70m, 4 pitches. P1. (20m 5a) Start 5m left of the Tyrolean and climb up and then left along horizontal breaks to reach a small ledge: at low tide, it is possible to avoid this pitch by scrambling around the back of the stack, making the route about HS overall. P2. (20m 4b) climb the steep slab above using the rightwards slanting crack to a bulge, pull over it, move left and ascend to a splendid cave belay. P3. (10m) an exposed traverse right leads past one upwards break to the base of an offwidth crack. P4. (20m 4b) Climb the crack to a large ledge and some huge blocks, then follow the easiest line which trends up and left to the top.

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, 2013 Scottish Multi Pitch Mission, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Summer Trip 2014, The Julia Bradbury Collection.


ClimberDateStyle
Tightsgirl 04/Jul AltLd

2 ropes in place for tyrolean. Ones sheath was worn through, the other had supposedly been there for about a week (according to the tea lady at the car park who was lovely and left us chocolate biscuits for when we got back). We clipped to both ropes to avoid the sag and upward battle on the way back over! Great climbing, awesome adventure!

with Joe Rochford
peterhubbard 14/Jun AltLd

Tyrolean in place but sheath worn through. I crossed on it but then we backed it up. Not much life left in it. Great route and a fantastic adventure!

with Conrad
Hidden 14/Jun AltLd O/S
Suzana 14/Jun AltLd

Lead the 5a traverse (thrilling fun). Then altlead to the top. Fantastic flow of fun.

Hidden 14/Jun AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 13/Jun 2nd O/S

Great fun on this classic route, with my bro and my Dad, loved the swim and the tyrollean. Good effort Dad, considering you've only done a few climbs before (especially as Ed took us up the E1 bit by accident!).

with Dad, Ed Booth
duncanbutler 07/Jun AltLd
with Jack Dorward
Hidden 06/Jun AltLd O/S
esuddes 06/Jun AltLd
with Hastie
Hidden 05/Jun AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 03/Jun Lead O/S

Walked round the back to avoid greasy 5a traverse pitch

with Steve Livingston
Hidden 03/Jun 2nd
Nigel Coe 03/Jun Lead

I see someone has written ' Be aware of the tea lady at the light house she hates climbers.' However, we encountered a very friendly tea lady who had info on the tryolean and gives climbers a free cup of tea!

with John Jennings, Andy Chadwick
gunnarofhlidarend ?/Jun 2nd
Anne Gumbley 30/May AltLd
markfairbank 30/May AltLd O/S

Low point was the ab and getting most of the way down before realising ropes weren't long enough and I could reach the wall to get to the intermediate belay :( ....commence 25m prussik back up! Otherwise an excellent day out, pleased tyrolean was in place!

rob askew 29/May AltLd O/S

Amazing weather and dodged the fulmars pretty well.

Liam Ingram 29/May Lead O/S

Amazing adventure. Started at 7pm. P1 is somewhat tough for VS!

with Catriona Mallows
Hidden 29/May Lead O/S
holly138 29/May AltLd O/S
nickb1 28/May AltLd O/S
with ClaraC, annep11
annep11 28/May AltLd O/S
with Nick Bryan, Clara
alex toomey 28/May AltLd
Hidden 27/May Lead
eilidh_m 26/May AltLd dnf
with Fergus Eakin
Roberttaylor 25/May Lead O/S

With Jake and Eilidh. Tyrolean in situ. Got badly fulmar'd on the final pitch. RIP jacket and trousers.

