Forgotten Crag

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An interesting piece of rock, with square orange roofs and smooth black slabs, above a v cut and sometimes sea filled channel. Routes are affected by the tide.

Directions & Approach

End of the descent slab

Grid Ref: NG 889 976

Park in the Mellon Uridgle beach car park, reached from the A832 by the road which starts next to the petrol station/post office in Laide. Walk into the village and go straight on up the track where the road bends right (passing the house named after the Isle of Lewis - Le├▓dhas). Where the track bends left and becomes the driveway for the house with the disused swimming pool, go straight ahead again along a rougher track. Near the end of the track head rightwards and follow the coastline for 5-10 mins to the crag. The crag is hard to spot from above, but look out for the large easy angled descent slab with the distintive rock formation shown in the photo on the left at its seaward end. 15-20 mins for the whole approach.

Routes

Described right to left.

Forgotten Crag Topo

Black Rib 8m D
The smooth blocky column is a useful descent, expecially when the tide cuts off the descent slab.

Calum's Corner 15m HS 4b
Some stiff pulls, don't worry about staying in the corner all the way.

First Born 12m HVS 5a/b
Technical and a bit tenuous.

Pampers Groove 15m VS 4c
The big groove is a pleasant route.

Frontpack 20m E1 5b
A chance to examine the pockmarked roof at close hand.


First Ascent Info

Looking towards Opinan
Date Route(s) Climber(s)
Jun 1997 Black Rib, Pampers Groove A Cater and A Cunningham
Jun 1997 Calum's Corner, First Born, Frontpack A Cunningham and A Cater



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