Highland Scrambles North

Author Iain Thow
Published SMC (2022)
ISBN 978-1-907233-44-9


This newly delineated guide describes some of the best scrambles and easy rock climbs in the North-West Highlands of Scotland, the Outer Hebrides and Rum. With 200 routes stretching from Sutherland in the north to Glenfinnan in the south, and from Uist in the west to Caithness in the east, its scope and range offer scrambling options across all levels and rock types.

From the elegant bands of Lewisian gneiss that comprise much of the Outer Hebrides and the northern hinterland of Ben Stack and Foinaven to Torridon’s terraced sandstone cliffs and the pinnacled ridges of An Teallach, there are many hidden gems to discover. You’ll also find updates of well-established and much-loved classics, including the Forcan Ridge, Stac Pollaidh and the Rum Cuillin.

UKC review here –

Other editions of this guidebook
Highland Scrambles North SMC (2006)

Crags covered by this Guide
Hebrides crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Gillaval Dubh 6 Gneiss all
Highland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
A' Ghlas-bheinn 2 - all
Creag Mhor Tollaidh 1 Gneiss all
Liathach - Spidean a' Choire Leith 200 Sandstone (hard) all
Meall Aundrary 1 Gneiss W
Sgurr na Sgine 6 - all
Ross & Cromarty crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
A' Mhaighdean 14 Gneiss all
An Groban 6 Gneiss W
Ben Mor Coigach 5 Sandstone (hard) all
Sutherland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ben Hope 28 Psammite all
Ben Loyal 23 Granite all
Ben More Assynt 5 Gneiss all
Foinaven - Ganu Mor 121 Quartzite all

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