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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

338 Total Routes

['4 Stars',41],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',85],['1 Star',133],['Bomb',19]
['<=5.6',72],['5.7',17],['5.8',24],['5.9',31],['5.10',72],['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]

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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Featured Route For Scotland
Running it out on pitch 4 of Swastika (5.10c R), E...

Swastika 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Beinn Trilleachan - Etive S...
The hardest climbing on the route is on the very last pitch - it is well protected and steep, unlike anything else on the route. The lower slabby pitches are very committing.1. Climb up the right crack until a ledge and belay.2. Move up the slab and rightwards and belay below a small overlap.3. Climb up and over the bulge to below the large overhang formed by the slab above.4. Climb up to the overlap, and using good holds gain a standing position on the lip of the overlap. Now step ginge...[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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