UKC

Climbs 88
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 80m a.s.l
Faces W

Morgan getting baked on The Pillar. © The Big Sender

Crag features

These amazing crags of immaculate gneiss offer some of the best low-level cragging in the NW Highlands.

In spite of the endless 'dire' puns in route names, locals pronounce the place "DEE-a-beg".

There's now a fantastic restaurant in the village, well positioned for a post climb meal and beer - but it's advisable to book if you want a table.
planetmarshall - 12/Sep/15
Watch out for ticks of the unwelcome type. The path is crawling with them.
Mike-W-99 - 06/Jun/12
60m ropes will get you down in one go from the top of Black Streak on the Main Cliff
mtempest - 04/Jun/11
It's hard to imagine a more perfect crag. Absolutely stunning!
Tom Last - 07/Aug/10
Just awesome. The Pillar, Northumberland Wall, Black Streak and Route 2 made for possibly the best day's cragging I've ever done.
Andy Moles - 10/Jun/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Little Pillar
2 Proud Arete HS 4a ** 2
3 Feel Euphoria
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E1 5b * 1
4 Periwinkle
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VS 4c * 1
  Red Slab
6 Gneiss Jugs
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VS 4c  
7 The Red Slab
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VS 4c *  
  Approach Walls
9 The Mynch HVS 5b  
  The Pillar
11 Diabaig Corner E1 5b * 4
12 Diabaig ,The Hard Way E5 6b ** 1
13 Dire Wall E2 5b *** 29
14 The Pillar E2 5b *** 334
15 Dire Straights E2 5b *** 29
16 Dire Straits (Diabolic Finish) E3 6a **  
17 Upper Corner HVS 5a *  
18 The Frieze HVS 5b * 1
  The Little Big Wall
20 An Eyeful
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E3 5c 1
21 An Armful E4 5c *  
22 The Gritty Finish
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E4 6a 1
23 Once Upon a Time in the Wild West E5 6a * 1
24 Calcite Corner E1 5b * 1
25 Final Demand
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E3 5c *  
26 Local Hero
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E6 6a **  
27 Rubblesplitskin
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E3 5c ** 20
28 Edgewood Whymper
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E4 5c ** 6
29 Feelin' Groovy
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E3 5c * 1
  The Red Wall
31 An Offensive Man
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E1 5a 1
32 In Crisis E3 5b *  
33 Animal Magic E2 5b ** 7
Climb name Grade
34 Nature's Way E5 6a **  
35 Porpoise Pun
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E3 5c ** 6
36 Batwing
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E3 5c 1
37 Dental Trauma
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HVS 5a 1
  Middle Buttresses
39 Atomic Bimble VS 5a 2
40 Pointless Eliminates
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E2 5c  
41 Dire Leg
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VS 4c  
  The Main Cliff
43 Dead Mouse Crack
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VS 5a * 3
44 Dead Mouse Crack (Dire Finish)
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E1 5c *  
45 Emerald
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HVS 5a * 1
46 Dire Arete
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E1 5b  
47 Apprentice Bhoys
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S 4a * 2
48 The Grunter
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VS 4c * 8
49 Gamhnachain's Crack
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HVS 5b 2
50 Perfect Days E2 5c **  
51 Route Three
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E1 5b ** 73
52 Brimstone
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E2 5c *** 35
53 Northern Sky HVS 5a **  
54 Route Two
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HVS 5a *** 421
55 Northumberland Wall
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E2 5c *** 150
56 The Afterglow
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E4 6a **  
57 Wall of Flame E4 6a *** 24
58 The Black Streak
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E1 5c *** 252
59 Going Home
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E1 5c 3
60 Route One
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HVS 5b ** 100
61 Foil
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VS 5a * 58
62 The Dominie
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E1 5b * 5
63 Big Glossy Book Route
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S 4a * 1
64 Bogie E2 5b * 7
65 Evasion
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VS 4c * 41
66 Three Old Men VS 4b  
Climb name Grade
  The Condome
68 Condome E3 5c * 2
69 Instant Muscle E4 6a ** 7
70 Fisherman's Dream E6 6b **  
71 The Con-Con
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E1 5b ** 62
72 Rough Justice (The Con-Con Direct)
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E2 5c ** 12
73 Uncaught Silver VS 4c  
74 Stars So Close HVS 5a *  
75 Shunned
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HVS 5a 1
  Charlie's Dome
77 Dire Wolf
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E1 5c *  
78 Terrier Trauma
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E3 6a  
79 Collie's Corner
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HVS 5a *  
80 Charlie's Tower
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VS 4c * 31
81 Broon's Wall
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HVS 5b ** 3
82 Ma Broon's Variations VS 4c *  
83 The Witch Is Dead E3 6a *  
84 Apprentice Route
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S 4a * 1
85 Boab's Corner VS 5a ** 89
86 Oor Wullie
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E1 5c * 2
87 Hull Wall
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E1 5b **  
88 Yew-tree Wall VS 4c  
89 Bromide
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HVS 5b *  
90 Plunge
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HVS 5b  
91 Deputy Dawg
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S 3
92 Musky
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VD  
93 Like Pine Bark
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VD  
  Upper Slabs
95 Continuation Route
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VS 4b  
96 The Gooseberry S  
97 The Mancunian Question
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HS 4b  
98 Top Cat VS 4b  
99 West Rib 3 ** 7

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