The Dam Boulders lie mainly below the Dam in Glen Lednock. A more comprehensive guide including the boulders on the other side of the valley can be found @ https://sites.google.com/site/boulderscotland/.
The Tube - Font 6a+
Sit start and traverse the crack from the right topping out at the left hand side.
Breaking Wave - Font 7a **
Straight through the centre from sitting, finishing right on dimples.
Afraid of the Wave - Font 7a***
Mike Lee 03.10
The right hand side of the block. Start on 2 chest height crimps, go to the arete and finish on some very rounded holds. May needs pads and spotter. (Landing now has been terraced) Video here
Afraid of the Wave SS - Font 7a+/b**
Chris Miele 05.12
The sit start uses some sneaky compression to gain the stand
Rimming the Ice Maiden - Font 4+
Right arete of Wave boulder when standing under cracked wall. layback and smear from a SS to the tip.
|Slab and Tickle - Font 6b*|
Chris Miele 05.10
Temptress - Font 5***
Under the Thumb - Font 6a*
Remora - Font 6b+**
A. Russell 25.05.10
Prow from SS
Sharkskin Traverse Font 7a+***
A. Russell 28.05.10
Right to left starting at crack and finishing up 'Remora'
The Flying BombEdit
Inhibited Mania - Font 7c ***
S. Clarke 22/07/11
The true sit start to 'Manic Stupor' started sitting on the left at a shallow slot and an undercut, move with difficulty right, up the ramp to gain the lip. Move left at the lip and topout.
Manic Stupor - Font 7b ***
T. Palmer 2006
The overhang started from crouching on the left at a crimp and a press and moving with difficulty up and right to gain the lip.
Tweedley Traverse - Font 6b+
Traverse the lip of the boulder.
Tendency to Crack - Font 6b+***
Tim Cross 06.10
Obvious highball crack line behind Wave boulder. Climb the crack on fingerlocks and edges, past a tenuous layback crux, to a pant wetting topout!!! (May be harder for the short) (http://vimeo.com/12951773)
Dambusters Project - Font 7/8?
Thin wall to the right of the crack on tiny crimps with a big move to better distant holds.
Upper Dam BoulderEdit
|Protein Party- Font 6b+ |
Chris Miele 27.05.10
Tumultuous Bliss- Font 7a
|Floor Routine - Font 6b+|
Split Infinity - Font 6a
Back Straddle Roll - Font 6c **
Hillbilly Windmill - Font 6b+/6c **
The Eiffel TowerEdit
Feathering the Penthouse - Font 6a+ **
Eiffel Arete - Font 5
Eiffel Slab - Font 2
|Bonds Gate - Font 6a|
Bonded to my Beanie - Font 6b+
Bondage - Font 6c *
Monochrome - Font 7a+
Using 2 crimps on the lip gain the lip with a dynamic move.
The Big LampEdit
Dean Street Swagger - Font 6b+
Obvious traverse line from left to right finishing up the prow.
Bottled Dog - Font 4+
Fog on the Tyne - Font 4
Bonny Lasses with Boob Tubes - Font 6a+
Sit start at ledge and move round arete and up using lower of 2 low cracks.
Offshore44 - Font 6a+
Sit start at ledge and move round arete and up using upper of 2 low cracks.
Geordie War Cry - Font 6b **
Sit start at ledge move up direct via the upper left diagonal crack.
Reach For The Sky - Font 6c
Howard Tingle 26.09.2009
Direct on 'Geordie War Cry'/'Best in Toon'. Gain the good edge from the flat hold as per 'Best in Toon' then use poor crimp for the right and the aforementioned good edge for the left gain the Micky Mouse ears direct, strictly no sneaking hands into the crack on the left. A tad crimpy! Finish of your choice.
Best in Toon - Font 6b+ *
Sit start at obvious ledge make moves right on crimps to finish up the crack.
