The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides cover photo
Author Rab Anderson, Kevin Howett and Colin Moody
Published SMC (2018)

Website www.smc.org.uk/publicatio...

Review

The guide has been written by Rab Anderson, Kevin Howett and Colin Moody, who have been driving forces in the development of the Islands, and their insight and local knowledge is contained within to help you plan your trip and get the most out of it when you are there.

For the first time in recent history, the jewel of Scottish (possibly even British!) sea cliff climbing gets the SMC comprehensive guidebook treatment. Written by the activists themselves, this guide provides the go-to resource for climbing in the Outer Hebrides. Uninhabited islands, committing sea cliff adventures, seaside cragging, mountain cliffs and the mighty Sron Uladail - all in one book.

- 2500 routes from Moderate to E9

- 28 detailed maps and access information

- 177 photo diagrams covering all major cliffs (and then some)

- Tens of new future classic venues

- Hundreds of new routes throughout the Islands

- Comprehensive logistical information to help you plan your trip

- Inspiring action photos in full colour throughout

This guide provides comprehensive cover and photo diagrams to all of the popular areas, as well as publishing for the first time tens of new future classic venues and hundreds of routes, capturing all of the development that has taken place in recent years. Amongst this detail you can also find information on areas still under development, with possibilities for new routes of your own!

Note-worthy is the fact that this guide provides options for the hard-core climber on a dedicated trip, as well as those wanting the option of a day or two out cragging whilst on a family holiday.


Crags covered by this Guide
Hebrides crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aird Mhor Bhragair20GneissW
Beannan A' Deas North West Face1UNKNOWN?
Beannan a' Deas South Crag10UNKNOWNS
Beannan a' Deas Summit Buttress5UNKNOWNW
Berneray23GneissSW
Borve Barra6GneissS
Creag Liam22GneissW
Crulabhig Crag (Crulivig)10GneissW
Geodha Mor18GneissW
Mingulay490Gneissall
Northwest Barra4GneissSW
Pabbay357Gneissall
Pool walls29GneissW
Shawbost36Gneiss?
Shiant Isles3Basalt?
Southwest Barra44Gneissall
Sron Ulladale (Harris)30GneissW
St Kilda50Gabbroall
The Eye Peninsula5UNKNOWNall
Uig Sea Cliffs, Lewis143Gneiss?
Vatersay30Gneissall