Tingon

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Description

This extensive area of sea cliffs has now been consolidated into one crag covering all routes on the lower sea cliff crags from the South Gill to the Warie Gill. This is a 1km length of coastline that has many geos, walls and buttresses. It is therefore quite a complicated place to find your way around and so we've done our best to record the routes methodically and draw maps of the areas. It is one of the finest crags in Shetland and comes into its own on a sunny spring or summer day with easterly winds, where the climbs can be completely sheltered and baking in the sun and it's easy to forget you're in Shetland.   There are of course upper tier climbing areas here for when the swell prevents access to the lower climbs. These are South Gill and Black Crag and both lie within this stretch of coastline. To the north is the Otter's Head, although it is really just one stretch of almost continuous climbing!

Access

In Eshaness, take a right turn signposted to Jonnie Notion's Bod, just before the cafe and drive down here for 1 mile. Just before a cattle grid turn right down a gravel track, signposted to Tingon. After about 1 mile, park at a high point, just before the wall and gate. From here walk towards the coast and cross the fence by the sea where it changes to a wall. Scramble down to the west to access via the South Gill, or continue north to access the other areas, up to the Warie Gill, which is obvious as this is where the burn of Tingon falls into the sea.

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