Northern Highlands Vol. 2

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These details were last updated on 13/Oct/2009
Author Everett, Roger
Published SMC (1993)
ISBN 0-907521-40-1

This Guidebook is now out of print, and unavailable

Website
www.smc.org.uk/

Review
Covers the vast expanse of the Far North from Strath Farrar to Shetland, including seas cliffs, mountain crags and outcrops.

Still uses the old Scottish Winter Grading system - that is ceiling of grade VI - so don't be suprised if a few of the winter grades are harder than they are given.

Some of the more obscure routes on remote crags are unlikely to have had second ascents - so be wary.

The guide is also nearly 10 years old - updates can be found at the SMC Web site.

It is delibrately terse in some areas - to promote the spirt of adventure that a mountaineer should have when visiting the Northern Higlands.

Crags covered by this Guide

Caithness crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Latheronwheel118Sandstone (hard)E
Noss Head32SlateE
Occumster Sea Cliffs100Sandstone (hard)E
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Farr Point Sea Arch1Sandstone (hard)?
Raven's Crag, Gairloch29GneissSW
Red Rock2SchistN
Scatwell River slabs10Mica schistS
Smoo Cave1UNKNOWN?
Orkney Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
(Old Man of) Hoy10Sandstone (hard)?
Rora Head28Sandstone (hard)?
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
An Coileachan28SchistE
An Socach (Alladale)18QuartziteN
Ardmair Crags100Sandstone (hard)SW
Aspen Crag20SchistN
Beinn Dearg66GneissNE
Ben Wyvis (Glas Leathad Mor)30SchistNE
Creag Ghlas29SchistSW
Creag Shomhairle22GneissW
Dam Crag4Mica schistS
Glenmarksie Crag35SchistS
Meig Crag30SchistN
Moy Rock (Dingwall)56ConglomerateS
Old Man of Stoer7Sandstone (hard)?
Reiff - An Stiuir150Sandstone (hard)S
Reiff - Roinn a'Mhill175Sandstone (hard)W
Reiff - Rubha Coigach154Sandstone (hard)N
Reiff - Stone Pig Cliffs45Sandstone (hard)SW
Rhue Sea Cliffs56Sandstone (hard)NW
Scatwell Upper Slabs16SchistSE
Scoop Crag, Strathconon5SchistS
Seana Bhraigh20GneissNE
Sgurr nan Clach Geala20SchistSE
Sheigra Sea Cliffs122GneissW
Stac Pollaidh64Sandstone (hard)S
Shetland Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
skaw point(the buss)10GraniteS
The Grind of Navir57IgnimbriteW
Warie Gill15AndesiteW
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Am Buachaille4Sandstone (soft)all
Total climbs1689