Rock Climbing in Scotland

Author Howett, Kevin
Published Constable (1990)
ISBN 0-09-468760-9

Review

An excellent selected guide to Rock Climbing in Scotland, due now for a re-print - this edition might be hard to come across.

Covers all of the popular areas in Scotland.

Details transport, accomodation, restrictions, history, geology and each crag has a midge rating!

Clear diagrams and good route descriptions make this the

perfect book for those discovering Scotish Rock for the first time, or not wanting to spend a fortune on many definitive guides.


Crags covered by this Guide
Aberdeenshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Ben Macdui - Creagan a' Choire Etchachan90Graniteall
Fulmar Wall29GraniteSE
Graymare Slabs30GraniteE
Lochnagar171Graniteall
Pass of Ballater120GraniteS
Angus crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Red Craig (Glen Clova)200DioritesW
Argyll and Bute crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Creag a' Bhancair32RhyoliteW
Glen Croe65Mica schistS
The Brack27Mica schistE
The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)146Mica schistall
Arran crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
A'Chir10Graniteall
Beinn Nuis9Graniteall
Rosa Slabs24GraniteW
Hebrides crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Sron Ulladale (Harris)30GneissW
Uig Sea Cliffs, Lewis143Gneiss?
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aonach Eagach - Sgorr nam Fiannaidh26Rhyoliteall
Ben Nevis400Andesiteall
Bidean nam Bian81Rhyoliteall
Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan84Andesiteall
Binnein Shuas31Micrograniteall
Buachaille Etive Mor299Rhyoliteall
Carnmore Crag100GneissS
Creag Dubh (Newtonmore)206SchistS
Diabaig92GneissW
Sgurr a' Chaorachain39Sandstone (hard)all
Isle of Skye crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bla Bheinn33Gabbroall
Neist523DoleriteSW
Sron na Ciche147GabbroNW
Moray crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Hell's Lum99GraniteSE
Shelterstone Crag81GraniteNE
Orkney Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
(Old Man of) Hoy10Sandstone (hard)?
Perthshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Dunkeld, Cave Crag121SchistSW
Polney Crag (Craig a Barns)117SchistSW
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Old Man of Stoer7Sandstone (hard)?
Stac Pollaidh74Sandstone (hard)all
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Am Buachaille5Sandstone (soft)all
Foinaven - Ganu Mor52Quartziteall
West Dumbarton crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Dumbarton Rock399BasaltNW