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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.

A modernised Classic, Hard and Extreme rolled into one.

Open to revisions and new additions - not yet filled in at the top end. Suggestions welcome.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Curved Ridge (Summer)M ***970240mBuachaille Etive Mor
Afterthought AreteM ***407150mStag Rocks
Castle RidgeM **303?Ben Nevis
The Dubhs RidgeM ***294920mThe Dubh Slabs
A'Chir RidgeVD *262?A'Chir
Tower RidgeD ***1403600mBen Nevis
The Great Ridge (Summer)D **101400mGarbh Bheinn
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer)D ***373?Bla Bheinn
Pinnacle Ridge (Summer)D ***510?Sgurr nan Gillean
East Buttress (Summer)D ***121210mBeinn Eighe
North East ButtressVD ***254500mBen Nevis
Observatory Ridge (Summer)VD ***288500mBen Nevis
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***464?• 13Cir Mhor
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)VD ***776?Cuillin Ridge...
East Ridge (Summer)M ***89360m• 2Sgurr Dearg
Quiver RibD ***254?Aonach Dubh
Sou'wester SlabsVD **426110m• 5Cir Mhor
Agag's Groove (Summer)VD ***1284105m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
SquarefaceVD ***244?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Cioch NoseVD ***580200m• 7Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Arrow RouteVD ***67461m• 2Sron na Ciche
Wallwork's RouteVD ***142?Sron na Ciche
Naismith's RouteVD ***19435mAm Basteir
Recess Route (Summer)S ***323?The Cobbler (Ben...
Punster's Crack (Summer)S ***466?The Cobbler (Ben...
January Jigsaw (Summer)S ***59775m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
Archer RidgeS ***255?• 3Aonach Dubh
Savage Slit (Summer)S ***55580m• 4Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Cumming-Crofton Route (Summer)S ***119?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Mullenium DirectS 4a ***34200m• 4Indian Slab Crag
Eagle Ridge (Summer)S ***555250mLochnagar
EcstasyS **995m• 4Carnan Ban
Cioch WestS 4a ***449215m• 7Sron na Ciche
Nirvana WallHS 4b ***86?Aonach Dubh
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***902185m• 6Binnein Shuas
Kubla KhanHS 4b **166?Binnein Shuas
ButterknifeHS 4b ***124?Garbh Bheinn
Grey Slab (Summer)HS 4b ***68115m• 4Ben Macdui - Stob...
The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***208100mBen Macdui -...
BlankVS 4b ***76130m• 3Rosa Slabs
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***20440mThe Cobbler (Ben...
Spartan SlabVS 4c **710?Beinn Trilleachan...
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***155450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
HiccupVS 4c ***92?Buachaille Etive Mor
May Crack (Summer)VS 5a ***6135mBuachaille Etive Mor
Spider Right-HandVS 4c ***10345mAonach Dubh
Fallout Corner (Summer)VS 4b **164?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***240185m• 4Hell's Lum
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***90105m• 3Ben Macdui -...
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***131?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***91240m• 11Carnmore Crag
IntegrityVS 4c ***53476m• 2Sron na Ciche
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***53?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***35?Thearlaich-Dubh...
BlankistHVS 4c ***55?Rosa Slabs
HammerHVS 5a ***307?Beinn Trilleachan...
Bludgers RevelationHVS 5a ***212137m• 6Buachaille Etive Mor
The BullroarHVS 5a ***62?Ben Nevis
CenturionHVS 5a ***344?Ben Nevis
A Likely StoryHVS ***5875m• 3Eagle Rocks
The Magic CrackHVS 5a ***322?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Slochd Wall (Summer)HVS 5a ***15?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
CyclopsHVS 5a ***72?• 11Broad Cairn - Creag...
GoliathHVS 5a **62?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Direct Nose Route (Summer)HVS 5a **68226m• 9Sgurr an Fhidhleir
GobHVS 4c ***97105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***13766m• 3Sron na Ciche
The SnakeHVS 4c ***30?Sron na Ciche
West Flank RouteE1 5b ***87?Cir Mhor
The PauseE1 5b ***257?Beinn Trilleachan...
PontoonE1 5b ***33100m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
Unicorn (Summer)E1 5a ***131?Bidean nam Bian -...
Yo YoE1 5b ***117?• 3Aonach Dubh
The Big TopE1 5b ***112?Aonach Dubh
TrapezeE1 5b **92?Aonach Dubh
Minus One DirectE1 5b ***100?Ben Nevis
The NeedleE1 5b ***332260mShelterstone Crag
King RatE1 5c ***88?Broad Cairn - Creag...