Hidden 14/May AltLd O/S
kwoodroffe 09/May 2nd

Climbing with anna

with anna
Pete_Stewart 24/Apr AltLd

Led pitches 3 and 5

Hidden 23/Apr AltLd
rons 10/Apr AltLd

Set up the Tirolean through choppy water and the route was a bit wet over the first two pitches. Great trip though!

deevid 28/Mar 2nd dnf

Surf forecast was reasonable, but when we arrived (just before low tide) we decided it wasn't safe to access the stack. Very large waves were occasionally sweeping through the channel. Also, the first belay point and the tyrolean point were regularly taking big splashes. Difficult decision, but definitely the right one. The lady from the tea shack at the lighthouse was really lovely, and approached us in the car park to discuss the weather forecast as she didn't want anyone getting hurt 'on her watch'.

with Heddwyn
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Andy Hewison 26/Sep/15 AltLd

Water wasn't too cold for the swim across, Tom did a fine job of leading the 5a traverse in the very slimy crack without aid. We then went off route after pitch 2 going right far too early and climbing something much harder until we bailed before we got to the top!!!

with Tom
mot1 26/Sep/15 AltLd dnf
Dave Warburton 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Brilliant micro-adventure. Katie did the swim. Tyrolean to the lower anchors - which were OK not brilliant. Abseil from top to bottom on 60's.

K Farrell 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Absolutely brilliant, even the swim wasn't too bad! Bit of rain on the 1st 5a pitch but pushed on and it cleared up. Not sure what I did on the 4th pitch (4c 10m traverse) but ended up with quite a bit of rope drag. Fantastic adventure!

Samuel Wainwright 18/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Had the stack to ourselves. Simply the best climbing adventure you'll have anywhere! Photos here http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/sea-stack-sickness.html

UncleMephisto 18/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Pure adventure and brilliant in every way.

jev 25/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Amazing route and the whole setting! Skipped P1 by walking around. Lead P3 and 5. Abseil and Tyrolean tat in ok conditions. Seen a massive red jellyfish in the gap we had to swim.

with Jonas
garmour 17/Aug/15 2nd

Beautiful day, enjoyable climb :-)

with John and Linda
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Barry Harper 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
kirstypallas 01/Jul/15 2nd
Andy Moles 22/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Scottysparks 22/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Calum muskett, Dean pennell
tomwhitchurch 03/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

With Mark and Venla. The P1 traverse was pretty wet so Mark and I seiged it a wee bit.

Hidden 30/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 AltLd
HeatherF 24/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Tom Ripley, Jonny Baker
Hidden 19/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/15 Lead β
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
ColdAndWet 12/Sep/14 Lead
with Jeremy Windsor, Glyn Carter, John Botham
JohnBotham 12/Sep/14 2nd
davebrox 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Vanders
CaelanB 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

led pitches 1 and 3

with pete loveless
PeteLoveless 26/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

P 2&4

with Caelan Barnes
Hidden 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
calumhicks 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ali Lee
DavidMcK 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome position, climbing is well awkward

Cacyn 25/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Graham
AliRLee 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

great climb, wanted to do it for ages!!

with Calum Hicks
Ryan23 24/Aug/14 2nd
vikinghandles 21/Aug/14 2nd O/S
DaveB61 15/Aug/14 AltLd
with Greg Jennings
Hidden 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
JacobMarlow 17/Jul/14 -

Lead 2nd pitch with Angus leading 1st and 4th

gst 11/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
with Brian Shackleton
kirstypallas 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Billy
Billy 01/Jul/14 Lead
oliverk 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Did pitch 1 of Diamond Face route then moved onto this to finish. 45m rope is enough for a retrievable tyrolean. In-situ anchors on the stack side are in a poor state but we trusted them

with Pam
Cardi 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Evening ascent on the solstice. Flew to Glasgow from Cardiff, then drove up the same day with Jon. Jon took the swim on for the team. Tyrolean across, far side pegs and nuts looking a bit worse for wear. Lead traverse pitch and pitches 3&4. Went a bit far left at the top of pitch 4 and did an alternative crux, which was a bit harder but quite short lived.

