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Muckle Hell Crags

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On the island of Bressay. A sloping wall of good quality sandstone up to 8m high.


Park at the car park at HU525408 and head south-south-east to the crag. All routes can be accessed by scrambling down near by except where stated. Crags are listed from north to south as you approach.


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  1. sawfopet says:

    the wall left of the black wall has 6 routes between route 5 and the big”A” that takes the main feture up the middle of the wall direct through the roof H.V.S.**

  2. kayharas says:

    We are looking for crags to take our 8 year old daughter, would this be a good one for a young climber, i.e. easy grades. Is this the crag that is being used for the Nature shetland event?

    • Andrew says:

      Hi Sarah,
      Yes, Crocodile crag should be suitable for this. Unfortunately the majority of Shetland crags, even the easier ones, are sea cliffs and require an abseil approach.
      A couple of others you might want to try, not requiring an abseil, are the South Gill and the Bannaminn upper slabs (very easy).

      Hope you enjoy your time in Shetland!


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