The Isle of Skye has an abundance of rock climbing venues, from the sea cliffs, outcrops to the Cuillin mountain range there are so many options available to suite your experience and aspirations.


Dates and Cost
Dates April to October
Cost per day £185 for 1 person. Plus £20 per additional group member.


Important Information
Maximum Number There will only ever be 2 participants to one instructor to ensure you get the most out of your day
Duration Minimum 1 day to a recommended maximum of 4 to 5 days.
Where are the courses based? Isle of Skye: There are a variety of accommodation options on the Island: Camping, bunk house, B and B and Hotels. Sligachan, Carbost, Portree and Broadford are the closest to the Black Cuillin.
Pre requisites Dependent on your aspirations.


More Detail

Rock climbing on the Isle of Skye is a special experience and always rewards those who are prepared to travel the distance. With numerous sea cliffs and mountain routes as well as the infamous Cuillin ridge traverse it must be one of the best climbing venues in the world. Mixing some sea cliff climbing with the more strenuous mountain routes is a marvelous way to enjoy a rock climbing trip to the Island.

Main Ridge Traverse. Many of you will have thought about a Cuillin Ridge traverse and may of instantly dismissed it or left it on your list of things to do because of the tales of woe that come with it. Route finding, magnetic rock, bad weather, time consuming, fitness and perhaps failure are the top comments that spring to mind. Unfortunately there are never any guarantees to the ridge but a well planned attempt could lead to success and if not successful will only add to your experience for another try. Jewels like the crossing never come easy but don’t let that put you off. If you fancy an attempt then the planning starts here ( Contact Adele). There are no set rules and you do not have to be the fastest 2hr 59 min 22 seconds a record set by Findlay Wild in2013 or meet the slower time of 39 hours by Gwen Moffat in the 1950’s. What is important is we complete the traverse between the two end summits around 11km, take in all 11 main ridge Munros with about 3000m of ascent/descent of sustained exposed scrambling and climb the key pitches of the TD Gap, King’s Chimney, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Naismith’s Route on the Basteir Tooth.

If you fancy something a little less dramatic then there is ample superb rock climbing on the ridge and some excellent classics such as Cioch West (S) and Arrow route on Sron na Ciche, Integrity (VS)on the Chioch, Commando Crack (S) in Coir’A Ghrunnda and Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean just to mention a few.

Sea Cliff Climbing is a unique experience and with cliffs on all aspects of the Island there is plenty to choose from. At Neist point the most westerly point on skye has a vast amount of dolerite crags whereas Suidhe Biorach near Elgol is a wonderful climbing playground with a southerly aspect.

Contact Adele to find out the options for your rock climbing trip to Skye


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