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Scotland Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
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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

357 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',44],['3 Stars',69],['2 Stars',90],['1 Star',133],['Bomb',19]
['<=5.6',72],['5.7',21],['5.8',32],['5.9',35],['5.10',75],['5.11',22],['5.12',4],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Scotland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scotland:
The Old Man of Stoer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 240'   North West Highlands : Old Man of Stoer, Lochinver
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
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 Scotland Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the Western Highlands.
In the Western Highlands.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gargoyle on the Roslyn Chapel
Gargoyle on the Roslyn Chapel

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