Castle Tioram rock

Climbs 4 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 4m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Small crag on the west side of Castle Tioram rock offering limited climbing potential. Access from car park at Cul Doirlinn. Walk across the trombolo to the Castle, 10mins. Only one route recorded to date (2011).

Approach notes
Access from car park at Cul Doirlinn. Walk across the trombolo to the Castle, 10mins (should be possible in most tidal states) Only one route recorded to date (2011).

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The Craic of the Clanranald'sE2 5c *1
2Paddler's AreteV3 ***1
3Scaredy FoxV3 **2
4Whats the Craic?VB 1
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It seems my knowledge is indeed flawed! Schistose pelotite it is, similar to South Stack at Gogarth.
Smelly Fox - 20/Aug/11
I must also add its been a while since I studied geology, so my knowledge could be flawed!
Smelly Fox - 20/Aug/11
Nice website! I agree that the majority of the bedrock in the area is indeed schist, Castle Tioram is on a old volcanic plug. The Key on your website seems to suggest a type of gabbro which would make sense in the context. Happy to admit I'm wrong on the gneiss front, but I'm almost certain it isn't schist. A nice wee crag!
Smelly Fox - 20/Aug/11
Officially it's a schistose pelite (Morar Group) according to the field notes there are some psammite (quartz rich bands) present. Check out - free Geological maps of the UK!
Cludum Mann - 19/Aug/11
That arete looks great, nice bit or rock. I'm pretty sure the rock is schist (check out IGeology app by the BGS, gneiss typically found in far NW).
sebrider - 19/Aug/11
I was there a few days before you it seems! I didn't do the crack tho, well done. The rock is gneiss by the way, and is of superb quality.
Smelly Fox - 16/Aug/11