to masses of cut rhodedendrum bushes.. Went there on 25.08.12, and wasn't able to climb. Finding the crags in the woodland at present, is also very difficult (unless you have been previously) due to fallen trees/cut rhodedenrums.
Louise Kelly - 28/Aug/12
The Bouldering in Scotland book has quite clear directions to the bouldering walls, and some nice climbing when you get there, especially on hot days when the shade is very welcome!
Azwhite - 27/May/12
Personally could not find the crag! Watch out for the table and chairs (an important waymarker) described in the guidebook - I don't think they exist anymore.
Kevin Woods - 01/Apr/12
Almost all the grades and stars are wrong for Secret Garden. Gary's Scottish Rock is accurate except for: Missing Link is pointless and easier than Faithless, and Brass Monkeys is F6b+. Crag is a dick to find particularly with chopped rhodendron carnage, but is worth a visit on a fresh dry day.
Fiend - 30/Aug/11
A few of the grades seem questionable and some climbs are not listed in the correct order.
sebrider - 23/May/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 the secret garden area 
 Manyana Wall 
3Tomorrow Never Comes
6b 9
4Sometime Soon6a 19
5Don't do Today what you can do Tomorrow5c 13
 easter island buttress 
7Looking for a RainbowVD *4
8Left On The Shelf6c+ 3
9President Shhean Connery7a 6
10The Republic Of Scotland7a+ *17
11Right In The face6b+ 21
 secret garden crag 
13100 Ways To Be A Good Girl6c *13
14Batweeman6b *24
15Forbidden Fruit6b+ *16
16The Missing Link6c+ *4
17Faithless6c+ *10
18The Watchtower6c+ **10
19Caledonia Dreaming6c *16
20Don't Knock the Block6a+ *3
21Brass Monkeys6b 19
 stream wall 
23Justice7a 3
 Weem Rock Side Wall 
25Every Last Drop7b *2
26One Pig One7b *4
27High Pitched Scream7a+ ***114
28The Screaming Weem7b ***71
29The Last Gasp7b+ **6
30The Last TemptationE2 5c **34
31The End of Silence7b **101
63Saving Up for a Rainy Day
E5 6a ***3
64Pawn ChannelE1 5c 2
65Kissing The Witch6b *5
66The Choice Of a New GenerationE3 5c  
67Static In The AirE4 6a **2
68Cracking Good ReceptionE1 5b *3
 Bouldering Wall 
70Jungle Formulaf5 24
71In a Flap
f5+ 13
72Lead Onf5+ 5
73Cracked knot
f6B *9
74Too Hard Too Highf6C+ ***7
75The Chopf7A **27
76Getting the Chopf7A+ **3
77Too Hard Too Farf7A ***1
78Getting Lippyf6C+ *6
79The Rest & Be Thankful
f5 *14
80Palm Life
f6B 3
81The Cop
f7A **1
82Green fingers
V3 3
83New BeginningsV2 1
8440 Minute Manf7A+ **1
85#1?f7B **1
86#2?f7A **1
87#3?f7B+ ** 
88Bro-Downf7C+ *** 
89Ring TwitchingVS 5a **1
90WeirdwoodHVS 5b *1
91Blinded by the Night HVS 5a *1
92Consolation prize *f5 **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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