Marshmallows Running Through Your Veins - Font 6a *
Take a small sharp pocket with your left and a crimp with right, gain the slopey ramp and finish direct.
Elegant Belly Flop - Font 6b+ *
On small low boulder left of Big Lamp. Sit start at the left arete, traverse right before manteling onto the top.
Tall Man's BoulderEdit
Stretch Shorty - Font 5+
Dwarven Stealth - Font 5
Shortround - Font 5
Wee Man BoulderEdit
Stumpy's Revenge - Font 5+
White Men Can't Mantle - Font 6c+?
Milk Tray Man - Font 6b+ **
Chris Miele 06.10
On boulder up from Reiver's stone climb the obvious chalked arete, making good use of your heel.
Bournville - Font 6a+
Chris Miele 07.10
Just left of Tall Mans Bloc. The hanging groove on the Cadbury Bloc from standing. No using the prop block for feet!
The Reiver's StoneEdit
Only Fools Direct - Font 6a
Obvious direct into Only Fools with Horses through the small roof/overlap at the end of the leftwards traverse.
Only Fools with Horses - Font 6a
Start on starting hold of Sneak by Night pull over up and left and finish up centre of slab
Sneak By Night - Font 6b **
East wall, hanging slabby right arete.
Reivers Logic - Font 7a+ ***
K. Howett 23.10.03
The left arete from a SS on sharp holds and gain holds on 'Sneak by Night'. Crossthrough to move round onto the face and up on better holds with little for the feet
|No Hiding Place SS - Font 6a **|
Start as for 'Billy no Clan' before using a small flake to move left onto the slab and up. (Font 5 from standing)
Billy No Clan - Font 6a
Hairy Mounts Variation - Font 5
Night Walker - Font 6a*
Red 22 - Font 6a+ ***
Blood Breakfast - Font 4
There and Back Again - Font 3
The Hurde - Font 6c
Left arete from sitting on the small boulder.
Secret Haul - Font 5+
Obvious Central line from sitting.
The Key - Font 7a *
SS at the right arete on a slopey hold, move left and pull over onto the slab on tiny holds.
The Real Estate BlocEdit
Astride the Balustrade - Font 6b
Layback the left arete. (SS - Font 6c)
Keep it Unreal - Font 7a+**
Cllimb the rounded right arete on it's right side from sitting.
Elizabethan Chorus - Font 6a
Column Inches - Font 6b+
Nice long moves on crimps up the centre of the face finishing just right of the small roof.
|The Crispiest, Flakiest Garden Ideas - Font 6a+ |
The Selling Point - Font 6b+
The Makeover - Font 4
Mean Street - Font 6b+
Cobble Street Treat - Font 6a+
Rock Around the Bloc - Font 7a **
Ring of Love - Font 6a
Traverse of the boulder.
Gazing Out - Font 4+
Left arete started standing in the hole.
Reluctance - Font 5
Right of gazing out use two eye level holds to gain large sloping holds and the top.
Bowl Management - Font 3
Start standing on the flat rock at a jug and move via small holds to the horizontal crack and the top.
Seamless Thantitis - Font 6a
Eliminate starting at a layback and only using holds in the seam which rises from it.
The Elegant's Stool - Font 5
The slight scoop in the arete.
Lineup - Font 4
Follows the line of the hairline crack.
Delicatessence - Font 6a+ *
Dynamic to the first break, easy to the second.
Tims Got A Problem - Font 6c
The undercut right arete. Sit start up on slopers to the ledge and then top.
Bog Trotter BoulderEdit
Moss Side - Font 5+
K. Howett 02.07.03
Tsunami - Font 7b
T. Carruthers 06.12.03
SS to the hanging slab with a couple of hard moves to start off a large flat sidepull.
Marsh Man - Font 5
K. Howett 15.04.03
Boggin' - Font 6a+
K. Howett 15.04.03
A number of smaller blocs lie in this area with many short problems a number of which are ideal for children. These are detailed in the Stone Country Guide mentioned above.