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When the Scottish Mountaineering Club was founded in 1889 it set out to ‘collect information regarding [Scottish] routes and to maintain comprehensive coverage and a historical record’. Please help us maintain this 130-year-old remit by recording your new climbs.

New routes are recorded in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal which is published annually. In addition, new route descriptions are stored in a database which forms the basis for SMC guidebooks. The database aims to be comprehensive and currently contains c.40,000 routes on 7,000 crags across Scotland. The route count increases daily as climbers discover and record new climbs.

The cost of publishing the New Routes Section in the Journal is supported by the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. Their ongoing support is gratefully acknowledged.

The deadline for sending route descriptions for the 2022 Journal is 31 May 2022.