Climbs 22
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces all

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Kai Seth Robertson enjoying the glorious pink granite of Eilean Ghearrain. Aged 6. © Karl Bromelow

Crag features

From Rock and Run Guide: Eilean a Ghearrain is a rocky island 300m west of the shore at Fidden Campsite on The Ross of Mull. The rock is excellent and the setting idilic. The routes on the south face are longer than they look while the shorter routes on the west face provided some technical climbing. Some of the routes have been climbed before but not recorded.

Approach notes

Park near Fidden Farm without causing an obstruction. Walk out across the sands to the second rocky island. The South Face is round to the left and the other routes are
accessed by climbing up and over the right side of the island. The access and the south face routes may be effected by high tides but it is possible to wade the shallow sandy bay much of the time if you get cut off.

The Rock and Run topo no longer seems to be available, I used a PDF from the SMC new routes 2010 but this has different names to presumably the first recorded ascents here on UKC. I tried to find Sea Grit Crack but it seems the crack in a boulder I climbed wasn't it - comparing it to this
TobyA - 05/Jun/16
This crag is tidal! The Rock and Run Guide says you can always wade. We were there in early march and got cut off for 3 hours at high tide - we could have stripped off and gone for it but its a long way!
arose - 13/Mar/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  South Face
2 Lookout Point S 10
3 Summer Holiday Climb D 6
4 Fidden Face E1 5a * 17
5 Gratification Crack
VS 4c * 16
6 Seth VS 4c ** 19
7 Fidden Crack VS 4b * 19
8 Lee Vining S 4b * 28
9 Fidden Fun VD 11
Climb name Grade
  West Face
11 Bachelor Boy
M 5b 3
12 Summer Holiday
VD 9
13 West Face
VS 4c * 4
14 Hanging Groove
VS 4c * 3
15 Red Arete
VS 4c 3
  The Chasm
17 Power to all our friends
HVS 5a * 1
18 Devil Woman
E1 5b * 1
Climb name Grade
19 Living Doll
E1 5b 1
20 Bunny San
E2 5c ** 3
  The Boulder
22 Diagonal Hands
VS 5a 2
23 Black Groove
HVS 5a *  
24 Sea Grit Crack
HVS 5a *  
25 Sea Snail Crack V1 5b 1
26 Sunset arĂȘte none 5a * 2

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