Northern Highlands North

Author Andy Nisbet
Published SMC (2004)
ISBN 0 907521 80 0


First of three comprehensive updates to the old volume 1 and 2 SMC Northern Highlands guides from the 1990s. This one covers from Beinn Dearg northwards, including Reiff. [Stuart S]

Crags covered by this Guide
Caithness crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Auckengill50Sandstone (hard)SE
Bodach an Uird3UNKNOWNall
Buchollie Castle1UNKNOWNS
Cleit Mhor2UNKNOWNall
Duncansby Stacks6UNKNOWNall
Dwarwick Head13Sandstone (hard)W
Fort Rock1UNKNOWNall
Holborn Head4UNKNOWNNW
Latheronwheel118Sandstone (hard)E
Mid Clyth71Sandstone (hard)SE
Noss Head32SlateE
Occumster Sea Cliffs100Sandstone (hard)E
Ramscraig Stack1UNKNOWNall
Red Point16Graniteall
South Head of Wick8Sandstone (hard)SE
Stack of Ulbster1UNKNOWN?
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Am Bodach2UNKNOWNall
Cairn Conmheall3UNKNOWN?
Cul Beag North Corrie6Sandstone (hard)N
Cul Beag West face17Sandstone (hard)W
Meall Gorm30Sandstone (hard)N
Roads Depot Crag8Gneiss?
Sgurr an Fhidhleir21Sandstone (hard)N
Orkney Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
(Old Man of) Hoy10Sandstone (hard)?
Castle of Burrian2UNKNOWNall
Clett of Crura5UNKNOWNall
Rose Ness20Sandstone (hard)S
Stack o' Roo2Sandstone (soft)all
Standard Rock1Sandstone (soft)all
The Berry3Sandstone (soft)?
The Brough1UNKNOWNall
The Needle1Sandstone (hard)all
The Vat of Kirbuster3UNKNOWNW
Weather Ness2UNKNOWNS
Yesnaby103Sandstone (hard)?
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
An Laogh Summit Crag6Sandstone (hard)SW
An Socach (Alladale)18QuartziteN
Ardmair Crags100Sandstone (hard)SW
Beinn Dearg67GneissNE
Bodach Beag - North-West Face2IceNW
Caisteal Liath (Suilven)9Sandstone (hard)W
Camas an Lochain Crag11Sandstone (hard)W
Camas Mor30Sandstone (hard)W
Carn Ban - Coire Toll an Lochain1IceN
Chadha Dheirg7IceNW
Cnoc Bhreac20Sandstone (hard)SW
Coire Lair2Ice?
Cona' Mheall - Coire Ghranda Face4UNKNOWNSW
Creag Clachach1Ice?
Creag nam Broc7Sandstone (hard)SW
Creag Shomhairle22GneissW
Cul Beag19Sandstone (hard)?
Forgotten Crag1Sandstone (hard)SW
Fred's Crag2Sandstone (hard)S
Garbh Choireachan1Sandstone (hard)S
Garden Wall3Sandstone (hard)?
Keanchulish Crag6Sandstone (hard)SE
Meall nam Fuaran3IceNE
Morning Wall (Keanchulish Inland Crags)3Sandstone (hard)SE
Mt Rushmore and Bean Crag0Sandstone (hard)?
Old Dornie - Meall Dearg4Sandstone (hard)W
Polin Geo8GneissSE
Quinag35Sandstone (hard)N
Red Slab, Cul Beag7Sandstone (hard)SW
Reiff - An Stiuir150Sandstone (hard)S
Reiff - Rubha Coigach154Sandstone (hard)N
Reiff - Rubha Ploytach81Sandstone (hard)E
Reiff - Stone Pig Cliffs45Sandstone (hard)SW
Rhue Blocks9Sandstone (hard)all
Rhue Sea Cliffs56Sandstone (hard)NW
Royal Hotel Buttress8QuartziteS
Shark's Tooth1Sandstone (hard)all
Sheigra Sea Cliffs123GneissW
Sron Gun Aran4IceNE
Stac Pollaidh65Sandstone (hard)S
Strone Nea6GneissNW
The Detached Block14Sandstone (hard)?
The Hollow21Sandstone (hard)S
The Otter's Holt5Sandstone (hard)S
