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Contributed by Andy Moles Aug/11 - This public ticklist has been seen 5,622 times

The best outcrop trad and sport climbs in the great wedge of the Highlands between the Great Glen and Highland Boundary Fault, with some of the best boulder problems thrown in too.

Because recent Scottish guidebooks have gone a bit star-crazy, this may help to distinguish routes that are actually worth travelling for from routes that are 'local' three-star. Less often climbed routes for which not much feedback exists have been given the benefit of the doubt!

Robin Strűbig the shadow puppet master  © tony ball
Robin Strűbig the shadow puppet master
© tony ball, Nov 2022

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User Percentage Latest Log
1st Cassidy 41% 18 Jul, 2021
2nd Hidden 40% 8 Jun
3rd Andrew (Andy) Nelson 34% 24 Jun, 2023
4th Hidden 32% 26 Apr
5th Hidden 29% 15 Sep, 2022
6th arose 27% 11 Apr
7th Neil Adams 25% 9 Jun
8th John McKenna - Rockfax 21% 15 Apr, 2023
9th peter.herd 19% 21 May, 2022
10th James Milton 18% 23 Jun

Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

Distribution of grades

Top 12 photos of this ticklist

Ant on the classic Edgehog on a gorgeous midge free day, Glen Nevis. Classic!

Edgehog
Ant on the classic Edgehog on a gorgeous midge free day, Glen Nevis. Classic!
© apollo18

Dom leading Edgehog on a gorgeous midge free day. Classic route!

Edgehog
Dom leading Edgehog on a gorgeous midge free day. Classic route!
© apollo18

McKinney loving the last pitch of Vincent

Vincent
McKinney loving the last pitch of Vincent
© Scott Hynds

Rat Race, E4

Rat Race
Rat Race, E4
© Grahame N

The Camel

Paralysis by Analysis
The Camel
© Fraser

Tom pulling through the crux of High Performance.

High Performance
Tom pulling through the crux of High Performance.
© mshorter

Martin McKenna working Leopold F8a. Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis. Taken by Carlos Ara Belles.

Leopold
Martin McKenna working Leopold F8a. Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis. Taken by Carlos Ara Belles.
© Martin McKena