with Jon W
EBailey 06/Jun/14 AltLd
Hugh Macgregor 06/Jun/14 AltLd
Elsier 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Adrian
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 28/May/14 AltLd
with Noah Rees, Harry Turnbull, Chris Rees
jcasey2436 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

difficult to see the starting pitch route due to high tides and the grease at the bottom but the next 3 pitches were a delightful adventure. Be aware of the tea lady at the light house she hates climbers. Apparently we put other peoples lives at risk climbing the stack

with Tom grady
pftom 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P4, took a more direct harder route on P1.

with Josh Casey
2010_graham 24/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Jim M
gforce 03/May/14 AltLd
with Dirk
Dirk Wallis 02/May/14 AltLd
with Grrr
Hidden 30/Apr/14 AltLd
Tim Hamlet 15/Apr/14 AltLd

Swam over to set up. Great route nice adventurous feel.

with Iain Smith, Laura Hamlet
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Little AndyH 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Rickrick 30/Mar/14 -
Tdavy01 30/Mar/14 AltLd
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
tumbling wizard ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
ClimbingGlen 28/Aug/13 Lead

Awesome sea stack, tyrolene over and back. Atmospheric! routes easy to find, well protected, good tat for abseils/belay. Led all 4 pitches. One of the highlights of the year!

with Bobby little, Peter Cuthill
planetmarshall 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Just awesome - Got a bit lost after the cave belay and finished up the "Diamond Face Route" - which has a lovely corner crack finish. Setup the tyrolean the day before, so some other climbers got some use from it.

with David Docherty
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dom
Kevster 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Gavdee1 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Led 1st pitch before Tony led the rest

with Tony Johnson, Kev
tonevert 10/Aug/13 Lead

Brilliant route

with Gavin, Kevin Faux
will moy ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Dave 88 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 to half way where I got a bit lost, and P4. Not climbing at my best by any stretch but who cares, what a great day out with perfect weather and a few other parties to have a bit of banter with. Won't forget this in a hurry.

with Pinkney
Hugh Macgregor ?/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 29/May/13 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 28/May/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day out with Colin Nave. Avoided P1 by going round the back. All other pitches 4b. Lucky I was belayed for the attempted rock hop, as the weeds reduced friction to zero and I slipped off at the last minute. After Colin's swim and setting up the tyrolean we were all set. The 2 stage Ab down was exciting and I reckon from the other comments we could have done it in one with our 50 and 60m ropes combined. Not sure I was relieved or disappointed that mr and mrs fulmar were not at home.

with Mynydd Colin
Tom Livingstone 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

A fantastic route but felt soft. Took the E1 variation at the end of the leftward traverse on P1. 50m ropes will (just!) reach the ground from the top - no need to re-belay at half way. Take lots of cams and extender draws - don't need many wires.

libby.southgate 26/May/13 AltLd

Did in three and a bit pitches. I led the first (round the traverse and up to the belay ledge), Josh led the second (from the ledge to the chockstone cave belay) and I led the third (to pretty much the top) before Josh finished up the easy ramp to the top proper.

with Josh Ring, Mark Brims
Hugh Macgregor 26/May/13 AltLd
with Henry O'Brien
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead
Duncan Turner 21/May/13 Lead

Old man of stoer As others say, path down very precarious and slippy, at bottom found no Tyrolean set up so good job bought swim shorts! - note for next time take 5 finger shoes or similar to swim in as the barnacles are sharp. First pitch very green and slippy - even in dry weather it's slimy. Remaining pitches lovely, esp 3rd pitch - beautifully exhilarating! Things to know before you go: 1. Take shoes to swim in. 2. Ensure your rack has at least 2 of each of DMM dragon cams or equivalent. 3. Only 1 set of nuts needed - cams are the order of the day. 4. 60m double ropes will make the abseil in one go. 5. All belay points are well used and easy to recognise. 6. Currently NO Tyrolean in place (as of 21 May 13)

with stu
Hidden 21/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/May/13 AltLd
Andrew will wilson 08/May/13 AltLd
R0bbie 10/Jan/13 AltLd
with Taba
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Sally Hudson 21/Oct/12 AltLd
with Jakob Rosenhahn, Mike Scott
Hidden 21/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
connor 21/Oct/12 AltLd
NeilOMalley 25/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

awsome, nice weather, ab in the dark

A Walker 25/Sep/12 2nd
errrrm? 13/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Exciting and a bit scary, nearly retreated from the cave due to rain, but tried the traverse and found it wasn't so bad. Pitch 2 seemed hard with a rucksac and greasy holds, seemed harder than 4b.

