The region known as Torridon in the north west of Scotland is a climbing mecca. The mighty mountains of Liathach and Beinn Eighe form the northern side of Glen Torridon. These goliaths are composed of layered torridonian sandstone which on Lithach gives tier upon tier of crags from its base to the summit. Beinn Eighe is also capped by quartzite and hidden on the further side of these mountains can be found some of the biggest and best winter and summer mountain climbs around.

However, amongst the lower tiers of Liathach just a few minutes walk from the road and campsite is the unbeatable Celtic Jumble of giant boulders and small crags. These are the most popular, but there are many more further along the escarpment if you wish to explore and the number of new problems (and mini routes) keeps on coming.


From the A896 that runs through Glen Torridon, beside the turn-off for the village, walk across the bog – the boulders are obvious.

What to be aware of:

  • The rock is impecable hardened sandstone.
  • The walk to them can be boggy (so take wellies) but the majority of the boulder bases are dry.
  • Unfortunately the base of the most impressive boulder (The Ship) is often boggy so its worth taking a tarpauling.
  • In the midge season hope for a good breeze.

For more info on this crag, check out:

The Celtic Jumble by Kevin Howett: A selected topo of some of the best problems

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