A magnificent landmark towering over the valley with three good faces of climbing (and one not so good) and several three star routes.
The crags circle the top of the hill on the south side high up above the river and feel very exposed due to the steep drop-off.
There is a good mix of routes at different grades with some really nice aretes and crack climbs.
Photo topos for each route are in progress.
A tree has come down next to pulpit rock, it doesn't get in the way of the climbs but makes the approach slightly harder.
Good car parking at Loudon Hill parking. Crag is about 400m across a small stream. Don't worry that the face you can see doesn't look promising - it's the worst of all the sectors. Head down the path to the wooden bridge then start climbing up along the track running along the south of the hill. At the first big bend double-back slightly and head up through a gap in the stone wall and up a steep track heading east towards the trees near the ridgeline.
The approach leads round to the east under the East face and past the central face and then heads steeply uphill towards the trees where the West Face, Amphitheatre and Pulpit Rock sectors can be found after some steep scrambling.
There is limited flat ground at the base of the crags and care should be taken when moving between sectors.
Not a good place for dogs or small children to be left unattended.