The big traverse on Arch Deacon
© Lawrie Brand, May 2009

Ultimate Scottish Rock ticklist

contributed by Andy Moles Mar/11

A plump and tender selection of the very best routes on the mountains, sea-cliffs and outcrops of Scotland.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Curved Ridge (Summer)M ***1378240mBuachaille Etive Mor
Afterthought AreteM ***560150mStag Rocks
Castle RidgeM ***412?Ben Nevis
The Dubh RidgeM ***360920mThe Dubh Slabs
A' Chir Ridge TraverseM ***322?A'Chir
Tower RidgeD ***1863600mBen Nevis
The Great Ridge (Summer)D **160400mGarbh Bheinn
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer)D ***490?Bla Bheinn
Pinnacle Ridge (Summer)D ***656?Sgurr nan Gillean
East Buttress (Summer)D ***180210mBeinn Eighe
North East ButtressVD ***344500mBen Nevis
Observatory Ridge (Summer)VD ***407500mBen Nevis
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***595?• 13Cir Mhor
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)VD ***994?Cuillin Ridge...
East Ridge (Summer)M ***118160m• 2Sgurr Dearg...
Quiver RibD ***319?Aonach Dubh
Sou'wester SlabsVD ***560110m• 5Cir Mhor
Agag's Groove (Summer)VD ***1637105m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
SquarefaceVD ***357?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Cioch NoseVD ***787200m• 7Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Arrow RouteVD ***82661m• 2Sron na Ciche
Wallwork's RouteVD ***179?Sron na Ciche
Naismith's RouteVD **25435mAm Basteir
Recess Route (Summer)S ***567110m• 8The Cobbler
Punster's Crack (Summer)S ***641?The Cobbler
January Jigsaw (Summer)S ***72675m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
Archer RidgeS 4a ***370?• 3Aonach Dubh
Savage Slit (Summer)S ***75180m• 4Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Cumming-Crofton Route (Summer)S ***167?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Eagle Ridge (Summer)S ***766250mLochnagar
EcstasyS **1295m• 4Carnan Ban
Cioch WestS 4a ***563215m• 7Sron na Ciche
Nirvana WallHS 4b ***141?Aonach Dubh
ButterknifeHS 4b ***161?Garbh Bheinn
Grey Slab (Summer)HS 4b ***96115m• 4Ben Macdui - Stob...
The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***272100mBen Macdui -...
BlankVS 4b ***92130m• 3Rosa Slabs
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***28240mThe Cobbler
Spartan SlabVS 4c ***848?Beinn Trilleachan...
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***184450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
HiccupVS 4c ***123?Buachaille Etive Mor
May Crack (Summer)VS 5a ***7935mBuachaille Etive Mor
Spider Right-HandVS 4c ***12945mAonach Dubh
Fallout Corner (Summer)VS 4b **232?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***313185m• 4Hell's Lum
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***121105m• 3Ben Macdui -...
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***167?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***115240m• 11Carnmore Crag
IntegrityVS 4c ***66376m• 2Sron na Ciche
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***68?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***46?Thearlaich-Dubh...
BlankistHVS 4c **64?Rosa Slabs
HammerHVS 5b ***372?Beinn Trilleachan...
Bludgers RevelationHVS 5a ***244137m• 6Buachaille Etive Mor
The BullroarHVS 5a ***78?Ben Nevis
CenturionHVS 5a ***436?Ben Nevis
A Likely StoryHVS ***6375m• 3Eagles Rock
The Magic CrackHVS 5a ***415?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Slochd Wall (Summer)HVS 5a ***20?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
CyclopsHVS 5a ***91?• 11Broad Cairn - Creag...
GoliathHVS 5a **84?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Direct Nose Route (Summer)HVS 5a **88226m• 9Sgurr an Fhidhleir
GobHVS 4c ***129105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***20366m• 3Sron na Ciche
The SnakeHVS 4c ***36?Sron na Ciche
West Flank RouteE1 5b ***109?Cir Mhor
The PauseE1 5b ***289?Beinn Trilleachan...
