Climbs 319
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude Tidal
Faces SW

Neist © colinthrelfall

Crag features

Atmospheric setting at Neist Point.

Excellent sea cliff climbing. Good choice if the Cuillin is shrouded in mist, or in it's own right - its many sheltered pockets and outcrops can save the day.

Must Do:

Supercharger E2 5c

Please bear with this crag page - new moderator has just taken over and is in the process of sorting the log :)

Approach notes

Lower cliffs are Tidal

Abseil descent for some routes.

Don't annoy the grazing sheep or people in the light house.

Just got Scottish Rock North volume 2 as i am going to Skye next week. My advice - DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU CLIMB AT A HIGHER GRADE its useless for climbs below E1, would be nice if it was addrtised this way ! I know it says 'selected climbs' but it seems a little sparse
Ahogg16 - 28/Apr/14
Apologies for the state of this site. I have just taken over as moderator, and will attempt to sort the problems highlighted by Ian asap. :)
gfoster - 13/Aug/12
Natural Look is Severe no Moderate.
cathsullivan - 06/Jul/11
beware of the massive rock fall at Destitution point.
Ben.W - 27/Sep/10
Gary Latter book comprehensive and WRONG ;) Beware. Awesome climbing on the Financial Sector and Poverty Point.
Fiend - 26/Sep/10
Great climbing in the lower grades at Poverty Point and Destitution Point. Very scenic with immaculate rock. Giro E2 5c at Destitution is amazing. Garry Latter book very comprehensive.
bnewman - 10/Aug/10
I seen the boys at work on the sport line. Man it looks the bizz.
Langreach - 12/May/10
This site is a mess. No buttresses listed and nothing in order. I just corrected 4 spelling mistakes. The Pedantic PP
Ian Jones - 04/May/10
The 'new climb' photo appears to be have been named Gloominous from the SC description, but it was not a FA, so the name may change
morphus - 30/Jul/07 Shows the routes weve added so far
Lancs Lad - 26/Jun/06
Nicola and I have added four short routes to the first bit of rock on the right as you head down the steps. There good for a warm up on the way down to the longer sea wall routes. Take care as some of the rock is loose. Theres no toilets etc at Neist and the lighthouse is a private B and B, so best to not annoy people here. The grassy area before the Lighthouse would make a nice area for kids to play on, also walks on clifftop look worthwhile for views. Its an ok family venue apart from lack of facilities. Ive a photo top of the 4 new routes if any gets out there, comments on the new routes welcome
Lancs Lad - 19/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Upper Cliffs 
2Comrades in Arms
E3 6a  
3Them Boyd CreaturesE4 6a  
