ROCK CLIMBING NW SCOTLAND

The far north west of Scotland has some of the finest landscapes in Europe, and some of the oldest rock in the world – Lewisian Gneiss and Torridonian Sandstone.

The climbing crags in this area vary from mountain routes on fantastic peaks such as Stac Pollaidh and Suilven, to the sea cliffs of the Reiff area, to the varied outcrops of the far north, which have been developed recently to provide hundreds of excellent routes. Reiff is the most developed climbing area hereabouts – a run of top quality Torridonian Sandstone sea cliffs with routes of all grades, including a V Diff and a VS which would rank amongst the best routes on any crag in Britain.

The holiday courses we run in this area would be ideal for those who have done some climbing already in the lower grades, and who want to experience a real variety of routes with a view to expanding their experience to include climbing within a sea-cliff environment and in more remote mountain areas.

The weather in the NW of Scotland is often better than you’d imagine, and the coastline in particular has it’s own micro-climate and is often fine and dry when the inland mountains are wet. Getting there is relatively straight forward – you can fly to Inverness and hire a car (lifts might be available), or drive – the roads through most of the Highlands are really good now – that EU money did some good after all!

DATES AND PRICES:

5 day Holiday Courses:
30 May-3 June; 8-12 August;
£450pp

Price includes instruction, use of specialist gear, ropes etc.

TO BOOK:

Contact Highpoint on 01539 437691 or Email info@mountainguides.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION:

There are occasional camp sites, hotels, B&B and plenty of self catering in the area from Ullapool north to Scourie. The best place to be based is in the Achiltibuie area, from where Reiff is easily accessed, though travelling is required to visit some of the other areas. Our best advice is to liaise directly with us regarding your accommodation base.