Climbs 30
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

Alpenglow on Sron Ulladale © dr evil

Crag features

Also known as "Strone", this large, overhanging crag in the Outer Hebrides is one of Britain's most impressive chunks of rock. Most famous for The Scoop (E6), there are numerous high quality routes in the E4/E5 range. The crag still has a mythical status despite more climbers travelling to Harris to climb 'Britain's best E6'. Some other fine outings include Stone (E5), Mosskill Grooves (E6/7) and The Chisel (E6/7). 'The Sron' is also surrounded by at least ten more major crags [also see Scaladale] under development & further to this, both 'The Sron' & it's surrounding warriors, harbour unlimited winter gully routes waiting for claimants & conquerors. Davie get yer jacket on, we're going for a walk!

Approach notes

Ferry from Uig in Skye to Talbert on Harris. Drive north out of Talbert along the A659, turn left by the loch and head along this single track road for approx 10 miles until you reach the castle. Just before the castle arch, there is a road heading up to the dam, which is barred by a gate, park just before this. A good path follows the right side of the dam and eventually drops down towards the crag (1.5 hrs carrying a big pack). There are some bivvy caves below the crag among the boulders and a lake.

Golden Eagles sometimes nest there, at which times climbing is strongly discouraged. You can check status by contacting ranger Robin Reid, who is extremely helpful. His contact details are here:

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Eureka
HVS 5a *** 7
2 Midguard
VD ** 2
3 Prelude
HVS 5a **  
4 Aurora HVS ***  
5 Crackhead
E4 6a *  
6 Big Luigi
E4 6a *** 1
7 The Missing Link
E5 6a **  
8 Palace of Swords Reversed
E5 6b *** 1
9 Flakeway to the Stairs
E2 5c * 1
10 Beyond the Ranges
E4 5c **  
Climb name Grade
11 The Second Coming
E5 6b **  
12 The Orphan
E5 6a *  
13 Premonition
E6 6b *** 1
14 White Dwarf
E5 6b ***  
15 Kismet
E5 6b *** 1
16 The Occasional Tabel
E6 6b *  
17 Stone
E5 6a *** 16
18 The Chisel E7 6b *** 4
19 The Chisel - Gloaming Finish E7 6b ***  
20 Knuckle Sandwich
E7 6b ***  
Climb name Grade
21 The Scoop E7 6b *** 12
22 The Scoop (Aid Version) A3 *** 5
23 Pleasant E4 6a ***  
24 The Usual Suspects E9 7a ***  
25 Mosskill Grooves
E6 6b ***  
26 The Beautiful South
E7 6b **  
  North east Face
28 Inversion HVS *** 2
30 Hard Lines V7 **  
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