The One And Only

The One and Only
The One And Only
© Robert Durran

Sprint to the finish

Ardverikie Wall
Sprint to the finish
© william henderson

Plague of Blazes

Plague of Blazes
© jonesdwill

Dave Cuthbertson (Cubby) on the 1st ascent of Marlina

Marlina
Dave Cuthbertson (Cubby) on the 1st ascent of Marlina
© Al Todd

Exposure on Cave Route

Cave Route
Exposure on Cave Route
© Simon White


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SOUTH OF INVERNESS
Dracula E3 5c *** 142 ? Duntelchaig
The Wild Man E2 5b ** 11 ? Brin Rock
Gold Digger E2 5c ** 3 ? Brin Rock
Pink wall 7b *** 51 16m Brin Rock
Brin it on 7c *** 20 15m Brin Rock
The One and Only 7a *** 181 15m Brin Rock
The Dude f6C *** 214 ? Ruthven Boulder
The Big Lebowski f7A *** 256 ? Ruthven Boulder
Blewit E2 5c *** 82 12m Stac Gorm
Farr Side Facet f7C *** 24 ? Farr Boulder
Susurrus f7C *** 44 ? Brin Rock
Psycho 7b+ *** 5 20m Dunlichity Crag
Gods Gift 7c *** 1 ? Dunlichity Crag
Stone of Destiny 6c+ *** 384 30m Creag nan Clag
Paralysis by Analysis 7a+ *** 188 25m Creag nan Clag
Eyeballs Out 7b+ *** 46 28m Creag nan Clag
The Final Straw 7a *** 92 30m Creag nan Clag
Death is a Gift 8a *** 31 25m Creag nan Clag
Ubuntu 8a *** 56 25m Creag nan Clag
STRATHSPEY
Zen E5 6a *** 24 20m Creag Dubh...
The Art of Relaxation E4 6a ** 40 ? Creag Dubh...
Case Dismissed E3 6a ** 78 ? Creag Dubh...
Ayatollah E4 6a *** 38 ? Creag Dubh...
Ruff Licks E3 5c *** 123 ? Creag Dubh...
Wet Dreams E2 5c *** 50 35m Creag Dubh...
Acapulco E4 6a *** 39 ? Creag Dubh...
King Bee Direct Start HVS 5a *** 305 ? Creag Dubh...
Outspan E2 5b ** 96 ? Creag Dubh...
The Fuhrer E4 5c *** 117 ? Creag Dubh...
Colder Than a Hooker's heart E5 5c ** 14 45m Creag Dubh...
The Hill E2 5b *** 262 55m • 2 Creag Dubh...
Over the Hill E3 5c *** 108 ? Creag Dubh...
Inbred HVS 5a *** 718 ? Creag Dubh...
Ticket to Ride E3 5b *** 57 ? Creag Dubh...
Jump So High Direct E2 5c *** 66 ? Creag Dubh...
Migrants E5 6a *** - 35m Creag Dubh...
Too farr for the bear E4 5c *** 56 15m Farletter Crag
Double Overhang HVS 5a *** 663 25m Huntly's Cave
Diagonal VS 4c *** 543 25m Huntly's Cave
Cave Route HS 4b *** 731 25m Huntly's Cave
Woodstock f7B 9 ? Findhorn Gorge
PERTHSHIRE & SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Vibe Heads 7b+ *** 41 15m Polney Crag (Craig...
The Groove VS 5a *** 1217 30m Polney Crag (Craig...
The Rut VS 5a *** 1008 30m Polney Crag (Craig...
The End VS *** 1139 40m Polney Crag (Craig...
Lady Charlotte E5 6a *** 81 40m • 2 Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Rat Catcher E3 5b ** 55 25m Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Morbidezza E5 6b *** 23 ? Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Warfarin E2 5c *** 218 40m • 2 Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Rat Race E4 6a *** 195 40m • 2 Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Ultima Necat 7b+ ** 146 ? Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Marlina 7c *** 237 20m Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Hamish Teddy's Excellent Adventure 7b+ *** 541 25m Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The Silk Purse 7c+ *** 134 ? Dunkeld, Cave Crag
High Performance E3 6a *** 173 25m Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Hunt The Gunman E3 5c *** 67 ? Creag na h-Eighe
Saving Up for a Rainy Day E5 6a *** 15 18m Weem Crags
The Screaming Weem 7b *** 148 22m Weem Crags
High Pitched Scweem 7a+ *** 252 18m Weem Crags
Confession of Faith 6c *** 162 ? Weem Crags
Diamond Cutter E3 6a *** 40 35m Glen Lednock, Creag...
No Place for A Wendy E3 5c *** 23 ? Glen Lednock,...
Hide and Sneak E5 6a ** - 20m Hideaway Crag
Suffer in Silence E5 6a ** - 20m Hideaway Crag
Fear and Self Loathing 7b *** 1 15m Crystal Crag
Electrodynamics 7a *** 46 10m Strathyre Crag
Static Discharge 7b *** 45 10m Strathyre Crag
ARGYLL
Solitaire 8a+ *** 1 20m Glen Ogle Sport...
Scaramanga 7a+ *** 8 22m Glen Ogle Sport...
Boldfinger 7a *** - 22m Glen Ogle Sport...
Spiral Tribe 8a *** 3 ? Glen Ogle Sport...
Off the Beaten Track 8a *** 8 ? Glen Ogle Sport...
Chain Lightning 7b+ *** 27 17m Glen Ogle Sport...
Metal Guru 6c *** 29 17m Glen Ogle Sport...
The Pack Horse 6c *** 3 8m Glen Ogle Sport...
Blithe Spirit 7a *** 3 8m Glen Ogle Sport...
Arms Limitation 7b+ *** 2 ? Glen Ogle Sport...
Charge of the Light Brigade E3 5c *** 23 45m Sub Station Crag,...
White Meter E4 5c *** 11 30m Sub Station Crag,...
The Fugue E9 6c *** 1 20m Glen Croe
Tick Tock E6 6b *** - ? Glen Croe
Aftershock E3 5c ** 1 30m Glen Croe
Dominator Direct E3 5b *** 11 70m • 2 Dun Leacainn
Devil's Elbow HVS 5a *** 20 75m • 2 Dun Leacainn
Crucifixion Crack E2 5c *** 35 25m Creag nam Fitheach,...
Razor's Edge HVS 5a *** 70 ? Creag nam Fitheach,...
Crystal Vision E5 6a *** 3 25m Creag nam Fitheach,...
