SECTION 1: OMC WALL
Routes on Original Mossy Crack Wall are described right to left. (French sport grades)
1 Cobbled Path
The first line of bolts. Climb the left side of the vague rib to the rightmost lower-off below a tree. 20 metres 5b (8 bolts)
2 Conglomerate Pickpocket
Climb the second line of bolts to a section of juggy pockets, then up an incipient rib. At the sixth bolt tread delicately rightwards to move up to the rightmost lower-off below the tree. 20m 5c (8 bolts)
3 Pebble Dash
Climb as for 2 to the sixth bolt, then trend slightly left onto the steeper thin headwall to the second lower-off from the right. 20m 6a (8 bolts)
4 Original Mossy Crack
Climb the third line of bolts, following an intermittent crack line. At the top the bolts are first left then right of the crack. Particularly enjoyable climbing. 20m 5b (8 bolts)
5 House of Marbles
Climb the fourth line of bolts. There is a bit of a stretch to clip the lower-off from the ledge just below the top. 20m 5c (9 bolts)
6 Jacket Off
The leftmost bolt line to date. 21 m 5c. Still mossy but climbable. (9 bolts) Please take a few moments to scrub the line after climbing.
Two "anti-social rising traverses" have been added. Recommended only when the crag is empty.
7 Cobbled Together
Starting from Left to right. Go up first 3 bolts of Jacket off. Then trend right to the 4th bolt (pretty far with ground fall potential) and then up to 5th bolt of House of marbles, right to the 5th bolt of OMC, 6th bolt of Pebble Dash, 7th bolt of Conglomerate Pickpocket and 8th bolt of Cobbled Path to the lower off. 25m.
From Right to left, Up the first 2 bolts of Cobbled Path then head left following bolts to the lower off on Jacket Off. 25m
We hope you enjoy climbing at Callander Crags. We believe it creates a climbing resource different from all others in the Central Belt. It is obvious that there is potential for development of further areas; it is also obvious that any such development will be very time and labour intensive, given the depth of moss cover. What may not be so obvious is the financial expenditure required to equip routes: the outlay to equip the first sector is approaching £500, a fair proportion of which came out of the developers’ own pockets.
If you are keen to see further development, contribute to the bolt fund. This can be done electronically on the "Donate" page of this website.
Feedback and suggestions on routes, grades, equipment or anything else is always welcome.
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