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Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

Climbs 197 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude Tidal – Faces SW

Crag features
Atmospheric setting at Neist Point.

Excellent sea cliff climbing. Good choice if the Cuillin is shrouded in mist, or in it's own right - its many sheltered pockets and outcrops can save the day.

Must Do:

Supercharger E2 5c

Please bear with this crag page - new moderator has just taken over and is in the process of sorting the log :)

Access notes
Lower cliffs are Tidal

Abseil descent for some routes.

Don't annoy the grazing sheep or people in the light house.

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More: mwis: Northwest Highlands

Skye Sea Cliffs and Outcrops (2012), Scottish Rock - North (2009), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Comrades in ArmsE3 6a  
3Them Boyd CreaturesE4 6a  
5The Green Lady Original RouteHS **19
6South-East StartHS  
7South Edge Direct StartVS 4b **16
8South CrackS 4b *5
9Old GoatS 4a 2
10Red NeckE1 5b 1
11Blunt EndE1 5b 3
12Minnie the MinchVS 5a 5
13BillionaireHVS 5b * 
14Right-Hand ManVS 4c  
15Thousand IslandVS 4c ** 
16Two-and-Eight CrackHVS 5a * 
17SnicketboyS 4a 3
18CWAINHVS 5a * 
19CWAIN variation finishVS 5a  
20Hollow HornE1 5b  
21Green GarterHVS 5a  
22New OrderE1 5c 1
23The SleeperVS 5a **1
24Truck-Driving ManVS 4b * 
26Double ExposureE3 5c ** 
27Potato Picker FingersE1 5b  
28No Way OutE1 5b 1
29SeagullsVS 4c 1
30MyopicE2 5c * 
31PanoramaE2 5c ** 
32PrimelineE2 5b ** 
33TemptationE1 5b *1
34Robert the BruceS 4b  
35PiE1 5a * 
36Central LineHVS * 
37Gentleman's GrooveE1 5b ***3
38Gentleman's Groove Original StartVS 5a ** 
39Gentleman's Groove TangentVS 4c  
40Gruinard MutantE1 5b * 
41Goosey GanderHVS 5a *1
42Monkey HangerE1 5b ** 
43Route With a ViewE3 6a *** 
45Clothes Line SagaE1 5b * 
46Po' BoyVD **2
47Hoot OwlVS 4c  
48Red RoosterVS 4b  
50NickedS 4a  
51Afterwork AdrenalineE5 6a ** 
52ShimmeringE1 5b ** 
53Deep BlueE2 5c ** 
54It's Not Made of WheatE3 5c 1
55Shining PathE3 5c ** 
56Mrs BongE1 5b ** 
58DoppelgangerHS 4b  
59Two FacedHVS  
61SambalambananaE1 5b **2
62BlockbusterHVS 5a ** 
63Bad DreamE3 5b, 5c ***6
65ChoirboyVS * 
66Worm's Eye ViewHVS 5a * 
68Strictly From CommercialE2 5c * 
69WaterfrontE2 5c *3
70Robbo's Truss FundS  
71Inland RevenueHVS 5a  
72Loom of the LandE1 5b * 
73EarthboundHVS 5a **25
74The MistakeHVD xs  
75Terminal BonusHVS 5a **38
76The Banks Of LochcarronVS 4c *18
77Days of GoldE1 5a 1
78Midas TouchVS 4c **45
79Andy's FlakeVS 4c *2
80Insider DealingHVS 5a **72
81Inside OutE1 5b 2
82Shocks and StaresVS 4b **85
83Redd SalesVS 4c *4
84Bridging InterestHVS 5a **79
85Security RiskE1 5b ***57
86Power-brokerE1 5b ***27
87All The Small ThingsE5 6b ***3
88Venture CapitalE1 5b ***77
89A Fistful of DollariteE1 5b **19
90Fat CatsE2 5c **7
91Piggy BankE3 5c ***25
92Hurricane HideawayE1 5b ***40
93Wall StreetE2 5c ***33
94Pinnacle SouthVS 4b *3
95Have a Nice DayE3 6a **2
96Wish You Were HereE2 5b ***21
100CrackedHS 4b *3
101KarenVS 4c *1
105Yellow CrackVS 4c 4
106HaggisVS 4b *15
107NeepsVS 5a *22
108Wee DramVS 5a *12
109TattiesS 4a 24
110Steaming EntrailsVD *18
111PennywhistleS 4c *4
112Long Way HomeS 4b ***5
 Climb nameGradex
113Black ChimneyD 4
114Neaster's CrackE1 5b *4
115True ColoursE3 5c ***2
116Man of StrawVS 4c *11
117Come Around to My Way of ThinkingE1 5b **5
118SqueeniusHVS 5a **1
119Alien TerritoryE2 5c ** 
121Italian JobE1 5b **1
122Any Spare Change?S 4a **5
123Chugger's ElbowVD 4a 4
124Broken WingD 5
125Fool's GoldHS 4b 6
126HomerHVS 5a 6
127Giro DayE2 5c ***7
128superlager for BreakfastVS 4b *7
129Recovery DayE1 5b **7
130At the WhelksHVS 5a *5
131AqualungE2 5b *2
132Fight ClubE3 6a ***2
133American VampireE4 6a *** 
134Michelangelo BuonarottiE1 5b **3
135The Man from AnkleE3 6a ***1
136Golden ShowerE3 5c ***1
137StonewallE4 6a *** 
138The StagE3 6a **1
140Optimum Snore TimeE1 5b *** 
141Billy BaskoHVS 5b *** 
144Sore PhalangesE2 5c *** 
148Death pirateE6 6b ***1
149SuperchargerE2 5c **20
150Cool BreezeE4 6a *** 
151Hot BlastE3 5c *** 
153Sunken HowkerE2 5c **1
154TinderboxHVS 5a *6
155Side StepVS 4c **9
156LusciousHS 4b *4
157Solar FurnaceVS 4b *5
158Cameras ClickingS 2
159Wind and WutheringHVS 5a **2
160The Murray MintE3 6a *1
161Grooveless Bodily HarmE4 6a ***1
162Fisherman's FriendHVS 5a * 
163Fat Man's FollyHVS 5a * 
164Sealy DanHVS 5a *1
165Starfish EnterpriseE4 6b *** 
166Jellyfish RollE2 5c **1
167Sea EnemyE1 5b ** 
170Pin-kickVD 2
171S-A-V CrackHS 4b 3
172Ruby GrooveVS 4c 9
173Dulux CornerHS 4b 28
174Gannet CrackS 4a 36
175Natural lookS 4a 22
176Flash DanceVS 4b 5
177The Umpire Strikes BackVS 5a *4
178Lucky StrikeS 4a 16
179Lightning CornerHVS 5a **8
180All Quiet in the Western FrontE1 5b **2
181How the West was WonHVS 5a **2
182HypertensionE1 5c s0 **2
183Dead GiveawayE3 5c s0 **1
184Diaper MentionE1 5b s0 **1
185Fluid DynamicsE5 6b s0 **1
186Toxic ChemistryE3 5c s0 *1
187UpgrooveHVS 5a s1 **2
189Kerplunk FaceD 1
190Bum FaceS 4b **6
191Pie FaceM *1
192Hard Faced, SoftenedVD 4b 3
195Juniper RibS 4a 38
196Call International Sheep RescueHS 4b 6
197Tailgate SubstituteE1 5b *1
198ProgVD 14
199JessavaVS 4c 6
200Awful Wedded WifeE1 5a 7
201Red HerronHVS 5b *2
202BaywatchVS 4c **80
203CurtainsHS 4b 15
204AliasHS 4b 3
205HummerD 9
206Trailer Park - Twin cracks finishS 4a *12
207SonamaraVS 4c *99
208PegboyE1 5b 2
209Creature ComfortsHS 4c 6
210Leaf TakerVD 8
211Transitive Nightfall Of DiamondsVS 4b *36
212Keeping the BOFs HappyVD *17
213Don't leave your dad in the rainS 4b *27
214SkulldiggeryS 4a 1
217California DreamingE1 5b *** 
218Conductor's AreteVD 2
219DownVS 4c * 
220Tedi Bear's PicnicVD *1
221Surface MeniscusE2 5b ** 
222UpHVS 5a *2
223Fat Boy TraverseHVS 5c **1
224Chics For Free *HVS 5b *2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Just got Scottish Rock North volume 2 as i am going to Skye next week. My advice - DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU CLIMB AT A HIGHER GRADE its useless for climbs below E1, would be nice if it was addrtised this way ! I know it says 'selected climbs' but it seems a little sparse
Ahogg16 - 28/Apr/14

