Creag Rodha Mor

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 9m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Gogarth meets Sheigra. The crag consists of a very steep west facing 40m wall and a couple of south facing stepped walls (aka The Burnished Walls). Despite some big guano ledges no sea birds appear to nest on the Main Wall (probably too scared), but on The Burnished Walls there are a few shags right of Rolling Foam and the odd fulmar on a grassy ledge.

Approach notes
Approach 40 minutes, but may take a bit longer the first time!

Although it doesn

Access notes
Approach 40 minutes, but may take a bit longer the first time!

Although it doesn’t look far on the map the approach feels fairly complex and the ground is quite rough. Take the single track Achmelvich road from the B869 Lochinver to Stoer road and after about 1km turn left down a narrow road (signposted footpath to Baddidaroch). Park at the top of the hill where the tarmac ends. This is the same parking as for Loch Dubh Crag. Continue along the new track; go through a gate and after 250m look out for a small stream coming in from the right. A very vague path follows the stream past some ruined crofts and then onto the open ground above. Cross a fence and continue following the stream to a narrow lochan. From here head west over ridges and drainage channels until the ground starts dropping down to the sea. If you’re lucky then off to the left you’ll spot a large, heather covered mound at the end of a ridge running out to sea. This is the top of the crag. Dropping down to the left (facing out) allows a good view of The Burnished Walls with the Main Crag beyond. There’s also a handy small steam near the viewing point.

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Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Brow BeatenE4 6a *1
3MoonmanE5 6a/b ** 
4The CullinanE6 6b *** 
5Ramp it Up Direct StartE4 5c ** 
6Ramp it UpE3 5c **4
7Rodha MorE5 6a ***3
8The AmbassadorsE6 6b *** 
9The Heart of BeyondE7 6b *** 
10The Under ToadE6 6b ***1
11The Pabbay ExpressE4 6a ***3
12The AssyntialistE6 6b/c ** 
13(My Own) Personal MingulayE4 5c ***7
14GuanissimoE2 5b ***9
15The All Abilities PathE4 6a ** 
16Ruddy Glow CornerE4 6b **1
18Crystal ShellE3 5c ** 
19Champagne RhubarbE2 6a **2
20Rusty BucketsE3 6a ***2
21The ShinerE5 6a ** 
22Read My LipsE4 6a **2
23Small Time GirlE2 5b/c *1
24Vive La RepubliqueE1 5a *3
25Burnt UmberE1 5a *2
26Mega FlakeE2 5c *5
27Shades of GloryE2 5c * 
28Rolling FoamE3 5c ***6
30Falconer CracksVS 4b *1
31Boogie WonderlandE2 6a * 
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Unfortunately Shags are nesting under Mega Flake, Shades of Glory and Rolling Foam this year. Please avoid these routes till end of July.
Ean T - 03/Jul/14
Updated topo is now here:
Ean T - 20/Sep/12
Route descriptions and topo available here
Ean T - 29/Jul/12