Scottish Rock v2

Volume 2 (North)

BY: Gary Latter
ISBN: 978-1-906095-71-0
EDITION: third
FORMAT: 480pp, colour, 140x200mm, paperback / section sewn


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3rd Edition

The best mountain, crag, sea cliff and sport climbing in Scotland.

A selected guide to over 2,550 routes in the North-West, the Far North, the Hebrides and Orkney. Volume 1 extends this area South of the great Glen. These guides will take you to some extraordinary places to experience some of the best rock climbing and scrambling around. Explore the renowned rough Cuillin gabbro on Skye, sample the delights of sea cliff climbing on the islands of Lewis, Pabbay, Mingulay and Orkney. From convenient roadside crags to remote mountain routes and Hebridean sea cliffs, they’re all here.

New in the 3rd Edition

Several significant recently-discovered venues have been added, including ‘Supercrag Sport’ (Loch Maree Sport) and ‘Supercrag Trad’ (Creag Rodha Mor), along with a host of mainly easier additions at the superlative Diabaig.

On the islands, many recent additions on the popular Skye sea cliffs of Suidhe Biorach, Neist and the recently-cleaned Staffin Slip South have been included. Similarly, the abundance of superb rock on Lewis, Pabbay and Mingulay has been well documented, with many new topos illustrating the wealth of wonderful climbing throughout a range of grades.

Many minor and less popular crags have been replaced, freeing up space to include over 300 new routes, 40 new topos and more than 50 additional action photos.


• Over 2,550 of the regions best routes from Moderate difficulty to top-end Extremes.

• Accessible multi-pitch mountain routes and scrambles.

• Sport climbs from F5 to F8c+.

• 280 full colour photo topos.

• Scale area maps, highlighting the approaches.

• Inspirational photographs, including many first ascents.

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Gary Latter

A native Scot, Gary Latter has climbed extensively throughout Scotland for over four decades, pioneering hundreds of new routes of every standard throughout the Highlands and Islands, including major new routes and early repeats in all the major climbing areas throughout the country. During the dozen or so years researching and compiling these guides, he has personally visited and climbed on almost all the crags and cliffs documented, amassing an extensive collection of photographs along the way. His favourite places in Scotland are the islands and the north west – anywhere with the possibility of finding new unclimbed rock, secluded beaches, and hopefully some decent weather and nae midges! Amongst these, Mingulay, Pabbay and the small tidal island of Erraid, off Mull, are some of the most memorable venues.


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