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
The Groove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Main Cliff - Left
This is a crag classic.Climb up to the overhang, and traverse left on good but polished holds. Traverse up diagonally right, (old in situ pin), below a steep face on your left, until possible to step up left onto the slab above the steep face.Move left and up across the slab to cracked blocks. Now follow the groove up to the right all the way to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in International