Climbs 91
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 437m a.s.l
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Fergus launching across the 'flying hand traverse' on Thunderbird © The Big Sender

Crag features

A great sandstone crag on the northwestern aspect of Seana Mheallan.

Approach notes

The uppermost of three tiers, the crag is set in a majestic setting. The approach has improved greatly as a path has now formed - see photo.

The approach via the gully to Glac Dhorc is hideous, the 'path' doesn't help really. Worth avoiding in favour of a route up/down the ridge as mentioned by Katherine. Pick a zig zag line through the outcrops.
DougSt - 10/Apr/15
Great crag once you get there! The approach via the gully as described in Gary Latter's book was awful! Climbing at Western Sector only, we found an alternative descent route through the broken ground at the north-west corner. This was much better, and I'd use that as an approach route in future, either parking in the trees below Liathach or near the bridge on the main road towards Annat.
Katherine Ross - 15/Jun/14
"Dolphin Friendly", "Bleached Whale", "Wriggle" and "Archangel" all under bedrock buttress as opposed to SMW. "Kelvinator" next to "Sandstorm" under main crag
Captain Solo - 10/Jun/13
"Heather said sunshine" and "Skye and Kyle against Trugs" under seana mheallan west as opposed to bedrock buttress.
Captain Solo - 10/Jun/13
The approach has improved greatly as a path has now formed - see photo.
Captain Solo - 07/May/13
An approach similar to that of Mordor, greeted by paridise. (could've just taken the giant eagles to start with)
felixyoung - 20/Oct/11
Have to agree with both comments. A horrible approach made worthwhile by the great climbing. I'll definately be returning.
Sutty22 - 18/Apr/11
Absolutely bloody ridiculously good outcrop climbing. Worth the grim approach.
Fiend - 11/Nov/08
Superb sandstone in a magnificent setting. The approach can best be described as a 40 degree swamp but the effort will be amply rewarded.
The Purple Pimpernel - 17/Oct/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Seana Mheallan summit
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summit 2
  Main Cliff
3 The Dark One E2 5b,5b *  
4 Edge of Enlightenment
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E3 5c *** 4
5 Path of Righteousness
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E2 5c ** 6
6 Elbow Room
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HVS 5b *  
7 Dog-leg Crack
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E1 5a 1
8 Cornered
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S 3
9 A Touch too Much
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E3 5c *** 22
10 Seams Obvious
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E1 5b ** 51
11 Seams the Same
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HVS 5a ** 19
12 Looks Different HVS 5b ** 11
13 Sqeeze 'Em In
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E1 5b 2
14 Wide Deceiver
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E1 5b * 2
15 In The Groove
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HVS 5a * 8
16 Fistfighter
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E4 6a ** 10
17 Rock Around the Block
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E2 5c * 7
18 Shoot the Cuckoo
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HVS 5a * 4
19 Hunter Killer
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E4 6b *** 4
20 Exterminator
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E3 5c ** 11
21 Eliminator
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E3 6a * 2
22 The Deerstalker
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VS 4c ** 33
23 Route With a View
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HVS 5a * 32
24 Mark of a Skyver
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E2 5c ** 27
25 View to a Hill
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E1 5b * 7
26 Crack of Ages
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E2 5b ** 71
27 Sandwich
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E3 5c 1
28 Sandpiper
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E1 5b ** 35
29 Sandstorm
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E3 6a ** 2
30 Thunderbird
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E3 6a ** 9
31 Kelvinator E8 6c **  
32 Present Tense E9 7a  
33 Kolus E8 6c ***  
Climb name Grade
34 The Torridonian E3 6a *** 54
35 Middle of the Road E3 5c ** 10
36 Left in the Lurch E1 5b ** 24
37 Dirty Dancing
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E2 5c 1
38 Skirting The Issue
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VS 4c 4
39 Forgotten Corner VS 4c  
40 Rejection HVS 5a * 4
41 Reject
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VS 5a 4
42 Rowantree Crack HVS 5a ** 30
43 Mackintosh Slab
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E1 5b 2
44 No Brats
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E2 5b  
45 Stag VS 4b 2
46 Hind VD 3
47 Neville the Hedgehog
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VS 5a * 4
  Seanna Mheallan West
  The Prow
50 Cairn Terrier VS 5a * 5
51 Cairnaholics Anonymous
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S 4a * 1
52 Incognito E1 5b ** 20
53 Terra Incognita E2 5c * 3
54 Moaning Minnie
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HS 4b  
55 Tarsam
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HVS 4c  
  Pink Walls
57 Yak
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VS 4b  
58 Fleeced HS 4c * 21
59 Skye and Kyle against Trugs
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HVS 5a * 18
60 Fish and Chips
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E1 5b ** 61
61 Something Fine E1 5b **  
62 Unmasked
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HS 4b ** 63
63 Flaky
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VD 5
64 Outswinger E2 5c * 8
65 Nasal Abuse
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E1 5b ** 38
66 The Age of Confusion
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E3 5c *** 16
Climb name Grade
67 Mechanical Sheep
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E2 6a *** 27
68 Clockwork Rat
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E2 5b * 9
69 Skate HVS 5b * 52
70 Hadrian's Wall
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E1 5b ** 45
71 Heather Said Sunshine
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HVS 5a * 14
72 Polythene Bag
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S 4b 3
73 Better than a Slap in the Face
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S  
74 Clingfilm
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VD * 26
75 Lung Rib
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VD  
76 Mr Bean
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VS 5a * 1
77 Sleeping Sickness
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HVS 5a  
78 Right Edge
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E1 5a  
79 The Black Streaked
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VD *  
  Quartz Slab
81 Mind the Trench
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S  
82 Trench at Top VD * 8
83 Lapland S 4a * 15
84 Quartz Warts
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S 4a * 17
85 Off With Her Head
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VS 4b * 48
86 The Black Queen
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S 4a 11
  Bedrock Buttress
88 Bedrock
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S 4a 5
89 Wriggle
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VS 4c 9
90 Archangel
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VS 5a * 32
91 Porpoise Scandal
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E1 5c 3
92 Bleached Whale
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E2 5c ** 30
93 Sky Blue and Black E3 6a * 1
94 Dolphin Friendly
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E1 5b ** 27
95 The Knob
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HVS 5b * 13
  Flintstone Buttress
97 Wilma
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HVS 5a  
98 Pebble
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HS 4b *  

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