Creag Ghlas

Climbs 29 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 350m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The best climbing is found on Creag Ghlas west buttress which starts about 350 metres altitude.

Some Good lines, up to 100m

Must Do Route :

Glass Slipper VS 4c

Salamander HVS 5a

It is now safe to climb on Creag Ghlas as the Eagles have deserted their nesting attempt for some reason this year. Thanks Martin (Date 18.06.14)

General Information - The Crag may have restrictions during nesting period each year(early February to late July)if schedule one birds in residence. Depending on weather when surveyors go out to check it is not always possible to verify a nesting attempt easily so if you do notice or disturb raptors on the crag please let myself or MCofS know as soon as possible and nothing has been posted on either this site or the MC of S site. Check MCofS website for more details.

*Remember that any disturbance of protected species can constitute reckless disturbance even if you didn't know it was there and can still therefore be prosecuted so be careful and back off at first signs of any protected bird species being disturbed and inform MC of S to update their website to help inform others. Local raptor study group and the countryside ranger do monitor known crags including climbing crags.

Access notes
Please park over the bridge on the left hand

side rather than at the end of the track? Just in case a few cars end up blocking access.

Mountain bike from road end to track below main crag. Steep clamber up to Creag Ghlas.

Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - South (2008), Northern Highlands Central (2006),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 2 (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Moon SafariE2 5b **
2Gloaming WallMVS 4b *
3Glazed and ConfusedE1 5b **
4Spider in a Dark Dark RoomE1 5b **
5Centipede CrackHVS 5b *
6Prix ChocE2 5c
7Super DiscountE3 6a *
8Beware the GreeksE3 6a *
9Tales of the Old DaysE5 6b ***
10The Unknown SoldierE7 6b *
11Victory CrackE3 6a **
12GaribaldiE3 6a
13Spoils of WarE1 5b **
14SalamanderHVS 5a ***
15The LizardHVS 5a *
16ChameleonE2 5c **
17Toad HallE2 5b **
18Bearded LadyE2 5b
19Hall of MirrorsE2 5b ***
20Cut GlassE3 5c **
21Ugly SistersE3 5c **
22Glass SlipperVS 4c *
23Thumper GrooveIV 5 *
24Evening AreteVS 4c **
25Spare RibVS 4c,5a
 EAST BUTTRESS 
27Oh DearHS 4b
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Spoils of War and Victory Crack given a quick clean Aug 2013. Didn't spend that much time on it, pulled or snipped some tufts of heather.
Captain Solo - 15/Aug/13
Hall of Mirrors (both pitches, ab still good) and The Lizard both cleaned Oct 2012.
Captain Solo - 11/Oct/12
Brilliant crag with some of the best slab and crack climbing in Scotland.
submariner - 01/Apr/12