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Climbs 131
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 91m a.s.l
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Another sunny day in Glen Nevis © T-Cam

Crag features

The heart of bouldering in Lochaber. Bullet hard schist in one of Scotland's great mountain glens. There is a great variety of bouldering to be found from free-standing megaliths with fingery walls and aretes, to steep perma-dry overhangs and caves. The positions and aspects allow bouldering much of the year round, though the bottom of the glen is a dark place in winter. Midges in the summer make the more exposed upper venues a more attractive option at certain times of the year. Some of the less traveled areas may get green quite quickly so bring a brush and check descents before stranding yourself atop the Pine Alps Boulder. A tarp and wellies are also strongly reccomended.

Approach notes

For the Heather hat and Camerone Stone park by in the layby a few hundred meters past the roadbridge, or at the bridge itself. 5 min walk max. For Whale Rock, Pine Alps and the Blar Ban boulders park at the footbridge car park a mile up from the road bridge. 

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Heather Hat Boulder
2 The Wall f6C ** 14
3 Theory of Relativity f5+ * 23
4 Maisie Gunn's Magic Midgie Cream f6B *** 75
5 Pagan Uilleann f7A+ *** 39
6 The Pagan Direct
-
f7B+ ** 6
7 Under the Hat
-
f7C * 7
8 Midnight in a Perfect World f6C+ ** 18
9 Perfect Size f6B+ ** 8
10 Killer Instinct f6C+ *** 15
11 Bright Sized Life Direct f8A  
12 Bright Sized f6B 5
13 Crew Cut f6A 5
14 Crew Cut Arete f6C 4
15 Mohican Wall f5+ 7
  Cameron Stone, Polldubh, Glen Nevis
17 Jazzmataz
-
f6A+ 6
18 Ye Ken
-
f6A * 12
19 The Shelf
-
f5 * 50
20 N.D.D.B
-
f5+ 5
21 A Dram for Donald
-
f6A * 39
22 Man of Mystery
-
f7A ** 10
23 Welcome to the Cameron Stone f7C *** 1
24 Gimme That Swing
-
f8B 1
25 The News in Pidgin Gaelic for White Settlers
-
f7C+ *** 2
26 Shifting Sands
-
f7B+ *  
27 The Right to Silence
-
f7B *** 29
28 Cathy f7A * 16
29 Inspector Clueso
-
f6B * 38
30 Woolly Jumper
-
f4 * 43
31 A'Gauche
-
f6A 5
32 The Nose
-
f5 * 28
33 Sciolism
-
f6C  
34 Stepping in Silence
-
f7C+  
35 No Guru
-
f7C+  
36 Riding an Asteroid
-
f6C  
37 Pram Pusher
-
f5+ * 1
38 Call Me David
-
f8A+  
39 Cameron Stone Arete
-
f8A+  
  'Sky Pilot' High Crag
41 Big Long Now
-
f8B+  
42 Beatleback Variation f7B+ ** 1
43 Beatle Back
-
f7C *** 2
44 Beatle Back/Burning the Candle Link
-
f7C+  
45 Catch 21 f7B  
46 Catch 22
-
f7C ** 5
47 Catch 22 SS
-
f7C+ ** 2
48 Sky Pilot
-
f6C+ * 4
49 Auto Roof
-
f6A *** 12
50 Burning the Candle
-
f7B+ * 3
51 Bigfoot
-
f8A+  
52 Press Gang
-
f7C+ ***  
Climb name Grade
53 Lip Traverse f7A+ * 2
54 Seven of Nine
-
f8B+ ***  
55 Good Spirits
-
f7B  
56 Tinderbox f7A **  
57 Catch 21 SS
-
f7B+  
58 Auto Roof SS
-
f6A+ 2
  Scimitar Boulders
  Bend Boulders
61 Tom's Arete f6B * 2
62 Wild Justice
-
f6B+ ** 1
  Road Wall
64 Road Runner
-
f6A *  
  Concorde/Scimitar Stone
66 The Scimitar
-
f4+ *** 3
  Pinnacle Ridge Boulders
68 Deep Breath
-
f8A ***  
69 Deep Breath Arete f7A ** 3
70 Left Hand Groove f3 2
  Heart Stone
72 Shorelines f6A *** 4
73 Heart of the Sun
-
f6A  
  Yellow Stone
75 Groove Armada
-
f6A  
76 Hidden Wall/Sundown Slab
-
f4+ * 1
77 Arete
-
f4 2
78 Yellow Belly
-
f6A  
79 Evil Under the Sun
-
f6A  
  Gall Stone/Standing Stone
81 Hamish f7A *** 5
82 MacTavish f7B *  
83 The Prow/The Nose
-
f6A ** 10
84 Moustache (The Prow SS)
-
f6B ** 3
85 Slab to ridge f3 2
86 Central Slab f4+  
87 Slab right hand f4 2
88 Slab left hand f4 2
  Pine Alps Boulders
  Skeleton Boulder
91 Natural Method
-
f8B+ ***  
92 Bear Trap Prow
-
f8A+ ***  
93 Bear Trap Prow (variation)
-
f7C+ *  
94 Cave Headwall
-
f7A ** 1
95 Flakes
-
f6A *** 1
96 Slanting Groove
-
f5+ *  
97 Eliminate Arete
-
f7B+  
98 Sylvestris
-
f7A *** 2
99 Sylvestris Arete f6A 1
100 Frontal System
-
f8A **  
101 Michael's Problem
-
f6A+  
  Waterfall Boulder
103 Waterfall Arete
-
f5+ *** 2
104 Waterfall Arete SS
-
f6A+ *** 1
Climb name Grade
105 Spirit Crack
-
f6B+  
106 Spirit Crack SS
-
f7B  
107 Slabby Wall
-
f5+ 2
108 Unamed
-
f6A 1
109 Descent
-
f4 1
110 Highball Cracks
-
f6B+  
111 Sine Wave f7B+ **  
112 Square Sausage f7A+ *  
  The Plateau Boulder
114 Easy Slab
-
f4+ **  
115 Stewart's Problem
-
f6A+  
116 Span Spanner
-
f7A  
117 Cake Off
-
f6B+  
  Boothill Boulders (Blar Ban)
119 Finch Attack
-
f6C *** 5
120 Tim's Arete
-
f6B+ *** 4
121 Squirrel Groove f5+  
122 Black Orc f6B 1
123 Flying Roof
-
f6C *** 2
124 Flying Fiend f6B * 1
125 Scapula f5+  
126 Rocking Stone Groove f5  
127 Rocking Stone Slab f5+ 1
  Whale Rock, Glen Nevis
  Picnic Bloc
130 Plinth groove f5+ * 3
131 A Falcon Flies f6C ** 4
132 Picnic At Hanging Rock f7A * 2
133 A Dark Picnic f6C+ ** 1
134 The Ramp f6A 2
135 Picnic Traverse f6B 3
  Cave Bloc
137 Props Traverse f6B+ *  
138 Back Problem f5+ 1
  Campus Bloc
140 North Cave f6C  
141 North Slab f4 1
142 West Wall f6A+  
  Dolphin Bloc
144 Quartz Movement f6A 3
145 The Dolphin f6A+ * 2
  MacLeod's Bloc
147 First Day of Spring f7A+  
148 Chevron Arete f6A+  
149 Edge of Balance f6A  
150 Ginger Groove f6C  
151 Scots Pine Groove f6B+  
152 Hallux Valgus f6C+  
  Gorge Boulders
154 Saturn Crack f7B  

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