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In the Western Highlands.

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


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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General line of Centurion

Centurion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Carn Dearg Buttress
The start of this route is easily recognized, as it ascends the steep central groove of the buttress.1. Climb up the short wall on the left of the groove, until possible to move right and up to ledges.2. Climb up the corner above to below an overhung recess.3. Traverse left then back right and on up to a belay.4. Move into the corner and up. Trend left up the wall to the arete and on up to a belay.5. Continue on up easy angles grooves.6. Climb up to an overhang and then move left. Cont...[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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