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Mingulay

Hebrides, SCOTLAND

Climbs 270 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 1m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Along with its neighbouring islands, this is one of the best rock climbing destinations in Britain, as well as one of the most remote. Big, steep cliffs of immaculate gneiss in a stunning location, with some smaller crags as well.

Although plenty of lower grade climbs do exist, it is generally recommended to be leading or at least pushing E2 in order to access the best of the place.

Access notes
The island can be accessed privately by boat.

The island has been uninhabited since 1912 and is now owned by the National Trust. There is a good camping area next to the National Trust building above the bay on the east side of the island.

Access to some sectors (Guarsay Mor, Dun Mingulay) requires 100m abseil ropes. Some of the bigger unclimbed cliffs would require even longer ropes.

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Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 GEO AN DROMA - SOUTH FACE  
2Audience in the WingsE2 5c **7
3NematocystE5 6b ***3
4The Waiting GameE1 5b *3
5The Mad ProfessorE2 6a *1
6Raining PuffinsE2 5b *3
 GEO AN DROMA - EAST FACE  
8Paata-RuadhVS 4a *2
9DuibheineachS 4b *1
10Calm at Sunset, Calm at DawnE1 5a * 
11Feel the Fear and Do It AnywayVS 4c **3
12MachashawS 4a *1
13Fluorescent JellyfishVD *1
 GEO AN DROMA - NORTH FACE  
15Faithers FlakieS 4b *1
16Mithers BuldgieHS 4b *1
 WATERFALL GEO  
18Island MadnessHVS 5a *7
19Flysheet Minch CossingVS 5a *1
20Gneiss SlotVD *2
21Very V DiffS 4a 3
22Dressed to the LeftVD * 
23Not so DiffHS 4b 6
24Wandering SoulVD **4
25Anticipatory DiffnessVD  
26Dressed to the RightS 4a **6
 ARD NAN CAPUILL  
28Slob and Slag Go Climbing Part 1VS 4c 1
29Like it or LimpetE2 5b 1
 CREAG DHEARG - LEFT WALL  
31The ScreamE6 6b **2
32K & S SpecialE6 6a ***9
33Dream the Dhearg GochE6 6b *** 
34Ocean VoyeurE5 6a **4
35Variations on a DreamE5 6a ***7
 CREAG DHEARG - UPPER RIGHT WALL  
37Little Miss Sitting PrettyE5 6a ***15
38Big Chief Turning BullE4 6a ***19
39Fulmar SquawE3 5c ***19
40The Road to NowhereE3 5c **5
 CREAG DHEARG - SUMMIT WALL  
42MoonshadowE6 6b ***1
 WEE GEO - RYAN'S WALL, GUARSAY BEAG  
44Squeeze out another oneE2 5c *1
45Turd CompressorHVS 4c 2
46Forcing BidS 4a *1
47Lord of the IslesE4 6a 1
 SHAG'S POINT  
49From the hole to heavenVS 4c **7
50Pecking OrderVS 4c **2
51Derek the ShamanVS 4c 1
52Condemned to HappinessVS 5a **8
53The Wine Box NomadsVS 4c **5
 WEST FACE OF SHAG'S POINT  
55Scragging ShagsE1 5a **1
56The ScreamerHVS 5a  
 BLACK GEO  
58Journey to IxtlanE5 6a **3
59Depth ChargeVS 5a **1
 GUARSAY MOR - THE BOULEVARD  
61One Luxury ItemE1 5b 1
62Soggy ChalkS 4a * 
63AqualungS 4a *1
64Man OverboardHVS 5a *1
65Port PillarHVS 5a 11
66Oh No, Norman's Due Back Tomorrow!E3 6a ***4
67Haunt of SealsE2 5c **4
68Under the PinkE1 5b *22
69Oh No, Archie's Going Round in Circles!HVS 5a **11