Apologies for the state of this site. I have just taken over as moderator, and will attempt to sort the problems highlighted by Ian asap. :)
gfoster - 13/Aug/12

Natural Look is Severe no Moderate.
cathsullivan - 06/Jul/11

beware of the massive rock fall at Destitution point.
Ben.W - 27/Sep/10

Gary Latter book comprehensive and WRONG ;) Beware. Awesome climbing on the Financial Sector and Poverty Point.
Fiend - 26/Sep/10

Great climbing in the lower grades at Poverty Point and Destitution Point. Very scenic with immaculate rock. Giro E2 5c at Destitution is amazing. Garry Latter book very comprehensive.
bnewman - 10/Aug/10

I seen the boys at work on the sport line. Man it looks the bizz.
Langreach - 12/May/10

This site is a mess. No buttresses listed and nothing in order. I just corrected 4 spelling mistakes. The Pedantic PP
Ian Jones - 04/May/10

The 'new climb' photo appears to be have been named Gloominous from the SC description, but it was not a FA, so the name may change
morphus - 30/Jul/07 Shows the routes weve added so far
Lancs Lad - 26/Jun/06

Nicola and I have added four short routes to the first bit of rock on the right as you head down the steps. There good for a warm up on the way down to the longer sea wall routes. Take care as some of the rock is loose. Theres no toilets etc at Neist and the lighthouse is a private B and B, so best to not annoy people here. The grassy area before the Lighthouse would make a nice area for kids to play on, also walks on clifftop look worthwhile for views. Its an ok family venue apart from lack of facilities. Ive a photo top of the 4 new routes if any gets out there, comments on the new routes welcome
Lancs Lad - 19/Jun/06