Glen Coe has long been at the forefront of high-standard mountain routes, within two hours’ travelling time for the majority of those living in Scotland and unrestricted access granted through the purchase of much of the area for what was then the National Trust for Scotland.
The rough lavas of the Buachaille and Bidein nam Bian’s outlying hills provide many highly enjoyable wall routes, with the glassy granite slabs on Beinn Trilleachan as a suitable foil. There are also numerous classic winter climbs.
Escape the madding crowd and take the ferry across Loch Linnhe to Ardgour to savour the superb gneiss crags on Garbh Bheinn, or the newly-described crags of Ardnamurchan.
This is an SMC climbers’ guidebook, published by Scottish Mountaineering Press.