Reiff - Rubha Ploytach

Climbs 81 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 5m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
A collection of short sea cliffs surrounded by non-tidal platforms. The rock quality is generally good with climbs mainly in the lower grades, with several up to E2. There are a large number of two and three star routes in a small area, ranging in height from 4m to 15m.

Approach notes

The locals are very friendly and reasonable and are happy for people to park here but they are concerned about their own access. Please take great care not to block any gates or access for local residents. If there is no room to park then please park a little further away and walk in.

KITCHEN AT REIFF - Sara Nason is now running a small kitchen here and welcomes climbers for soup and bread lunches, teas and suppers which may help supply a much needed sustenance after a climb or walk.

Access to the area is gained by walking along the coastal path from the southerly Reiff cliffs. Much of the path cuts through heather and peat bogs and can be wet. Access to the climbs is by simple descent from the Easterly end of the cliffs. The descent route is marked by a series of small standing stones at the cliff top pointing to the descent ledges.

Scottish Rock - North (2009), Northern Highlands North (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Making WavesE1 5b 4
2First and TenVD ***37
3MosaicS **29
4Fancy FreeS *11
5Labrador ChimneyD **9
6Groovey MoverS ***27
7The SlideD ***29
8The Evil Of SpudsVD *7
9Rodney's RambleS **3
10Touchdown MontanaS **19
11Up the JunctionVD 2
12Second and GoalS **3
13Ace of DiamondsHS ***22
14The JokerVS 5a **7
15King PrawnHS 4a 1
16Black QueenVS 4c **1
17Marie CelesteHVS 5b **11
18Celtic HorizonsVS 4c **6
19ShipwreckVS 5b *12
20La MouetteHS 4c 14
21Bow DrawHS 4c *24
22HispanolaD 13
23TitanicS *25
24ArmadaS *11
25Sea WitchS 11
26The ToasterE2 5c ***5
27Three StepVD *28
28Giant's StepsS 20
29Pretty in PinkS **45
30Jug AbuseD **40
31TrefoilVD *32
32Ros BhanHVS 5a *31
33LilidhE2 6a **5
34An RosE2 6a * 
35OmissionHVS 5b **5
36Edge TrimmerVS 4c  
37Bee in my BosomE1 5c * 
38SkingraftVS 4c 1
39Oversight?S 2
40Billy the FishS 1
41Pinch an InchVS 4b *4
42FlippertijibbitVS 4c  
43ClansmanE2 5c ** 
44ClaymoreE2 5c **2
45SundewVS 4b **14
46NightshadeVS 4c ***22
47The ReturnHS 3
48TrilobiteHS 3
49Millstone CornerVS 4b **9
50Going HypoE1 5b * 
51Maid in a BoxE1 5b *1
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