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Kilt Rock, StaffinIsle of Skye, SCOTLAND
Climbs 59 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 37m a.s.l – Faces E
This amazing columnar jointed dolerite gives an extreme rock outing that will stay with the climber for many years.
When rain and wind come from the west this can be perfectly dry.
Classics - Grey Panther, Wide Eyed, Footloose
Awesome - Sun Toucher, Killer Whale, Wide Eyed, Sheer Sear
Worrying - Crux Reverie
If bivvying or camping take into account that crofting/farming grounds surround the verticalities. The Kilt cliffs provide an excellent venue in their own right with plenty of gaps still to be filled. If the Cuillin is out of action due to bad weather you could do worse then visit Kilt, the Storr or, Rubha Hunish & the underated Cairn Liath [also covered in this section] whick overlooks Kilt in the immediate hills behind. Abseiling from the carpark railings beside Mealt Falls, will freak tourists out to the point of distraction.
There are parts of Kilt which are short of natural belays so an extra rope attached to steel stakes or the fence can be very useful.
Climbs at this crag
Abseil descent for some routes & the entire venue can be treacherous in the wet, in storms. Hanging belays for some routes & projects.
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