Totally Obscure Buttress2Sandstone (hard)S
Wicket Gate Crag2Sandstone (hard)SW
Shetland Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Corbie Geo4GraniteS
Eshaness Lighthouse79Andesiteall
Gaada Stacks5UNKNOWNall
Harry's Pund1UNKNOWNall
Moo Stacks4UNKNOWNall
Mucklabrek7Sandstone (hard)S
Muckle Roe Stack1UNKNOWNall
Ness of Sound10Sandstone (hard)SE
Ninian Slabs3UNKNOWNW
Papa Stour3UNKNOWNall
Pobie Skeo6Sandstone (hard)?
Stack of the Ship1UNKNOWNall
The Cutter1UNKNOWNall
The Drongs5UNKNOWNall
The North Bank, Foula2UNKNOWNNW
The Runk1UNKNOWNall
Westwick Stacks2UNKNOWNall
Womni Geo5UNKNOWN?
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Achmelvich Campsite Crags12Gneiss?
Am Buachaille4Sandstone (soft)all
Ard Beag9GneissNE
Ardroe Crag13GneissNW
Ardroe Slab7GneissNW
Aultivullin - Port Allt a' Mhuilin10UNKNOWNE
B Team Buttress2GneissNW
Back Stage14GneissW
Balchladich2Sandstone (hard)S
Balmy Slabs15GneissSW
Beinn an Fhurain1Ice?
Ben Klibreck16IceNE
Ben Loyal17Graniteall
Brown Crag7GneissSW
Carn an Tionail crag3IceW
Clachnessie Bay Crag4GneissW
Cnoc an Freicaidain2ConglomerateNW
Cnoc an Staca11Sandstone (hard)W
Crag One1GneissW
Crag Two1GneissNW
Creag an Fhithich20GneissW
Creag an Sgriodain10SchistW
Creag Arnaboll3UNKNOWNNW
Creag Chlais nan Cruineachd1GneissNW
Creag Mhor5GneissNW
Creag na Cailleach0GneissN
Creag na Faoilinn4UNKNOWNNW
Creag Riabhach4Sandstone (hard)NE
Creagan Meall Horn5IceNE
Cul Mor10Sandstone (hard)N
Culkein Stoer - Rubh' an Dunain4GneissW
Dog Crag1GneissW
Dolphin Crags2GneissS
Dunan Beag Cliffs3UNKNOWN?
Dunbeath Stacks1Sandstone (hard)E
Eas a' Chual Aluinn1Ice?
Eilean na H-Aiteig12Sandstone (hard)S
Faraid Head2Sandstone (hard)W
Fisherman's View Crag4GneissNW
Inbhirpollaidh Rock Gym23GneissSW
Inchnadamph Crags20LimestoneW
Indian Chiefs10UNKNOWNN
Lighthouse Crags10UNKNOWNW
Little Big Crag10GneissNW
Loch an Nighe Crag2GneissNW
Loch Assynt Waterfall1Ice?
Loch Dubh Crag4GneissW
Loch Dubh Slab4GneissW
Loch Mhaolach Coire10LimestoneNW
Magnetic Rock - Strathan6GneissN
Meall an Leitreach6IceNE
Meall an Ulbhaidh9GneissW
Meall Dearg - Sundowner Crag2GneissW
Neave Island8UNKNOWN?
Old Man - Mainland Cliffs9Sandstone (hard)?
Oldshoremore Bay Crag10GneissW
Point of Stoer Crags4Sandstone (hard)S
Port Vasgo14SchistW
Raven's Crag3UNKNOWNNW
Red Castle Crag15GneissNW
Red Slab5GneissW
Rubbish Dump Crag2GneissNW
Rubh' Aird an t-Sionnach15GneissSE
Russet Slab1GneissSW
Sangobeg Sea-Cliffs20Gneiss?
School Crag12GneissNW
Serendipity Crag8GneissNW
Sirius Falls1Ice?
Skerray Sea Cliffs42Gneissall
Solitude Slab2GneissS
Split Rock14Sandstone (hard)all
Stack Clo Kervaig5UNKNOWNall
Stack Clo Mor1Sandstone (hard)all
Stack of Glencoul2UNKNOWNSW
Stag's Head Crag4GneissSW
Stoer Lighthouse Cliffs20Sandstone (hard)W
Telegraph Crag2GneissW
The Grey Slabs2GneissSW
The Laird's Stack1Sandstone (hard)all
The Maiden8Quartziteall
The Ringstone15Gneissall
The Tiger2GneissN
Totegan Geos14Sandstone (hard)all
Unnamed Crag3GneissNW
Upper Badcall Crags15GneissSW
Whiten Head10UNKNOWNNW