The Quadrocks

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Approach

Hell on Earth! - See SMC - Lowland Outcrops. Follow link to The Quadrocks on WikiMapia for a topographic map of the area.

Amenities

Largs town centre has just about everything you could need. Just make sure you get it before you walk all the way up there!

Low Crag

This little crag is suitable for warming up for harder routes on Main Crag but can provide quite exhilarating wee problems of it own!

Far Groove, 6m, V.Diff

Far Wall, 7m, V.Diff

Boulder Rib, 7m, V.Diff

Dank Chimney, 7m, Diff

Boulder Problem, 7m, V.Diff

Choc-Chimney, 7m, Severe

Sentry-Box Crack, 6m, Severe

Fingers Wall, 6m, VS

Curving Crack, 6m, V.Diff

Curving Crack Wall, 6m, V.Diff

Main Crag

The majority of good climbing is on this face. Good spread of grades.

Easy Face Groove, 7m, VS

*Project*

Green Corner, 10m, V.Diff
Severe if finished directly up the overhanging face.

Overhang Route, 10m, VS
HVS if climbed from below the first loose feeling roof!

Flake Wall, 10m, HVS

Sweepstake, E1, 5a
Kev Shields (solo) - Feb 2007
Take the direct line up the face to the left of Vee Groove. Slopey holds but good climbing. Beware loose rock on first moves.

Vee Groove, 12m, VS

Lichen Angel, 12m, E1 5b
Andrew Mallinson (led on-sight, not seconded) - Sept 2006
A direct line taking the shallow groove and crack line 3m left of Big Corner. Ascend the initial shallow grove on small flakes to an under cling. Make difficult moves to continue up the groove and then follow the crack to the top.

Big Corner, 12m, Severe

The Darker Side, E4 6b
Kev Shields (solo) Dec 2006
Follow the unprotected face between the Arete and Big Corner. Technical but enjoyable climbing, Beware of loose flake at the top.

The Arete, 12m, E3 5b

The Bennyhill Show, 12m, E3/4 5c
Kevin Shields (solo) - Aug 2005
Steep and poorly protected climbing. Take the right hand face of "the Arete (E3)" Direct.

The Traverse, 12m, VS

Traverse Face Direct, 12m, VS

End of the Line, E2, 6a
Kev Shields (Solo) - Feb 2007
Starting in the corner, directly below the top-out of the 'Traverse' take the direct line up obvious pinches and smears then direct up the slabby face to finish as the Traverse.

Point Proven, 10m, E3 ?
Kevin Shields - July 2006
Bridge the Boulders on the right until it is possible to step left to a ledge. Arrange the single piece of gear and finish direct. Technical.

Fatal Kiss 9m E4 6a
Kevin Shields (solo) - March 2006
5m right of 'The Traverse' atop a pile of boulders. Start below the obvious pocket. Reachy moves onto to minimal holds gives relief and sought-after protection in the finishing moves!

Absence of Hope, 9m, E3 6c
Kevin Shields (solo) - Sept 2006
The last line on crag before turning onto the Nose/Spite yer Face. Committing and technical with a terrible landing, don't peel!

Spite yer Face, 10m, HVS
Alan McDonald (solo) - July 2006
The true line of The Nose from directly under the steep broken overlap. Layback on sketchy flakes and hanging crack to finish straight up.

The Nose, 12m, VS

Slab & Corner, 10m, Severe

Sunburst Red, 8m, E3 5c

G-Funk, 7m, E2 5a
Alan McDonald (solo) - July 2006
The short black crack in the small buttress to a break. Climb wall above on small holds and no protection.

High Crag

This crag is indefinite, take lines of least or most resistance. Whichever you prefer. Average grade about Diff.

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