South Gill

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Description

This crag got a great deal of attention from 2004 - 2006, but the upper tier which was climbed so regularly maybe doesn't quite deserve so much praise! The upper tier rock is quite sandy and dusty despite being regularly hammered by Winter storms. Some routes are well worth it, though, and the accessibility and "cragging" feel make it a great venue. It's also a bit of  sun trap on the jet black slab on a nice day. Beware of the slab when it's wet (which it often is) - black ice gives better friction!

The incredible lower tier crags that start at the northern end of the South Gill are covered in the Tingon crag.

Access

In Eshaness, take a right turn signposted to Jonnie Notion's Bod, just before the cafe and drive down here for 1 mile. Just before a cattle grid turn right down a gravel track, signposted to Tingon. After about 1 mile, park at a high point, just before the wall and gate. From here walk towards the coast and cross the fence by the sea where it changes to a wall. Walk around the inlet (The Gill) and head down onto the slab below. This is the Upper Tier. To your left as you walk down the rock steps is South Head.

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2 Comments

  1. longa says:

    Mhairi’s surname is Gervais.

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