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Summary

Craig a Barns and Polney Crag offer some accessible one and two-pitch routes covering all grades, in a weather oasis that seems to stay dry even when the rest of Scotland is wet!

Description

The outlook is pleasing, making this a popular venue. There are some bolted routes located at the W end of Polney on Myopics Buttress. Dedicated sport climbers should also head to Cave Crag (listed separately).

Tree cover can make Polney slow to dry and the rock is slippery when damp so care is required after rain.

Access issues

No issues

Approach

Park on the verge at the side of road on the old A9 just outside of Dunkeld, past the old curling pond on the right. Polney Crag is five minutes uphill from here. It is advisable to take a little care when crossing the road and manoeuvring in and out of parking spots as the bend in the road below the crag is fairly blind and the road is fairly busy.

History

History timeline chart

MARCH 2019 ROCKFALL

There has been a large rockfall affecting the area around the top of The Creep. Some large fridge sized boulders have come down which has left large overhanging turf/tree roots which look like they may also fall anytime soon. Advise anyone in this area to keep behind the trees at the top of routes, Wriggle, Recess Route etc.

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Activity

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