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Elevation: 400'
Location: 56.5748, -3.603 View Map  Incorrect?
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The view south from Polney Crag

Description 

Craig-a-Barns is a series of outcrops situated on the hillside overlooking historic Dunkled. The hillside faces mainly south, so many of the climbs are in the sunshine all day.

The area is popular because you'll find many routes of all grades. Polney has the majority of the moderate routes, while Cave Crag has most, but not all, of the harder routes.

Getting There 

From Edinburgh head north over the Forth Road Bridge, on the M90. Skirt around Perth and follow the A9 north towards Inverness. 12 miles north of Perth turn right from the A9 and drive into the small village of Dunkeld.

As you approach the turning you'll be able to see the cliffs up on the wooded hillside in front on you, just off to the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',18],['5.7',4],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',17],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Moving up the slab on the 1st pitch of The End, 5....

The End 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Main Cliff - Right
1. Climb the left side of the slab, and either climb up a left slanting groove (harder, but well protected), or climb up the middle of the slab, until possible to step right onto an overlap and then up a step short section to the large ledge and belay.2. Climb up the steep bulge at the back of the ledge (crux). Move up a delicate slab, to pass through the overhang and the obvious break. Finish easily up the slab above the overhang....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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