with gaz h
sparbus 04/Aug/12 AltLd
with mike b
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
philhilo 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Wet worrying decent with overloaded packs after rained all morning. Tyrolean in place, rpoe good but gear at sea end looking tired. Bottom pitch green slime fest - followed break around to far side, no chance of going up, and still 5b pitch! Rest of route clean if wet in the pooring rain. Tat in place for an ab to base on 60's. Alas high spring tide meant ledge now wave swept and tyrolean only 1m out of water - tyrolean swim! Sacs now super heavy with wet ropes so slow exit up streaming face. Back for 22.30.

with Helen E
craig cameron 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

This is one thee best climbs ever done!!!! led 2nd and last pitch.

Hidden ?/Aug/12 -
Jevans ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/12 AltLd
Dougbart 17/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
subflux 14/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Bill Wright
Calum Wadsworth 06/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Missed first pitch, really greasy

with Calum Irvine, Ruairidh Wadsworth
mikesuth 23/Jun/12 AltLd

Approach made in drizzle. Very greasy start. Led pitches 1&4 after bailing on P3 - I'll blame the wet rock. Great day climbing and a fantastic first VS multipitch. Abbed off on 60m ropes in one go.

with Simon Hayes
sleeplessjb 15/Jun/12 -

Felt kinda soft for the grade... Man was it draggy tho...

with Jamie
Hidden 09/Jun/12 AltLd
Pinky 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, first traverse from tyrolene a nightmare as super slimmy, but enjoyed my lead. No real problem with Fulmars. Was a warm up for Old Man of Hoy, this was a wake up call im not ready for E1 sea stacks! Weather slighty overcast and more so windy which didnt help with my nerves, also passing showers. Absailed in one descent on two 60 m ropes. Got a pinch off belay in front of 2 fulmars who were fine until I yelped and then they freaked out, argg.

with alec thomas, chris thomas
Hidden 07/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
tebs 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Rob and Becca. Walked round the back to avoid the first pitch which was grotty. An absolutely brilliant day out. Climbing not too hard but engrossing, especially during the rain shower. The four highlights for me were the swim, the chimney pitch, the champagne finish and the abseil past menacing fulmars. Fantastic

with Tim
Rob84 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Becca Jury
Callum T 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Kyle Flegg, Marcus Peabody
MarcusP 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Kyle, Callum
CurlyStevo ?/Jun/12 AltLd

I'm not convinced the first pitch is 5a felt standard 4c fair to me.

with Kenny
victorhearnyeates ?/Jun/12 -
Carol Goodall 29/May/12 AltLd O/S

Jonnie swam and led the traversy 5a pitch to the start of the route. I led Pitch 2, the end of 3 (after Magnus had some difficulty route finding) and Magnus finished the route. Great climbing with the main difficulty being the chimney-like crack on P2. Good weather, slight breeze so good photos on top. A seagull threw up on me on the way down leaving me with a lingering fishy smell to remember the route.

with Emily Suddes, Magnus Woods, Jonnie Williams
jonnie3430 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Emily
Hidden 24/May/12 AltLd O/S
Tom Baird 22/May/12 AltLd O/S

Easier when you go the right way!

with Jonno
isi_o 19/May/12 Lead

Managed to get off route and abseiled off. An adventure anyway, but need to go back and finish it! No tyrolean in place at present, but anchor on far side was sound enough. Rock hopping looked 'exciting' even with low tide, so we avoided it and got wet instead. Scramble down to shelf is a bit loose in places - not a place you'd want to take a slip.