 Green Lady Area 
5The Green Lady Original RouteHS **33
6South-East Start
HS 1
7South Edge Direct StartVS 4b **25
8South Crack
S 4b *14
9Old GoatS 4a 6
10Red Neck
E1 5b 1
11Blunt End
E1 5b 3
12Minnie the Minch
VS 5a 9
HVS 5b * 
14Right-Hand Man
VS 4c  
15Thousand Island
VS 4c ** 
16Two-and-Eight Crack
HVS 5a * 
17SnicketboyS 4a 5
HVS 5a * 
19CWAIN variation finish
VS 5a  
20Hollow Horn
E1 5b  
21Green Garter
HVS 5a  
22New Order
E1 5c 1
23The Sleeper
VS 5a **1
24Truck-Driving Man
VS 4b * 
 Seagulls Area 
26Double Exposure
E3 5c ** 
27Potato Picker Fingers
E1 5b  
28No Way Out
E1 5b 1
VS 4c 2
E2 5c * 
E2 5c ** 
E2 5b ** 
E1 5b *1
34Robert the Bruce
S 4b 1
E1 5a * 
36Central Line
HVS * 
37Gentleman's Groove
E1 5b ***7
38Gentleman's Groove Original Start
VS 5a ** 
39Gentleman's Groove Tangent
VS 4c  
40Gruinard Mutant
E1 5b * 
41Goosey GanderHVS 5a *3
42Monkey Hanger
E1 5b **1
43Route With a View
E3 6a *** 
 Shimmering Area 
45Clothes Line Saga
E1 5b * 
46Po' Boy
VD **4
47Hoot Owl
VS 4c  
48Red Rooster
VS 4b  
S 4a  
51Afterwork Adrenaline
E5 6a ** 
E1 5b ** 
53Deep Blue
E2 5c ** 
54It's Not Made of WheatE3 5c 1
55Shining Path
E3 5c ** 
56Mrs Bong
E1 5b **2
HS 4b  
59Two Faced
 Tower Gully Area 
E1 5b **4
HVS 5a ** 
63Bad Dream
E3 5b, 5c ***6
VS * 
66Worm's Eye View
HVS 5a *1
 Financial Sector 
68Strictly From Commercial
E2 5c * 
69WaterfrontE2 5c *3
70Robbo's Truss Fund
71Inland Revenue
HVS 5a  
72Loom of the Land
E1 5b * 
73Red CurrantcyE1 5a  
74EarthboundHVS 5a **34
75Ronnie BiggsE2 5n/c * 
76The MistakeHVD xs  
77Terminal Bonus
HVS 5a **51
78The Banks Of LochcarronVS 4c *26
79Days of GoldE1 5a 1
80Midas TouchVS 4c **68
81Black ScholesHVS 5a *1
82Andy's FlakeVS 4c *2
83Insider Dealing
HVS 5a **97
84Inside OutE1 5b 2
85Shocks and Stares
VS 4b **132
86Redd SalesVS 4c *8
87Homer's DoorVS 4c 1
88Robbin the Register
E1 5b  
89Sub-PrimeS 4b 1
90Liquidity StakeE1 5c * 
91Chics For FreeHVS 5b *2
92Bridging InterestHVS 5a **112
93Security Risk
E1 5b ***90
E1 5b ***40
95All The Small ThingsE5 6b ***4
96All the Small Things (Direct Start)E4 6b *1
97Venture Capital
E1 5b ***113
98A Fistful of Dollarite
E1 5b **28
99Neist Egg
E1 5b *5
100Balance Sheet
HVS 5a  
101Chicken Feed
E1 5b  
E2 5b/c **1
103Fat CatsE2 5c **9
104Gammy's Purse
E2 5c 1
105Gammy's Purse - Direct Start
E3 6a  
106Gammy's Purse - The Lottery Live Start
E1 5b  
107Piggy Bank
E3 5c ***41
108Hurricane HideawayE1 5b ***46
109Gampy's WalletE2 5c 1
110Wall StreetE2 5c ***51
111Pinnacle SouthVS 4b *4
112Pinnacle South - Treading the Boards Finish
E1 5a ** 
E2 5b * 
114Charlie Potatoes
E2 5b * 
115Have a Nice DayE3 6a **3
116Wish You Were HereE2 5b ***35
117Bit-CoinerE3 5c *** 
118Brass Monkeys
E1 * 
119Bingo WingsE3 5c *** 
