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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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Route overview of The Magic Crack

The Magic Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Aladdin's Buttress
One of the best 5.9 (HVS) climbs in the Cairngorms. This route also sees winter ascents as evidenced by the crampon scratches on the rock.P1: Climb the corner up to a broad rib and then up to a belay on a comfortable platform. If you go up the face you end up making a traverse right to reach this platform.P2: Go up and right from the platform and gain a crack system that leads up into some left-facing corners with a good handcrack. Climb the corners to a fixed belay. Further out right is a s...[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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