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Dumbarton Bouldering 
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Dumbarton Rock  

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Elevation: 10'
Location: 55.9373, -4.5639 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 16, 2007
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Dumbarton rock continue to play an important role in the evolution of Scottish climbing. Here you will find all types climbing; trad, sport and bouldering - and all are of the finest quality.

The rock is a very fine grained basalt, which can on first impression appear frictionless. When wet the rock is indeed slick, however, when dry the friction is generally good.

The majority of the cliffs face North / North West, which provide cool shelter in the summer, and due to the prevailing wind plenty of drying breeze in the winter.

The setting may be industrial, but the climbing no mater which type you choose will mask any issues you have with the surroundings.

Getting There 

This is one of the easiest crags to get to.

If you are driving, take the A82 west from Glasgow (The Great Western Road), and keep following it to Dumbarton. Just after Dumbarton East station take a left on Victoria Street. Drive to the end of the road and park up.

If you are arriving by train, take a train from Glasgow to Dumbarton East. Turn right out of the station, and then turn left into Victoria Street - follow it to the end.

At the end of the street, take a right and walk along the North side of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',2]

Featured Route For Dumbarton Rock
Simon leading up Windjammer.

Windjammer Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : North West Face
Start below the obvious corner at the right hand end of the cliff. Climb the wide crack to gain the corner proper, and then follow the corner crack all the way to the top.The climbing is both sustained and excellent for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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