The SMC offers a diverse number of publications, appealing to all outdoor enthusiasts. These pages present a summary of our offerings, in addition to our annual Journal.
Scottish Sport Climbs
£28 (In Stock)
2013. Written by a cast of 18 authors and coordinated by Andy Nisbet, this is the first definitive guide to sport climbing in Scotland; from the Central Belt to Shetland, and Aberdeen to Arisaig.
Sport climbing in Scotland has certainly come of age. There are now over 1300 sport routes on a variety of rock types, taking in crags in urban quarries, the glens of Coe and Nevis, and the open country of the Northern Highlands. This guide will be invaluable to anyone seeking to make the most of climbing in Scotland.
Also described for the first time in print are Scotland's three dry tooling crags, routes from D3 to D13.
The guide is in landscape format, 344 pages, and with a card cover. The 100+ crags covered by the guide are illustrated with around 45 maps and 50 photo diagrams, plus good coverage of action photos. Each crag has a description of approach, good pubs or eats in the area and top tips from the authors. Route grades range from 3 to 9a, and are colour-coded by grade for easy reference.
'You're never alone with an SMC guidebook'. Sounds like a trite soundbite dreamt up by a junior in an ad office, but there is some truth in it. You don't have to use our guidebooks, and you certainly don't have to follow any of the recommended routes found in them, but the information found in our hillwalking, climbing and scrambling series have been built on for over 110 years by experts in the game and would save you endless hours in your plans. Try one today, and see if you agree.
P.S. Profits from our guidebooks go to the Scottish Mountaineering Trust which is a Scottish-registered charity. Purchasing an SMC publication therefore helps the Scottish mountain environment. See the SMT pages for more details of what they do.