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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',69],['2 Stars',90],['1 Star',137],['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',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   5.10a 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: Soloing Eastern traverse. Hard snow and a ledge du...

Tower Ridge WI2 M2  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Ben Nevis
A long and classic expedition, both in summer and winter, up the obvious and imposing ridge rising practically from the CIC hut to the summit plateau. The ridge is about 1000m long, with 500m of wonderfully exposed climbing, mostly easy and soloed by competent parties, or tackled roped up alpine style. Several short sections however are often pitched out.Directly above the CIC hut and at the very toe of the ridge is the Douglas boulder: a bit of a misnomer as it stands 200m high and is very much...[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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