Climbs 23
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 390m a.s.l
Faces S

Solo on Sword of Gideon © ruairidh

Crag features

The south face gives some excellent rock climbing, minutes from the Applecross road.

-Good climbing even in bad weather.

Sword of Gideon (VS)

The Cioch of Sgurr a'Chaorachain

(Skoor a koorichan) gives Coich Nose (VD)

a classic moutain diff.

Approach notes

Sword of Gideon is in the guide books as VS 4c, not VS 4b so crag moderator should change it to be accurate as the crux is 4c.
Sonya Mc - 07/Jun/09
There is a fair bit if loose choss on this otherwise great crag. Take care with the belay after pitch 1 of Bumblytwo(Severe), the trees are dead and thin so well dodgy, and the block belay moves with a little push.
nickinscottishmountains - 23/Jul/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2NyahootnaE2 5c **
3SnothardMVS 4b *
4Cioch NoseVD ***
5Cioch Nose Direct StartHS 4b **
6A'Chioch Upper ContinuationVD *
 A'Choich lower tier
8Cioch Super Direct/Corner
HVS 5a **
 North Buttress
 Summit Buttress
11Blade RunnerIV *
 South Face No.1 Buttress
E1 5a
14Old WoundsE3 5c **
15Gideon's WrathHVS 5b **
16Lost SupperE1 5b **
17Sword SwallowerE2 5c **
18Sword of GideonVS 4c **
19Sword of Gideon Direct StartE1 5b **
20The Kings of MidianE1 5b **
21OrcristE1 5b **
 No. 2 Buttress
VS *
VS 4b *
25Bumbly One
S *
 No. 5 Buttress
27StrikerVS 4c
HS **
29Roadhog's Wall
E3 5c ***
 Upper Cliff - Continuation Buttress
31PommelVS 5a, 4b *
 Hairpin Buttress

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