Carn Liath

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.

Guidebooks

Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 THIEF BUTTRESS 
2Bad man zoneHS 4b
3ThiefVS 4c *
4Bengal LancerE2 5b ***
 BLADE AREA 
6DirtsmanHS 4b
7SandbaggerVS 4c *
8Rogue's RakeVD
9Sixties SpecialS 4a *
10The BladeHVS 4c ***
11The Sword of DamoclesE6 6b
12Mummy's ChurchVD
13One in ThirteenS 4b
 MAIN CLIFF 
15Heart's HighwayE1 5b ***
16Prospect of RonaE1 5b ***
 WHAT NOISE DO TIGERS MAKE BOULDER 
18What Noise do Tigers MakeV3 5c ***
 MR BEN BOULDER 
20Mr BenV4 6a
21Mr Ben 'Direct'V5 ***
22TraverseV4 6a
23BulgeV1
24Divot Do ThatV2 5c
 ARETE BOULDER 
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