Well worth a visit

Scotland is known all over the world for its crags and cliff faces, with some of the oldest rocks in the world. If you're looking to venture outdoors, here are a few crags ClimbScotland have recently visited, with a little advice on climbs, how to get there and what to look out for.


What do you think?

We will be adding to our list of outdoor climbing venues, so check this space for more ideas for places to go soon. Or, share your own favourite crags with us on Twitter or Facebook and we might feature them here too!

Move on up

The ClimbScotland team offer ‘RealRock’ sessions for under 18s and ‘Ready to Rock’ for adults. Book on one for a great value intro to the techniques, kit and skills for climbing outdoors.

Responsible access and climbing

Being responsible, for climbers, entails the following three basic principles:

  • Respecting the interests of other people
  • Caring for the environment
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

More information on responsible access and climbing can be found here along with information on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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Cummingston Sea Cliffs, Cummingston

A fantastic crag with something for everyone, many routes at an easier level for a perfect intro to sea cliff climbing.

A great selection of stacks, in a very cool situation. Its grippy rock and makes for fun climbing.



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Moy Rock, Ross-Shire

A south facing sunny crag with a fantastic vue and even better climbing.

Moy Rock, a conglomerate sport climbing venue in the Highlands with many classic routes through a large grade range. Perfect for any level of climber.



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Polldubh crags, Glen Nevis

With multiple outcrops and a large range of grades, Polldubh is a great venue for beginner trad climbing.

With most outcrops south facing these crags are great for bringing groups or taking your first steps into trad climbing in a spectacular location.




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Wolfcrag Quarry, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire

Wolfcrag Quarry is a sun trap hidden away in Mine Woods above Bridge of Allan with some great bouldering.

The routes can reach quite a height and so caution and bouldering pads are recommended.

An alternative to topping out would be some of the great low level traverses.



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Benny Beg, Crieff, Stirlingshire

Benny Beg is another sun trap, which is located just outside Crieff and has some easy graded sport climbing

A great crag for sport climbing. There are two main walls at the crag and they provide good sport climbing for a range of abilities. The rock is steep and it provides good holds – although not always as good as they appear!



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Lednock Boulders, Glen Lednock, Perthshire

Lednock Boulders can be found behind the village of Comrie and it has enough boulders to keep everyone happy.

A great selection of boulders in a cool situation. It’s schist rock and makes for fun, crimpy climbing. It’s got something for everyone, with many problems at an easier level.




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Cuningar Loop Boulders, Glasgow

The boulders at Cuningar Loop are well worth a visit. They stand tall and can be spotted as you approach.

The Cunigar Loop boulders are designed to introduce new climbers to the sport whilst providing facilities for the more experienced climber. A couple of boulders also have features to allow for para-climbing.



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Craigmaddie Boulders, Glasgow

Craigmaddie offers a great range of problems in style and grade. Its proximity to Glasgow makes this crag great to spend a dry day or evenin a quick evening.

With mutliple boulders to choose from and forgiving landings this is a great venue for families and groups looking to try a new bouldering location.




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The Quadrocks, Largs

The Quadrocks are an easily accessable crag, perfect for small groups and beginner trad climbers.

The south facing crag with an excellent view makes this crag a great crag for an easy days climbing in the sun. The a good range of grades and solid anchors this is a great crag to learn the art of trad climbing.




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Neilston Quarry, Neilston

Neilston Quarry is a fun wee crag for bottom roping, bouldering and leading with a small group.

Neilston Quarry is situated in the town of Neilston on the outskirts of Glasgow, plenty for a day’s climbing, with 38 routes in total.




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Kips Crag, Stirling

A great wee crag for those learning to trad climb or looking to bottom rope.

Located in the small village of Menstrie, this crag is good for small groups and introducing people to outdoor climbing. The rock provides steep slab climbing and you can test your corner climbing on the V-Diff called Grassy Corner.




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Kirriemuir

An extensive sandstone quarry on the Hill of Kirriemuir. A pefect beginers crag for top roping and lead climbing.

Great family or group crag with a wide range of sport climbing lines to choose from. Climbing is possible throughout the year.





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