The Peedie Inlet.

Imediately to the south of the Brough of Bigging the coastline sweeps in to form a wee bay. The north face of this bay is the south face of The Brough of Bigging and is contains some loose fragile rock. The first route on this wall climbs the arête at the eastern end of the face, where the rock steps back to form the broad walkway on to the Brough. Access to the bottom is by abseil, either into the wee bay to the east followed by some nice sea level traversing, or by an abseil down the face. Belay points are few on the summit and a spare 60m static rigging rope is required.

Peedie Inlet, North Wall. Peedie Inlet, North Wall.

Route 1: Preserve of the Few. 20m XS 5A

Climb the very obvious Arête at the eastern end of the main face. Climb initially through an exposed roof and up poor rock to the grassy ledge. Climb directly up from the ledge on big sandy holds and exit to the right of the jutting nose to the summit.

At the western end of this face sits a recessed bay of much better rock. BEWARE! The base of this end of the crag is very prone to BIG seas and should be approached with caution.

Route 2: Wall of Sound. 35m E1 5B

Pitch 1: 15m 5b Climb the steep crack line immediately to the left of the huge crack running into the roof of the cave, on good holds and perfect pockets to the huge ledge at half crag height. Strenuous!

Pitch 2: 20m From this ledge climb the very obvious open book corner crack to the summit. On poorer rock unfortunately.

In the center of this wee bay stands a small prominent rock headland. The south face of this rock feature contains five routes on good wave washed rock. The slabby wall to the left of route 1 can be climbed anywhere at about Difficult.

Peedie Inlet.

Peedie Inlet Routes.

Route 1: Easy Rider, Difficult

Route 2: Walk Alone, * HS

Route 3: Stand Alone, ** SVR

Route 4: Lonesome Pine, * V. Diff

Route 5: Sink or Swim, * E1 5C

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