Two tiers of dolerite sea-cliffs at the most westerly point in Britain that can be reached without a boat. Neist has a greater volume of quality routes than any other crag on Skye, with well over 500 routes in total.
Supercharger is the original classic of the crag, taking a strong line up the impressive headland of An t-Aigeach, but it is outshone in terms of rock quality by many of the single-pitch lines. While the crags face predominantly west, the many sectors offer a variety of aspects and degrees of shelter, and cater for the full spectrum of convenience to adventure. The majority of routes follow cracks and grooves, but there are also open walls, slabs and aretes. At its best, the rock is excellent rough brown dolerite, but there is also plenty of choss to be found here. More good routes have been added since the publication of the current guidebook.
Routes from Financial Sector and the Euro Zone northwards are best approached by walking over the moorland above the upper cliffs and descending from the top, while those south of the Bad Step can be approached by descending the steps and following sheep tracks between the upper cliffs and sea-cliffs.
For the Headland follow the tourist thoroughfare of the lighthouse path. Routes south of the steps are approached either from the foot of the steps or by walking downhill towards Moonen Bay from the parking area.
While some of the sea cliffs can be accessed by scrambling, the majority require an abseil.