The Isle of Raasay is a secret gem of rock climbing crags…

…which is set to play a big part in the Scottish climbing scene in years to come. Only published as logged climbing venues as recently as 2010 there are already several well-established climbing crags on the island, which have been used by Raasay House for over 25 years.

The sea cliffs of Brochel located just below the ruins of the 15th Century Brochel Castle (original home of the Clan MacLeods of Raasay) offer an excellent range of climbing routes from 4 m to 10 m high with varying degrees of difficulty from easy beginner climbs and scrambles to challenging overhangs. Calum’s Crag, a 10 m high outcrop of Lewisian Gneiss located further north (a 15 minute walk from the end of the famous Calum’s Road) is perfect for those looking for something slightly more challenging.

There are also several new crags further north with climbs ranging from 8 m to 25 m offering a challenge for climbers of all abilities. We also have a small artificial bouldering wall at Raasay House which is perfect for practicing your skills before taking them onto real rock.


Climbing Session Information

  • At Raasay House we offer half or full dayclimbing, raasay, skye

  • Beginner taster sessions’ for those looking for a first time experience of rock climbing.

  • ‘An Introduction to rock climbing’ for those wishing to take up the sport or transfer from indoor to outdoor climbing.

  • ‘Climbing skills sessions’ for those wishing to improve their rock climbing.

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (half day) or 7 hours (full day).

  • Age Restriction: Over 5

  • Maximum: 15 people

  • Equipment Provided: Helmet, Harness and all technical gear

  • Equipment Needed: Appropriate footwear

  • Price: £60Half Day per person

  • £80Full Day per person

Climbing on Raasay