VertigoE1 5b **2070mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
Groovin' HighE1 ***7490m• 3Beinn Eighe
Jack the RipperE1 5b ***19780m• 3Stac Pollaidh
DragonE1 5b ***63105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Rites of PassageE1 5b ***1?Creag Druim Eadar...
Trophy CrackE1 5b ***81?Sron na Ciche
King CobraE1 5b ***28210m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
The Long ReachE2 5b ***138?Beinn Trilleachan...
AgonyE2 5c ***24155m• 5Beinn Trilleachan...
ShibbolethE2 5c ***150167m• 7Buachaille Etive Mor
Lady JaneE2 5b ***8525mAonach Dubh
TorroE2 5c ***116?Ben Nevis
The BatE2 5b ***96?Ben Nevis
King KongE2 5c ***50?Ben Nevis
The PincerE2 5b ***27?Garbh Bheinn
SteepleE2 5c ***183250mShelterstone Crag
Alice SpringsE2 5c ***22?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Angel FaceE2 5c ***63?Beinn Eighe
The Pale DiedreE2 ***32105m• 3Beinn Eighe
Shoot the Breeze (Summer)E2 ***290mBeinn Eighe
SkydiverE3 6a ***17?Cir Mhor
The Pinch DirectE3 5c ***35?Beinn Trilleachan...
CrocodileE3 6a ***77?Aonach Dubh
KingpinE3 6a ***14?Bidean nam Bian
Temple of DoomE3 6a ***6?Bidean nam Bian
Titan's WallE3 5c ***51?Ben Nevis
The HarpE3 5c **10100mShelterstone Crag
HaystackE3 5c ***72?Shelterstone Crag
Black Spout WallE3 5c ***14?Lochnagar
Dream TicketE3 5c ***2060mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
SumoE3 ***2885m• 3Beinn Eighe
Fian GroovesE3 5c ***4110m• 4Carnmore Crag
SpockE3 5c ***39?Sron na Ciche
DilemmaE3 5c ***10?Sron na Ciche
UhuruE3 5c ***1970m• 2Sron na Ciche
EnigmaE3 5c ***4?Sron na Ciche
The Big LickE4 5c ***6180m• 6Creag Dubh Dibadale
HardlandE4 6a ***5?Cir Mhor
OsirisE4 6a ***736mThe Cobbler (Ben...
The New TestamentE4 6a ***17135m• 5Buachaille Etive Mor
Freak OutE4 6a ***92?Aonach Dubh
The ClearancesE4 6a ***28?Aonach Dubh
The Banana GrooveE4 6a ***14?Ben Nevis
WildernessE4 6a ***880m• 3Carnmore Crag
Expecting to FlyE4 6a ***3140mStac Pollaidh
The Risk BusinessE5 6a ***31120m• 4Creag a' Bhancair
Cupid's BowE5 6b ***1085mShelterstone Crag
The Ascent of ManE5 6b ***2?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Naked ApeE5 6b ***11?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Voyage of the BeagleE5 6a ***17?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Ling DynastyE5 ***7110m• 3Beinn Eighe
The Orange BowE5 6a ***435mCarnmore Crag
Stairway to HeavenE5 6a ***16?Bla Bheinn
StoneE5 6a ***16185m• 7Sron Ulladale...
KismetE5 6b ***1150m• 7Sron Ulladale...
Walking on AirE6 6c ***260m• 2Stac Pollaidh
The Sleeping CrackE6 6b ***-?• 2Cir Mhor
KelpieE6 6b ***-45m• 2Garbh Bheinn
Trajan's ColumnE6 6b ***1?Ben Nevis
The Run of the ArrowE6 6b ***490mShelterstone Crag
FloddenE6 6b ***3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
CannibalE6 6b ***3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Origin of SpeciesE6 6b ***-?Broad Cairn - Creag...
DalriadaE7 6b ***1940mThe Cobbler (Ben...
FlamingoS ***29?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Tall PallS ***74?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Number 3S 4a ***4720mAird Mhor Bhragair
Fifteen Fathoms of FearS 4a ***460m• 2Mingulay
The WeightHS ***133?Fulmar Wall
Shark CrackHS 4b ***57?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Black GoldVS 4c ***161?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black MagicVS 4c ***63?Reiff - Rubha...
