This guide describes 215 of Scotland’s best scrambles and easy rock climbs to be found south of Inverness (separate SMC guides detail those on Skye and in the Northern Highlands). Alongside the heartlands of the Cairngorms, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, it also features less visited outliers in areas such as Knoydart, Ardgour and the islands of Rum, Mull and Arran. All kinds of excursions are described; from short routes on the gabbro crags of Ardnamurchan to major undertakings on the ridges of Ben Nevis.
Areas covered are The Cairngorms, Lochnagar, Ben Nevis & The Mamores, Glen Coe & Glen Etive, Knoydart, Ardgour & Ardnamurchan, Creag Meagaidh & Ben Alder, Southern Highlands, Southern Uplands and on the islands of Mull, Rum and Arran.
Thow - SMC 2017