 Gritstone Reminiscence Bay 
121BraveheartE5 6a *** 
122Daylight RobberyE3 5c *** 
123The Glove
124Seven DaysE4 6a *** 
125Gritstone ReminiscenceHVS 5a * 
HVS 5a  
127The Groat
VS 4b  
128Veggie Rap
VS 4b  
HVS 4c  
HVS 4b/c * 
131Nothing Special
HVS 4c  
E1 5b * 
E2 5b * 
134Fat Controller
E2 5c  
 Mimic Bay 
E1 5b * 
137Wok Warrior
E1 5b * 
HVS 5a  
E2 5b * 
HVS 5a  
142Neist Police
E1 5b  
VS 4c * 
145Mind The Gap
VS 4b  
 Orange Spike Area 
147KlompVS 5a  
148The Mother PlanetE1 5b *2
149CharonHVS 5a *2
150Flake RouteHVS 5a  
151SnorterHVS 5a **4
152SnortE1 5b **1
153KarenVS 4c *2
154AbrakebabraE1 5a  
155Morty VicarE2 5b * 
156Hanging GrooveVS 4c  
157ZugzwangE1 5b  
158CrackedHS 4b *6
159Foul PlayHS  
 Stone Wall Buttress 
 Destitution Point 
163Yellow CrackVS 4c 6
164LeftoversHVS 4c *3
165HaggisVS 4b *31
166NeepsVS 5a *37
167Wee DramVS 5a *20
168TattiesS 4a 39
169Steaming Entrails
VD *28
170PennywhistleS 4c *7
171Long Way HomeS 4b ***13
172Black ChimneyD 4
173Neaster's CrackE1 5b *6
174True ColoursE3 5c ***2
175Man of StrawVS 4c *19
176Come Around to My Way of ThinkingE1 5b **5
HVS 5a **1
178Alien Territory
E2 5c **4
 Poverty Point 
180Italian JobE1 5b **1
181Slot MachineE2 5b/c * 
182Any Spare Change?S 4a **10
183Chugger's ElbowVD 4a 4
184Broken WingD 5
185Fool's Gold
HS 4b 7
186HomerHVS 5a 9
187Giro DayE2 5c ***11
188superlager for Breakfast
VS 4b *11
189Recovery DayE1 5b **13
190At the WhelksHVS 5a *7
191AqualungE2 5b *5
192Fight ClubE3 6a ***5
193American VampireE4 6a *** 
194Michelangelo BuonarottiE1 5b **6
195The Man from AnkleE3 6a ***1
196Golden ShowerE3 5c ***4
197StonewallE4 6a *** 
198The StagE3 6a **1
 Euro Zone 
200Optimum Snore TimeE1 5b *** 
201Billy BaskoHVS 5b *** 
 Portrait Area 
203Portrait GullyS  
204Portrait PillarHVS 4c ** 
205Dog VioletVS 4b *2
206Dog HouseS  
209Dry EscapeVD * 
210Dog RoseHVS 5a * 
 Dog's Head Wall 
212Stop StartVS 4c * 
213Another Yellow FlakeS 4a **2
214Barnacle SolesHS 4b **2
215Rope RetiralVS 4b *2
216Nest CrackVS 4c * 
 The Seafront 
218Sore PhalangesE2 5c *** 
 The Ramps 
220PatriciaHVS 5a *2
221The SlammerVS 4b **2
 Yellow Walls 
 Little California 
 An T-Aigeach 
225Death pirate
E6 6b ***2
E2 5c **23
 Bay One 
228Cool BreezeE4 6a *** 
229Hot BlastE3 5c *** 
 Bay Two 
231Freeze DriedE2 5c ** 
232Cold Comfort CornerE1 5b  
233Golden MileE3 5c ** 
234Frigid AirE1 5b  
 Bay Three 
236Two StepHS 4b *2
237Sunken HowkerE2 5c **2
238AgfaHVS 5b * 
239Trilobite GrooveHVS 5a  
240The Ratagan StranglerVS 4c  
HVS 5a *6
242Side StepVS 4c **10
243LusciousHS 4b *4
244Disturbing the WildlifeHVS 5a *1
245Solar FurnaceVS 4b *6
246Tourist AttractionHVS 5a/b **1
247Cameras ClickingS 2
248Camera ObscuraVS 4c  
249Ice DiamondE1 5b  
250Wind and WutheringHVS 5a **4
