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Northern Highlands Vol. 2

Author Everett, Roger
Published SMC (1993)
ISBN 0-907521-40-1

This Guidebook is now out of print, and unavailable

Website www.smc.org.uk/


Covers the vast expanse of the Far North from Strath Farrar to Shetland, including seas cliffs, mountain crags and outcrops.

Still uses the old Scottish Winter Grading system - that is ceiling of grade VI - so don't be suprised if a few of the winter grades are harder than they are given.

Some of the more obscure routes on remote crags are unlikely to have had second ascents - so be wary.

The guide is also nearly 10 years old - updates can be found at the SMC Web site.

It is delibrately terse in some areas - to promote the spirt of adventure that a mountaineer should have when visiting the Northern Higlands.

Crags covered by this Guide
Caithness crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Latheronwheel124Sandstone (hard)E
Noss Head32SlateE
Occumster Sea Cliffs100Sandstone (hard)E
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Farr Point Sea Arch1Sandstone (hard)?
Raven's Crag, Gairloch29GneissSW
Red Rock2SchistN
Scatwell River slabs10Mica schistS
Smoo Cave2Limestone?
Orkney Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
(Old Man of) Hoy10Sandstone (hard)?
Rora Head33Sandstone (hard)?
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
An Coileachan11Schistall
An Socach (Alladale)18QuartziteN
Ardmair Crags112Sandstone (hard)SW
Aspen Crag20SchistN
Beinn Dearg71Gneissall
Ben Wyvis - Glas Leathad Mor15Schistall
Creag Ghlas29SchistSW
Dam Crag4Mica schistS
Glenmarksie Crag43SchistS
Meig Crag34SchistN
Moy Rock (Dingwall)63ConglomerateS
Old Man of Stoer7Sandstone (hard)?
Reiff - An Stiuir151Sandstone (hard)S
Reiff - Roinn a' Mhill197Sandstone (hard)W
Reiff - Rubha Coigeach154Sandstone (hard)N
Reiff - Stone Pig Cliffs52Sandstone (hard)SW
Rhue Sea Cliffs56Sandstone (hard)NW
Scatwell Upper Slabs16SchistSE
Scoop Crag, Strathconon5SchistS
Seana Bhraigh20Gneissall
Sgurr nan Clach Geala22Schistall
Sheigra Sea Cliffs127GneissW
Stac Pollaidh76Sandstone (hard)all
Shetland Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Skaw Point (The Buss)17GraniteS
The Grind of Navir58IgnimbriteW
Warie Gill15AndesiteW
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Am Buachaille5Sandstone (soft)all
Creag Shomhairle22GneissW