Hardest Scottish Trad Routes

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a list of the hardest Trad climbs in Scotland

Contents

E11

Extreme Eleven

  • Echo Wall 100m E? ??
    Echo Wall, Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis
    Dave MacLeod (2008)
E11: Dave on Rhapsody

E10

  • To Hell and Back E10 6c ***
    Hells Lum, Cairngorms
    Dave MacLeod (2007)

E9

The Scottish E9's

  • Hold Fast E9 7a **
    Whale Rock - Glen Nevis
    Dave MacLeod (2002)
  • The Fugue E9 6c ***
    Glen Croe
    Dave MacLeod - (2002)

E8

E8 Trad routes in Scotland

  • Apophenia E8 7a
    Glenfinnan
    Dave Macleod, (2010)
    Slab
  • The Realm, E8 6c, 6b
    Creag Mo, Harris, Dave MacLeod, Tim Emmett (2010)
  • The Great Escape E8 6a, 6c, 6b
    Arran
    John Dunne (2001)
  • Whirlwind E8 6c
    Lewis
    Dave MacLeod (2005)
  • Flocktalk E8 6c
    Lewis ???
    Dave MacLeod (2005)
  • The Nose E8 5c,6c
    Eigg
    Ben Bransby, James McHaffie (2002)
  • Femme Fatale E8 6c
    Glen Nevis
    Dave Cuthbertson(1986)
  • The Gathering E8 6b
    Skye
    Dave MacLeod (2004)


E7

  • Skye Wall E7/8 6b
    Loch Coruisk, Skye
    Dave Birkett (2007)
  • Zodiac Mind Warp E7 6c
    Glen Coe
    Malcolm Smith (????)
  • Elegence E7 6c
    Larbrax
    Julian Lines (????)
  • The Beautiful South E7 6b
    Sron Ulladale
    D.Turnbull / J.Arran (1988)
  • Angel E7 6c
    Etive Slabs
    Dave Cuthbertson, Joanna George (1997)
  • Rock Lord E7 6b
    Glen Coe
    Paul Thorburn(1997)
  • Leopold E7 6c
    Glen Nevis
    M.Hamilton(1993)
    route now partially retrobolted
  • Lame Beaver E7 6b
    Glen Nevis
    Dave Cuthbertson (1987)
  • Cnippy Sweetie E7 6b
    Lewis sea cliffs
    Dave MacLeod(2001)
  • Dumb and Dumber E7 6c
    Dumbarton
    Dave MacLeod(1999)
  • Craig's Wall E7 6c
    Craigmore
    Dave MacLeod(1997)
  • Drink Up for Tomorrow We Die E7 6b
    Dunglas
    Dave MacLeod(2001)


  • Undertow E7 6c
    Reiff
    D.Cuthbertson(1995)
  • Perfect Monsters E7 6b
    Mingulay
    Turner / Latter / Thomas(1988) (not climbed free, yet)
  • Otto E7 6c
    Reiff
    G.Latter(2001)
  • Drifting Too Far from Shore E7 6b
    Skye
    Dave Birkett (1997)
  • How Soon is Now E7 6c
    Ardmair
    Tim Rankin (2006)
  • Maybe Later E7 6c
    Sheigra
    Dave MacLeod (2006)
  • Slow Hand Clap E7 6c
    Limekilns
    Dave MacLeod (2005)
  • Geomancer E7 6b
    Pabbay
    N.McNair, P.Newman (2003)
  • Damnations E7 6b
    Pabbay
    P.Thorburn, R.Campbell, G.Latter (2003)
  • Fascist Groove Thang E7 6c
    Far East Wall, Beinn Eighe
    P. Thorburn, G. Latter (1995)
  • The Unknown Soldier E7 6b
    Creag Ghlas
    J.Lines, R.A.Biggar (2002)
  • Bravura E7 6b
    Pabbay
    G.Latter, R.Campbell (2002)

Up in the air

Dalriada E8 6b
The Cobbler
G.Latter(1995)
confirmed at E6 by D. Birkett and D. MacLeod (but yet to be onsighted? Why the obsession with downgrading this route?) See Discussion Page


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