Mid Clyth

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Mon, 2009-11-23

About 500m South of the lighthouse, access is only by abseil. The aspect here is more windswept and exposed.

The large skerries just offshore are often packed with the corpulent bodies of a large family group of grey seals.

Mid Clyth dries later than Latheronwheel and can be pounded by waves during storms but this just adds to the atmosphere. The climbs are higher and more strenuous with fewer options in the lower grades. The rock is superb and deserves to be visited more often.

A selection of routes:

  • The fearful void: E3 5c
  • Maelstrom: HVS 5a
  • Sprockletop: VS 4c
  • The shallow chimney: HVS 5a
  • Oxter: S 4b

Fig: Mid Clyth – Climbing
in Caithness

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