Schoolhouse Buttress

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 3m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Two minutes' walk from the jetty parking at Elgol. Despite being flaky and loose in places, it offers a few worthwhile routes, in particular Schoolhouse Buttress and Bee Keeper's Bother, and with the Cuillin as a backdrop you could do worse. The crazy honeycombs at the base of the main buttress are too friable for climbing, but worth a look for interest.

Skye Sea Cliffs and Outcrops (2012), Scottish Rock - North (2009),
Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Schoolhouse RockVS 4c *
2Wafer WallVS 4b
3Apiary AreteVS 4c
4Schoolhouse ButtressVS 4c **
6Bee Keeper's BotherE1 5b **
7'Orrible CrackMS
8No ExcusesVS
9OverdriveE4 6a
10AfterburnE3 5c
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Great venue for a chilled out afternoon or as an addition to the other nearby seacliffs. Did Apiary Arete, Schoolhouse Buttress, Schoolhouse Rock & Beekeepers Bother. Thought they were all worthwhile routes with some good climbing. Beekeepers Bother is very good despite the odd loose hold.
Jonny Tee 69 - 26/Jun/09
Schoolhouse Buttress is a good VS, and the E1 up the pillar looks a good line, but everything else looks crumbly and pointless. Worth a minor detour if you've been on Suidhe Biorach.
Jamie B. - 11/Sep/05