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Description 

Scotland provides the most remote climbing in the UK. There are a number of good small crags and sea cliffs, but you will be rewarded if you take the time to venture into some of the more remote climbing areas in the Highlands.

The individual areas are broken up into the same basic areas that the Scottish Mountaineering Councils (SMC) guide book series.

Getting There 

Fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow, or drive up the A1, or M6 from England.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.8 miles from here

335 Total Routes

['4 Stars',41],['3 Stars',56],['2 Stars',85],['1 Star',132],['Bomb',19]
['<=5.6',72],['5.7',17],['5.8',24],['5.9',31],['5.10',71],['5.11',21],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',37],['V2-3',40],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Scotland:
Spartan Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   Glen Coe : Beinn Trilleachan - Etive S...
Old Man of Hoy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 460'   Orkney Islands.. and the Ol...
Centurion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 650'   Ben Nevis : Carn Dearg Buttress
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Featured Route For Scotland
Not all the belays were this good

Zero Gully WI3 R  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Ben Nevis
A classic route with poor gear and belays. The climbing is not as hard as Point Five Gully, but the overall route is just as serious, and the paucity of any protection puts off a lot of climbers.The base of the gully is between the Orion Face and Observatory Buttress.P1) Easy angled snow-ice, with a steeper icy step leads to a belay at the base of a left-slanting chimney. In fat conditions you'll hardly notice the step, and a lot of climbers start higher, getting to the top of P2 in one rope len...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern mountain over 3000'(Known as a Monroe)There are about 250 mountains in Scotland over 3000'. Like the 14000ers in Colorado hikers set out to hike them all. The times and ascents of most of these hills takes about the same time and effort ,apart from the altitude, as the last 3000' of the 14000'ers.
On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...

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