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The Lowland Outcrops (SMC) is a climbing guidebook covering the area from Trossachs to Fife, to Berwickshire Coast to the Mull of Galloway.
A region that includes extensive sea-cliffs, urban quarries, mountain crags, and the hardest sport climbs and bouldering in Scotland, the Lowland Outcrops (SMC) guideincludes all the Trossachs sports climbs and bouldering, and all the developments at Dumbarton, including trad, sport and bouldering (including Scotland's first F8c, Dave MacLeod's recently completed route, Devastation Generation at Dumbuck). Covering the huge variety of rock types, including granite, mica schist, dolerite, and greywacke, Lowland Outcrops also details the massive development on Galloway Hills and Galloway sea-cliffs. The number of winter routes, mainly in the Galloway Hills but Moffat Hills too, means the title is officially Lowland Outcrops Rock and Ice Climbs. Lots of low and middle grade development on new crags in East Lothian has been included too, and lots of high end development in Thorntons and Fourth quarries Cambusbarron.
Plus all the classic crags - Traprain, North Berwick Law, Hawkcraig, Auchinstarry, Loudoun Hill etc
Areas Covered Include Cambusbarron Quarry Clifton Crag Dumbarton Rock Dumbuck Dungeon of Buchan Hawkcraig Kiln o' the Fuffock Laggantalluch Limekilns Loudoun Hill Meikle Ross Neilston Quarry Portobello Salisbury Crags (Edinburgh) The Brander (Fastcastle) The Souter (Fastcastle) Wolfcrag Quarry
Routes in this area include Achemine (E9) Big Country Dreams (E4 6a) Chemin de Fer (E5) Ouroborus (HVS 5b) Pain Piller (VS 4c) Sheer Fear (E2 5c) Spring Shower (VS 4c) Tribal Look (E4 6a) True Finish (E2) Vampire Crack (VS)
Writen by : John Craven, Andrew Fraser, Bruce Kerr, Dave MacLeod, Grahame Nicoll, Adrian Plumb, Tom Prentice,Stephen Reid, Mark Robson, George Szuca, Michael Tweedley and John Watson