with Roddy Murray
Bry 18/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/May/12 AltLd
Zoe Cockburn ?/May/12 2nd
radioshed 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Hot + sunny, fantastic route, climbing doesn't get better.

with Reuben
crookachili 31/Mar/12 AltLd
David Stevens 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob Chase
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
with Paul Richmond, George Wright, Keith Bell
Patzl ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Jessie675 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S

First ever multi pitch climb very good

Hidden 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
nia 26/Jul/11 2nd
with harry
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Pete Barker 21/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Steve
steev 21/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Pete Barker, Kimball
JonnyPetrie 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Roddy, Ally
unbezonking 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with roddie, wee johno
rodders24 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Epic, Wee joony lead most of it!

with Wee Jonny, Alistair Gray
Mark Collins 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Great to get this done after three years of trying, a superb adventure! I did the HS route according to the description above. There is a taught tyrolean setup to the start of the original route at the moment but I can't comment on its quality.

Mark Collins 24/Jun/11 TR rpt

HS route according to the description above.

Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd
Shaw Brown 10/Jun/11 2nd
Peter Metcalfe 10/Jun/11 Lead

Birthday (+1 day) celebratory climb. Good weather and sea state after the problematic northerly swell mid-week. Arrived soon after low tide at an in-situ and apparently brand-new Tyrolean, and then found that we could just about scramble around the back of the stack to avoid the first pitch. Climbing much better than expected - felt like solid, unpolished, gritstone. The hardest part of the whole endeavour turned out to be abbing off, past several irate fulmars and thence into space, apparently heading straight for the boiling sea far below! 60m ropes highly recommended.

Pat-H 27/May/11 Lead
with mhairi
Mhairi G 27/May/11 2nd

My first sea stack. Absolutely amazing day! Didn't brave the very frayed in situ rope and the next party removed it as it looked so unsafe.

with Patrick
Mike Turner 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with Keith Fisher
Hidden 05/May/11 2nd
Neil Adams 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Elizabeth
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd
sophiecb 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

My first sea stack. Awesome:) Led pitch 3

with Rob
ablackett 29/Apr/11 AltLd

First 2 pitches felt jolly hard, must get better at jamming.

with Jonny
jonny taylor 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Found the first pitch very tough indeed as all the holds were soaking wet. Later pitches were a lot of fun - just like being on Yorkshire grit! Tyrolean/bolt in situ.

with Andy B
climberuk 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Fixed rope in place so no need to swim. Climbed 5a pitch due to high swell around base of stack. Guide book description of where it goes is rubbish. Just go up and immediately left from the middle-left side of the platform. Excellent route. Had a bit of route finding difficulty due to poor guidebook description but managed to stay on route. Only 2 or 3 technical moves the rest not hard. Amazing views from the top. Abseil down in 2 pitches was interesting. Michael ended up hanging in space and had to throw a nut key attached to the rope to catch the tat on the stance to pull himself in towards it.

with Waneata
simon_D 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Did p1 traverse and wall to first belay, then took a R slanting flake crack (off-route, original goes up from here) diaganal across to a small belay stance. then up to the wide ledge of NW corner route! Then came the fun 5b ramp pitch (used a wee bit of aid on the initial move using an ancient rusty peg, with a nut wire), then up the final chimney (excellent fun). Not the original route we intended but an excellent variation.. 60m abseil to the floor, ropes got seriously wound together so after 2 hours struggle managed to retrieve from the lanward side and excape, overall amazing exposure and adventure.

with Alex
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Safety Monkey ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tallthinmonkey 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome adventure! Very slimy traverse at the start, had to aid one bit. rest of route was great.