PontoonE1 5b ***41100m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
Unicorn (Summer)E1 5a ***155?Bidean nam Bian -...
Yo YoE1 5b ***139?• 3Aonach Dubh
The Big TopE1 5a ***140?Aonach Dubh
TrapezeE1 5b **125?Aonach Dubh
Minus One DirectE1 5b ***130?Ben Nevis
The NeedleE1 5b ***446260mShelterstone Crag
King RatE1 5c ***111?Broad Cairn - Creag...
VertigoE1 5b **2770mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
Groovin' HighE1 ***9990m• 3Beinn Eighe
Jack the RipperE1 5b ***26880m• 3Stac Pollaidh
DragonE1 5b ***89105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Rites of PassageE1 5b ***1?Creag Druim Eadar...
Trophy CrackE1 5b ***111?Sron na Ciche
King CobraE1 5b ***35210m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
The Long ReachE2 5b ***164?Beinn Trilleachan...
AgonyE2 5c ***30155m• 5Beinn Trilleachan...
ShibbolethE2 5c ***181167m• 7Buachaille Etive Mor
Lady JaneE2 5b ***11525mAonach Dubh
TorroE2 5c ***143?Ben Nevis
The BatE2 5b ***117?Ben Nevis
King KongE2 5c ***71?Ben Nevis
The PincerE2 5b ***45?Garbh Bheinn
The PinE2 5b ***9070m• 2Shelterstone Crag
SteepleE2 5c ***241250mShelterstone Crag
Alice SpringsE2 5c ***27?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Angel FaceE2 5c ***87?Beinn Eighe
The Pale DiedreE2 ***51105m• 3Beinn Eighe
Shoot the Breeze (Summer)E2 ***690m• 30Beinn Eighe
SkydiverE3 6a ***20?Cir Mhor
The Pinch DirectE3 5c ***40?Beinn Trilleachan...
CrocodileE3 5c ***97?Aonach Dubh
KingpinE3 6a ***16?Bidean nam Bian
Temple of DoomE3 6a ***8?Bidean nam Bian
Titan's WallE3 5c ***67?Ben Nevis
The HarpE3 5c **13100mShelterstone Crag
HaystackE3 5c ***105?Shelterstone Crag
Black Spout WallE3 5c ***24?Lochnagar
Dream TicketE3 5c ***2160mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
SumoE3 ***3785m• 3Beinn Eighe
Fian GroovesE3 5c ***4110m• 4Carnmore Crag
SpockE3 5c ***56?Sron na Ciche
DilemmaE3 5c ***11?Sron na Ciche
UhuruE3 6a ***2670m• 2Sron na Ciche
EnigmaE3 5c ***4?Sron na Ciche
The Big LickE4 5c ***8180m• 6Tamnasbhal
HardlandE4 6a ***5?Cir Mhor
OsirisE4 6a ***936mThe Cobbler
The New TestamentE4 6a ***18135m• 5Buachaille Etive Mor
Freak OutE4 6a ***101?Aonach Dubh
The ClearancesE4 6a ***31?Aonach Dubh
The Banana GrooveE4 6a ***18?Ben Nevis
The SpireE4 6a **30160mShelterstone Crag
WildernessE4 6a ***1380m• 3Carnmore Crag
Mid Flight CrisisE4 6a ***14?• 2Stac Pollaidh
Expecting to FlyE4 6a ***4940mStac Pollaidh
The Risk BusinessE5 6a ***38120m• 4Creag a' Bhancair
Cupid's BowE5 6b ***1785mShelterstone Crag
The Ascent of ManE5 6b ***2?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Naked ApeE5 6b ***12?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Voyage of the BeagleE5 6a ***17?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Ling DynastyE5 ***14110m• 3Beinn Eighe
The Orange BowE5 6a ***535mCarnmore Crag
Primal DreamE5 6a ***355m• 2Quinag
Stairway to HeavenE5 6a ***25?Bla Bheinn
StoneE5 6a ***11200m• 6Sròn Uladail...
KismetE5 6a ***2140m• 7Sròn Uladail...
