Scottish Rock Climbs (Wired)

Author Kevin Howett
Published Scottish Mountaineering Club (2022)
ISBN 978-1-907233-43-2



Wired Guides’ Scottish Rock Climbs showcases 1,760 of the very best trad and sport routes across Scotland, covering a wealth of climbing never before presented in a single volume. Its breadth and scope takes in the Galloway hills, the outcrops of the Central and North-West Highlands, the mountain ranges of Arran, the Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Lochaber, Torridon, Assynt and Sutherland, as well as the sea-cliffs of the north-east and north-west coasts, the Hebrides and the Northern Isles, and historical urban test-pieces at Dumbarton. Each of the routes is shown on a diagram and supported by detailed information gathered and compiled by local activists. It’s the book you need to inspire a lifetime’s worth of rock climbing adventure in Scotland. UKC review here –

Crags covered by this Guide
Aberdeenshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Beinn a' Bhuird 113 UNKNOWN all
Ben Macdui - Creagan a' Choire Etchachan 90 Granite all
Broad Cairn - Creag an Dubh-loch 116 UNKNOWN all
Craig Stirling 56 Schist NE
Eagles Rock 30 Granite SW
Earnsheugh 35 Schist NE
Lochnagar 321 Granite all
Logie Head 81 Greywacke E
Meackie Point 20 Granite SE
Pass of Ballater 297 Granite S
Rosehearty 95 UNKNOWN NW
South Cove 78 Granite ?
The Red Tower Area 60 Granite all
Angus crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Red Craig (Glen Clova) 212 Diorites W
Argyll and Bute crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Beinn Trilleachan (Etive Slabs) 40 Granite SE
Creag a' Bhancair 37 Rhyolite W
Erraid Crags 181 Granite S
The Cobbler 153 Mica schist all
Arran crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
A'Chir 43 Granite all
Beinn Tarsuinn 16 Granite all
Cioch na h-Oighe 15 Granite E
Cir Mhor 57 Granite all
Goatfell 11 Granite all
North Glen Sannox 10 Granite E
Rosa Slabs 24 Granite W
Caithness crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ellens Geo 36 Sandstone (hard) S
Geo of Creagan Righe [Sgaps] 25 UNKNOWN all
Latheronwheel 127 Sandstone (hard) E
Mid Clyth 113 Sandstone (hard) SE
Sarclet 120 Conglomerate SE
Dumfries and Galloway crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Dungeon Hill 37 UNKNOWN all
Garheugh Port 77 Greywacke S
Hebrides crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Aird Mhor Bhragair 64 Gneiss all
Creag Mo 28 Gneiss SE
Dalbeg 90 Gneiss SW
Great Bernera 78 Gneiss all
Griomabhal 10 Gneiss all
Mingulay 510 Gneiss all
Pabbay 368 Gneiss all
Sròn Uladail (Strone Ulladale) 54 Gneiss W
Tamnasbhal 14 Gneiss all
Uig Sea Cliffs Central - Mhangarstaidh 317 Gneiss all
Highland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Aonach Dubh 214 Andesite all
Ardnamurchan Point 23 Gabbro NW
Beinn Eighe 210 Quartzite N
Beinn na Seilg 21 Gabbro all
Ben Nevis 495 Andesite all
Bidean nam Bian 88 Rhyolite all
Binnein Shuas 50 Microgranite all
Buachaille Etive Mor 309 Rhyolite all
Car Park Crag, Glen Nevis 14 Mica schist NW
Carnmore Crag 100 Gneiss S
Creag Bheag (The Mound) 31 Conglomerate SW
Creag Mhor Tollaidh 1 Gneiss all
Diabaig 106 Gneiss W
Garbh Bheinn 52 Gneiss all
Goat Crag 85 Gneiss S
Gruinard Bay 59 Gneiss SW
Gruinard Crag 22 Gneiss NW
Indian Slab Crag 17 Gneiss N
Jetty Buttress 43 Gneiss NW
Loch Maree Crag 38 Gneiss NE
Lochan Dubh Crag 21 Gneiss SW
Polldubh Crags, Glen Nevis 541 Mica schist all
Raven's Crag, Gairloch 29 Gneiss SW
Rubha Carrach 20 Basalt SW
Sandwood Bay Crags 20 Gneiss W
Sgurr a' Chaorachain 42 Sandstone (hard) all
Sgurr an Fhidhleir 22 Sandstone (hard) N
Steall Gorge Crags, Glen Nevis 28 Mica schist W
Steall Meadows Crags, Glen Nevis 52 Mica schist SW
Stone Valley Crags 105 Gneiss SW
The Bastion 3 UNKNOWN S
The Great Dundonnell Slabs 2 UNKNOWN N
Invernesshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ben Macdui - Stob Coire Sputan Dearg 118 Granite SE
Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan 128 Granite all
Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda 210 Granite N
Creag nan Clag 16 Conglomerate all
Dirc Mhor 42 Microgranite NW
Isle of Skye crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Bla Bheinn 38 Gabbro all
Coir' Uisg Buttress 16 Gabbro SE
Mad Burn Buttress 6 Gabbro E
Sron na Ciche 147 Gabbro NW
The Dubh Slabs 4 Gabbro E
Thearlaich-Dubh Buttress 10 Gabbro SW
Moray crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Hell's Lum 101 Granite SE
Shelterstone Crag 83 Granite NE
Stac an Fharaidh 58 Granite SE
Stag Rocks 86 Granite S
Orkney Islands crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
(Old Man of) Hoy 10 Sandstone (hard) ?
Castle of Yesnaby 8 Sandstone (hard) all
Rora Head 43 Sandstone (hard) ?
Tomb Of The Eagles 10 UNKNOWN ?
Yesnaby 147 Sandstone (hard) ?
Perthshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Dunkeld, Cave Crag 128 Schist SW
Glen Lednock, Balnacoul Castle 45 Schist N
Glen Lednock, Creag na h-Iolaire 44 Granite SW
Lower Glen Lednock 17 Schist SE
Polney Crag (Craig a Barns) 117 Schist SW
Weem Crags 100 Schist S
Ross & Cromarty crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ardmair Crags 123 Sandstone (hard) SW
Beinn nam Ban 24 UNKNOWN all
Carnan Ban 10 Gneiss SW
Loch Tollaidh Crags 197 Gneiss NW
Moy Rock (Dingwall) 68 Conglomerate S
Old Man of Stoer 7 Sandstone (hard) ?
Reiff - An Stiuir 178 Sandstone (hard) S
Reiff - Roinn a' Mhill 214 Sandstone (hard) W
Reiff - Rubha Coigeach 154 Sandstone (hard) N
Seana Mheallan 92 Sandstone (hard) NW
Sheigra Sea Cliffs 138 Gneiss W
Stac Pollaidh 89 Sandstone (hard) all
Sutherland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Am Buachaille 5 Sandstone (soft) all
Ben Loyal 19 Granite all
Creag an Dubh Loch 18 Gneiss NW
Creag an Fhithich 21 Gneiss W
Creag Garbh Mhor 30 Gneiss NW
Creag Rodha Mor 38 Gneiss W
Foinaven - Ganu Mor 120 Quartzite all
Silver Rock 13 Conglomerate S

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