Craig Stirling

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DWS
Early morning sun
Downhill
5 mins
Tidal

Craig Stirling is divided into two distinct buttresses separated by Fallen Block Bay. The East Buttress is a well-textured schist crag, offering some excellent climbing in a lovely setting. The West Buttress is a similar great piece of rock, with tasty routes of all grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wet Pussy Top 50
18m. Climb the enticing square cut arete through the overlap, before contemplating the easier upper wall. Take a good look at...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6c S3
2
Depth Charge Top 50
20m. A stunning line across the impending wall to gain the hanging arete, first sniffed out, amazingly, by a young Pat...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6a S3
3
Sea Cat Direct Project
18m. The right edge of the fantastic wavy wall surely deserves some attention for those with the confidence. A blind, fingery...
 
DWS
?? S3
4
Depth Charge Direct Top 50
18m. Absolutely classic deep water soloing territory. Jump onto the flying arete to join the parent route. Easier when it's...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b+ S1
5
War Without Tears Top 50
20m. This fun but burly offering leaves Jeux Sans Frontiers, and improvises along the lip of the roof to gain the huge jug out...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Strong
7b S1
6
Jeux Sans Frontiers
20m. Takes on the twin converging cracks in the overhang, and then the easier crack in the wall above. Good fun at a high tide,...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
6b+ S1
7
Upper East Girdle Top 50
25m. A good find, with some exposed climbing at an amenable standard. Traverse in from the Fallen Block Bay, taking the corner...
 
2 Stars
DWS
5 S1
8
Eastern Girdle
15m. Pleasant climbing. Heading west-to-east gives a good entry to Depth Charge and the rest.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
DWS
4 S1
9
Stirling Bomber
6m. A dinky little arete, starting from the lower ledge. It couldn't be any saferÉ go on, take the challenge! From the upper...
1 user comment
 
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6b S0
10
Lean Meat Top 50
20m. The mind-numbing overhanging flake is THE classic tick here, another Scottish plum picked by Pat Littlejohn. Step on,...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6b+ S1
11
Raw Meat Top 50
20m. Half-way across Lean Meat, take a deep breath and forge up the wall, to a wobbly rock-over onto the yellow slab, finish up...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Fluttery
6c S2
12
Red Meat
10m. Pull on as for Lean Meat, crimp rightwards into a scoop before snapping for the hold on the arete, and continue up the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
7a S1
13
Jack Sprat
20m. A short, safe and thoroughly absorbing finger-tweaking traverse, which needs a drying breeze. Can be reversed (S0), or,...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6b S1
14
Roaring Forties Top 50
10m. Leave the Jack Sprat traverse and step up a gear to pull swiftly through the overlap, sidle rightwards under the monster...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Strong
7a+ S0
15
Sushi Top 50
15m. Crikey, this isn't the route you came to doÉis it? The monster roof above the Roaring Forties is outrageous. One measly...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
7c S1
16
Hell and High Water Top 50
30m. Apt - wait for high water, I'm not so sure about hell! Make a diagonal traverse away from Jack Sprat to gain a perch; the...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Fluttery
7a S2
17
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Top 50
30m. Classic boldness; sorts the men out from the boys. Take the rising traverse out from Jack Sprat, and, at the cul de sac,...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Crimpy
Fluttery
6c S3
18
Western Girdle
30m. Added here for completeness; it provides good climbing but is not entirely above water at the start and finish. Abseil...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Crimpy
6b+ S3