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