Original RouteVS 5a ***55470m• 4Old Man of Stoer
Landward FaceVS 4c ***6150m• 3Am Buachaille
Hairy MaryVS 4b ***160?Suidhe Biorach
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***274?Suidhe Biorach
Flannan SlabVS 4c ***2040mUig Sea Cliffs,...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***1645mEshaness Lighthouse
Bridging InterestHVS 5a **14030mNeist
Rapture of the DeepHVS 4c ***325mMid Clyth
The Arch DeaconHVS 5a ***69120m• 3Mingulay
Illegal AlienHVS 5a ***76?Pabbay
Grey PantherE1 5b ***31145mKilt Rock, Staffin
Hurricane HideawayE2 5c ***5930mNeist
Diamond Face RouteE1 5b ***61?Old Man of Stoer
The Sarclet PimpernelE1 5a ***5435mSarclet
East Face Route (Original Route)E1 5b ***547130m• 5(Old Man of) Hoy
The SwanE1 5b ***530mEala Sheadha
Moac WallE1 5b ***830mRubh' an Taroin
Hoofer's RouteE1 5b ***57?Pabbay
The PriestE1 5b ***98?Pabbay
Spring SquillE1 5b ***152?Pabbay
Cuan a BochanE1 5b ***12130m• 3Mingulay
Bats' BelfryE2 5c ***64?Earnsheugh
Bloodlust DirectE2 5b ***12415mSheigra Sea Cliffs
GeriatricsE2 5b ***58?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Children of the SeaE2 5b ***730mAird Mhor Bhragair
NeptuneE3 5c ***3440mDalbeg Sea Cliffs -...
The ProwE2 5b ***1220mCreag Liam
Prophecy of DrowningE2 5c ***148?Pabbay
U-EiE2 5b ***7590m• 3Pabbay
SulaE2 5b ***130?• 3Mingulay
InternationaleE2 5b **5945mKilt Rock, Staffin
Piggy BankE3 5c ***4825mNeist
Crack of DesireE3 5c/6a ***33?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Monkey ManE3 5c ***63?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Limpet CrackE3 5c ***2940mDalbeg Sea Cliffs -...
Endolphin RushE3 5c ***91?Pabbay
Voyage of FaithE3 5c ***102125m• 4Mingulay
Les VoyageursE3 5c ***13?Mingulay
Call of the SeaE3 5c ***35100m• 2Mingulay
Barra Head GamesE3 ***-110mBerneray
Roaring FortiesE3 5c **1280m• 3Rora Head
Red PlanetE4 6a ***11?• 3South Cove
Mother's PrideE4 5c ***5130m• 2Suidhe Biorach
Wyatt EarpE4 6a ***1020mReiff - Roinn a'...
Spaced Out Rockers On The Road To OblivionE4 5c ***2665m• 2Reiff - Rubha...
The ScreamerE4 6a ***47?Reiff - Rubha...
(My Own) Personal MingulayE4 5c ***11?Creag Rodha Mor
The Prozac LinkE4 5c ***3195m• 4Uig Sea Cliffs,...
Suffering BastardE4 6a ***1025mUig Sea Cliffs,...
Wave DancingE4 6a ***225mAird Fenish
Mhor AirE5 6a ***250mSandray
ElysiumE4 6a ***1835mPabbay
Spit in ParadiseE4 6a ***18100m• 3Pabbay
Sugar Cane CountryE4 6a ***72?Pabbay
Ray of LightE4 5c ***12?• 3Mingulay
RayburntE4 6a ***6110m• 3Mingulay
Thing of DreamsE4 6a ***822mYesnaby
Hole in the WallE5 6b ***18?The Red Tower Area
EleutheriaE5 6a ***-40mPort Vasgo
Big JohnE5 6a ***4435m• 14St Johns Head
Puffing CrackE4 6a ***235mAird Uig Area
The StormE5 6a ***250mDalbeg Sea Cliffs -...
Tweetie Pie SlalomE5 6a ***1135mDalbeg Sea Cliffs -...
Defining FormE5 6a ***2?Sandray
The Ancient MarinersE5 6a ***31?Pabbay
In Profundum LacuE5 6a ***28?Pabbay
The RavenE5 6a ***29?Pabbay
Rory Rum The Story ManE5 6a ***12?• 4Mingulay
Big KennethE5 6a ***28?Mingulay
The AmbassadorsE6 6b ***-?Creag Rodha Mor
Mega TsunamiE6 6a ***325mCreag Liam
DragonheadE6 6b ***420mYesnaby
The BonxieE6 6b ***1070mPabbay
GeomancerE6 6b ***555mPabbay
KnS SpecialE6 6a ***1258mMingulay
The GutterD ***1020?Polldubh Crags,...
Assault SlabVD ***183?Loch Tollaidh Crags
Secretaries' Direct RouteS ***27780m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
Central CrackHS ***40945mRed Craig (Glen...
Leac GlasHS 4b ***48?Meall Meadhoin
Open SecretHS 4b ***24035mStone Valley Crags
DamnationVS 4c ***45830mPolldubh Crags,...
