At UKC we are all climbers and we understand the strong urge to be outdoors as the weather is finally improving. Please proceed with caution though.
Altitude 108m a.s.l
Aggression.... Sean B in front of the lens for a change and trying very hard indeed on Chisel. © neil the weak
Pleasant outlook; on a summers evening, dries much more quickly than closed quarry. Year-round climbing possible.
Several good E1s: those on "Contracts" buttress, plus Cross in Oz on buttress left of 'Cha'. Small scope for new routes, but topping out on unfrequented areas can involve loose rock on a structural scale.
Provides easier routes if you don't want to be scared by the harder routes in the closed quarry!
As with all the Central belt dolerite quarries there is often loose rock to be found here, particularly on the top-outs and even on well established routes. In addition there have also been several serious rock falls in the Easy Contract to Doobie Brothers area, the most recent being on March 2010 from the top of Ramplin'.
As of 10/10/10 there's been a serious rockfall from the top of Scrubbers.
Be careful folks.
Access and parking as for Cambusbarron main quarry.
On-line guide at http://www.scottishclimbs.com
Access around the back of the main quarry at Cambusbarron. Abseil may be a good idea.
I've been told that signs have been put up here saying that climbing is banned. As far as I know you can still climb here and the signs are illegal. Carry on, but as usual, be good and don't do anything to piss anyone off.
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