Rock Climbing & Bouldering in Torridon

Horns of Alligin

Horns of Alligin

If you are looking for somewhere to challenge your rock climbing, scrambling and bouldering skills,  you couldn’t come to a better place.

Torridon offers some truly outstanding climbing opportunities on a variety of rock, including ancient Lewisian gneiss, bright white quartzite and the classic red torridonian sandstone.

The Mullach an Rathain ridge of Liathach, the mighty Triple buttress of Beinn Eighe, and the Horns of Alligin all offer  superb rock climbing and scrambling. And in the winter the giant ice climbs of the Poachers Fall and Salmon Leap which form in the corries of Liathach are in a league of their own.

Not so high, but offering a multitude of lines are the crags of the Meall Cean na Creige in Diabiag. This includes the giant slab of rock known as the Diabaig Pillar which provides you with a great climb with awesome views out across upper Loch Torridon and the Minch. But of course, as with all of these climbs, the views are outstanding everywhere!

Bouldering Torridon

If you can’t make your mind up as to which route to try, why not use the services of a guide? Their local knowledge will be invaluable in matching  your skills with the appropriate route, and of course, they will also be able to show you a few hidden gems.

If you don’t fancy going high, how about a bit of bouldering on the “Celtic Jumble”?  Torridon is fast becoming a bit of a hotspot for bouldering with 97 recognised climbs on a variety of boulders including the mighty Ship, the Conundrum wall and the giant Spaceship boulder, to name just a few.

So bring your mats and your suncream up to Torridon and give it a go!