Lowland Outcrops (SMC) PDF Supplement

compiled by Topher Dagg

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From Ayrshire, into the Central Belt and up to the Stirlingshire hills, the Lowland regions of Scotland are within easy travel distance of its two main cities and the majority of its climbing population. Though perhaps lacking the grandeur of the Highlands, the Lowlands make up for this in variety and accessibility with dolerite quarries, adventurous greywacke sea-cliffs and basalt test-pieces. With over 1,900 trad, sport and bouldering routes, from esoteric gems to world-classics, the area holds something for everyone.

This PDF supplement covers the crags that weren’t included in the book. It is available both as spreads and individual pages, so you can view on your device or create your own booklet if printed from Adobe Acrobat.

About the author

Topher Dagg lives in Edinburgh with his partner Emily and collie Tadhg. He has been an avid rock climber for 30 years, starting out on the small crags of East Lothian, and rapidly falling in love with big mountain faces. He has explored the wide range of rock in Scotland, as well as throughout the UK, Europe and around the world. He has a particular love of the geology and ecology of Scotland’s north-west coast, while remaining a fan of Lowland dolerite.

Formerly a primate ecologist, climbing led him to his current day job as a contemporary circus rigger, performing in big tops and theatres across the globe. In 2011 a serious accident on the Isle of Skye provided the time and motivation to write his first guidebook, 7aMax, on Scottish sport-climbing. Books and rigging aside, his first love continues to be trad climbing and exploring Scotland’s wild spaces.