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Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 21m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Neist © colinthrelfall

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Excellent sea cliff climbing at the most westerly point in Britain that can be reached without a boat. A good choice if the Cuillin is shrouded in mist, or in its own right - its many sheltered pockets and outcrops can save the day. The highest concentration of quality routes on Skye.

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. More good routes have been added since the publication of the current Skye Sea Cliffs & Outcrops guidebook.

Many sectors require stakes, not all of which will necessarily be present or in good condition.

Approach notes

Financial sector - old belay stakes mentioned in guide book have been removed.  New stakes now in above Shocks and Stares, Terminal Bonus and Venture Capital.

No stakes in place at Financial Sector (Summer 2017) other than above descent gully. There may be a few above the Wall Street section etc but not confirmed here. Natural belays around this area are not abundant so take some stakes if you'd like to climb there, but don't forget to take them home with you.
Nathan Adam - 08/Nov/17
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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