7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+

Cover: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+, 174 kb
Author Sebastien Rider and Topher Dagg
Published Rider-French Consulting Ltd (2015)
ISBN 978-0-954190-65-1



Scotland's first sport climbing guide is now in its second edition. This selected guide focuses on routes up to a grade of 7a+, which covers the majority of Scotland's 1500 sport routes, whilst including the essential information for harder climbs. The new style second edition features several recently developed crags across the country, including in the popular Central Belt, Aberdeenshire, and the northern Highlands.

This full-colour guide graphically showcases Scotland's sport climbs and its landscapes. 1150 climbs are described in full with 146 photographic colour-coded topos, 66 detailed crag maps, 48 action photographs, and informative icons. Crag location QR barcodes allow smartphone users to simply scan the page for instant mapping and satnav directions. The page layouts and new pocket size format is convenient both at the crag and on the move.

The aim of 7a Max was to not only document the country's sport routes, but also highlight Scotland's spectacular countryside. A fun guide for both established climbers and those entering the sport.

Crags covered by this Guide
Aberdeenshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Cambus O'May Quarries50GraniteSE
Harbour Wall, Newtonhill36UNKNOWNS
North Glash27Granite?
Orchestra Cave27SchistE
Portlethen (Craigmaroinn)313Mica schistSE
Red Wall Quarry23GraniteNE
The Keel11SchistNE
Angus crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Arbroath154Sandstone (hard)S
Balmashanner Quarry34Sandstone (hard)N
Elephant Rock30UNKNOWNE
Kirrie Hill78Sandstone (soft)S
Legaston Quarry74Sandstone (hard)E
Rob's Reed56Sandstone (soft)S
The Red Head3BasaltNE
Argyll and Bute crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Black Rock36BasaltSE
East Dumbarton crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
East Lothian crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Balgone Heughs17Crumbly rubbishNW
Dunbar Crag8Sandstone (soft)N
North Berwick Law72TrachyteS
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Creag Bheag (The Mound)29ConglomerateSW
Creag nan Cadhag33GneissNW
Creag nan Ord4Sandstone (hard)N
Goat Crag75GneissS
Grass Crag13ArtificialS
Ranochan Wall22GneissSW
Invernesshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Brin Rock137GneissS
Creag Nan Clag (The Camel)13ConglomerateNE
Lanarkshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Blantyre Towers16Sandstone (hard)all
Midlothian crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Craigpark Quarry11UNKNOWNSE
Ratho Quarry73Doleriteall
Perthshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Benny Beg31DoleriteS
Dunira10Mica schistS
Dunkeld, Cave Crag119SchistSW
Glen Lednock, Creag na h-Iolaire41GraniteSW
Glen Ogle Sport Crags129Schist?
Ley Quarry33Sandstone (hard)S
Lower Glen Lednock16SchistSE
Strathyre Crag20SchistE
Weem Crags86SchistS
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Creag na Oisean7GneissW
Creag nan Luch25GneissNE
Glutton Crag24Sandstone (hard)NW
Melvaig Beach9Sandstone (hard)W
Moy Rock (Dingwall)62ConglomerateS
Stirlingshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Crystal Crag8Mica schistW
Stronachlachlar36Mica schistS
Wild Swans Buttress6UNKNOWNW
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Creag an Amalaidh (Princess Cairn)17ConglomerateSE
Silver Rock13ConglomerateS
West Dumbarton crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Dumbarton Rock396BasaltNW