Climbs 147
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 568m a.s.l
Faces NW

On the Cioch © BALD EAGLE

Crag features

The massive, complex cliff on the south side of Coire Lagan is the most popular mountain crag on Skye, with plenty of well-established classics at most grades. These vary from very long mountaineering adventures on the Western Buttress to fierce short testpieces on the iconic Cioch, and everything in between. The adjoining buttresses of the Cioch offer numerous lower-grade classics, while the Eastern Buttress is the go-to for immaculate Extremes.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Girdle TraverseVD **3
 Eastern Buttress 
3Why
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VS 4c  
4Antonine Wall
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E1 5b  
5Kinloss Gully
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VS 4c  
6The Team Machine
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E4 5c **1
7Confession
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E4 5c * 
8Zigzag Route
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M * 
9Spock
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E3 5c ***24
10Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***165
11The Chambre Finish
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E2 5c **11
12Uhuru
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E3 5c ***15
13DiuruE3 5c *** 
14Clinging On
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E4 6a ***3
15Dilemma
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E3 5c ***6
16Pocks
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E3 5c *** 
17Creag Dhu Grooves
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E3 5c ***5
18Zephyr
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E5 6a * 
19The Plunge
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VS 5a  
20Enigma
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E3 5c ***4
21Strappado
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HVS 5a * 
22Strappado Direct
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E2 5c **4
23The Snake
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HVS 4c ***17
24Schadenfreude
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S  
25Magic Casement
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HVS 5a * 
26Magic
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E4 6a *** 
27The Conjuror
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E3 5c ** 
28Prestidigitateur
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HVS 5a 1
29Caravan Route
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HS 1
30Direct Route
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S 4a **28
31Hangover Route
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VS *2
32East Wall Route
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S * 
33Chimney Route
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D * 
34Trojan Groove
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HVS 5a *2
35Helen
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E3 6a ***1
36Spartan Groove
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E1 5b **6
37The Joker
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VD *1
38Jack o' Diamonds
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VS 5a **12
39Searcher
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VD  
40Shangri-La
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VS 4c ***83
41The RattlesnakeHS 4b 1
42Mistral Buttress
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VS 4c **2
43Boreas Grooves
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VS 4c  
44Eastern Gully
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HS 5
45Eastern Gully (Upper Section)2 *7
 Cioch Buttress 
47The Terrace (to Cioch Slab)
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M *13
48The Terrace (Continuation)
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VD 1
49Tennatte
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E2 5c  
50PetronellaVS 4c **55
51Stormy PetrelVS 5a **12
52Rat on a Stick
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E1 5b *3
53Little Gully
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D *74
54Little Gully
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IV 1
55Acapulco Wall
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E3 5c *1
56Bastinado
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E1 5b ***23
57The Nipple (aka Grooves Eliminate)
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E2 5c *6
58Cioch Grooves
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HVS 5a **87
59Cioch Grooves Variation
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E1 5a * 
60CD ROM
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HVS 5a *5
61Cioch DirectS 4a *415
62Crembo Cracks
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HVS 5a **46
63Cioch WestS 4a ***408
64West Ridge of the Cioch
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S *2
65BananaHS 4b 1
66Slanting Crack of Cioch Gully
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VS  
67Cioch GullyVD *43
68Cioch Gully
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III *1
 The Cioch & Cioch Slab 
70Collie's RouteM **131
71Collie's VariationVD **2
72Arrow Route
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VD ***656
73Arrow Route DirectS 4a 23
74Cioch Slab DirectVS 4b **25
75Cioch Slab CornerD *170
76Slanting Crack
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S 4a *11
77Oxytocin
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E2 5c * 
78Overhanging CrackE2 5c **8
79The GatheringE7 6b *** 
80The Highlander
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E6 6b **1
81Erotica
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E3 6b ** 
82The PrizeE2 5c **2
83Lowlander
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E2 5c * 
84Cioch Nose
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VD **202
85South-West Face
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M *6
86South-West Face Variation
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HS  
 Cioch Upper Buttress 
88Pearly Gates
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VS 4c  
89Slabby Wall Crack
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VS 5a  
90Temerity
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E4 6a **1
91Left Edge Route
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S  
92Desire
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S  
93PietyVS 4c **3
94Depravity
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VS 4c *3
95Vanity
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E2 5b  
96Atropos
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E1 5b **7
97Integrity
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VS 4c ***601
98Trophy Crack
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E1 5b ***73
99Kruggerand
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E3 6a ** 
100The Venus Transit
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E3 5c * 
101Ghost Riders
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E2 5b * 
102Wallwork's Route
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VD ***106
103Wallwork's Route (Faux Pas Variation)
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VS  
104Archer Thomson's Route
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VD **14
105Fidelity
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VS 4c  
 Final Tier 
107Box-King Route
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VS 4c *2
108Ajax
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HS 4b 2
109Yanks
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S *8
110Crack of Doom Direct Finish
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HS 4b **2
 Lower Doom Wall 
112Crack of Doom Direct Approach
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S 3
113Quick Doom
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S *1
114Vaughan's Rake
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S  
 Doom Wall 
116Sternum
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HVS 5b **1
117Rib of Doom
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VS 4c **2
118Crack of Doom
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HS 4b *20
119Crack of Double DoomVS 4b ***15
120Doom Flake
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S * 
 Amphitheatre Walls 
122Amphitheatre Wall
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VS 4b * 
123Hang Free
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E2 5b * 
124Amphitheatre AreteM **16
125Amphitheatre Arete
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III  
 Western Buttress 
127Mallory's Slab and Groove
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VD *34
128Diamond Slab
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VS  
129Dimaond Slab Direct Finish
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VS 4c * 
130Angel's Pavement
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S 1
131East Wall and Central Gully Arete
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VD 1
132Central Gully
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VD 2
133Central Route
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HS 4b **5
134Central Route Direct Finish
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E1 5c ** 
135Trap Face Route Direct
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VS 4c **11
136Trap Face Route
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VS 4b *6
137Trap Face Route (Variation Start)
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VS 4c * 
138Trap Face Route (Variation Finish)
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S * 
139Trap Face Route (Alternative Variation Finish)
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VD ** 
140Central Slabs
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S  
141MedianVD **28
142AB RouteS * 
143Boomerang
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S  
144West Central Gully and Arete Climb
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VD 6
145Zigzag
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D  
146Chimney and Crack Climb
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VS  
147Engineer's Slant
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VD * 
148CoronationS 2
149Parallel Cracks RouteVD **4
150Cooper's Gangway
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VS  
151Apex Route
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S  
152Western Gully
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M 7
153Western Gully
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III  
 Coire a' Ghrunnda Face 
155Central Buttress
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D ***6

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