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Climbs 144
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 *** 76
  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 ** 8
9 Gladiator's Groove Direct E1 5b ** 47
10 Geb E4 6a **  
11 Ra E4 6a ** 2
12 Osiris E4 6a *** 7
13 Horus E6 6b **  
14 Ardgartan Arete VS 4b ** 81
15 Ardgartan Wall VD 3c * 15
16 Pygmy Wall III 5 ** 2
17 South-East Ridge M 72
18 South-East Ridge II/III * 80
  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 8
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 Punters Crack VIII 9 *** 3
34 Deadman's Groove
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VS 4c * 1
35 Deadman's Groove
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VI 7 *** 9
36 Grossen Zinnen
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S  
37 McLean's Folly
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E1 5b *  
38 North Wall Groove S  
39 North Wall Groove
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V 6 *** 34
40 North Wall Traverse
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IV 5 ** 16
41 Viva Glasvegas
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VIII 7 *  
42 Gibber Crack
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VS 5a  
43 Gibber Crack V 7 * 3
44 Slack's Route
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HS 4b *  
45 Nimlin's Direct Route
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VD ** 20
46 Nimlin's Direct Route IV 5 * 1
47 Bell's Route
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D  
48 Bell's Route (Sloping Ledge Variation)
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VD  
49 Bell's Route (Rutherford's Variation)
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VD  
50 Naismith's Route
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D 1
51 Original Route
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M 17
52 North-West Crack
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VS 4c  
Climb name Grade
53 Cupid's Groove
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VS 4c  
  Centre Peak - Summit
55 The Arete D * 69
56 The Arete III * 12
57 MacGregor's Ledge
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VD 2
58 Doorway Route M 88
59 Doorway Route
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II 26
60 Summit Gully I/II * 1
  Centre Peak Buttress
62 Chimney Route
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V 7 ** 7
63 Lobby Dosser
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HVS  
64 Cave Route
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III 4 * 23
65 Drugs are for Mugs
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V 6  
66 The Cathedral X 11 ** 2
67 Centre Gully II 30
  North Peak - Upper Tier
69 Overhanging Recess S 1
70 Spainkiller E1 5b 4
71 Chimney Arete
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VS 4b * 27
72 Right-Angled Chimney
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D * 39
73 Right-Angled Chimney
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IV 5 * 12
74 Cat Crawl
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VS 4c ** 21
75 Direct Direct
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HVS 5b ** 41
76 Direct Direct
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VII 8 * 6
77 Wild at Heart E7 6b *** 1
78 Wild Country E6 6b *** 1
79 Wide Country E5 6b ***  
80 Punster's Crack
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S *** 445
81 Punster's Crack
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VII 8  
82 Trans am Wheel Arch Nostrils
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E4 6a *  
83 Evening Stroll
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E2 5c * 1
84 Right-Angled Gully
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VD * 30
85 Right-Angled Gully
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IV 5 * 8
86 Right-Angled Gully Direct
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S 22
87 Right-Angled Gully Direct
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V 6 ** 8
88 Rise to the Occasion
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E5 6a * 1
89 Rest and be Thankful
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E5 6a *** 5
90 Club Crack
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E2 5c ** 49
91 Right-Angled Groove
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VS 4c * 19
92 Right-Angled Groove
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V 7 * 5
93 Dalriada E7 6b *** 19
94 Whither Whether
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VS 4b *** 197
95 Grey Wall
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HS 4a ** 7
  North Peak - Lower Tier
97 Ramshead Wall
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D 3
98 Ramshead Wall
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III  
99 Ramshead Ridge
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D 12
100 Ramshead Ridge
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IV 5 ** 9
101 Moonlight Arete
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E2 5c 1
102 Whether Wall
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VS 4c ** 147
103 Ramshead Gully
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VD ** 6
104 Ramshead Gully
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IV 5 ** 2
Climb name Grade
105 Echo Crack
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HS 4b 3
106 Echo Crack
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VI 7 2
107 Incubator
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HS 4b * 38
108 Incubator
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VI 7 * 2
109 Recess Route
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S *** 306
110 Recess Route V 6 *** 37
111 Northern Heatwave
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HVS 4c *  
112 Fold Direct
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VS 4c * 9
113 Fold Direct
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V 7 * 4
114 Piper's Lament
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E3 5b 1
115 N'Gombi VS 3
116 N'Gombi
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VI 8 *  
117 Gangway
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VS 1
118 McSod's Way
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IV 5 * 4
119 Maclay's Crack
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III 4 ** 69
120 Megabyte
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VI 6 **  
121 Great Gully Wall
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S  
122 Moss Crack
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VD  
123 Great Gully
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II ** 147
  Great Gully Buttress
125 Gimcrack
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VS 4c 1
126 The Mog
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VS 4c 1
127 Spinal Rib
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VS 4b ** 9
128 Gimcanna
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V 7 * 2
129 North Rib Route HVD * 31
130 North Rib Route
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V 7 ** 11
131 Great Gully Groove
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IV 6 * 7
132 Lulu
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IV 6 * 3
133 Heart Buttress
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III * 10
134 Soul Groove
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III 4
  Chockstone Buttress
136 Chockstone Groove II 2
137 Chockstone Gully
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II 118
138 A Crack in the Clouds E3 6a *** 1
  North Buttress
140 North Winds
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E3 6a *  
141 North Gully
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I 7
142 Colander-head Corner V 6 * 2
  The Sugar Walls
144 Gearless
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S * 1
145 Straight Flush E2 5b ** 2
146 100 Foot Wall
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D 1
147 Lumpy Custard
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E1 5b ** 2
148 Comical Corner
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S * 5
149 Comical Corner (Winter) IV 5 1
150 No Pro Wall S 1
151 Some Pro Edge VD 1
  Esoterica
153 The Lost Pinnacle
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VS 4b * 1
  Climbs to be sorted
155 Telapathy Crack
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S 2
156 Cobbler Cave VD * 2

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