KYLOE OUT THE WOOD


A small but varied set of buttresses tucked away in a sheltered valley, often simply called Kyloe (its proper name is Collar Heugh) - the 'out the Woods' tag has been added to reduce confusion. Despite its name, much of the right-hand section of the cliff is well in the trees, which means it can be green, midgy and slow to dry. The accessibility of the crag and the good selection of easier routes means that the place is quite popular with groups; the erosion of the cliff base around Flake Crack and Slab and Wall are clear pointers to the damage that overuse can cause.

Routes

58 trad routes (M...E6)
1 boulder problem (V11 8A)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
The Quarry
The left-hand section of the crag consists of a couple of bays that were quarried in antiquity,...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
342
Saint's Wall
The wide wall split by a narrow chimney has a good selection of lower grade climbs and one or two...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
343
Overhanging Buttress
A fine buttress, the tallest on the whole crag, towering above the arrival point of the main path....
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
344
Flake Crack
This lozenge-shaped wall is riven by myriad flakes of all sizes. The routes here are generally...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
345
Space and Deception Buttresses
A pair of contrasting buttresses: Space is home to one easy classic and some high and wild...
16
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
346
Slab and Wall & Twin Cracks
The right-hand facet of Deception Buttress has a slabbier and sunnier aspect than that just round...
3
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For KYLOE OUT THE WOOD

    Back to the Egg
    "Awesome route, varied and pumpy." 16/May

    Wasted Time
    "a good climb but as i didn't have a guide book i was unsure where to go. Did the..." 19/Oct

    Wilfred Prickles
    "Giving this the same grade as Devil's Edge (Quarry), makes the HVS grade bracket..." 01/Jul top50

    Wilfred Prickles
    "don't mind this being graded HVS 5a, but when you get on some other HVS 5a's whi..." 11/Jun top50

    Trinity
    "A bit of a sandbag, especially when sandy. Good gear but several awkward moves. ..." 21/Apr

    Chris's Arete
    "Lovely airy stuff. A good line up an obvious feature. At least 2 stars surely." 11/Dec

    Wilfred Prickles
    "VS 4c but sustained at that level." 02/Oct top50

    Flake Crack
    "more fun than a barrel of monkeys. The rightward exit up the small groove is nic..." 12/Sep top50

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