TREES DOWN JAN 2022 - A couple of the "Belay" Trees have been blown over during Storm Arwen and are dangling over routes. One currently spanning Murrays Groove. Take care untill they can carefully be trundled over the edge...
One of the best venues in the central belt for those operating in the E3-5 range. (Plenty to go at above and below too). Camby (AKA Thorntons)has had a bit of a renaissance in 2017 with a committed band of locals tidying things up, clearing back vegetation and giving some of the routes a much needed scrub. (There is still much to do....)
Very sheltered, left wall catches evening sun in summer. However, can seep quite a bit over the winter. Very close to the M9 so makes an ideal stopping off point if heading further north or south.
Loose Rock & Dirt:
Thorntons has its fair share of loose rock and dirty holds, although feels more solid than Forth. (Its quarried so fairly new as far as cliff faces go, and there are many larch trees above which drop needles down the routes every autumn). That’s not to say its not a good place to climb but that caution is advised on the less trafficked routes. (Abb it and clean it properly for yourself and the benefit of others if you have any doubt.)
Limited parking - park with consideration