Goat Crag- New Routes

Top Deck

It's time to go high and long as multi-pitch sport climbing has arrived on the west coast. Courtesy of Lawrence Hughes the Top Deck of Goat Crag is now open. From the top of the routes it's possible to scramble to the top of the crag, but you might need a few wires and it's a long walk back to the base. Alternatively descend by abseil.

1 Poster Boy 5+

20m A recent addition that gives great varied climbing. Just before the normal lower-off head rightwards and pull over onto the belay ledge.

2 Teepee 6a

20m Follow the classic corner then mantel over onto the belay ledge.

3 The G.O.A.T. 6a+

The leftmost line could just be Scotland's longest sport route?

15m Go up for a few moves then traverse left to reach another belay ledge. (From this belay it's a 35m abseil to the ground)

20m Follow the cracks and bulges above.

Lawrence on the first ascent of The G.O.A.T.

4 Squirticus Maximus 6a+

20m The middle line goes up rock so sticky you won't need holds.

5 Hashi-Watashi 5

20m The rightmost line is the easiest of the trio.

Left-hand Sector

This new sector is slightly hidden down and left of the main crag.

1 Unreliable Virgin 6b

25m Climb the slab left of the turfy corner then up the steep orange headwall.

2 Blacklight Sleaze 6a

25m Left-hand line of bolts right of the turfy corner.

3  5

25m Start as for 2 then take the rightmost line of bolts.