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Rock climbing in North-West Scotland


The Old Man of Stoer

Some of the best rock climbing in Scotland is to be found in Wester Ross and the wider Northern Highlands. The remoteness gives the North-West a special feel. There are no crowds here and more than often you’ll have the crag to yourself.

Multi-pitch climbs on Carnmore in the heart of the Fisherfield Forest or in Coire Mhic Fhearchair on the north side of Beinn Eighe are committing mountaineering experiences that contrast wonderfully with the abundant low-level, mostly single-pitch venues scattered from Torridon to Ullapool and on up to the north coast.

Lewisian Gneiss, Torridonian Sandstone and Cambrian Quartzite are the main rock types forming the rocky landscape that is such a wonderful climbing paradise. Varying rock types lend themselves to varying climbing scenes. Sea-cliffs and sea stacks, traditional climbing, bolted sport climbing, bouldering areas, sunny crags, shady crags, perma-dry crags for rainy days, windy crags for midgy days, undeveloped crags for the thrill of new-routing – there are hardly any days you can’t enjoy climbing.

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