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Bla Bheinn

Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Gabbro – Altitude 902m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Blaven, which lies outside the main Cuillin has some superb hard rock climbing on the main prow.

A traverse of Clach Glas and Blaven in summer or winter is a low grade expedition (Diff, III) only rivalled by one other mountaineering route for quality - the neighbouring main Cuillin Ridge.

The Great Prow article in Hard Rock is an excellent read.

Stairway to Heaven features in Extreme Rock.

Access notes
Possible stalking restrictions during the autumn.

Approach from the head of Loch Slapin on the Elgol road. 2 hours.

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Scottish Rock - North (2009), Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Skye Scrambles (2000), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1SidewinderS *2
2JibE1 5b *3
3Stairway to HeavenE5 6a ***7
4The Great ProwHVS 5a *34
5Central PillarS 3
6Clach Glas - Blaven Traverse (Blabheinn)D ***218
7The OutsiderVD 1
8JudasS 1
9South East Flank Bla Bheinn2 5
 Climb nameGradex
10Escape From ColditzIII **2
11Birthday GrooveVD **4
12EcstasisHVS 5a *** 
13Clough's CleftV 6 *** 
14CD ButtressHD *2
15South Buttress Gully, BlabheinnII **3
16A ButtressD *1
17B ButtressM *1
18Splinter Finish to Great ProwE2 5c ** 
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