Boom Crag (Creag an Fhithich Mor)

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The bouldery start of Boom Crack

The only hill crag on Rubha Mor, featuring longer routes broken by terraces. Sunshine from the afternoon onwards, a village location and good views across the neck of Loch Ewe to Firemore beach and the hills of the Gairloch penisula.



After entering Mellon Charles and heading up the hill, the road makes a series of right angled turns with roads/tracks leading off. At the second left turn, just before Murdo Macrae's yard, a small road heads straight on and up the hill towards the crag. The smokehouse mentioned in the SMC guide has moved.


Head directly to the crag from where the small road bends right, keeping to the left of the field initially before heading through a gap in the wall and up to a gate. Open moorland then leads to the crag.



Described left to right.

Battle Stations 15m HVS 5a
Slimy to begin but improves with height. Low in the grade with a well protected crux at the roof leading to a nice position.

Alliance 18m VS 4b
A bolder but easier version of Nato Crack, pulling out onto the front face.

Nato Crack 18m VS 4c
The steep crack in the side of the buttress.

Sore Thumb 20m S
A good route which takes the left hand of the obvious crack on the main face.

Boom Crack 20m VS 5a
A more direct version of Sore Thumb. A tricky start up the thin crack left of the low recess leads to interesting climbing up the clean wall to the left of the cracks.

Helicon Wall 20m E2 6a
Tough highball bouldery start followed by nicer climbing between the two cracks above.

Sore Finger 20m S
The right hand crack on the main face is the better of the two.

Call Out 18m HVS 5a
Bold juggy climbing up the centre of the side of the buttress, well positioned above the huge roof.

First Ascent Info

Date Route(s) Climber(s)
Jul 1996 Sore Finger, Sore Thumb J Henderson and J Buchanan
Jun 2003 Call Out, Nato Crack, Battle Stations T Doe and J Buchanan
Aug 2009 Boom Crack A James and C Brown
Oct 2009 Alliance A James and C Brown
Nov 2009 Helicon Wall C Brown and P Ellis

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