Climbs 27
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 787m a.s.l
Faces E

the brack © Ian McIntosh

Crag features

Massive dark and sun starved this crag comes into its own in winter but its low altitude means good conditions are rare. Great Central Groove is one of the classic grade V routes in Scotland. In summer the E6 classic Edge of Extinction is definitely worth 3-stars.

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Approach notes

Park at the layby 258042 and cross the road at a bridge over the river and ascend via a track. Go right at a hairpin and cross a burn to a corrie on the left. Follow a path on the left side of the burn. Takes about 1 hour.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Brack summit
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summit 34
  Lower Teir
3 Hells Teeth
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III 3 * 1
4 The Abyss
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IV 4 * 2
5 The Plunge
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IV 5 *  
6 The Plunge - Deep Start
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IV  
7 Lilliput
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VS  
8 Inglis Clark Arete
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M 1
9 Inglis Clark Arete
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III * 7
10 Four Step Ridge
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VD *  
11 Bobcrack
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D  
12 Gimcrack
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M ** 2
13 Edge Route
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M 1
  Upper Tier
15 Small Fry
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III  
16 Big Game Route
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III 1
17 Elephant Gully
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IV * 1
18 Sideline
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A3  
19 Mainline
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E2 5b *  
20 Resolution
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VI 7 ***  
21 Great Central Groove
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HVS 5a  
22 Great Central Groove
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V 6 *** 9
23 Right Hand Route
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V 6 ***  
24 Mammoth
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E3 5c * 1
25 Edge of Extinction
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E6 6a *** 2
26 May Route
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III 3  
27 January Buttress
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III 3 2
28 Mammoth IX 9 *** 1
29 Hogwarts Express VI 7 *** 3

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