Climbs 119
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 911m a.s.l
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Sun rising behind Foinaven, with the Assynt hills to the right. © fhuaran

Crag features

Foinaven falls twelve feet short of the required 3,000ft for Munro status - and all the better for it!

Foinaven is a range in itself, offering an abundance of wild and characterful terrain to explore. That said, the track down Strath Dionard has somewhat tamed that wild feeling though does offer an easy approach, particularly with bikes. But the mountain's location at the extremity of the northern mainland will hopefully ensure its quiet demanour remains intact. The scale and complexity of some of the cliffs only becomes apparent once you are stood beneath them. There is a lifetimes worth of exploring to do here - assuming you are not easily spooked by loose or unstable rock!

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Foinaven - Ganu Mor summit
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summit 42
  CNOC A' MHADAIDH
3 East Slabs
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VS 4c 1
4 Star Turn
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HVS 5b  
5 Pilastre
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HVS 5a ** 2
6 Familiar
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HVS 5b  
7 Quergang
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HVS 5b aid  
8 The Great Roof
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HVS 5b a3  
9 West Slabs
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HVS 5a a3  
10 Wrath
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E1 5b  
11 Smackheads on the Beach HVS 5a 2
12 Dan and Sam Do Brokeback Mountain HVS 5a ** 2
  CNOC DUAIL
14 Cnoc Duail North Face 3 ** 5
  COIRE DUAIL
  Lower Coire Duail
17 Lower Coire Duail Slabs
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3 *  
18 Ganu Mor Slabs 3 *** 2
19 Windfall
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IV 5  
20 Icefall
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IV 4  
  Creag Dubh
22 North-East Buttress
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III 3  
23 Gully of the Dogs
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III *  
24 A Second Chance
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IV 5  
25 Essential Travel Only
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IV 5 *  
26 Seers Corner
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VS  
27 Seers Corner (Winter)
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V 5 **  
28 Overseer
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V 5 **  
29 Columbian Couloir
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V 5 *  
30 The Third Way
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IV 4 *  
31 The Shining Light
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V 6 *  
32 Red Grooves
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VD  
33 Coire Duail Grooves
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S  
34 Gualin Wall
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S  
35 Sava
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S  
36 Promised Land
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VS 4b **  
37 Second Sight
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IV 4  
38 Achmed's Gully
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IV 4  
  A'CHEIR GHORM
40 South Ridge
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VD  
41 North Ridge
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D 2
42 Cave Ridge
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M 1
43 Twin Caves Ridge
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M  
  COIRE NA LICE
  Lord Reay's Seat
46 North Face
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IV 5  
47 Lord Reay's Seat - Original Route
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D  
Climb name Grade
48 Fishmonger
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S  
49 Fishmonger (Winter)
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VI 6 ** 2
50 Leftfield
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E2 5b * 2
51 The Long March VIII 8 ** 2
52 Pobble VS 4c *  
53 Pobble Direct Finish
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E1 5b  
54 Pobble (Winter) VII 7 ** 1
55 Breakaway
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E1 5a * 2
  Creagh Coire Na Lice
57 Rhino Buttress
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D  
58 Creagh Coire na Lice - Original Route
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VS 4c  
59 Toejam
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E1 5a  
60 North Wall Groove
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HVS 5a * 1
61 Cantilever Climb
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D  
  Lower Coire Na Lice
63 Moss Ghyll
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IV 5 **  
  CREAG URBHARD
  South Ridge
66 First Waterfall
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III  
67 Fiscal Gruel S 1
68 Fiscal's Rib
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VD  
69 Pantagruel
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S  
70 Whitewash
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HVS 5b ** 2
71 Gargantua HS 4b ** 6
72 Iolaire
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HVS 5b ** 2
73 The Terrace
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III  
74 Mad Mink
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HVS 5a *  
75 The Fly
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V 4 **  
76 Chicken Run
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HS  
77 Upper Slabs
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3 ** 1
  South Ridge - Right Section
79 Flyover
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IV 4  
80 Thawr
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III  
81 Crawlie Mouzie
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S *  
82 Tortoise
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HS *  
83 Foxtrot
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HVS 5a  
84 KWH
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S  
85 Zigzag
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VD  
86 Masha HVS 5a *  
87 Masha - Right-Hand FInish
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VS *  
88 The Veterans
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HS 4b  
89 Fingal
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S 4a ** 3
90 Promiscuous Wall
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VS 4b **  
91 The Second Icefall (Waterfall)
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V 5 ***  
  Central Buttress
93 Boreas
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S * 1
94 The Third Icefall (Waterfall)
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VI 6 ***  
Climb name Grade
95 Central Buttress Original Route
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M  
96 Central Buttress Right-Hand Route
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S  
97 Three Tier Route
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S  
98 The Fourth Waterfall
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IV 4 *  
99 Central Buttress North Ridge
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VD  
  Far North Wall
101 The Green Knight
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IV 4  
102 Gawain's Chimney
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IV 4  
  DIONARD BUTTRESSES
  First Dionard Buttress
105 Incisor
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III  
106 Toothache
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D  
107 Cengalo
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VS 4b ** 8
108 Millennium
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E2 5c *** 10
109 Regeneration
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E6 6b **  
110 Dialectic
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E2 5b aid **  
111 Dialectic Variation Start
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E2 5b  
112 Opportunist
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HVS 4b  
113 Plume
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IV 4  
  Second Dionard Buttress
115 Hirsuit
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E1  
116 Hugsy-Bugsy
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VD  
117 Steelie
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HVS 4c  
118 Look North
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E2 5c *  
119 Marble Corner
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HVS 5a *** 3
120 Mr Sheen
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HVS 5a **  
121 Second Dionard Buttress
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1  
122 Banana Groove
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VS  
  Fourth Dionard Buttress
124 Triskaidekaphobia
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VS 4c **  
125 Gritstoner's Revenge / Badile
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VS  
  Fifth DIonard Buttress
127 Gemelli
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VS  
128 Mayday
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VD  
129 Smick
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VS  
  Sixth Dionard Buttress - Creag Alistair
131 Left Edge Route
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VD  
132 Left Edge Route (Winter)
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IV 4 *  
133 Succuba
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E1 5b *  
134 Alistair Roses
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HVS 5b *  
135 The Great Crack
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none 5b  
136 Guinevere Gully
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II  
  Dionard Crags
138 Beeline
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HVS 5a  
139 Wish You Were Here
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HS  
140 Have A Cigar
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VS 4c  
141 Sock Jock
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VS 4b  
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