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Coffin Corner T 
Corpse T 
Crutch T 
Cushionfoot Stomp S 
Deaths Head T 
Epitaph T 
Fall Out S 
Flook T 
Hang Out T 
High Performance T 
Marjorie Razor Blade T 
Noddy T 
Pied Piper T 
Ramp, The T 
Rat Catcher T 
Rat Race T 
Squirm T 
Squirm Direct T 
Stand Clear T 
Summer Days T 
Tombstone T 
Tumbleweed T 
Warfarin T 
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Upper Tier Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 11, 2007
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The Upper Tier has three distinct sections. The left section is bounded by The Ramp on the left side, and the groove of Mousetrap on its right. The very steep middle section offers good sport and trad lines, while the right section has some easy slab routes and some short steep lines on the far right.

Upper Cave crag was one of the first places in Scotland to place bolts purposefully for Sport climbs, and has had a checkered history.

Getting There 

After crossing the stream, take a right and hike up the hill until a flat path rightwards take you to the left section of the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Highland Outcrops area.

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: A climber starting up the classic Rat Race

Rat Race 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : 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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Steep central wall of Upper Cave Crag
BETA PHOTO: The Steep central wall of Upper Cave Crag

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