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Climbs 32
Rocktype Conglomerate
Altitude 14m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

The boulders and mini crags on the foreshore between North Kessock and Kilmuir have undoubtedly been climbed on before. I have cleaned up a circuit of around a dozen problems which now gives an option for folk based in Inverness looking for a quick evening hit or those forced out of the hills by rain, midges or sore skin. The boulders face south and should dry quickly in any breeze.

The problems make for an interesting circuit on conglomerate that is more solid than you might think, similar to the nearby Tom Riach block. That said keep an eye out for popping pebbles, as always a couple of mats and a spotter makes things nice and safe.

It is a good idea to try and avoid standing on pebbles which are crucial handholds for the sit starts! A number of short powerful cellar style problems with a couple of exciting highballs thrown in for variety. The rock is skin friendly, most of the holds crimps on the top of smooth pebbles, some of which are huge!

Rich Betts 2007


Approach notes

The boulders themselves are not tidal (except perhaps in very high tides), but the access around the first prow is cut off at high tide. Access is possible however soon after high tide by squeezing through the tunnel in the first prow.

Rich Betts 2007

The "D Block" highballs are 400m further round towards Kilmuir, at the bottom of the path up to Ord Hill.
ellis - 09/Nov/22
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