Rock – Ice – Scrambling
Mountaineering – Bouldering
The club has a strong climbing / mountaineering scene. There are regular evening sessions throughout the year; indoors during the winter and outdoors during the summer. Members also undertake various other climbing adventures.
SUMMER. Every Wednesday evening, as long as daylight and weather permits, a group of enthusiasts meet to climb. The usual venue is the sea-cliffs near Cummingston where there are a fine variety of short routes on sandstone. Other destinations include Huntly’s Cave, Logie Head, Redhythe Point and Covesea. All venues offer routes with a range of difficulty (including some suitable for complete beginners) and are excellent training grounds for beginners and those with a nervous eye on Skye’s Inaccessible Pinnacle.
WINTER. During the winter months, the climbers meet on Wednesday (usually) evening for indoor climbing sessions. Destinations include Inverness Leisure Centre and Spire Roxx.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES. Read the Club’s “About” pages for information on your responsibilities and the participation statement. Club members do not provide “instruction”, but many members have a wealth of experience that they are willing to share.
WHERE ARE WE GOING THIS WEEK? Check the Club’s public Facebook page (pinned post) for latest information and any last minute changes. Provisional dates are:
Wednesday 05 July – Cummingston (or Spireroxx if the weather is poor)
Wednesday 12 July – Cummingston (or Spireroxx if the weather is poor)
CLIMBING COORDINATOR. Ben Watson is the Club’s Climbing Coordinator. Contact Ben Watson for more information regarding the Club’s climbing activities.
- Information on local crags (UK Climbing website): Logie Head, Cummingston, Covesea, Huntly’s Cave, Redhythe Point
- Cummingston Sea Cliffs Voluntary User Code
- Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s latest news on nesting birds