Climbs 100
Rocktype Trachyte
Altitude 210m a.s.l
Faces S

Neil On The Edge © Sean Bell

Crag features

A magnificent landmark towering over the valley with three faces and many three star routes. Central Wall features the Edge (VS), a superb natural arete, offering huge exposure for the grade.

Approach notes

Good car parking. Crag is about 400 metres across a small stream. Look for stepping stones near the broken down wall.

Access Advice

There are sometimes nesting bird warnings https://www.mountaineering.scot/campaigns/safeguarding-access/birds-and-nesting

Guidebooks

Please be aware that at Peregrine was on a nest between The Belk and Cave Crack (on Rocking Stone Groove?) on 10 May 2016.
rpw - 11/May/16
Someone has scratched "XS" and an arrow pointing up to the right of pulpit crack. A route not mentioned in the guide book? And also WTF!?
Stevie989 - 22/Jul/14
Unfortunately the Ravens nest has fallen from it's ledge, probably due to heavy rain. There seems no sign of them atempting to rebuild it. The climbing restrictions should probably be lifted? Any thoughts?
maxtwomey - 05/Jun/12
Twitchers told me that the Perigrines haven't nested here for a few years though there is a raven nest on the Belk at mo
Badam - 09/Apr/11
Follow the path to the big Wallace monument and cross the Irvine by the bridge. No more stepping stones.
halfaseesaw - 10/Dec/09
well was my first time at louden hill today and only had breif time to fit in the one climb as i had been skiing all day at newmilns ski slope(anyway) done the edge and amn what can you say its awsome even seconding on it got to get back there soon!
georgespeirs - 10/Apr/07
Pulpit Crack is a fine climb ***, but the Edge really is amazing, I haven't seen anything in the UK like it, so yes, I agreee with Kinley.
jonnie3430 - 22/Dec/06
Err, it's good but if you think they are two of the best VS's in the UK then you need to travel a bit more!
Dave Kerr - 13/Oct/06
Massively underrated crag. Two of the best VS in the UK (Pulpit crack and The Flake), great views, superb location and a good pub.
Kinley - 26/Jun/05
Some nice mid grade climbs, perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. Foxglove chimney and strife are both particular favourites.
john - 25/Oct/04
The bird loving cop from Strathaven is an ex-Royal Marine Commando, and Strathclyde Police MRT member, as well as a really nice guy,- so I'd do as he say's if I were you! :-)
Davy Virdee - 06/May/04
Beware of a bird loving cop from Strathaven, who will try and keep you off the hill, whether walking or climbing. According to the MCofS, only a few routes to the sides of the nest should not be climbed on, other than this there is nothing to stop you climbing there.
Iain - 07/Nov/02
At the moment [June 02] a pair of peregrine falcons are nesting on one of the faces of the crag with young chicks. There are also a large amount of \"twitchers\" in the car park with telescopes etc who will try their utmost to discourage you from climbing on that wall. There are plenty of routes still available
stuart - 14/Jun/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Pulpit Rock
2 Pulpit Chimney
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M 78
3 Slings E4 5c ** 19
4 Lunge E3 6a *** 49
5 Pulpit Crack HVS 5a ** 310
6 Pulpit Crack Direct
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E1 5b 4
7 Pulpit Arete S *** 504
8 Pulpit Wall * E2 6a ** 2
  The Amphitheatre
10 Senile Slab
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E4 5c 5
11 Amphitheatre Arete
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D 100
12 Gorse Route
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D 40
13 Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c ** 176
14 Cling
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E2 5c 12
15 Shattered Corner
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S 4a 125
16 Frustration Wall
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HS 4b ** 322
17 Frustration Wall (RH Finish)
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VS 5a 62
18 Conclusion Wall
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HS 4b * 184
19 Epitaph VS 4c 138
20 Epitaph Variation E2 5c ** 161
21 Coffin Chimney
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VS 4b 24
22 Busman's Holiday VS 5a 23
  West Face
24 Trench Direct VS 4b 10
25 Contortion Groove
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VS 4c 7
26 Sadist's Groove
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HVS 5a 18
27 It
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VS 4c 2
28 Planet X
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HVS 5a 1
29 Tottering Layback HS 4b 11
30 Quick Skive
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VS 4c ** 58
31 Chalkster
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E2 5c 31
32 Dee's Crack
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HVS 5a *** 126
33 Automation
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E1 5b 13
34 Automation Eliminate E2 5c * 1
35 John's Last
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HVS 5a * 12
36 Messiah
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E2 5b 4
37 The Belk E1 5b *** 233
38 Ring E1 5b * 14
39 Strife
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S 4a * 124
40 Rocking Stone Groove
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M 13
41 Evening Groove
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S 4a 19
42 Slab and Groove HS 4b 18
43 Cave Crack HVS 4c *** 157
44 The Troll Wall E2 5c * 5
45 Hobbit Crack
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E1 5b * 9
46 Young's Stairway VD 40
47 Mur E3 5c ** 6
48 Leftover Crack
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HVS 5a * 7
  Central Wall
50 The Cat
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E1 5b 2
51 Original Route
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VD 23
52 The Left Crack
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VD 29
53 The Edge VS 4c *** 246
54 Foxglove Chimney
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S 4a 36
55 The Splits E1 5b ** 65
56 Jackdaw Chimney
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VD 33
57 Jackdaw Chimney Direct Finish
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S 4a 9
58 The Vein
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VS 4c 1
59 Mij
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S 4a 7
60 Lambchops
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VS 4b 2
61 The Ramparts
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S * 41
62 Short Term Effect
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HVS 5a  
63 Staircase Crack
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VD 6
  Eastern Buttress
65 The Hand Traverse
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HVS 5a 5
66 Nose Rib
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S 4a 6
67 Painless
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A1  
68 Suicide
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HS 4b 6
69 Dusk Route
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VD ** 17
70 Spitfire
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S 9
71 Wall And Groove
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S 7
72 The Blitz
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VS 3
73 SCC Wall
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S 3
74 Breakfast Route
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VD 2
75 Boulder Suicide
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E2 5b  
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