Scottish Winter Climbs West

Author Neil Adams
Published Scottish Mountaineering Club (2022)
ISBN 978-1-907233-42-5



Covering not only the classic winter climbing venues of Glen Coe and Ben Nevis, but spanning from the Southern Uplands all the way to the rugged hinterland of Knoydart and Glen Shiel beyond, Scottish Winter Climbs West is a grand tour of the best winter climbing destinations across western Scotland.

With over 1300 routes and an abundance of new lines covering both familiar and lesser-known crags, its scope and range offers options for climbing across all levels and styles and in almost all conditions. Crag and route information is accompanied by high-resolution photographic topos, beautifully rendered maps and detailed advice on conditions to help you be in the right place at the right time.

Crags covered by this Guide
Argyll and Bute crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Am Bodach 2 UNKNOWN all
An t-Sron 17 Andesite all
Beinn a' Bheithir - Sgorr Bhan 5 UNKNOWN all
Beinn a' Bheithir - Sgorr Dhearg 7 UNKNOWN all
Beinn a' Chreachain 3 UNKNOWN all
Beinn Achaladair 8 Mica schist all
Beinn an Dothaidh 32 Schist all
Beinn an Lochain 30 Mica schist all
Beinn Chuirn 3 UNKNOWN all
Beinn Dorain 15 Schist all
Beinn Fhionnlaidh 3 Ice S
Beinn Ime 19 Mica schist all
Beinn Udlaidh 39 Schist all
Ben Cruachan 30 Granite N
Ben Cruachan - Drochaid Ghlas 11 Granite N
Ben Donich 8 Mica schist all
Ben More 3 Schist all
Ben Starav 13 Granite all
Ben Vorlich 4 UNKNOWN all
Creag Coire an Dothaidh 15 Schist W
Creag Tharsuinn 4 UNKNOWN all
Creag Tharsuinn - Sugach Buttress 33 Mica schist S
Eilde Canyon 20 Ice ?
Lost Valley Buttress 43 Rhyolite NE
Meall Bhuidhe 8 Mica schist all
Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Beinn Fhada 9 UNKNOWN all
Stob Ghabhar 8 UNKNOWN E
The Brack 30 Mica schist E
The Cobbler 153 Mica schist all
Arran crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
A'Chir 43 Granite all
Beinn Nuis 9 Granite all
Caisteal Abhail 35 Granite all
Cir Mhor 57 Granite all
Dumfries and Galloway crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Clints of the Spout 6 Granite E
Craignaw 33 UNKNOWN all
Dungeon Hill 37 UNKNOWN all
Grey Mare's Tail 3 Ice SE
Merrick 28 UNKNOWN all
Rhinns of Kells 16 Granite all
East Dunbartonshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Earl's Seat 1 UNKNOWN all
Glasgow crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Coire of Balgass 2 UNKNOWN ?
Hebrides crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ainshval 5 UNKNOWN all
Hallival 3 Gabbro all
Highland crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Am Bodach 6 Schist all
Aonach air Chrith 9 Schist all
Aonach Beag 44 Schist all
Aonach Beag - Stob Choire Bhealach 6 UNKNOWN all
Aonach Dubh 214 Andesite all
Aonach Eagach - Sgorr nam Fiannaidh 26 Rhyolite all
Aonach Mor 114 Granite all
Askival 46 Gabbro all
Beinn a' Bheithir - Sgorr Dhonuill 8 UNKNOWN all
Beinn Fhada - Sgurr a' Choire Ghairbh 14 UNKNOWN all
Ben Nevis 489 Andesite all
Bidean nam Bian 88 Rhyolite all
Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nam Beith 64 Andesite all
Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan 93 Andesite all
Buachaille Etive Mor 309 Rhyolite all
Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Coire Altruim 8 UNKNOWN all
Carn Mor Dearg 6 Granite all
Creach Bheinn 3 UNKNOWN all
Creise - Clach Leathad 7 UNKNOWN all
Creise - Stob a' Ghlais Choire 13 UNKNOWN all
Druim Shionnach 27 UNKNOWN all
Garbh Bheinn 52 Gneiss all
Gearr Aonach 80 Rhyolite SE
Ladhar Bheinn 9 UNKNOWN ?
Ladhar Bheinn - Stob a' Chearcaill 3 Schist all
Mullach nan Coirean 23 Granite all
Sgor na h-Ulaidh 11 Rhyolite all
Sgurr an Lochain 5 Ice all
Sgurr Fhuaran - Sgurr nan Saighead 22 UNKNOWN all
Sgurr Finnisg-aig 3 UNKNOWN NE
Sgurr Ghiubhsachain 10 UNKNOWN all
Sgurr nan Coireachan 1 Schist all
Sgurr nan Conbhairean 4 Psammite all
Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis 25 Mica schist ?
Steall Hut Ruins Falls 1 Ice S
Stob Ban 20 Mica schist all
Stob Coire an Laoigh 53 Quartzite all
Stob Coire Sgreamhach 14 Andesite all
The Saddle 10 Schist all
Trallval 26 Gabbro all
Perthshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Beinn Sheasgarnaich 1 Schist all
Meall nan Tarmachan 17 Schist all
Meall nan Tarmachan - Meall Garbh 26 UNKNOWN all
Stirlingshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ben Lomond 19 Schist all
Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) 13 Schist all
Eagle Falls 1 UNKNOWN E

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