Climbs 100
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 911m a.s.l
Faces all

Sun rising behind Foinaven, with the Assynt hills to the right. © fhuaran

Crag features

This remote and extensive mountain, is 3.354 metres or 11.004 feet short of being a Munro (and therefore fairly well left alone by hillgoers).

In latitude (True north), the summit of Ben Hope (N 58.413113°) is about 116 metres further north than the summit of Foinaven (N 58.412069°). Foinaven's latitude and height are from a differential GPS. Ben Hope's latitude is from at least one handheld GPS.

It has several good cliffs for those seeking solitude in superb surroundings.

Cnoc a'Mhadaidh & Creag Dubh are Gneiss, while the crags further south are quartzite.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cnoc A' Mhadaidh
2 Foinaven summit
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summit 1
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 **  
6 Familiar
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HVS 5b  
7 Wrath
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E1 5b **  
  Coire Duail - Creag Dubh
9 Cnoc Duail North Face 3 ** 3
10 Ganu Mor Slabs 3 *** 2
11 Gully of the Dogs
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III *  
12 Essential Travel Only
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IV 5 *  
13 Seers Corner
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V 5 **  
14 Overseer
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V 5 **  
15 Columbian Couloir
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V 5 *  
16 The Third Way
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IV 4 *  
17 The Shining Light
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V 6 *  
18 Promised Land
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VS 4b **  
  A'Cheir Ghorm
20 South Ridge
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VD  
21 North Ridge
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D 2
22 Cave Ridge
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M 1
  Coire Na Lice
24 Fishmonger
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S **  
25 Fishmonger
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VI 6 ** 1
26 Leftfield
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E2 5b *  
27 Pobble VS 4c *  
28 Pobble (Winter) VII 7 ** 1
29 The Long March VIII 8 *** 2
30 Breakaway
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E1 5a *  
31 North Wall Groove
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HVS 5a *  
32 Moss Ghyll
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IV 5 **  
  Creag Urbhard
34 Whitewash
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HVS 5b **  
35 Gargantua HS 4b ** 3
36 Iolaire
-
HVS 5b **  
37 Mad Mink
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HVS 5a *  
38 The Fly
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V 4 **  
39 Tortoise
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HS *  
40 Masha HVS 5a *  
41 Fingal
-
S 4a ** 2
42 Promiscuous Wall
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VS 4b **  
43 The Second Icefall (Waterfall)
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V 5 ***  
44 Boreas
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S * 1
45 The Third Icefall (Waterfall)
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VI 6 ***  
46 The Fourth Waterfall
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IV 4 *  
  Dionard Buttresses
48 Cengalo
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VS 4b ** 5
49 Millennium
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E2 5c *** 6
50 Regeneration
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E6 6b **  
51 Dialectic
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E2 5b aid **  
52 Look North
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E2 5c *  
53 Marble Corner
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HVS 5a *** 1
54 Mr Sheen
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HVS 5a **  
55 Triskaidekaphobia
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VS 4c **  
56 Left Edge Route
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IV 4 *  
57 Succuba
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E1 5b *  
58 Alistair Roses
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HVS 5b *  

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