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Carn Liath

Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 450m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
As well as the main crag, this is perhaps the most dense and concentrated area of boulders in Scotland.

Access notes
From Portree, take the main Staffin road toward The Storr. On the gravel bend at the dip below Carn Liath itself, beyond Rigg. Follow the bogland & crevassed burn along the left edge of the managed forestry towards the obvious striking nose of Carn Liath. The whole area from the road into the chasm of Carn Liath itself is open ground for livestock. Keep an eye on your hounds if taking them along.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

7.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
40 kph

3.6mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
58 kph

27.9mm rain
12 °C
64 kph

16.0mm rain
11 °C
40 kph

16.5mm rain
13 °C
48 kph
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Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Bad man zoneHS 4b 3
3ThiefVS 4c *2
4Bengal LancerE2 5b ***1
6DirtsmanHS 4b 2
7SandbaggerVS 4c *2
8Rogue's RakeVD 1
9Sixties SpecialS 4a *2
10The BladeHVS 4c ***4
11The Sword of DamoclesE6 6b 1
12Mummy's ChurchVD 10
13One in ThirteenS 4b 1
 Climb nameGradex
15Heart's HighwayE1 5b *** 
16Prospect of RonaE1 5b *** 
18What Noise do Tigers MakeV3 5c *** 
20Mr BenV4 6a  
21Mr Ben 'Direct'V5 ***1
22TraverseV4 6a  
24Divot Do ThatV2 5c  
26Left AreteV2  
27Mid AreteV1  
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Great new crag, surprising what can be achieved courtesey of the letter "I". Correct (current) name is CARN LIATH, see page 291 in Skye and the Hebrides, Volume 1. A fantastic crag which feels much more remote than its 1.7km from the nearest road.
John Holden - 14/Sep/06