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7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+

Cover: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+
Author Sebastien Rider and Topher Dagg
Published Rider-French Consulting Ltd (2015)
ISBN 978-0-954190-65-1

Website 7amax.co.uk

Review

Scotland's first sport climbing guide is now in its second edition. This selected guide focuses on routes up to a grade of 7a+, which covers the majority of Scotland's 1500 sport routes, whilst including the essential information for harder climbs. The new style second edition features several recently developed crags across the country, including in the popular Central Belt, Aberdeenshire, and the northern Highlands.

This full-colour guide graphically showcases Scotland's sport climbs and its landscapes. 1150 climbs are described in full with 146 photographic colour-coded topos, 66 detailed crag maps, 48 action photographs, and informative icons. Crag location QR barcodes allow smartphone users to simply scan the page for instant mapping and satnav directions. The page layouts and new pocket size format is convenient both at the crag and on the move.

The aim of 7a Max was to not only document the country's sport routes, but also highlight Scotland's spectacular countryside. A fun guide for both established climbers and those entering the sport.


Crags covered by this Guide
Aberdeenshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Boltsheugh 108 Schist E
Cambus O'May Quarries 50 Granite SE
Clashfarquhar 80 Schist S
Harbour Wall, Newtonhill 37 UNKNOWN S
North Glash 27 Granite ?
Orchestra Cave 33 Schist E
Portlethen (Craigmaroinn) 323 Mica schist SE
Red Wall Quarry 28 Granite SE
The Keel 11 Schist NE
Angus crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Arbroath 157 Sandstone (hard) S
Balmashanner Quarry 36 Sandstone (hard) N
Elephant Rock 32 Sandstone (hard) E
Kirrie Hill 78 Sandstone (soft) S
Legaston Quarry 74 Sandstone (hard) NW
Rob's Reed 81 Sandstone (soft) S
The Red Head 3 Basalt NE
Argyll and Bute crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ardvorlich 12 Schist W
East Dunbartonshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Dunglas 44 Basalt W
East Lothian crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Balgone Heughs 29 Basalt NW
Dunbar Crag 8 Sandstone (soft) N
North Berwick Law 108 Trachyte S
Highland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Creag Bheag (The Mound) 31 Conglomerate SW
Creag nan Cadhag 35 Gneiss NW
Creag nan Ord 4 Sandstone (hard) N
Gairloch 5 Gneiss ?
Goat Crag 85 Gneiss S
Goat-in-the-Woods 10 Gneiss W
Grass Crag 16 Gneiss S
Kuhjo 19 Gneiss SW
Ranochan Wall 23 Gneiss SW
Invernesshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Brin Rock 167 Gneiss S
Lanarkshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Blantyre Towers 18 Sandstone (hard) all
Lochaber crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Black Rock, Arisaig 40 Basalt SE
Midlothian crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Craigpark Quarry 11 UNKNOWN SE
Ratho Quarry 89 Dolerite all
Perthshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Benny Beg 30 Dolerite S
Dunira 10 Mica schist S
Dunkeld, Cave Crag 128 Schist SW
Glen Lednock, Creag na h-Iolaire 44 Granite SW
Glen Ogle Sport Crags 149 Schist ?
Ley Quarry 47 Sandstone (hard) S
Lower Glen Lednock 17 Schist SE
Rockdust 24 Schist S
Strathyre Crag 20 Schist E
Weem Crags 99 Schist S
Ross & Cromarty crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Creag na Oisean 7 Gneiss W
Creag nan Luch 31 Gneiss NE
Glutton Crag 25 Sandstone (hard) NW
Melvaig Beach 9 Sandstone (hard) W
Moy Rock (Dingwall) 68 Conglomerate S
Stirlingshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Crystal Crag 8 Mica schist W
Stronachlachlar 36 Mica schist S
Wild Swans Buttress 6 UNKNOWN W
Sutherland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Creag an Amalaidh (Princess Cairn) 17 Conglomerate SE
Silver Rock 13 Conglomerate S
Torboll 7 Conglomerate NE
West Dumbarton crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Dumbuck 24 Basalt W
West Dunbartonshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Dumbarton Rock 435 Basalt NW

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