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Climbs 128
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 235m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Tom pulling through the crux of High Performance. © mshorter

Crag features

Cave crags comprises several buttresses spread around a piece of south facing mountain side. Most buttresses are hidden by trees and and don't see much traffic, except Upper Cave Crag, which can be a sun trap in the summer and is very popular for both trad and sport. Upper Cave offers some superb, steep trad and overhanging sport routes. Recommended: Rat Race E4, High Performance E3, Marjorie Razorblade E3, Warfarin E2, Silk Purse 7c+, Marlina 7c, Hamish Teddy's Excellent Adventure 7b+.

Expect to queue for sport routes in Upper Cave during the weekend. 

Approach notes

The crags are best accessed from the Cally Car Park at NO023437 (56.5750340, -3.5918450), reached off the A923 Dunkeld to Blairgowrie road. Felling operations may require detours from the approach routes given in the guidebook.


Can also be accessed as for Craig a Barns and then follow a complex path through the woods.

Beware! There is a very loose and large block directly to the right of the lower off of the 7a+ "baled out". If you take the more direct (and probably the official) finish you will avoid it but it's very close and tempting if you head right at the top.
Spanish Jack - 28/Sep/19
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