Rubha Dunan

Rubha Dunan

NC 020067

Foreboding Pleasures

The Rubha Dunan cliffs are situated about 20minutes from the road, on a small headland near Achiltbuie NC 020067. They are about 10-15m high and although the rock is a bit softer than Reiff, they are a pleasant, quick drying sun-trap. Most of the routes are not affected by the tide unless the sea is very rough. From a parking area at NC 034073 follow a signposted path, past a broch, and out to the headland. The impressive Tumbledown Wall is reached first. Walk over the top of this to reach the Wake Wall area. The best descent scrambles down a chimney at the west end of the wall. Left of Wake Wall a number of shorter routes have been done. Full route descriptions are in SMC Journal 2008.

Wake Wall 
  1. Descent Chimney Arête D
  2. Splashdown VS 4c*
  3. Fetid Pool Crack VS 4c*
  4. It’s got to be a Diff D*
  5. Waking and Watching VD
  6. Crossover VS 4b*
  7. Time and Tide VS 4c**
  8. Spinal Tap VS 4b**
  9. Kicking Horse E1 5b*
  10. Wake Up VS 4c**
  11. Wake Wall HVS 5b*
  12. Lateral Thinking VS 5a**
  13. Foreboding Pleasures E1 5b**

The smooth impressive wall to the right of Foreboding Pleasures is known as Tumbledown Wall. Unfortunately the rock is not as good as the Wake Wall area. One E1 has been recorded at its left end and the corner at its right end is VS.