Elysium 8a *** 3 15m Tighnabruaich...
Apollo 8a+ *** - 15m Tighnabruaich...
Jerusalem 6b *** 3 15m Tighnabruaich...
Hand of Andromeda 8a+ *** 1 15m Tighnabruaich...
Holyman 6c+ *** 14 12m Miracle Crag
Metalcore 8c+ *** 1 ? The Anvil
Hunger 9a *** 1 ? The Anvil
Shadowlands 7c *** 11 ? The Anvil
Anvilfire 7c+ *** 2 ? The Anvil
Spitfire 8a+ *** 7 ? The Anvil
Crossfire 7c+ *** 1 ? The Anvil
Silver Surfer E1 5b ** 6 25m Ballinmoill, mull...
Sixth Sense E1 5b *** 6 20m Creag na Lice, Mull...
Continuous Air Play E5 6b *** - ? Creag na Lice, Mull...
Placebo E3 5c *** 2 ? Creag na Lice, Mull...
Heaven's Gate E3 5c *** - ? Creag na Lice, Mull...
Caulking Wall E2 5c *** 6 25m Signal Wall, Mull...
GLEN NEVIS
Liminality E7 6c *** 1 ? Buzzard Crag, Glen...
The Handren Effect E6 6b *** 4 25m Buzzard Crag, Glen...
Juggernaut E7 6b *** 1 30m Buzzard Crag, Glen...
The Monster E5 6a *** 3 ? Buzzard Crag, Glen...
Exocet E6 6b *** - ? Buzzard Crag, Glen...
As Time Goes By E4 6b *** 2 ? Polldubh Crags,...
The Old Wall VS 4b *** 166 40m Polldubh Crags,...
Storm HVS 5a *** 1001 85m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
Fang E2 5b ** 173 45m • 2 Polldubh Crags,...
Phantom Slab VS 4c *** 496 60m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
Misadventure E8 6c *** - ? Polldubh Crags,...
Flying Dutchman S *** 723 60m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
The Gutter D *** 1868 ? • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
Resurrection VS 4c *** 1099 35m Polldubh Crags,...
Damnation VS 4c ** 793 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Vincent E3 5c *** 92 ? Polldubh Crags,...
Ring of Fire Right-Hand E3 6a ** 16 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Secretaries' Super Direct HVS *** 291 50m • 2 Polldubh Crags,...
Secretaries' Direct Route S *** 530 80m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
Seven of Nine E9 7b *** 1 ? Polldubh Crags,...
Sky Pilot E5 6b ** 9 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Land Ahoy E3 5b *** 44 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Centrepiece E6 6b *** 14 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Jahu E5 6a *** 27 10m Polldubh Crags,...
Hold Fast, Hold True E10 7a *** 1 ? Whale Rock, Glen...
Femme Fatale E8 6c *** 5 25m Whale Rock, Glen...
Just a Little Tease E5 6b *** 30 25m Whale Rock, Glen...
Quality Street E4 6a *** 29 70m • 2 Car Park Crag, Glen...
Plague of Blazes E2 5b *** 233 30m Steall Gorge Crags,...
Travellin' Man E2 5c *** 168 35m • 2 Steall Gorge Crags,...
Cosmopolitan E5 6b *** 11 40m • 2 Steall Gorge Crags,...
Easy Pickings E4 6a ** 2 ? Steall Gorge Crags,...
Aquarian Rebels E4 6a *** 18 25m Steall Gorge Crags,...
On the Beach E5 6a *** 42 ? Steall Meadows...
Jodicus Direct E6 *** 1 ? Steall Meadows...
Crackattack E3 6a *** 151 30m Steall Meadows...
Edgehog E3 5c *** 222 ? Steall Meadows...
Cruisability E5 6b *** 1 ? Steall Meadows...
The True Edge E5 6b *** 4 35m Steall Meadows...
Going for Gold E4 6a *** 5 15m Steall Meadows...
Short Man's Walkabout E4 6b *** 1 ? Steall Meadows...
Steallworker 8b *** - ? Steall Hut Crag,...
Stolen 8b *** 4 ? Steall Hut Crag,...
Arcadia 8a *** - 25m Steall Hut Crag,...
Leopold 8a *** 13 ? Steall Hut Crag,...
Ring of Steall 8c+ *** 2 25m Steall Hut Crag,...
LOCH LINNHE TO MALLAIG, ARDGOUR & ARDNAMURCHAN
Bill's Digger E4 6b *** 3 25m Stac An Eich
Marathon E1 5b ** 21 30m Stac An Eich
Indian Slab VS 4b ** 59 190m • 4 Indian Slab Crag
Mullenium Direct S 4a *** 66 200m • 4 Indian Slab Crag
Volcane E1 5b 211 ? Meall an Fhir-Eoin
Star Wars E3 5c 45 ? Meall an Fhir-Eoin
Return of the Jedi E1 5b *** 111 ? Meall an Fhir-Eoin
Yir VS 4c 360 ? Meall an Fhir-Eoin
Minky E1 5b ** 51 ? • 2 Meall an Fhir-Eoin
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 72 ? Meall Meadhoin
Going for the Jugular E5 6b *** - 30m Sgurr Bhuidhe
Immaculate Conception 7a+ *** 13 ? Ranochan Wall
Black Jack 6b *** 77 10m Black Rock, Arisaig
LOCH LAGGAN TO DALWHINNIE
Kubla Khan HS 4b ** 306 ? Binnein Shuas
Siege Engine E7 6c *** - 60m • 2 Binnein Shuas
Dun Briste E8 6c *** - 55m Binnein Shuas
Greatness and Perfection E7 6c *** 1 ? Binnein Shuas
The Braes of Balquither E8 6c *** 2 50m Binnein Shuas
Isinglas E8 6c - ? Binnein Shuas
Delayed Attack E3 6a ** 42 40m Binnein Shuas
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1559 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Working Class Hero E2 5c *** 85 ? Dirc Mhor
The Man with the Child in his Eyes E5 6b *** 5 90m • 4 Dirc Mhor
Fanfare for the Common Man E5 6b *** 11 90m Dirc Mhor
The Scent of a Women E5 6b *** 3 95m • 3 Dirc Mhor
Spurlash E4 6b *** 3 ? Dirc Mhor
Gale Force f7A *** 14 6m Creag Bhuidhe...
Strongbow f7A+ *** 38 ? Creagan Soilleir
396 e, 497 stars 23,753 3,801m 217
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