Walking on AirE6 6c ***260m• 2Stac Pollaidh
The Sleeping CrackE6 6b ***-?• 2Cir Mhor
KelpieE6 6b ***-45m• 2Garbh Bheinn
Trajan's ColumnE6 6b ***3?Ben Nevis
The Run of the ArrowE6 6b ***690mShelterstone Crag
The True BowE6 6b ***1?Shelterstone Crag
FloddenE6 6b ***4?Broad Cairn - Creag...
CannibalE6 6b ***4?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Origin of SpeciesE6 6b ***2?Broad Cairn - Creag...
New World OrderE6 6b ***-?Beinn Eighe
Wild SideE6 6c ***-90m• 3Carnmore Crag
DalriadaE7 6b ***2740mThe Cobbler
Romantic RealityE7 6b ***1?Creag a' Bhancair
Realm of the SensesE7 6c ***-60mShelterstone Crag
Skye WallE7 6b ***6105m• 3Coir' Uisg Buttress
The Hard DriveE7 6c ***250mCreag Mo
The ScoopE7 6b ***15205m• 8Sròn Uladail...
One Hundred Years of SolitudeE8 6c ***1?Carnmore Crag
FlamingoS ***30?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Tall PallS ***108?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Number 3S 4a ***7725mAird Mhor Bhragair
Fifteen Fathoms of FearS 4a ***850mMingulay
The WeightHS ***150?Fulmar Wall
Shark CrackHS 4b ***86?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Black GoldVS 4c ***215?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black MagicVS 4c ***79?Reiff - Rubha...
Original RouteVS 5a ***73170m• 4Old Man of Stoer
Landward FaceVS 4c ***10050m• 3Am Buachaille
Hairy MaryVS 4b ***234?Suidhe Biorach
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***387?Suidhe Biorach
Flannan SlabVS 4c ***2945mUig Sea Cliffs...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***2145mEshaness Lighthouse
Bridging InterestHVS 5a **18230mNeist
Rapture of the DeepHVS 4c ***525mMid Clyth
The Arch DeaconHVS 5a ***71140m• 4Mingulay
Illegal AlienE1 5b ***10230mPabbay
Grey PantherE1 5b ***41945mKilt Rock, Staffin
Diamond Face RouteE1 5b ***104?Old Man of Stoer
The Sarclet PimpernelE1 5a ***9535mSarclet
East Face Route (Original Route)E1 5b ***667130m• 5(Old Man of) Hoy
The SwanE1 5b ***930mUig Sea Cliffs...
Moac WallE1 5b ***4330mUig Sea Cliffs...
Hoofer's RouteE1 5b ***8225mPabbay
The PriestE1 5b ***141110m• 3Pabbay
Spring SquillE1 5b ***20765m• 2Pabbay
Cuan a BochanE1 5b ***20130m• 3Mingulay
Bats' BelfryE2 5c ***77?Earnsheugh
Bloodlust DirectE2 5b ***18415mSheigra Sea Cliffs
GeriatricsE2 5b ***94?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Children of the SeaE3 5c ***930mAird Mhor Bhragair
NeptuneE3 5c ***7540mDalbeg
The Bernera ProwE2 5b ***2220mGreat Bernera
Prophecy of DrowningE2 5c ***212115m• 4Pabbay
U-EiE2 5b ***111110m• 3Pabbay
SulaE2 5b ***148100m• 3Mingulay
InternationaleE3 5b **8745mKilt Rock, Staffin
Piggy BankE3 5c ***5725mNeist
Crack of DesireE3 5c ***44?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Monkey ManE3 5c ***96?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Non Stop Nitty GrittyE3 5c ***2?Ellens Geo
Limpet CrackE3 5c ***5940mDalbeg
Endolphin RushE3 5c ***12760m• 2Pabbay
Voyage of FaithE3 5c ***122120m• 4Mingulay
Les VoyageursE3 5c ***19110m• 4Mingulay
Call of the SeaE3 5c ***47100m• 2Mingulay
Barra Head GamesE3 5c ***-110m• 3Berneray
Roaring FortiesE3 5c **1480m• 3Rora Head
Red PlanetE4 6a ***11?• 3South Cove
Mother's PrideE4 5c ***7230m• 2Suidhe Biorach
Wyatt EarpE4 6a ***2020mReiff - Roinn a'...
