Project Description

Skye Climber

Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland
Price: £625 per person
Ratio: 1:2
Length: 5 days

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is anyone who is seconding Very Severe climbs or above and fancies a week of climbing on some of the best mountain crags in the UK.

What does the course cover?
This is a week long rock climbing trip and the idea is to spend each day climbing big multi pitch mountain routes from V Diff to Very Severe, or perhaps harder if you fancy it. We will also look at spending a day on the sea cliffs and bad weather days can be spent doing some of the classic scrambles on the Cuillin Ridge.

Routes that we could do include several up onto the Cioch, Integrity (my favourite Hard Severe in the World!) Shangri La VS4c, Spantastic at Flodigarry, Rib of Doom on Sron na Ciche, The Inaccessible Pinnacle and many, many more.

What about equipment?
We provide all of the specialist equipment such as ropes, harnesses, helmets and the climbing rack. If you have your own kit you are welcome to use it. We will provide you with a detailed kit list when you book on the course. You can read our “whats included” and kit list page here.

What about accommodation?
We do not include accommodation with this course. We recommend the Sligachan Hotel which has comfortable bunkhouse accommodation with open fire and self catering accommodation for £10 per night or Bed and Breakfast in the Hotel itself. The hotel is famous for its range of over 65 malt whiskies! More details can be found at www.sligachan.co.uk or you can call them on 01478 650204.

A History of Mountaineering on Skye
The formation of the Cuillin started 70 million years ago with a series of volcanic eruptions. The prevalent rock is Gabbro, a rough volcanic rock that destroys finger tips and provides fantastic friction for climbers boots. Also present was Basalt which weathers more easily and is more fragile than the Gabbro. The Basalt is easy to spot as it often forms in columns and staircases, it will be slippy when wet and tends not to provide good belays. Read More

Other Questions
If you have any questions that you can’t find answers to on the website visit our contact page for details on how to get in touch. We look forward to meeting you!

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