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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

356 Total Routes

['4 Stars',44],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',90],['1 Star',133],['Bomb',19]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
The crux pitch of Spartan Slab, 5.8 (VS 4c)

Spartan Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Beinn Trilleachan - Etive S...
1. Climb up a groove to a grassy ledge2. From the right end of the ledge climb up to a stance below a large overlap.3. Climb up to the overlap, and pass it on good holds at the obvious break. Belay above the overlap (possible to run this on to the next belay).4. Move up a few feet and then steep down to your right and follow the obvious handrail rightwards to a belay at its end.5. Climb up easy ground until below an obvious layback, and belay (possible to run this on to the next belay).6. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
In the Western Highlands.
In the Western Highlands.
The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
Gargoyle on the Roslyn Chapel
Gargoyle on the Roslyn Chapel

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