Neist

Climbs 251 – 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.

Guidebooks
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

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 UPPER CLIFFS 
2Comrades in ArmsE3 6a
3Them Boyd CreaturesE4 6a
 GREEN LADY AREA 
5The Green Lady Original RouteHS **
6South-East StartHS
7South Edge Direct StartVS 4b **
8South CrackS 4b *
9Old GoatS 4a
10Red NeckE1 5b
11Blunt EndE1 5b
12Minnie the MinchVS 5a
13BillionaireHVS 5b *
14Right-Hand ManVS 4c
15Thousand IslandVS 4c **
16Two-and-Eight CrackHVS 5a *
17SnicketboyS 4a
18CWAINHVS 5a *
19CWAIN variation finishVS 5a
20Hollow HornE1 5b
21Green GarterHVS 5a
22New OrderE1 5c
23The SleeperVS 5a **
24Truck-Driving ManVS 4b *
 SEAGULLS AREA 
26Double ExposureE3 5c **
27Potato Picker FingersE1 5b
28No Way OutE1 5b
29SeagullsVS 4c
30MyopicE2 5c *
31PanoramaE2 5c **
32PrimelineE2 5b **
33TemptationE1 5b *
34Robert the BruceS 4b
35PiE1 5a *
36Central LineHVS *
37Gentleman's GrooveE1 5b ***
38Gentleman's Groove Original StartVS 5a **
39Gentleman's Groove TangentVS 4c
40Gruinard MutantE1 5b *
41Goosey GanderHVS 5a *
42Monkey HangerE1 5b **
43Route With a ViewE3 6a ***
 SHIMMERING AREA 
45Clothes Line SagaE1 5b *
46Po' BoyVD **
47Hoot OwlVS 4c
48Red RoosterVS 4b
49TradesmanVD
50NickedS 4a
51Afterwork AdrenalineE5 6a **
52ShimmeringE1 5b **
53Deep BlueE2 5c **
54It's Not Made of WheatE3 5c
55Shining PathE3 5c **
56Mrs BongE1 5b **
57NurembergHVS
58DoppelgangerHS 4b
59Two FacedHVS
 TOWER GULLY AREA 
61SambalambananaE1 5b **
62BlockbusterHVS 5a **
63Bad DreamE3 5b, 5c ***
64MaggotsE1
65ChoirboyVS *
66Worm's Eye ViewHVS 5a *
 FINANCIAL SECTOR 
68Strictly From CommercialE2 5c *
69WaterfrontE2 5c *
70Robbo's Truss FundS
71Inland RevenueHVS 5a
72Loom of the LandE1 5b *
73Red CurrantcyE1 5a
74EarthboundHVS 5a **
75Ronnie BiggsE2 5n/c *
76The MistakeHVD xs
77Terminal BonusHVS 5a **
78The Banks Of LochcarronVS 4c *
79Days of GoldE1 5a
80Midas TouchVS 4c **
81Black ScholesHVS 5a *
82Andy's FlakeVS 4c *
83Insider DealingHVS 5a **
84Inside OutE1 5b
85Shocks and StaresVS 4b **
86Redd SalesVS 4c *
87Homer's DoorVS 4c
88Robbin the RegisterE1 5b
89Sub-PrimeS 4b
90Liquidity StakeE1 5c *
91Chics For FreeHVS 5b *
92Bridging InterestHVS 5a **
93Security RiskE1 5b ***
94PowerbrokerE1 5b ***
95All The Small ThingsE5 6b ***
96Venture CapitalE1 5b ***
97A Fistful of DollariteE1 5b **
98Neist EggE1 5b *
99Balance SheetHVS 5a
100Chicken FeedE1 5b
101B.C.C.I.E2 5b/c **
102Fat CatsE2 5c **
103Gammy's PurseE2 5c
104Gammy's Purse - Direct StartE3 6a
105Gammy's Purse - The Lottery Live StartE1 5b
106Piggy BankE3 5c ***
107Hurricane HideawayE1 5b ***
108Wall StreetE2 5c ***
109Pinnacle SouthVS 4b *
110Pinnacle South - Treading the Boards FinishE1 5a **
111SpringboardE2 5b *
112Charlie PotatoesE2 5b *
113Have a Nice DayE3 6a **
114Wish You Were HereE2 5b ***
115Brass MonkeysE1 *
 GRITSTONE REMINISCENCE BAY 
117The GloveE1
118Gritstone ReminiscenceHVS 5a *
119RecountHVS 5a
120The GroatVS 4b
121Veggie RapVS 4b
122DoeHVS 4c
123ClippingsHVS 4b/c *
124Nothing SpecialHVS 4c
125ScuttlerE1 5b *
126JiflerE2 5b *
127Fat ControllerE2 5c
 MIMIC BAY 
129MimicE1 5b *
130Wok WarriorE1 5b *
131RelapseHVS 5a
132RemissionE2 5b *
133RebifHVS 5a
134BridegroomE1
135Neist PoliceS
136TemgesicE1 5b
137MarthaVS 4c *
138Mind The GapVS 4b
 ORANGE SPIKE AREA 
140CrackedHS 4b *
141KarenVS 4c *
 STONE WALL BUTTRESS 
 SEA-CLIFFS 
 DESTITUTION POINT 
145Yellow CrackVS 4c
