Sgurr a'Chaorachain

Climbs 22 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 390m a.s.l – Faces S

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.

Access notes

Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 1 (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 A'CHOICH  
2NyahootnaE2 5c ** 
3SnothardMVS 4b *4
4Cioch NoseVD ***401
5Cioch Nose Direct StartHS 4b **2
6A'Chioch Upper ContinuationVD *40
 A'CHOICH LOWER TIER  
8Cioch Super Direct/CornerHVS 5a **6
 NORTH BUTTRESS  
 SUMMIT BUTTRESS  
11Blade RunnerIV *4
 SOUTH FACE NO.1 BUTTRESS  
13GanglionE1 5a 3
14Gideon's WrathHVS 5b **11
15Lost SupperE1 5b **6
16Sword SwallowerE2 5c **3
17Sword of GideonVS 4c **182
18Sword of Gideon Direct StartE1 5b **3
19OrcristE1 5b **2
 NO. 2 BUTTRESS  
21AndurilVS *10
22BumblytwoVS 4b *22
23Bumbly OneS *28
 NO. 5 BUTTRESS  
25StrikerVS 4c 1
26SwordstickHS **2
27Roadhog's WallE3 5c ***3
 UPPER CLIFF - CONTINUATION BUTTRESS  
29PommelVS 5a, 4b *2
 HAIRPIN BUTTRESS  
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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