Skye rock climbing - Five Day courses

Course Overview

Rock climbing course based on the Isle of Skye. There are a feast of fine routes for people climbing up to VS (4c). As well as a chance to experience some of the longest and finest mountain routes in Britain.

Course Details

Costs: £500 for five days

Ratio: 1:2


The choice is yours, but please check before making a booking. The courses are five days in length.

Kit Requirements

Rock Climbing Kit List


A fairly flexible pair of boots with good lateral stiffness and well kept ‘Vibram’ sole are adequate for approaching the climbs. They should have a high ankle to give support in that area and should not be smooth-soled.

Rock climbing ("Sticky boots") are essential and can be hired in Fort William (£4 a day)

climbing harness

A sit harness is essential for rock climbing

Essential for rock climbing


Belay Plate & screwgate carabiner * chalk bag for harder climbs

A small to medium volume rucsac is necessary (50 litres) for all courses.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit
For blisters, insect bites, headaches or stomach upsets. Sun screen cream will also be useful from April to September hopefully!!

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Sheet sleeping bag liner
This should be brought if you have one and are using a Youth Hostel (can be hired)

fleece jacket

Personal Clothing
This should cover both cold and warm situations. Shorts and T-Shirts for the hot days, plus fleeces or woolly jumpers and windproofs for colder weather. Track suit trousers are perfectly adequate for summer rock climbing courses. Please bring woolly hat and gloves as well.


Flask and/or water-bottle and Packed Lunch food


  • £10.00 per night (Camping)
  • £16.00 per night  (Independent Hostel)
  • £28.00 (B&B)

Based at either Sligachan, Portnalong or Carbost, all types of accommodation are available. Please ask for more details of prices to suit your style of accommodation.

Croft Bunkhouse and Bothies
Croft Bunkhouse provides a good base for the budget-minded mountaineer exploring the Cuillin ridge. There is a good pub nearby with fine bar meals.
Visit the website: Croft Bunkhouse

Sligachan Hotel
The Sligachan Hotel is a famous mountaineers hotel, fifteen minutes drive from Portree. A wide selection of good beers and whisky are complimented by an excellent range of bar food, from breakfast to evening meals.There is a campsite and Bunkhouse/Hostel just over the road.
Visit the website: Sligachan

Waterfront Bunkhouse
The Waterfront Bunkhouse in Carbost is a good spot to stay. close to the famous Talisker Whisky distillery, the village of Carbost also has a variety of B&B's plus the Carbost Inn, which is next door to the bunkhouse and overlooks Loch Harport sea loch.
Visit the website: The Old Inn Carbost