Spaced Out Rockers On The Road To OblivionE4 5c ***3565m• 2Reiff - Rubha...
The ScreamerE4 6a ***65?Reiff - Rubha...
(My Own) Personal MingulayE4 5c ***20?Creag Rodha Mor
Captain OatesE4 6b ***-45m• 3Uig Sea Cliffs...
The Prozac LinkE4 5c ***5795m• 4Uig Sea Cliffs...
Suffering BastardE4 6a ***1925mUig Sea Cliffs...
Wave DancingE4 6a ***225mUig Sea Cliffs...
Mhòr AirE5 6a ***450m• 3Sandray
ElysiumE4 6a ***2135mPabbay
Spit in ParadiseE4 6a ***26110m• 3Pabbay
Sugar Cane CountryE4 6a ***11035mPabbay
Ray of LightE4 5c ***14130m• 3Mingulay
RayburntE4 6a ***6120m• 3Mingulay
Thing of DreamsE4 6a ***822mYesnaby
Hole in the WallE5 6b ***24?The Red Tower Area
Sheer SearE5 6a ***1230mKilt Rock, Staffin
EleutheriaE5 6a ***-40mPort Vasgo
Big JohnE5 ***5435m• 14St Johns Head
Puffing CrackE5 6a ***430mUig Sea Cliffs...
The StormE5 6a ***250mDalbeg
Tweetie Pie SlalomE5 6a ***2540mDalbeg
Defining FormE5 6a ***225mSandray
The Ancient MarinersE4 6a ***4685m• 2Pabbay
In Profundum LacuE5 6a ***3580m• 2Pabbay
The RavenE5 6a ***3930mPabbay
Rory Rum the Story ManE5 6a ***14100m• 4Mingulay
Big KennethE5 6a ***3190m• 3Mingulay
YahoochieE6 6a ***25?Craig Stirling
The AmbassadorsE6 6b ***1?Creag Rodha Mor
Mega TsunamiE6 6a ***330mGreat Bernera
DragonheadE6 6b ***420mYesnaby
The BonxieE6 6b ***1875m• 3Pabbay
GeomancerE6 6b ***855mPabbay
K&S SpecialE6 6a ***1360mMingulay
FlawlessE7 6c ***1?Achmelvich Crags
The GutterD ***1283?Polldubh Crags,...
Assault SlabVD ***259?Loch Tollaidh Crags
Secretaries' Direct RouteS ***36680m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
Mullenium DirectS 4a ***45200m• 4Indian Slab Crag
Central CrackHS ***48345mRed Craig (Glen...
Leac GlasHS 4b ***58?Meall Meadhoin
Kubla KhanHS 4b **225?Binnein Shuas
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***1566185m• 6Binnein Shuas
Open SecretHS 4b ***31835mStone Valley Crags
DamnationVS 4c **58030mPolldubh Crags,...
ResurrectionVS 4c ***80235mPolldubh Crags,...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***34360m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
The GrooveVS 5a ***93330mPolney Crag (Craig...
Proud CornerVS 4c ***642?Red Craig (Glen...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **365125m• 4Sgurr a' Chaorachain
The RoostVS 4c **2260m• 2Creag Shomhairle
StormHVS 5a ***71485m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
InbredHVS 5a ***532?Creag Dubh...
King Bee Direct StartHVS 5a ***209?Creag Dubh...
SalamanderHVS 5a ***156?Creag Ghlas
Route TwoHVS 5a ***61370m• 2Diabaig
Bald EagleHVS 5a ***24735mStone Valley Crags
The Black StreakE1 5c ***38670m• 2Diabaig
Wailing WallE1 ***3275m• 3Carn Goraig
Acrimonious AcrobatE1 5a ***16320mArdmair Crags
Land of the Dancing DeadE1 5b ***1090m• 3Creag Shomhairle
LongbowE1 5b **115?Dumbarton Rock
Plague of BlazesE2 5b ***16830mSteall Gorge Crags,...
