Climbs 28
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 61m a.s.l
Faces S

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Sarah seconding Hung like a Bluebell © KeithAlexander

Crag features

This excellent wee crag lies about 800 metres west of Bennybeg, about 2 miles from Crief just off the A822. It is part of the same dolerite fault that forms Bennybeg but here the rock has weathered to form better, more continous lines with more natural protection. Pleasant, interesting climbing in a beautifully unspoilt woodland setting overlooking Drummond Pond makes this an excellent low to middle grade crag.


More Information with (grainy) images can be found on the Scottish Mountaineer archive copy:-

Pgs 106-107

Approach notes

Park for Bennybeg. Follow a track on the opposite side of the road (large solid gate. Please close after use) along the edge of a felled forestry area a short way to its end and then through the woods to reach the east end of the crag.

No Access Issues

Please be advised that there is a large birds nest at 2/3rds height in the central chimney of Pond Life. 

There also appears to be a large birds next which is between Pecker up and Crocs in the Loch, 2/3rds of the way up on the East Wall. It wasn't occupied in September 2023 but may have been occupied earlier in the year. You can see the nest in the photo in SMC Highland outcrops south.

Horrific levels of tick infestation, as of 1.6.23
Roberttaylor - 02/Jun/23
Easier routes on the west wall have been cleaned March17 and as such have improved significantly, and worth an extra star now.
RitchieArmstrong - 28/Mar/17
plenty lines. needs alot more traffic. recon boy scouts or likewise are using it as they have camp set up on way from main road. plenty room for lots of new routes. maybe even some sport ones. needs a good clean.
Hawky - 02/Jul/15
Don't know who the last person is who commented, but I'd suggest you ignore him. The crag is clean & solid with good lines. There are 3 new routes on the east wall. The bouldering wall in the middle has 6 highball crimpy problems on immaculate rock. For a topo see Scottish Mountaineer magazine August 2013 digital version. Join the MCofS to get it. I have climbed there all summer and experienced very few ticks.
Rockhobbit - 05/Oct/13
This crag is exactly like Benny Beg: completely rubbish and pointless. There are no lines (because there are holds everywhere, though none of the pleasing) and even the poor gear doesn't enliven things. While climbing you feel irritated with a sense that it's all eliminate, and when you get to the top all you feel is blank. I think this is probably the worst place I have ever climbed. You have been warned.
Wicamoi - 19/Aug/12
Had a look at this crag today. There are some good lines here but the place does need a clean. I was surprised that there is only 14 recognised climbs here. Plenty of scope for new routes at all grades.
CyberTaff - 02/Jan/12
Ticks were, as stated, atrocious. The winter has been very hard on this crag and needs a good clean before its played on. Theres a couple large birds nests on this crag, so best to seek permission before anything goes awry.
Jack Luke - 20/Apr/11
Best take precautions in the summer months as this crag is infested with ticks!
T Break - 08/Jul/09
'Infested with ticks' is an understatement! I removed more than 60, of varying sizes, after the walk in alone. Left hand wall looks plesant and worth a visit, possible outside of summer!
magpie - 05/Jul/09
Precautions should be taken in the summer months as this crag is infested with ticks!
T Break - 28/Jun/09
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