251Cold TurkeyHVS 5a ** 
252The Murray Mint
E3 6a *1
253Grooveless Bodily Harm
E4 6a ***1
254The CruiserE1 5b  
255Fisherman's Friend
HVS 5a * 
 Bay Four 
257Fat Man's Folly
HVS 5a * 
258Sealy Dan
HVS 5a *1
259Starfish Enterprise
E4 6b *** 
260Jellyfish Roll
E2 5c **1
261Sea Enemy
E1 5b ** 
 Cumhann Geodha 
263End of The EraVS 4b * 
264Headless ChickingHVS 5a **1
265G & T ShockerHVS 5a * 
266Curry IslandE1 5a *1
267Low Potential
268The Old Warden
HVS 5a *2
269Quite Fatigued
HVS 5b * 
270The Old Hex
HVS 5a * 
271Before The Deluge
HS 4b *4
272Quantum Tunnelling
273Bagpipe Deadline
274Bagpipe Deadline - Left-Hand Finish
275Silent Witness
HVS 5a  
276Clam Dredger
VS 4b  
277Coelenterate Corner
HVS 5a * 
 Gardyloo Wall 
279GloomHVS 5a * 
280Black DeathVS 4c ** 
281Bob's First WhaleS *2
 Conductor Cove 
283Pin-kickVD 3
284Razorbill AreteVS 5b  
2855c WallVS 5c  
286S-A-V CrackHS 4b 4
287Ruby Groove
VS 4c 10
288Desmond The SlapperE1 5b  
289Dulux CornerHS 4b 39
290Gannet Crack
S 4a 44
291Vidal SassoonE3 6a 1
292Natural look
S 4a 29
293Lottery WinnerE1 5c * 
294Flash Dance
VS 4b 8
295The Umpire Strikes BackVS 5a *9
296Lucky Strike
S 4a 26
297Lightning CornerHVS 5a **12
298The Ugly Groove MovementE2  
299A Mouthful of GrassHVS 5a  
 Lighthouse Walls 
301All Quiet in the Western FrontE1 5b **2
302How the West was WonHVS 5a **2
 Foghorn Cove 
304Horny CornerVS 4c *1
305Rising TideVS 4b * 
306HypertensionE1 5c s0 **3
307Dead GiveawayE3 5c s0 **1
308Diaper MentionE1 5b s0 **1
309Fluid DynamicsE5 6b s0 **1
310Toxic ChemistryE3 5c s0 *1
311UpgrooveHVS 5a s1 **3
312Down CrackHS 4b *1
 Facial Sector 
314Kerplunk FaceD 2
315Bum FaceS 4b **6
316Pie FaceM *2
317Hard Faced, SoftenedVD 4b 4
 South of the Steps 
 Sonamara Area 
320Juniper RibS 4a 53
321Call International Sheep RescueHS 4b 16
322Tailgate SubstituteE1 5b *1
323ProgVD 24
324JessavaVS 4c 11
325Awful Wedded WifeE1 5a 7
326Red HerronHVS 5b *2
327BaywatchVS 4c **118
328CurtainsHS 4b 18
329AliasHS 4b 6
D 20
331Trailer Park - Twin cracks finishS 4a *20
332SonamaraVS 4c *143
333PegboyE1 5b 7
334Creature ComfortsHS 4c 8
335Leaf TakerVD 22
336Transitive Nightfall Of Diamonds
VS 4b *48
337Keeping the BOFs HappyVD *31
338Don't leave your dad in the rain
S 4b *43
339SkulldiggeryS 4a 2
 The Narrow Buttress 
 The Fin 
342Heavenly's PleasureE5 6b ***1
343The Furry HorseE1  
344California DreamingE1 5b *** 
345Breakfast in AmericaE3 6a ** 
346Sheep TickE1 5b  
347Conductor's AreteVD 2
348DownVS 4c * 
349Tedi Bear's PicnicVD *1
350Surface MeniscusE2 5b ** 
351UpHVS 5a *2
352Fat Boy TraverseHVS 5c **1
353Lighter Fuel *E1 5b 1
354Birdsong *E3 5c ***1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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