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Gargoyle on the Roslyn Chapel

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

358 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',41],['3 Stars',70],['2 Stars',90],['1 Star',136],['Bomb',19]
['<=5.6',72],['5.7',21],['5.8',32],['5.9',36],['5.10',74],['5.11',22],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',55],['V2-3',12],['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...
Pain Pillar   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Lowland Outcrops : Aberdour (The Hawkcraig)
Old Man of Hoy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 460'   Orkney Islands.. and the Ol...
Centurion   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 650'   Ben Nevis : Carn Dearg Buttress
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Featured Route For Scotland
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up the crux section on The Groove, 5.9 (VS ...

The Groove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Main Cliff - Left
This is a crag classic.Climb up to the overhang, and traverse left on good but polished holds. Traverse up diagonally right, (old in situ pin), below a steep face on your left, until possible to step up left onto the slab above the steep face.Move left and up across the slab to cracked blocks. Now follow the groove up to the right all the way to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Scotland Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Inside the Chapel
Inside the Chapel
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
On the summit of Ben Hope Scotlands most northern ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
The Roslyn Chapel ,outside Edinburgh . Part of the...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the Western Highlands.
In the Western Highlands.

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