Mid Clyth

Climbs 71 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces SE

Crag features
More great Caithness climbing, especially around the concentrated "Stack" area. Criminally left out of Gary's Scottish Rock guide (to make space for longwinded descriptions of obscure E6s he did the second ascent of and a load of micro-routes on Mull etc), but well worth a visit, for the seal colony as much as the routes.

Northern Highlands North (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Cormorant CrumbleE1 5b  
3Lunchtime ShagHS 4c  
4Guillemot HotpotVS 4c  
6AqualungS 4b  
7Rapture of the DeepHVS 4c ***2
8Barking SpiderHVS 5a  
9Wish You Were HereE1 5b  
10Trimby's TremblerHVS 5a  
11Bruce and Sheila'sHVS 5a  
12An Ataireachd ArdVS 4c  
14Circle LineVS 4c  
16Strange AttractorE1 5b **3
17GiantVS 4b **15
18MaelstromHVS 5a ***8
19Falling from GraceE2 5b * 
20IncubusE3 5c ***1
21Impending DoomE5 6a *** 
22Battle of the BulgeE4 6a *** 
23The Fearful VoidE3 5c *** 
24Raccoon KickerHVS 5a 1
25The King's PyjamasE2 5c ***1
26The AnnunciationE2 5b **3
27SprockletopVS 4c ***19
28Two Lost SoulsE1 5b *6
29Captain SensibleHVS 5a 1
30CriticalityS 2
31Comedy of ThirstE2 5b  
32Freak PowerE2 6a  
33John's PeelS *7
34Simon SaysE2 5c **4
35First Passed the PostE2 5b **2
36Pumping HotE3 5c *1
37Shallow chimneyVS 4c ***16
38The Pancake PlaceE4 6b * 
39SilverfishE1 5b **3
40Layback CrackVS 4c **3
42DiagonalS 4b  
43SusanE2 5c ***4
44Mug's GameHVS 5a ***10
45Theatre of CrueltyE2 5b ***7
46Blood HuntHVS 5a 1
47Frog strokerHVS 5a ***5
48Hammer HouseE4 5c * 
50SteerpikeHVS 5a  
52Small North European MammalS 4b  
53AdagioVS 4c  
54AllegroVS 4c  
55OxterS ***6
56TangoHVS 5a 1
57Friends in High PlacesE4 5b * 
59Velvet ScooterS 4b  
60Mac-attackedS 4b ** 
61Electric AardvarkVS 4c  
62Crispy Aromatic DuckVD  
63DrawbridgeS 4b  
64D.I.Y.VS 4c  
65KeystoneS 4a  
67Psychedelic WallHVS 5a  
68SlowboatVD 1
69Indeanola BluesS 4b 1
70CrossroadsHVS 5a ** 
71AcceptanceE1 5b **1
72ThanksgivingE1 5b 1
73Seal BomberE2 5c  
74StiltHS 4b 1
75Stone CrazyVS 4c  
76Off the LipVS 4c 2
77BonxieVD 3
78Flogging a Dead CalfE1 5a  
79The Water Boys *E2 5c **2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Worth noting that the climbs from Maelstrom to The Kings Pyjamas seep and have run off early in the year as there is boggy ground above them.
gforce - 19/Apr/15
One of the best climbing areas north of Inverness, certainly the best on the Caithness coast.
Steve Perry - 31/May/12
Shame Clithoral Hood has not been allowed in. Great name!
Ian Jones - 29/Aug/11
Ha! Ha! I agree with the moderator's comments regarding Gary's guide. This place should be in!
Ian Jones - 14/Jun/11
Superb crag in a fabulous setting.
Ian Jones - 13/Jun/11