Craig-a-Barns Rock Climbing
The view south from Polney Crag
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.
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 For the Highland Outcrops area.
Weather station 11.3 miles from here
66 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',3]
Featured Route For Craig-a-Barns
Hot Tips 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Europe
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Pull up from the good hold at the start to gain a small crimp for your right hand. Pinch the arete with your left hand and whip your feet onto the starting hand hold and slap up for the under cling.Now you are in the groove, the difficulties ease a bit, as you stem up the groove towards the capping overhang.Make some more hard move to pass the overlap, and sink you hand into the good crack above.Polneys best hard route....[more] Browse More Classics in International