WarfarinE2 5c ***190?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The HillE2 5b ***19255m• 2Creag Dubh...
Jump So High DirectE2 5c ***47?Creag Dubh...
Anger and LustE2 5c ***23220mPass of Ballater
Torridown ManE2 5b ***1425mCreag Nam Leumnach
The PillarE2 5b ***48035mDiabaig
BrimstoneE2 5c ***5875m• 2Diabaig
Northumberland WallE2 5c ***23470m• 2Diabaig
Buena VistaE2 5b ***113?Loch Tollaidh Crags
The BugE2 5b ***12345mTollie Crag
Decadent DaysE2 5c ***24?• 2Tollie Crag
Town Without PityE2 5c ***8325mArdmair Crags
Bardo ThodolE2 5b ***790m• 3Creag Shomhairle
Ring of Fire Right-HandE3 6a **1130mPolldubh Crags,...
Quality StreetE4 6a ***2670m• 2Car Park Crag, Glen...
CrackattackE3 6a ***12130mSteall Meadows...
EdgehogE3 5c ***178?Steall Meadows...
Diamond CutterE3 6a ***3035mGlen Lednock, Creag...
Over the HillE3 5c ***91?Creag Dubh...
Victory CrackE3 6a **24?Creag Ghlas
Roadhog's WallE3 5c ***3?Sgurr a' Chaorachain
The TorridonianE3 6a ***73?Seana Mheallan
ArialE3 5c ***3045mLoch Maree Crag
The SwirlE4 6a ***2235mCreag an Fhithich
Whispering CrackE3 5c ***2355mRubha Hunish
Experimental LearningE3 6a ***945mStaffin Slips
Aquarian RebelsE4 6a ***10?Steall Gorge Crags,...
Rat RaceE4 6a ***161?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
AcapulcoE4 6a ***34?Creag Dubh...
Roslin RivieraE4 6a ***835mJuanjorge
Wall of FlameE4 6a ***3170m• 2Diabaig
Chemin de FerE5 6a ***37?Dumbarton Rock
Crystal VisionE5 6a ***325mCreag nam Fitheach,...
The Handren EffectE6 6b ***425mBuzzard Crag, Glen...
Just a Little TeaseE5 6b ***2625mWhale Rock, Glen...
CosmopolitanE5 6b ***940m• 2Steall Gorge Crags,...
CruisabilityE5 6b ***1?Steall Meadows...
Lady CharlotteE5 6a ***70?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Saving Up for a Rainy DayE5 6a ***1218mWeem Crags
Spirit AirE5 6a ***2750mLoch Maree Crag
Burning DesireE5 6b ***25?Ardmair Crags
Grime of the CenturyE5 6b ***325mMealaisbhal
Dead CalmE6 6b ***650m• 2Lochan Dubh Crag
Major DomoE6 6b ***1850m• 2Lochan Dubh Crag
JuggernautE7 6b ***130mBuzzard Crag, Glen...
Siege EngineE7 6c ***-60m• 2Binnein Shuas
RequiemE8 6c ***5?Dumbarton Rock
Famme FataleE8 6c ***225mWhale Rock, Glen...
Little Teaser6b+ ***50520mMoy Rock (Dingwall)
Stone of Destiny6c+ ***25430mCreag nan Clag
Hydrotherapy6c+ ***9025mGoat Crag
The one and only7a ***10115mBrin Rock
Paralysis by Analysis7a+ ***12125mCreag nan Clag
Mac Talla7b ***7420mGoat Crag
The Screaming Weem7b ***11722mWeem Crags
Uncertain Emotions7b ***13825mCreag a' Bhancair
Pink wall7b ***3416mBrin Rock
Hamish Teddy's Excellent Adventure7b+ ***420?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Marlina7c ***194?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Golgothic7c ***435mLoch Maree Crag
Fated Path7c+ ***19?Creag a' Bhancair
The Prow Direct7c+ ***1020mGoat Crag
The Silk Purse7c+ ***115?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Blobstrop8a ***320mOrchestra Cave
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