Northern Highlands Vol. 2

Author Everett, Roger
Published SMC (1993)
ISBN 0-907521-40-1

This Guidebook is now out of print, and unavailable



Covers the vast expanse of the Far North from Strath Farrar to Shetland, including seas cliffs, mountain crags and outcrops.

Still uses the old Scottish Winter Grading system - that is ceiling of grade VI - so don't be suprised if a few of the winter grades are harder than they are given.

Some of the more obscure routes on remote crags are unlikely to have had second ascents - so be wary.

The guide is also nearly 10 years old - updates can be found at the SMC Web site.

It is delibrately terse in some areas - to promote the spirt of adventure that a mountaineer should have when visiting the Northern Higlands.

Crags covered by this Guide
Caithness crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Latheronwheel124Sandstone (hard)E
Noss Head32SlateE
Occumster Sea Cliffs100Sandstone (hard)E
Highland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Farr Point Sea Arch1Sandstone (hard)?
Raven's Crag, Gairloch29GneissSW
Red Rock2SchistN
Scatwell River slabs10Mica schistS
Smoo Cave2Limestone?
Orkney Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
(Old Man of) Hoy10Sandstone (hard)?
Rora Head28Sandstone (hard)?
Ross & Cromarty crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
An Coileachan11Schistall
An Socach (Alladale)18QuartziteN
Ardmair Crags100Sandstone (hard)SW
Aspen Crag20SchistN
Beinn Dearg69Gneissall
Ben Wyvis - Glas Leathad Mor11Schistall
Creag Ghlas29SchistSW
Dam Crag4Mica schistS
Glenmarksie Crag43SchistS
Meig Crag34SchistN
Moy Rock (Dingwall)62ConglomerateS
Old Man of Stoer7Sandstone (hard)?
Reiff - An Stiuir151Sandstone (hard)S
Reiff - Roinn a' Mhill196Sandstone (hard)W
Reiff - Rubha Coigeach154Sandstone (hard)N
Reiff - Stone Pig Cliffs47Sandstone (hard)SW
Rhue Sea Cliffs56Sandstone (hard)NW
Scatwell Upper Slabs16SchistSE
Scoop Crag, Strathconon5SchistS
Seana Bhraigh20Gneissall
Sgurr nan Clach Geala21Schistall
Sheigra Sea Cliffs127GneissW
Stac Pollaidh75Sandstone (hard)all
Shetland Islands crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Skaw Point (The Buss)17GraniteS
The Grind of Navir57IgnimbriteW
Warie Gill15AndesiteW
Sutherland crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Am Buachaille5Sandstone (soft)all
Creag Shomhairle22GneissW