with Ewan Paterson
Ommuff 28/Sep/10 AltLd
with Mike Brian
chrism225 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

weather was A-mazing

with Jen Trendall, polly, dave
Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd
nowler 12/Sep/10 -
cmars89 09/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/10 2nd
Mark Fairhurst 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Mark Fairhurst 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Robert93 18/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
Joemanglerocks 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Amazingly lucky with the weather but in-situ tyrolean appreciated as water was pretty nippy. Bit lost on third pitch but no real hassle. Buzzed by Tornado at top.

with Andy Harding
MaxR 07/Aug/10 2nd dnf

Recorded due to quality adventure of a day! Abbed off a third of the way up due to lack of psyche and less than ideal conditions, will definitly be back!

with Toby
tobyk 07/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Graham Westbrook ?/Aug/10 AltLd
Theeni ?/Aug/10 AltLd
luckyjim ?/Aug/10 AltLd

james very graciously did the swim across and back allowing me to retrieve the tyrolean rope even though i was happy to leave it behind..good man !

with J Kinnaird
sjfisher 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 AltLd
John Roe 03/Jul/10 AltLd

Led pitch 1 then 4 & 5 together. Route as described in the SMC guide. 60m ropes give one abseil off the stack. Care required for the descent from the landward side down.

with Adam Davis, Iain (Jocky) Marr
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
vincentvega 19/Jun/10 AltLd
with kevin k, danny robb
mark88 19/Jun/10 AltLd

Lead P1 & 3, Johnno P2 & 4. Best climbing trip up to date!

with Andy Johnson
gareth scott borthwick 09/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

i took 1st and 3rd pitches

with mat
Hidden 07/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
johnrc 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S

started climbing at 4am, was epic! really slimy bottom traverse, rest is awesome.

with pete a
pete87abs 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

start at 4am great route. felt quite hard maybe from lack of sleep

with john
bigdrew 03/Jun/10 AltLd dnf

Got lost on a massive ledge about 20m up. Abbed of north side of here on poor pegs. Tyrolean traverse in situ with a bolt land side. Will be returning to finish!

with Chris
JEP 01/Jun/10 AltLd
with Kirstin
Steve Perry ?/Jun/10 AltLd
with Mike Martin
Steve Waters, Mynydd 31/May/10 AltLd
mtempest 31/May/10 AltLd
with Jen, Steve Waters, Mynydd
Barry D 31/May/10 Lead
with Trish, Chris M
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
mikemartin 19/May/10 AltLd

What an adventure! We didn't tension the tyrolean enough and almost ended up swimming, we also got a bit lost on pitch two and steve ended up getting attcked by a fulmar then we topped out in the sunshine with an audience watching from the cliff top. Sensational abseil back down, top day.

Hidden 17/May/10 Lead
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Natalie feather ??/2010 -
Johann ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with Martyn Stott, Alex Wheeldon
Johann ??/2010 -
james chesmer ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with Rowan Chesmer, Martin Chesmer
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Andrew Lodge 12/Sep/09 AltLd

Led pitch 1, 3 and 4. A great day out

with Adrian, Pete, Steve
jamestheyip 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Went slightly off route which involves climbing some 5b sections of the E2 route next door and dealing with vomiting seagull. Got caught by high tide on the way back had to hang for 3 hours before it was possible to do the tyrolean crossing above the very choppy sea.

with Alejandro Garcia
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
dmorgan27 ?/Aug/09 Lead

First attempt started raining, returned to van and set alarm for 6 to catch the low tide. Swam out in wet suit used a rope to pull over climbing gear and partner. Tricky traverse at start to corner, very wet and slippery. Rest of the route was fabulous.

with Terryl
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd O/S
jcw 26/Jun/09 -

Me at 75 years old

with Simon Richardson
Hidden 19/Jun/09 2nd O/S
1918hasti 15/Jun/09 AltLd
with Paul Bradwell
teflonpete 06/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches with Alex leading the others after bravely swimming across to set up the Tyrolean. Paul Nurse seconded all pitches with us.

with Alex
freudy_love 06/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Ruairidh Mackenzie
Paul-Michael 06/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 2, Paul Nurse, Alex, & Peter were following on second rope. Alex swam the channel to setup the trilean traverse.