ResurrectionVS 4c ***63835mPolldubh Crags,...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***26260m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
The GrooveVS 5a ***74930mPolney Crag (Craig...
Proud CornerVS 4c ***516?Red Craig (Glen...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **292125m• 4Sgurr a' Chaorachain
The RoostVS 4c **1260m• 2Creag Shomhairle
StormHVS 5a ***55785m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
InbredHVS 5a ***413?Creag Dubh...
King Bee Direct StartHVS 5a ***160?Creag Dubh...
SalamanderHVS 5a ***108?Creag Ghlas
Route TwoHVS 5a ***44970m• 2Diabaig
Bald EagleHVS 5a ***18935mStone Valley Crags
The Black StreakE1 5c ***27770m• 2Diabaig
Acrimonious AcrobatE1 5a ***11020mArdmair Crags
Land of the Dancing DeadE1 5b ***990m• 3Creag Shomhairle
LongbowE1 5b **101?Dumbarton Rock
Plague of BlazesE2 5b ***13630mSteall Gorge Crags,...
WarfarinE2 5c, 5b ***151?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The HillE2 5b ***14955m• 2Creag Dubh...
Jump So High DirectE2 5c ***38?Creag Dubh...
Anger and LustE2 5c ***198?Pass of Ballater
Torridown ManE2 5b ***1225mCreag Nam Leumnach
The PillarE2 5b ***35535mDiabaig
BrimstoneE2 5c ***4075m• 2Diabaig
Northumberland WallE2 5c ***16370m• 2Diabaig
Buena VistaE2 5b ***74?Loch Tollaidh Crags
The BugE2 5b ***8245mTollie Crag
Decadent DaysE2 5c ***17?• 2Tollie Crag
Town Without PityE2 5c ***5725mArdmair Crags
GorbachevE2 5b ***4245mStaffin Slips
Bardo ThodolE2 5b ***590m• 3Creag Shomhairle
Ring of Fire Right-HandE3 6a ***1030mPolldubh Crags,...
Quality StreetE3 6a ***2370m• 2Car Park Crag, Glen...
CrackattackE3 5c ***10330mSteall Meadows...
EdgehogE3 5c ***151?Steall Meadows...
Diamond CutterE3 6a ***2235mGlen Lednock, Creag...
Over the HillE3 5c ***69?Creag Dubh...
Victory CrackE3 6a **24?Creag Ghlas
Roadhog's WallE3 5c ***3?Sgurr a' Chaorachain
The TorridonianE3 6a ***50?Seana Mheallan
ArialE3 5c ***22?Loch Maree Crag
The SwirlE4 6a ***1935mCreag an Fhithich
Whispering CrackE3 5c ***1155mRubha Hunish
Aquarian RebelsE4 6a ***8?Steall Gorge Crags,...
Rat RaceE4 6a, 5b ***134?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
AcapulcoE4 6a ***30?Creag Dubh...
Roslin RivieraE4 6a ***835mJuanjorge
Wall of FlameE4 6a ***2570m• 2Diabaig
Chemin de FerE5 6a ***32?Dumbarton Rock
Crystal VisionE5 6a ***225mCreag nam Fitheach,...
The Handren EffectE5 6b ***3?Buzzard Crag, Glen...
Just a Little TeaseE5 6b ***2325mWhale Rock, Glen...
CosmopolitanE5 6b ***340m• 2Steall Gorge Crags,...
CruisabilityE5 6b ***-?Steall Meadows...
Lady CharlotteE5 6a,5c ***53?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Saving Up for a Rainy DayE5 6a ***618mWeem Crags
Spirit AirE5 6a ***18160mLoch Maree Crag
Burning DesireE5 6b ***11?Ardmair Crags
Major DomoE6 6b ***1350m• 2Lochan Dubh Crag
Little Teaser6b+ ***32620mMoy Rock (Dingwall)
Stone of Destiny6c+ ***17230mCreag nan Clag
Hydrotherapy6c+ ***6525mGoat Crag
The one and only7a ***7315mBrin Rock
Paralysis by Analysis7a+ ***8025mCreag nan Clag
Mac Talla7b ***5620mGoat Crag
The Screaming Weem7b ***8322mWeem Crags
Uncertain Emotions7b ***10625mCreag a' Bhancair
Pink wall7b ***3016mBrin Rock
Hamish Teddy's Excellent Adventure7b+ **347?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Marlina7c ***157?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Brin it on7c **815mBrin Rock
Fated Path7c+ ***18?Creag a' Bhancair
The Prow Direct7c+ ***1020mGoat Crag
The Silk Purse7c+ ***97?Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Blobstrop8a 3?Orchestra Cave
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