Climbs 140
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
1 The Cobbler Traverse
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III *** 84
  South Peak - South Face
3 Porcupine Wall S  
4 Dicers Groove E2 5b *  
5 Ethereal
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E6 6b **  
6 Sleeping Gas
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E6 6b *  
7 Glueless Groove E2 5b * 3
8 Ithuriel's Wall E2 5b ** 7
9 Gladiator's Groove Direct E1 5b ** 54
10 Geb E4 6a **  
11 Ra E4 6a ** 2
12 Osiris E4 6a *** 12
13 Horus E6 6b **  
14 Ardgartan Arete VS 4b ** 115
15 Ardgartan Wall VD 3c * 13
16 Pygmy Wall III 5 ** 2
17 South-East Ridge M 67
18 South-East Ridge II/III * 72
  South Peak - North Face
20 Jughandle
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IV 5 ** 9
21 Lovehandle
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IV 5 1
22 Bow Crack
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HS 4b ** 5
23 S Crack VS 4c ** 14
24 S Crack VI 7 *** 3
25 Aeon
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S  
26 Aeonoclast
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VI 6 **  
27 Sesame Groove Direct
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IV 6 7
28 Grassy Traverse
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III *  
29 Southern Freeze
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E2 5b  
30 Southern Freeze
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IX 9  
31 Ruskoline E5 6a *  
32 Davie Taenails E1 5b 3
33 Deadman's Groove
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VS 4c * 1
34 Deadman's Groove
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VI 7 *** 6
35 Grossen Zinnen
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S  
36 McLean's Folly
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E1 5b *  
37 North Wall Groove S  
38 North Wall Groove
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V 6 *** 31
39 North Wall Traverse
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IV 5 ** 15
40 Viva Glasvegas
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VIII 7 *  
41 Gibber Crack
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VS 5a  
42 Gibber Crack V 7 * 2
43 Slack's Route
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HS 4b *  
44 Nimlin's Direct Route
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VD ** 18
45 Nimlin's Direct Route IV 5 * 1
46 Bell's Route
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D  
47 Bell's Route (Sloping Ledge Variation)
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VD  
48 Bell's Route (Rutherford's Variation)
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VD  
49 Naismith's Route
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D 1
50 Original Route
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M 14
51 North-West Crack
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VS 4c  
52 Cupid's Groove
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VS 4c  
  Centre Peak - Summit
54 The Arete D * 67
55 The Arete III * 8
56 MacGregor's Ledge
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VD 1
57 Doorway Route M 81
58 Doorway Route
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II 22
  Centre Peak Buttress
60 Chimney Route
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V 7 ** 2
61 Lobby Dosser
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HVS  
62 Cave Route
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III 4 * 19
63 Drugs are for Mugs
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V 6  
64 The Cathedral X 11 ** 2
65 Centre Gully II 27
  North Peak - Upper Tier
67 Overhanging Recess S 1
68 Spainkiller E1 5b 4
69 Chimney Arete
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VS 4b * 24
70 Right-Angled Chimney
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D * 38
71 Right-Angled Chimney
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IV 5 * 12
72 Cat Crawl
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VS 4c ** 30
73 Direct Direct
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HVS 5b ** 47
74 Direct Direct
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VII 8 * 4
75 Wild at Heart E7 6b *** 1
76 Wild Country E6 6b ***  
77 Wide Country E5 6b ***  
78 Punster's Crack
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S *** 542
79 Punster's Crack
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VII 8  
80 Trans am Wheel Arch Nostrils
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E4 6a *  
81 Evening Stroll
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E2 5c * 1
82 Right-Angled Gully
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VD * 30
83 Right-Angled Gully
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IV 5 * 8
84 Right-Angled Gully Direct
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S 22
85 Right-Angled Gully Direct
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V 6 ** 5
86 Rise to the Occasion
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E5 6a * 1
87 Rest and be Thankful
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E5 6a *** 4
88 Club Crack
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E2 5c ** 55
89 Right-Angled Groove
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VS 4c * 17
90 Right-Angled Groove
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V 7 * 5
91 Dalriada E7 6b *** 73
92 Whither Whether
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VS 4b *** 254
93 Grey Wall
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HS 4a ** 6
  North Peak - Lower Tier
95 Ramshead Wall
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D 3
96 Ramshead Wall
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III  
97 Ramshead Ridge
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D 11
98 Ramshead Ridge
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IV 5 ** 7
99 Moonlight Arete
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E2 5c 1
100 Whether Wall
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VS 4c ** 137
101 Ramshead Gully
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VD ** 6
102 Ramshead Gully
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IV 5 ** 2
103 Echo Crack
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HS 4b 3
104 Echo Crack
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VI 7 2
105 Incubator
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HS 4b * 39
106 Incubator
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VI 7 * 2
107 Recess Route
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S *** 345
108 Recess Route V 6 *** 30
109 Northern Heatwave
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HVS 4c *  
110 Fold Direct
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VS 4c * 7
111 Fold Direct
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V 7 * 4
112 Piper's Lament
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E3 5b 1
113 N'Gombi VS 3
114 N'Gombi
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VI 8 *  
115 Gangway
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VS 1
116 McSod's Way
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IV 5 * 4
117 Maclay's Crack
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III 4 ** 50
118 Megabyte
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VI 6 **  
119 Great Gully Wall
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S  
120 Moss Crack
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VD  
121 Great Gully
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II ** 129
  Great Gully Buttress
123 Gimcrack
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VS 4c 1
124 The Mog
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VS 4c 1
125 Spinal Rib
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VS 4b ** 9
126 Gimcanna
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V 7 * 2
127 North Rib Route HVD * 28
128 North Rib Route
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V 7 ** 10
129 Great Gully Groove
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IV 6 * 7
130 Lulu
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IV 6 * 3
131 Heart Buttress
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III * 8
132 Soul Groove
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III 4
  Chockstone Buttress
134 Chockstone Groove II 2
135 Chockstone Gully
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II 97
136 A Crack in the Clouds E3 6a *** 1
  North Buttress
138 North Winds
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E3 6a *  
139 North Gully
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I 6
  The Sugar Walls
141 Gearless
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S * 1
142 Straight Flush E2 5b ** 2
143 100 Foot Wall
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D 1
144 Lumpy Custard
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E1 5b ** 2
145 Comical Corner
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S * 6
146 No Pro Wall S 1
147 Some Pro Edge VD 1
  Esoterica
149 The Lost Pinnacle
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VS 4b * 1
  Climbs to be sorted
151 Telapathy Crack
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S 1
152 Cobbler Cave VD * 2

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