CalumC 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Went the wrong way on the last pitch :( Still ok but quite run out and involved vomit dodging.

with Ferdia Earle
ferdia 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Calum
Andy Moles 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan Currie, Tom Wallbank
lyndseymackay ?/Jun/09 -
JdotP 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Lyndsey Mackay
HIGHTOWER 24/May/09 Lead

Wet and cold. Grabbed one piece of gear on the 1st pitch.

with Liz
liz-264 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead
mhmiller ?/May/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out, superb climb. Windy and cold tho

with scott hewitt
bullybones ?/May/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
chedder 31/Jan/09 2nd
with chris thorne
Hidden 01/Jan/09 2nd
brockers ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with CarlZ
jess ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with martin
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/08 AltLd
duzinga 12/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Finally, got a chance to visit this place! There was little magic in the air though; the stack was too busy (more than 15 climbers on this route). 1st pitch was a nightmare, failed to commit to the damp and mossy crux in front of a large group of spectators, but seconded it thanks to Pete. 2nd and 3rd pitches were great.

with Pete and Gary
Richard_Lowe 05/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

A great adventure on a fantastic sunny day. A Tyrolean traverse, great climbing in a superb situation, an audience on the mainland cliffs, and best of all, climbing partners Jim Woodley and John Wilson made the day. A true **** route.

with James Woodley
Hidden 28/Aug/08 2nd
mol 14/Aug/08 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 14/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/08 AltLd
bridget143 29/Jun/08 AltLd dnf

Attempted it in wet conditions hoping for improvemnt in weather. I swam across, set up tyrolene. Sea state rose, weather got worse, turned back on first pitch.

with Brown
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
gaz.marshall 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Steev
sgl 19/May/08 AltLd
with Susie
sneaks 16/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Gibby
Hidden 14/May/08 AltLd O/S
R0bbie 26/Apr/08 Lead dnf

This time i managed the traverse although the start was pretty damp, the second pitch was easy, the third pitch was pretty terrifying and i suffered terribly from rope drag. The fourth pitch scuppered me, i could edge round the corner but was then faced with getting onto a ledge with no protection and a 5 metre run out, pretty easy climbing but i bottled it. in the words of terminator "I'll be back"

with Leign Chambers, Lucy Byrne
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd dnf
Hidden 17/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
R0bbie 22/Mar/08 Lead dnf
with Leign Chambers, Lucy Byrne, Johnny Miller
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sandy Simpson ??/2008 AltLd
reg_measures ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with henry and steve
pedrosanpb ??/2008 AltLd O/S

Did the swim in white water, seconded the first slimy horrible traverse then brilliant climbing to the top. Epic.

with Adrian Berry (not that one), Steve Barby, Andrew Lodge
Hoyes 10/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon R
Hidden 12/May/07 Lead O/S
snave29 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
barney_edin ??/2007 AltLd
with Simon G
Chris L Hill ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pearce
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
centurion05 ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

nice route

with lee wales
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
joe king 15/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with steve petit
steveP 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Dhonny_Jaws ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Bob M 01/Aug/05 AltLd

A wonderful adventure. Tyrolean rope in-situ so no need to swim! In 4 pitches - I led pitches 1 (the traverse)and 3.

