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Muckle Roe

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The spectacular red granite cliffs on the west coast of Muckle Roe mainly consists of poor quality rock. The Walls of Troll provide some good lines on weathered granite and a volcanic igneous plug in a sheltered geo.


NB. The following access description is to the most developed walls on Muckle Roe. A few lines have been climbed at the Hams of Roe to the north. For access to these refer to The Hams of Roe below.


From Brae follow the A970 west for 1 km and turn left onto the road for Muckle Roe. Follow this south almost to the end and take a track on the right 100m west of Narwood at HU 3261 6310. The track splits after 1km (this short connecting section of track is not shown on the latest OS map). Take the left fork and follow this to park at HU 3092 6425 before the track descends steeply to a bridge (for the Hams of Roe routes continue along this trackā€”see the access description below). Contour from the parking space through Leftie Scord to Picts Ness. The walls and prominent hanging corner of the Troll Catcher are easily seen from the cliff top. West facing routes can be gained by a scramble descent and the rest by abseil.


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  1. longa says:

    Granite is plutonic igneous rock. The word “plug” suggests the other one may be volcanic igneous rock.

  2. Al says:

    …what he said. I’ve inserted the word igneous into the description. If i’ve put it in the wrong place its cos I know nothing about geology!

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