Climbs 139
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 800m a.s.l
Faces S

Dalriada _ 08 © Fraser

Crag features

The dramatic triple peaks of The Cobbler offer some excellent climbing through most of the grade spectrum in both summer and winter.

The South Peak has two different facets. The open and sunny South Face offers bold climbing on good slabby rock. By comparison the North Face is gloomy and dark, providing some classic winter routes.

The Centre Peak, although rather sprawling, includes an impressive rocky pinnacle which forms the mountain's summit, and the lower buttress gives some good winter climbing, including The Cathedral (X 11).

The North Peak's upper tier presents two massive overhanging noses of compact rock which are the most impressive rock features in the Southern Highlands. Tracking through steep ground are a choice of classic routes of all grades from Severe to E7. At least 10 routes merit a 3-star rating, including Whither Whether, which is the best-positioned VS pitch in Scotland, and the sensational steep prow of Dalriada.

Approach notes

Two approach options. The fast but less scenic option follows a faint boggy path from Glen Croe up the back of the mountain. Alternatively, from the pay-and-display car-park at Succoth take the main Cobbler path as far as the dam. Either cross the river above this and follow the ridge above to the peak, or continue up the path until a left branch that leads into the corrie between the peaks.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Cobbler Traverse
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III ***76
 South Peak - South Face 
3Porcupine WallS  
4Dicers GrooveE2 5b * 
5Ethereal
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E6 6b ** 
6Sleeping Gas
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E6 6b * 
7Glueless GrooveE2 5b *3
8Ithuriel's WallE2 5b **8
9Gladiator's Groove DirectE1 5b **38
10GebE4 6a ** 
11RaE4 6a **2
12OsirisE4 6a ***7
13HorusE6 6b ** 
14Ardgartan AreteVS 4b **106
15Ardgartan WallVD 3c *12
16Pygmy WallIII 5 **2
17South-East RidgeM 57
18South-East RidgeII/III *82
 South Peak - North Face 
20Jughandle
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IV 5 **9
21Lovehandle
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IV 5 1
22Bow Crack
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HS 4b **5
23S CrackVS 4c **14
24S CrackVI 7 ***5
25Aeon
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S  
26Aeonoclast
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VI 6 ** 
27Sesame Groove Direct
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IV 6 6
28Grassy Traverse
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III * 
29Southern Freeze
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E2 5b  
30Southern Freeze
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IX 9  
31RuskolineE5 6a * 
32Davie TaenailsE1 5b 4
33Deadman's Groove
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VS 4c *1
34Deadman's Groove
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VI 7 ***11
35Grossen Zinnen
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S  
36McLean's Folly
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E1 5b * 
37North Wall GrooveS  
38North Wall Groove
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V 6 ***46
39North Wall Traverse
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IV 5 **15
40Viva Glasvegas
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VIII 7 * 
41Gibber Crack
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VS 5a  
42Gibber CrackV 7 *2
43Slack's Route
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HS 4b * 
44Nimlin's Direct Route
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VD **18
45Nimlin's Direct RouteIV 5 *1
46Bell's Route
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D  
47Bell's Route (Sloping Ledge Variation)
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VD  
48Bell's Route (Rutherford's Variation)
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VD  
49Naismith's Route
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D 1
50Original Route
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M 11
51North-West Crack
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VS 4c  
52Cupid's Groove
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VS 4c  
 Centre Peak - Summit 
54The AreteD *60
55The AreteIII *8
56MacGregor's Ledge
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VD 1
57Doorway RouteM 77
58Doorway Route
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II 23
 Centre Peak Buttress 
60Chimney Route
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V 7 **2
61Lobby Dosser
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HVS  
62Cave Route
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III 4 *29
63Drugs are for Mugs
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V 6  
64The CathedralX 11 **2
65Centre GullyII 30
 North Peak - Upper Tier 
67Overhanging RecessS 1
68SpainkillerE1 5b 4
69Chimney Arete
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VS 4b *24
70Right-Angled Chimney
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D *38
71Right-Angled Chimney
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IV 5 *12
72Cat Crawl
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VS 4c **20
73Direct Direct
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HVS 5b **45
74Direct Direct
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VII 8 *8
75Wild at HeartE7 6b ***1
76Wild CountryE6 6b *** 
77Wide CountryE5 6b *** 
78Punster's Crack
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S ***511
79Punster's Crack
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VII 8  
80Trans am Wheel Arch Nostrils
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E4 6a * 
81Evening Stroll
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E2 5c *1
82Right-Angled Gully
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VD *28
83Right-Angled Gully
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IV 5 *9
84Right-Angled Gully Direct
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S 22
85Right-Angled Gully Direct
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V 6 **8
86Rise to the Occasion
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E5 6a *1
87Rest and be Thankful
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E5 6a ***4
88Club Crack
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E2 5c **52
89Right-Angled Groove
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VS 4c *17
90Right-Angled Groove
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V 7 *5
91DalriadaE7 6b ***5
92Whither Whether
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VS 4b ***244
93Grey Wall
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HS 4a **6
 North Peak - Lower Tier 
95Ramshead Wall
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D 3
96Ramshead Wall
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III  
97Ramshead Ridge
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D 11
98Ramshead Ridge
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IV 5 **7
99Moonlight Arete
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E2 5c 1
100Whether Wall
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VS 4c **161
101Ramshead Gully
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VD **6
102Ramshead Gully
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IV 5 **2
103Echo Crack
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HS 4b 3
104Echo Crack
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VI 7 2
105Incubator
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HS 4b *37
106Incubator
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VI 7 *2
107Recess Route
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S ***329
108Recess RouteV 6 ***49
109Northern Heatwave
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HVS 4c * 
110Fold Direct
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VS 4c *7
111Fold Direct
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V 7 *5
112Piper's Lament
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E3 5b 1
113N'GombiVS 3
114N'Gombi
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VI 8 * 
115Gangway
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VS 1
116McSod's Way
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IV 5 *4
117Maclay's Crack
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III 4 **58
118Megabyte
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VI 6 ** 
119Great Gully Wall
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S  
120Moss Crack
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VD  
121Great Gully
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II **126
 Great Gully Buttress 
123Gimcrack
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VS 4c 1
124The Mog
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VS 4c 1
125Spinal Rib
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VS 4b **9
126Gimcanna
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V 7 *2
127North Rib RouteHVD *29
128North Rib Route
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V 7 **10
129Great Gully Groove
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IV 6 *7
130Lulu
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IV 6 *3
131Heart Buttress
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III *8
132Soul Groove
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III 4
 Chockstone Buttress 
134Chockstone GrooveII 2
135Chockstone Gully
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II 91
136A Crack in the CloudsE3 6a ***1
 North Buttress 
138North Winds
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E3 6a * 
139North Gully
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I 8
 The Sugar Walls 
141Gearless
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S *1
142Straight FlushE2 5b **2
143100 Foot Wall
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D 1
144Lumpy Custard
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E1 5b **2
145Comical Corner
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S *4
 Esoterica 
147The Lost Pinnacle
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VS 4b *1
 Climbs to be sorted 
149Telapathy Crack
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S 1
150Cobbler CaveVD *2

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