Foinaven

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Quartzite – Altitude 911m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
This remote and extensive mountain, is 3.354 metres or 11.004 feet short of being a Munro (and therefore fairly well left alone by hillgoers).

In latitude (True north), the summit of Ben Hope (N 58.413113°) is about 116 metres further north than the summit of Foinaven (N 58.412069°). Foinaven's latitude and height are from a differential GPS. Ben Hope's latitude is from at least one handheld GPS.

It has several good cliffs for those seeking solitude in superb surroundings.

Cnoc a'Mhadaidh & Creag Dubh are Gneiss, while the crags further south are quartzite.

Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009), Highland Scrambles North (2006), Northern Highlands North (2004), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 CNOC A' MHADAIDH  
2Foinaven summitsummit  
3East SlabsVS 4c  
4Star TurnHVS 5b  
5PilastreHVS 5a ** 
6FamiliarHVS 5b  
7WrathE1 5b ** 
 COIRE DUAIL - CREAG DUBH  
9Cnoc Duail North Face3 **2
10Ganu Mor Slabs3 ***2
11Gully of the DogsIII * 
12Essential Travel OnlyIV 5 * 
13Seers CornerV 5 ** 
14OverseerV 5 ** 
15Columbian CouloirV 5 * 
16The Third WayIV 4 * 
17The Shining LightV 6 * 
18Promised LandVS 4b ** 
 A'CHEIR GHORM  
20South RidgeVD  
21North RidgeD 1
22Cave RidgeM 1
 COIRE NA LICE  
24FishmongerS ** 
25FishmongerVI 6 ** 
26LeftfieldE2 5b * 
27PobbleVS 4c * 
28Pobble (Winter)VII 7 **1
29The Long MarchVIII 8 ***2
30BreakawayE1 5a * 
31North Wall GrooveHVS 5a * 
32Moss GhyllIV 5 ** 
 CREAG URBHARD  
34WhitewashHVS 5b ** 
35GargantuaHS 4b **2
36IolaireHVS 5b ** 
37Mad MinkHVS 5a * 
38The FlyV 4 ** 
39TortoiseHS * 
40MashaHVS 5a * 
41FingalS 4a **2
42Promiscuous WallVS 4b ** 
43The Second Icefall (Waterfall)V 5 *** 
44BoreasS *1
45The Third Icefall (Waterfall)VI 6 *** 
46The Fourth WaterfallIV 4 * 
 DIONARD BUTTRESSES  
48CengaloVS 4b **4
49MillenniumE2 5c ***5
50RegenerationE6 6b ** 
51DialecticE2 5b aid ** 
52Look NorthE2 5c * 
53Marble CornerHVS 5a ***1
54Mr SheenHVS 5a ** 
55TriskaidekaphobiaVS 4c ** 
56Left Edge RouteIV 4 * 
57SuccubaE1 5b * 
58Alistair RosesHVS 5b * 
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