The rocks here are up to 3000 million years old, and this
Northwest Highlands area is now classified by UNESCO as a
The area is a mecca for geologists due to the rock formations
only found here, recent research suggests there is evidence of
one of the largest asteroid impacts in the earth's history in
There is mountain walking, hiking and scrambling in abundance
in Coigach. As a climber, there are numerous "must do's" in the
local area such as Stac Pollaidh, Ben Mor Coigach, Cul Mor, the
Fiddler, Suilven or the sea stack of the Old Man of Stoer. The
sea cliffs at Reiff are only 10 minutes away for shorter trad or
top roping routes of all grades from Diff to E7. There is plenty
of scope for new routes locally including sea cliffs at Rubha
Dunan for the more adventurous just a short walk away from the
Guidebooks & Links:
Northern Highlands North - Scottish Mountaineering Council.
Rock Climbing in Scotland - Constable.
Walking In Scotland's Far North: 62 Mountain Walks - Cicerone.
Local Climbing Guide
- Hamlet Mountaineering
A Geological Excursion Guide to the North-West Highlands of
Scotland - NMS.