NT0073 : Beecraigs Climbing Wall

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Kingscavil, West Lothian, Great Britain

Beecraigs Climbing Wall
Beecraigs Climbing Wall
This is what is advertised as a climbing wall in Beecraigs Country Park. Groups can rent it (for 11.40 per hour in 2013), and individuals can join sessions run by the country park. Other climbing is forbidden. Not that I was tempted - it looks very smooth and very slippery, especially when wet. It is a section of an east-west trending quartz-dolerite dyke. There is some columnar jointing - look a little to the right of the masonry and you can see some hexagonal cross-sections. There is a finer-grained margin on the north where the intruding magma cooled quickly in contact with the pre-existing rock, but this was difficult to see because of poor light and encroaching vegetation..
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0081 7389 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8664N 3:35.3921W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0083 7391
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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