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how wrote at 2008-07-29 12:55:55
what a lot of bloody tosh...the recessed part of salisbury crags has some excellent bouldering, I've been damaging my tendons there for 15 years..ask at a local climbing shop and you'll get all the info you need...aberdour indeed!

Pierre wrote at 2014-05-09 00:29:46
Craig is probably a rock-climber - Aberdour, Rosyth and Ratho are all trad venues. They're good climbing venues but they are not nice at all for bouldering.

The two best known venues are Salisbury crags and Agassiz rock, both within the city.

The rock quality of Salisbury crags is generally sound and nice to your hands. The black wall of the south quarry provides excellent problems (up to font 7a/7b) and the view are fantastic:

Agassiz Rock, near Blackford hill, is a bit further from the city center, but provide more powerful problems, thanks to its overhanging nature. Problem range from 4 to 7c. It's also a nice area, and a sun trap :



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