Seana Mheallan

Climbs 77 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Horizontal breaks, sandstone with pebbles (grit-like) and clean rock.

Approach notes
Seen from the road in the glen; northwest-facing. The uppermost of three tiers, the crag is set in a majestic setting. The approach has improved greatly as a path has now formed - see photo.

Scottish Rock - North (2009), Northern Highlands South (2007),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 1 (1996)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1The Dark OneE2 5b,5b * 
2Seana Mheallan summitsummit 1
3Edge of EnlightenmentE3 5c ***3
4Path of RighteousnessE2 5c **2
5Elbow RoomHVS 5b * 
6Dog-leg CrackE1 5a 1
7CorneredS 1
8A Touch too MuchE3 5c ***9
9Seams ObviousE1 5b **27
10Seams the SameHVS 5a **8
11Looks DifferentHVS 5b 7
12Sqeeze 'Em InE1 5b  
13Wide DeceiverE1 5b * 
14In The GrooveHVS 5a *3
15FistfighterE4 6a **2
16Rock Around the BlockE2 5c *2
17Shoot the CuckooHVS 5a * 
18Hunter KillerE4 6b ***2
19ExterminatorE3 5c **3
20EliminatorE3 6a *2
21The DeerstalkerVS 4c **19
22Route With a ViewHVS 5a *20
23Mark of a SkyverE2 5c **16
24View to a HillE1 5b *6
25Crack of AgesE2 5b **39
26SandwichE3 5c 1
27SandpiperHVS 5b **21
28SandstormE3 6a ** 
29ThunderbirdE3 6a **5
30Present TenseE9 7a  
31KolusE8 6c  
32The TorridonianE3 6a ***37
33Middle of the RoadE3 5c **4
34Left in the LurchE1 5b **14
35Dirty DancingE2 5c 1
36Skirting The IssueVS 4c  
37Forgotten CornerVS 4c  
38RejectionHVS 5a *3
39RejectVS 5a  
40Rowantree CrackHVS 5a **12
41Mackintosh SlabE1 5b 1
42No BratsE2 5b  
43StagVS 4b 2
44HindVD 3
45Neville the HedgehogVS 5a *3
47OutswingerE2 5c *6
48Nasal AbuseE1 5b **19
49Fish and ChipsE1 5b **30
50Hadrian's WallE1 5b **17
51UnmaskedHS 4b **34
52ClingfilmVD *15
53Off With Her HeadVS 4b *27
54SkateHVS 5b *22
55Dolphin FriendlyE1 5b **19
56Bleached WhaleE2 5c **24
57The Age of ConfusionE3 5c ***11
58Mechanical SheepE2 6a ***13
59Clockwork RatE2 5b *5
60WriggleVS 4c 6
61ArchangelVS 5a *18
62IncognitoE1 5b **12
63KelvinatorE8 6c ** 
65Porpoise ScandalE1 5c 3
66The KnobHVS 5b *10
67Heather Said SunshineHVS 5a *7
68Skye and Kyle against TrugsHVS 5a *9
69FleecedHS 4c *10
70Terra IncognitaE2 5c *2
71LaplandS 4a *7
72Quartz WartsS 4a *8
73The Black QueenS 4a 7
74Sky Blue and Black *E3 6a *1
75Something Fine *E1 5b ** 
76Trench at Top *VD *1
77Polythene Bag *S 4b 3
78Bedrock *S 4a 3
79cairn Terrier *VS 5a *2
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The approach via the gully to Glac Dhorc is hideous, the 'path' doesn't help really. Worth avoiding in favour of a route up/down the ridge as mentioned by Katherine. Pick a zig zag line through the outcrops.
Jacks20 - 10/Apr/15
Great crag once you get there! The approach via the gully as described in Gary Latter's book was awful! Climbing at Western Sector only, we found an alternative descent route through the broken ground at the north-west corner. This was much better, and I'd use that as an approach route in future, either parking in the trees below Liathach or near the bridge on the main road towards Annat.
Katherine Ross - 15/Jun/14
"Dolphin Friendly", "Bleached Whale", "Wriggle" and "Archangel" all under bedrock buttress as opposed to SMW. "Kelvinator" next to "Sandstorm" under main crag
Captain Solo - 10/Jun/13
"Heather said sunshine" and "Skye and Kyle against Trugs" under seana mheallan west as opposed to bedrock buttress.
Captain Solo - 10/Jun/13
The approach has improved greatly as a path has now formed - see photo.
Captain Solo - 07/May/13
An approach similar to that of Mordor, greeted by paridise. (could've just taken the giant eagles to start with)
felixyoung - 20/Oct/11
Have to agree with both comments. A horrible approach made worthwhile by the great climbing. I'll definately be returning.
Sutty22 - 18/Apr/11
Absolutely bloody ridiculously good outcrop climbing. Worth the grim approach.
Fiend - 11/Nov/08
Superb sandstone in a magnificent setting. The approach can best be described as a 40 degree swamp but the effort will be amply rewarded.
The Purple Pimpernel - 17/Oct/07