Hidden 18/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
chapmand ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Matt Balmer, Dan Stickland
ross1983 01/Apr/05 AltLd

My first sea stack: scary but good all at the same time. Had trouble route finding.

with JD
KRB 31/Aug/04 Lead O/S

Good weather and good climb.

with Chris & Martin
victim of mathematics 29/Jul/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 29/Jul/04 Lead O/S
RAK 23/Jul/04 AltLd dog

Fell seconding wet first pitch

with Lauri
Mike Lee 10/Jun/04 2nd

Another great sea stack - swim included! 240ft VS 5a 4 pitch

with Liz
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Peter Smith ??/2004 2nd
with Steve Simpson, Tom Harmer, Martin
Tenko ??/2004 AltLd
Hidden 24/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Ken Applegate ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Andy Barker
Hidden ?/May/03 -
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Laramadness ??/2003 AltLd
with Pete, JC
Dave Kerr 17/Aug/02 Lead

12 on summit for my stag (stack) do. Is this a record?

with Simon Reid, Dave Cashman
James B ?/Jun/02 AltLd
with Nigel
tri-nitro-toulumne ?/Jun/02 AltLd
with James B
dycotiles ?/Sep/01 AltLd O/S

Led the 4th pitch.

with Pascal
tronardcohen 25/May/01 -
Captain Solo 05/May/01 2nd
with Colin
brianrunner ??/2001 -
Hidden 21/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
IanGilbertJones 25/May/00 AltLd O/S
Chad123 ?/May/00 AltLd O/S

Excellent rock, naked swim and tyrolean traverse.....

with Muppet
Darragh ??/2000 AltLd
with Adrian et al.
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
BRUCESTRAC ??/1999 -
with GRANT CAMBELL
BRUCESTRAC ??/1999 -
with GRANT CAMBELL
andrewbooth1000 ?/Oct/98 AltLd

Climbed mostly with Matt Munro, though also with Pete Watson, Sam Williams and Ben Hirst. Turned into an epic with the last pitch climbed in the dark with two head torches!

with Matt Munro
Hidden ?/Jun/98 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
dangates ??/1998 AltLd
with Nick Tarmey/ Kirk Watson
Hidden 19/Aug/97 AltLd
Bruce Kerr 07/Aug/97 Lead
with Jamie Bankhead
tracyclimber ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S

Beautiful sunny day. Wet Tyrolean back due to sea foam. Don't let go of the ropes after the abseil back down! Was VS 4a-4b when I climbed it

with
TrollJester ??/1997 AltLd O/S

Alt leads, I took the pitches I hadn't led with Phil B on my 1st visit. Another memorable day.

with Bruce A Strachan
Hidden ??/1997 -
kp64zl ?/Sep/96 Lead
with Kirsten
Hidden 18/Aug/95 2nd
craig h ?/Aug/95 AltLd

Jim; after a few beers agreed to do the swim ;-)

with Janet Hannah, Jim Mellor
jim_randell 25/May/94 AltLd O/S

My first sea stack and my first Tyrolean traverse.

with MB
CMacD ??/1994 -
Hidden 28/Sep/93 Lead O/S
malc 14/Aug/92 Lead
Hammy 09/Sep/91 -
with Rob Lawson
alan moore ??/1991 -

At the time, our greatest adventure, and probably always will be.

Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/Aug/90 Lead
with Therry Cooper
Tom Phillips 20/Jun/90 Lead
with bruce
rogerskews ?/Jun/90 AltLd O/S

Sea rather rough, but after doing battle with the sea, rock and deadly accurate fulmars, one old sea dog, a very fit pup, and a young lady finally sat on the top all grinning from ear to ear. Abseils interesting (short ropes!) and as tide was now high and I was the heaviest, I was sent across first to see if the others would get wet! Great adventure not to be missed.

with Bryn Roberts & Jan Campbell
TrollJester ??/1990 AltLd O/S
with Phil Blackwood
mark mcgowan01 ??/1990 -
Richard Weller ?/Aug/88 Solo
Richard Weller ?/Aug/88 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/86 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/85 AltLd
babymoac ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with MTW
arduff ??/1980 AltLd

Jumped over (dry) tyrolleaned back

with Andy Callingham
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
heavy ??/1979 AltLd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1978 -
with Dylan
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