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
2NyahootnaE2 5c ** 
3SnothardMVS 4b *5
4Cioch NoseVD ***648
5Cioch Nose Direct StartHS 4b **8
6Cioch Super Direct/CornerHVS 5a **14
7A'Chioch Upper ContinuationVD *62
 A'Choich lower tier 
 North Buttress 
 Summit Buttress 
11Blade RunnerIV *6
 South Face No.1 Buttress 
E1 5a 3
14Old WoundsE3 5c ** 
15Gideon's WrathHVS 5b **13
16Lost SupperE1 5b **9
17Sword SwallowerE2 5c **4
18Sword of GideonVS 4c **287
19Sword of Gideon Direct StartE1 5b **6
20The Kings of MidianE1 5b **1
21OrcristE1 5b **3
 No. 2 Buttress 
VS *10
VS 4b *27
25Bumbly One
S *32
 No. 5 Buttress 
27StrikerVS 4c 1
HS **3
29Roadhog's Wall
E3 5c ***3
 Upper Cliff - Continuation Buttress 
31PommelVS 5a, 4b *3
 Hairpin Buttress 
33Rapid Pulse *
E1 5b * 
34Impulse *
HVS 5a  
35Anonymous Gully *
36Sideburn *
37Parting *
HS 4b ** 
38Gritstone Grooves *
HVS 5a * 
39African Waltz *
40Forgotten Corner *
HVS * 
41Excitable Boy *
V 5 * 
42Big Daddy *
E3 5c ** 
43Airwaves *
E3 5c ** 
44Wander Lust *
IV 6  
45Synergy *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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