NT2673 : Edinburgh Castle from the top of Cat Nick gully, Salisbury Crags

taken 6 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Edinburgh Castle from the top of Cat Nick gully, Salisbury Crags
Edinburgh Castle from the top of Cat Nick gully, Salisbury Crags
This prominent gully exits near the highest point of the long facade of Salisbury Crags, with a superb view across the city.

In 1897 the climber Harold Raeburn published an article describing climbs complete with a map based on the 25 inch OS sheet. The Cat Nick gully is ‘an ancient and well-known route to the top of the Crags from the Radical Road, well worn and polished by the hands, feet and knees of generations of youthful climbers.’ (Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, vol 4, 335-341, 1897). In the same journal, W Inglis Clark noted a hair-raising winter ascent of the gully in powder snow, in shoes and without gloves, in January 1897.
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Friday, 3 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 February, 2012
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Geological interest  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2675 7320 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7740N 3:10.4657W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2675 7320
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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