70OkeanosE2 5c ***45
71A Word With the BillE3 5c ***21
72Ossian BoulevardE2 5b **18
73Hill You HoeE3 6a **6
74The Mushroom of my FearE3 6a **5
75LongshipsE4 6a **10
76Crystal DazeE3 6a ***5
77Precious DaysE5 6a **5
78Taxing MacpheeE2 5c ***35
79Lost SoulsE4 6a ***21
80Swimming to America (Direct Start)E2 5b *1
81Swimming to AmericaE4 6b ***11
82Sruth na Fir GormE5 6b **2
83Save our SolesE5 6b **4
 GUARSAY MOR - WEST FACE  
85Entebbe Sailing ClubVS 4c * 
86The Grass is SingingHVS 5a * 
87Hoon BirdS 4a * 
88Alzheimer's GrooveHVS 5a **2
89No Puke HereVS 4a **2
90Guanomala CityVS 4c  
91Grey RibS 4a **2
92Poet's CornerS 4a ** 
 GUARSAY MOR - BIG ARCH  
94The FowlerVS 4c *2
95Thin ManVS 4c * 
96Blood on the RocksVS 4c * 
97Two Men in a BoatVD *1
98McCall of the WildVS 4c ***9
99The Arch DeaconHVS 5a ***49
100Razorbill RoofsE1 5b **12
 GUARSAY MOR - THE ARENA  
102Arch AngelHVS 5a *** 
103The BreachHVS 5a **2
104Cuan a' CheoHVS 5a * 
105Ken in the FireHVS 5b * 
106Fulmars for Effort HVS 5a ** 
107Swine Flu HVS 5a *1
 GUARSAY MOR - SOUTH PILLAR  
109Wake Up and Smell the GuanoHVS 5a  
110Shooting StarE1 5b ** 
111MaydayE1 5b ***5
112Pavement PizzaE2 5c ***1
113Fisherman's BluesHVS 5a *1
114StugeronHVS 4c 2
115Pressure BandHVS 5a **1
116Bill Oddie Eat Your Heart OutE1 5b * 
117Conspiracy TheoryE1 5b 3
118GuantasticE1 5b *2
 GUARSAY MOR - UNDERCUT WALL  
120RayburntE4 6a ***3
121Burning DesireE5 6b *** 
122The Ocean of TimeE5 6a ***3
123The Secret's OutE5 6a ***3
124Taking the HumpE5 6a *** 
 GUARSAY MOR - COBWEB WALL  
126Bikini DreamsE3 5c ***8
127Cuan a BochanE1 5b ***6
128Itsy Bitsy SpiderHVS 5a ***2
129SalvagedHVS 5a *1
130Bill's Yellow EdgeHVS 5b *1
131Arger Sanction E4 6a ** 
132White Hot Spider E4 6a ** 
133Too Young For A Ginghi E1 5b ***1
 ARNAMUL PROMONTORY  
135Lament To The AbyssE1 5b **1
136Mingulay MagicE1 5b **1
137Arnamul InstinctsE3 5c ** 
138Pass the Razor BillE3 5c ** 
 Climb nameGradex
139Kraken's GulletE2 5b * 
140The Wretched GullE1 5b  
141The Fulmar MontyE3 5c  
142Arnamul MagicE2 5b  
143The Green Eyed Dragon SlayersE1 5b  
144Marvo the MagicianE2 5b  
145The Black Dyke AffairHVS 5a  
146Friends with the ArnamulsVS 4c * 
 DUN MINGULAY  
148Pain au ChocolatE3 5c **1
149Children of TempestE1 5c *1
150The Great Shark HuntE4 5c **1
151Ride the MonsterE4 6a **3
152Perfect MonstersE7 6b ***1
153Ray of LightE4 5c ***10
154Les VoyageursE3 5c ***7
155Searching in the SunE4 6a ** 
156The Lobster MenE3 5c ***5
157Voyage of FaithE3 5c ***70
158The Ocean of Air FinishE4 6a ***3
159The Hurried PathE3 5c ***12
160The Silk RouteE3 5c **4
161SulaE2 5b ***89
162Sula (Direct Start)E3 5c ***2
163The SilkieE3 6a ***30
164Ribbed for Her PleasureE3 5c *1
165Call of the SeaE3 5c ***24
166Last Call (Call of the Sea Alternative Start)E4 6a ***2
167SirensE3 5c ***14
168Paranoia (Sirens start)E4 6a ***2
169Perfectly Normal ParanoiaE6 6b ***2
170Where's Paranoia?E3 5c *** 
171Subterranean ExposureE5 6b ** 
172Rory Rum The Story ManE5 6a ***11