146HaggisVS 4b *
147NeepsVS 5a *
148Wee DramVS 5a *
149TattiesS 4a
150Steaming EntrailsVD *
151PennywhistleS 4c *
152Long Way HomeS 4b ***
153Black ChimneyD
154Neaster's CrackE1 5b *
155True ColoursE3 5c ***
156Man of StrawVS 4c *
157Come Around to My Way of ThinkingE1 5b **
158SqueeniusHVS 5a **
159Alien TerritoryE2 5c **
 POVERTY POINT 
161Italian JobE1 5b **
162Any Spare Change?S 4a **
163Chugger's ElbowVD 4a
164Broken WingD
165Fool's GoldHS 4b
166HomerHVS 5a
167Giro DayE2 5c ***
168superlager for BreakfastVS 4b *
169Recovery DayE1 5b **
170At the WhelksHVS 5a *
171AqualungE2 5b *
172Fight ClubE3 6a ***
173American VampireE4 6a ***
174Michelangelo BuonarottiE1 5b **
175The Man from AnkleE3 6a ***
176Golden ShowerE3 5c ***
177StonewallE4 6a ***
178The StagE3 6a **
 EURO ZONE 
180Optimum Snore TimeE1 5b ***
181Billy BaskoHVS 5b ***
 PORTRAIT AREA 
 THE SEAFRONT 
184Sore PhalangesE2 5c ***
 YELLOW WALLS 
 LITTLE CALIFORNIA 
 AN T-AIGEACH 
188Death pirateE6 6b ***
189SuperchargerE2 5c **
190Cool BreezeE4 6a ***
191Hot BlastE3 5c ***
 BAY THREE 
193Sunken HowkerE2 5c **
194TinderboxHVS 5a *
195Side StepVS 4c **
196LusciousHS 4b *
197Solar FurnaceVS 4b *
198Cameras ClickingS
199Wind and WutheringHVS 5a **
200The Murray MintE3 6a *
201Grooveless Bodily HarmE4 6a ***
202Fisherman's FriendHVS 5a *
203Fat Man's FollyHVS 5a *
204Sealy DanHVS 5a *
205Starfish EnterpriseE4 6b ***
206Jellyfish RollE2 5c **
207Sea EnemyE1 5b **
 CUMHANN GEODHA 
209End of The EraVS 4b *
210Headless ChickingHVS 5a **
211G & T ShockerHVS 5a *
212Curry IslandE1 5a *
213Low PotentialVS
214The Old WardenHVS 5a *
215Quite FatiguedHVS 5b *
216The Old HexHVS 5a *
217Before The DelugeHS 4b *
218Quantum TunnellingHVS
219Bagpipe DeadlineS
220Bagpipe Deadline - Left-Hand FinishS
221Silent WitnessHVS 5a
222Clam DredgerVS 4b
223Coelenterate CornerHVS 5a *
 CONDUCTOR COVE 
225Pin-kickVD
226S-A-V CrackHS 4b
227Ruby GrooveVS 4c
228Dulux CornerHS 4b
229Gannet CrackS 4a
230Natural lookS 4a
231Flash DanceVS 4b
232The Umpire Strikes BackVS 5a *
233Lucky StrikeS 4a
234Lightning CornerHVS 5a **
235All Quiet in the Western FrontE1 5b **
236How the West was WonHVS 5a **
237HypertensionE1 5c s0 **
238Dead GiveawayE3 5c s0 **
239Diaper MentionE1 5b s0 **
240Fluid DynamicsE5 6b s0 **
241Toxic ChemistryE3 5c s0 *
242UpgrooveHVS 5a s1 **
 FACIAL SECTOR 
244Kerplunk FaceD
245Bum FaceS 4b **
246Pie FaceM *
247Hard Faced, SoftenedVD 4b
 SOUTH OF THE STEPS 
 SONAMARA AREA 
250Juniper RibS 4a
251Call International Sheep RescueHS 4b
252Tailgate SubstituteE1 5b *
253ProgVD
254JessavaVS 4c
255Awful Wedded WifeE1 5a
256Red HerronHVS 5b *
257BaywatchVS 4c **
258CurtainsHS 4b
259AliasHS 4b
260HummerD
261Trailer Park - Twin cracks finishS 4a *
262SonamaraVS 4c *
263PegboyE1 5b
264Creature ComfortsHS 4c
265Leaf TakerVD
266Transitive Nightfall Of DiamondsVS 4b *
267Keeping the BOFs HappyVD *
268Don't leave your dad in the rainS 4b *
269SkulldiggeryS 4a
 THE NARROW BUTTRESS 
 THE FIN 
272California DreamingE1 5b ***
273Conductor's AreteVD
274DownVS 4c *
275Tedi Bear's PicnicVD *
276Surface MeniscusE2 5b **
277UpHVS 5a *
278Fat Boy TraverseHVS 5c **
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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 http://routes.scottishclimbs.com/viewcrag.php?area=4&crag=125
morphus - 30/Jul/07
http://wiki.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Neist_Point 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