Climbs 36
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 390m a.s.l
Faces S

Solo on Sword of Gideon © ruairidh

Crag features

The south face gives some excellent rock climbing, minutes from the Applecross road.

-Good climbing even in bad weather.

Sword of Gideon (VS)

The Cioch of Sgurr a'Chaorachain

(Skoor a koorichan) gives Coich Nose (VD)

a classic moutain diff.

Approach notes

Sword of Gideon is in the guide books as VS 4c, not VS 4b so crag moderator should change it to be accurate as the crux is 4c.
SonyaD - 07/Jun/09
There is a fair bit if loose choss on this otherwise great crag. Take care with the belay after pitch 1 of Bumblytwo(Severe), the trees are dead and thin so well dodgy, and the block belay moves with a little push.
nickinscottishmountains - 23/Jul/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2Rapid Pulse
E1 5b * 
HVS 5a  
4Anonymous Gully
 Upper Tier 
HS 4b ** 
8Gritstone Grooves
HVS 5a * 
9African Waltz
10Forgotten Corner
HVS * 
11NyahootnaE2 5c ** 
12SnothardMVS 4b *5
13Cioch NoseVD ***664
14Cioch Nose Direct StartHS 4b **8
 Lower Tier 
16Cioch Super Direct/CornerHVS 5a **14
17A'Chioch Upper ContinuationVD *65
 A'Choich lower tier 
 North Buttress 
 Summit Buttress 
21Excitable Boy
V 5 * 
22Big Daddy
E3 5c ** 
23Blade RunnerIV *6
24Wander Lust
IV 6  
E3 5c ** 
 South Face No.1 Buttress 
E1 5a 3
29Old WoundsE3 5c ** 
30Gideon's WrathHVS 5b **13
31Lost SupperE1 5b **9
32Sword SwallowerE2 5c **4
33Sword of GideonVS 4c **287
34Sword of Gideon Direct StartE1 5b **6
35The Kings of MidianE1 5b **1
36OrcristE1 5b **3
 No. 2 Buttress 
VS *10
VS 4b *27
40Bumbly One
S *32
 No. 5 Buttress 
42StrikerVS 4c 1
HS **3
44Roadhog's Wall
E3 5c ***3
 Upper Cliff - Continuation Buttress 
46PommelVS 5a, 4b *3
 Hairpin Buttress 

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