173Big KennethE5 6a ***21
174Wee CraigE5 6a ***2
175Little KE3 6a ***4
176Where's Rory?E3 5c ***2
177Dun MoaningE2 5b **1
178Dun Moaning Alternative FinishE4 6a **1
179Dunne Slimmin'E2 5b **2
180Done MingulayE2 5b **4
181Yob and Yag Go Climbing Part 3E1 5b *1
182Fifteen Fathoms of FearS 4a ***4
183A Few Fathoms MoreVS 4c *2
184Storm WarningE2 5c * 
185Storm Warning (Direct Finish)E2 5c * 
186The Scottish PlayE3 6a * 
187The SwellE4 6a *** 
 SLOC HEISEGEO  
189Eagle GravyE1 4c 1
 SEAL SONG GEO  
191Spitting FuryE6 6b **1
192The Girl With Extraordinary EyesE3 6a **1
193Delayed ReactionE1 5c **1
194Fergus Sings the BluesE4 6a **1
195The Girl in the BoatE4 6a **1
196The Sun Has Got His Hat OnE3 5c **1
197The Trusted ScallopE2 5c * 
 THE POINT  
199EagleseaVS 4c **1
200FlyawayVS 4c **2
201Cracknan EuanVS 4c ***1
202Rubha SoulE2 5b 1
 GEIRUM WALLS - HIDDEN WALL  
204The Gull Who Shagged MeE3 5c ***3
205WhipsplashE4 6b *** 
206Sunnyside UpVS 5a ** 
207Over EasyVD  
 GEIRUM WALLS - THE PLATFORM WALL  
209Crooked ThumbVS 4c *1
210Corner and SlabVS 5a *1
211Lunar PullVS 5a **2
212Pocket WallE1 5b *1
213The Abyss of NumbersE2 5c * 
214Hopalong HowettE1 5b  
215Let Things GoE2 5b * 
216Obvious CrackE3 5c * 
217Horizontal HamishE1 5b * 
218Dr Cassidy And The Stanley KidHVS 5a ***1
 GEIRUM WALLS - THE MAIN WALLS  
220Junior KeelE4 6b ** 
221Seriously TwitchingVS 4c *5
222The Crack that Tim ForgotE2 5c **5
223Big Sea in My TrousersE2 5b **3
224The Singing SealE1 5b *7
225Screaming SealHVS 4c *4
226Try the Shark Fin SoupVS 4c **6
227After the Basking SharkS 4a *3
228The Curious GreyVS 4b *1
229Beagles above the ShitehouseVS 4b **4
230Eagles above the LighthouseVS 4c *1
231First Time for EveryoneHVS 5a *3
232Snooked for a CrackVS 4c *3
233Confidence BoosterHS 4b * 
234Crisis of ConfidenceS 4a *3
235The Old Man and the SeaHVS 5a *5
236Wise CrackE1 5b * 
237Sunshine All DayHVS 5a * 
238Super CrackE1 5b *3
239E1ish CracksE1 5b  
240Black CrackHVS 5a * 
241Sealed with a KissE3 6a **1
242Sealed with a Kiss (Dwarf Variation)E2 5c *1
243Seal ClubbingE1 5c *1
244Under the BoardwalkE2 5c *6
245Evening SunE1 5c *1
246On the BeachE1 5c *1
247Hawaiian TropicVS 4c **7
248MesajanierE3 6a * 
249Water BabiesE2 5c **5
250Mary DouneE1 5b ***12
251Double WalrusHVS 5a *3
252Alan's RouteHVS 5a *1
253The Sirens of MingulayE2 5c *1
254UndersealE2 6a * 
255Calling SealE3 6a ** 
256Fringe ElementsVS 4c * 
 GEIRUM WALLS - FAR EASTERN WALLS  
258The CornerS 4a 1
259You Are Being WatchedHS 4b  
260Mingulay BlazersS 4a  
261High and DryVS 5a  
262Frodo's FrenzyHVS 5a ** 
263The Tide Waits for No ManE2 5c * 
264My Gull's Mad at MeVS 4c  
265Happy LandingsHVS 5a  
266Arc ArsenalE1 5b *** 
 DWS CRAG  
268Dave's RouteF5+ * 
269L'Arete D'AmourF6a+ ***4
270Pwll Deri (Poofter eh?)F6c+ *** 
271Spearing the Bearded ClamF6a+ **1
272Way DownF5+ 2
273Pete's RouteF6a+ *1
274Tidy LikeF6b+ ***1
275Traverse InF6a **2
276Traverse In (Low)F6a+ ** 
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