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North West Highlands

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Old Man of Stoer, Lochinver 
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North West Highlands Rock Climbing 


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Hiking in Torridon

Description 

The most remote area of Scotland to climb. The weather is often surprisingly sunny and dry, when more southern areas are dripping wet.

Getting There 

From the south head North up through Glen Coe, and passed Fort William and keep heading North along unforgettable North West coast.

Climbing Season

For the Scotland area.

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North West Highlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North West Highlands:
The Old Man of Stoer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 240'   Old Man of Stoer, Lochinver
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Featured Route For North West Highlands
Rock Climbing Photo: The Original Route.240'5.8 (HVS)

The Old Man of Stoer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Old Man of Stoer, Lochinver
Descend steep grass to reach the sea. One has to swim a 30' channel to reach the stack and then set up a tyrolean .Starting from a cluster of pitons. There are two other rotes up the stack one 5.9 the other 5.11. Described is the original route .P1)Climb the landward face for 12' to gain a big horizontal crack that leads one around the corner to the left arete (cam pro)to a large corner ledge. Climb up left wards from under an overhang to reach a groove.Go directly up the crack to another large ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of North West Highlands Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Isle of Arren
Isle of Arren
Rock Climbing Photo: Wandering in the highlands...perfect transport...
Wandering in the highlands...perfect transport...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stormy day in the Highlands
Stormy day in the Highlands
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Bidein a Coire Sheasgaich. Photo Pete Ar...
View from Bidein a Coire Sheasgaich. Photo Pete Ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: THe ridge of Laitach. photo Alaster Walker
THe ridge of Laitach. photo Alaster Walker
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Stac Pollaidh
View from Stac Pollaidh
Rock Climbing Photo: Lyn and Pete Armstrong on the summit of their fina...
Lyn and Pete Armstrong on the summit of their fina...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking towards the mountain of Liathach.
Looking towards the mountain of Liathach.
Rock Climbing Photo: An Teallach range....photo Alaster Walker
An Teallach range....photo Alaster Walker
Rock Climbing Photo: The fine mountain of Sulivan,at Lochinver.
The fine mountain of Sulivan,at Lochinver.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from a'Mhaighdean . Photo Pete and Lyn Armstr...
View from a'Mhaighdean . Photo Pete and Lyn Armstr...
Rock Climbing Photo: P. Armstrong on the summit of Carn Nan Gobhar
P. Armstrong on the summit of Carn Nan Gobhar
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter on the summit of Stac Pollaidh
Winter on the summit of Stac Pollaidh
Rock Climbing Photo: L.Armstrong arriving back at Loch Mullardoch
L.Armstrong arriving back at Loch Mullardoch
Rock Climbing Photo: Beinn Alligin... photo Alaster Walker
Beinn Alligin... photo Alaster Walker
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete and Lyn Armstrong on the summit of Stob na Br...
Pete and Lyn Armstrong on the summit of Stob na Br...
Rock Climbing Photo: An Teallach....photo Alaster Walker
An Teallach....photo Alaster Walker
Rock Climbing Photo: Veiws from Ben More ..Isle of Mull . Photo Pete Ar...
Veiws from Ben More ..Isle of Mull . Photo Pete Ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scottish Retrictions...
Scottish Retrictions...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful day in the Highlands.Many rock routes on...
Beautiful day in the Highlands.Many rock routes on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lyn heading towards the summit of Ben More on the ...
Lyn heading towards the summit of Ben More on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Laitach.... photo Alaster Walker
Laitach.... photo Alaster Walker
Rock Climbing Photo: Views from Ben More. Photo Pete Armstrong
Views from Ben More. Photo Pete Armstrong
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the remote Munros.. Rhuad Stac Mor .. No pa...
One of the remote Munros.. Rhuad Stac Mor .. No pa...

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By Martin Hind
Sep 4, 2008
Getting there - Or more easily getting there drive to Inverness and then head from there to Torridon or all points north.

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