Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Only 10km from Edinburgh (and easily accessable by bus), Roslin Glen provides a large number of short (<30m), hard routes. Varilble rock quality means protection can be interesting, but in general the rock on the East bank is good. Many of the top outs are sandy/manky so for the harder routes it may be worthwhile cleaning the top before climbing! Expect an adventure when climbing here!
Best times are spring and autumn as dense undergrowth and midgies can be a problem.
Recommended routes include: Wrinklies (E3), Gaping Gab (E2), Claymore Crack (E1) and Harry Dodders Crack (E1)
The crags are all now overgrown and fairy inaccessible.
For West Bank cliffs (Jumbos bum and red cliff) approach via Roslin Chapel - 20min walk upstream
For East Bank cliffs (Wallaces cave, Lovers leap and hanging butress) approach from Rosewell through fields to pick up numerous paths. River can often be forded to approach from the chapel side.
Restricted access to Red Cliff from 31st March to 31st July - Schedule 1 nesting birds.
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