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',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',3]
Featured Route For Craig-a-Barns
Rat Race 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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: ... : Upper Tier
The first free ascent of Rat Race was a break trough in Scottish free climbing and is still a hard tick to onsight.1. Climb up the pod like crack on the left of the steep central wall. Climb the crack above to a difficult section exiting the niche at 2/3 height. From the niche continue up the crack to the hanging belay.2. Make hard moves of the stance and gain the right trending groove. When possible pull left through the roof on huge holds for spectacular moves. Continue on up the sho...[more] Browse More Classics in International