Climbs 28
Rocktype Conglomerate

Faces all

The boulder [not] in the woods! © Robert Richardson

Crag features

A once well-hidden boulder in the woods of Culloden, this weird conglomerate erratic now stands bald and clean amidst cleared forestry. Problems are open to a few variations, as is the nature of conglomerate rock. Traverses of the NW and SW faces, and link-ups of the two, are the highlights.

Approach notes

Best to have a look at the guide on ScottishCLIMBS.com

The surrounding trees have been felled, opening it up to the breeze. It does feel a bit desolate though!
peter.herd - 28/Dec/12
Tom Riach has grown on me. Have never taken a boulder pad as SW traverse does not require it - 'soloing' anything else is a good test of footwork. Better than the Inverness wall (you get to work it out yourself!).
peter.herd - 20/Aug/12
An obvious remaining challenge is the NW Face traverse. Very fingery and sustained.
Andy Moles - 25/Oct/11
A surprisingly situated erratic, what's it doing there? A bit pine-needley and mossy in places, but a good wee collection of fingery problems.
Andy Moles - 04/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 East Arete
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f4 27
2 Problem 2 f4+ 19
3 Problem 3 f5 19
4 Eclipse
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f5+ * 23
5 The Dark Side
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f4+ 22
6 North East Face Traverse f6B 15
7 North Buttress
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f4 26
8 Grapeshot
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f5 * 19
9 The Long Riach
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f5+ ** 17
10 Appin Colours
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f5+ * 16
11 Drainpipe scoop.
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f4 23
12 The Bulge
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f6A * 16
13 West Arete
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f5+ ** 54
14 Butcher Left hand
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f6B ** 25
15 The Butcher
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f6A+ * 12
16 Rathole
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f5+ * 31
17 Blackhole f6B+ 8
18 Mousehole
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f6A+ * 18
19 Rabbit Run
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f5+ * 18
20 Porno f6C ** 2
21 The Link 7c ** 19
22 South West Face Traverse f6C+ ** 65
23 South Arete Right
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f5 18
24 South East Face Traverse f4+ 14
25 Clansman Face Traverse f6C+ ** 33
26 Long-glomerate 7c 2
27 The Knil 7b+ 8
28 Double SW 7b ** 2

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