Reiff

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Reiff is the catch all name used to refer to a collection of crags/Sea-cliffs located near the settlement of Reiff on the coast of the Coigach Peninsula, in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. In turn, each crag is then composed of multiple sectors. The sandstone crags offer mostly single pitch routes, across a wide variety of grades. Despite being sea cliffs the majority of the routes are not affected by the tides; although some are and it is worth checking the tide times, to maximise your route choices.

Contents

Crags

There's over 500 routes on the Reiff peninsular. Each sector contains a few crags - Plenty to keep going on with!

Also nearby

Directions

From Inverness take the A835 to Ullapool, Turning right but continuing on the A835, continue northwards, turing right after about 11 miles towards Achiltibuie. This road will take you below Stac Pollaidh.

Parking

There is parking for 5/6 cars just before a bridge (where the road terminates). Please park considerately here, as at the weekend there's a good chance all the spaces will be needed.

Please respect the local community by not parking in Passing or turning spaces, and by not blocking gateways.


Tides

Some Routes at Reiff are tidal, so it's worth checking the tide times to make the most out of your trip.

Tanera Mor on the Summer Isles is the closest place for which tide times are available, with the Loch Inver and Ullapool data being the next closest.

You can get free 7 day forcasts from Admiralty EasyTide or the BBC Weather pages

Guidebooks & Maps

Definative route list,all the areas, includes maps, but no topos.
Selected guide, with good maps and photo topos

Reiff features in the [SMC] Northern Highlands (North), and selected areas and climbs are Gary Latter's Scottish Rock Volume 2. Having both books between your party can be useful in triangulating diffrent cliffs, and climbs.


Reiff Ticklist

Starred routes to tickle your fancy

Difficult Very Difficult Severe Hard Severe
  • Moonjelly
  • Sea Phylis (Sea Wall)
  • First and Ten
  • Short Sighted
  • hS
VS HVS E1 E2
  • Icarus (Stone Pig)
  • Jim Nastic
  • Pooh Corner
  • Nightshade
  • Blind Bandit
  • Necromomican
  • Strongbow (stone pig)
  • Spaced out Rockers on the Road to Oblivion
E3 E4 E5 E6+
  • Seal Song (seal song)
  • Elastic Collision (seal song)
  • Channering Worm
  • Sonique (Stone pig)
  • Walk like an Egyptian
  • Split Personality
  • Toad in the Hole
  • The Thistle
  • Cleopatras Asp
  • The Gift
  • Undertow

Accomodation

Camping

The Achnahaird Caravan & Camping Site is now closed.

The Am Fuaran Pub in Altandu are in the process of creating a new campsite - and until this is more complete are offering free wild camping on the feild opposite, with access to toilet, sink, water ect in the pub - so long as you put some money over the bar.

Hostels & Bunkhouses



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