Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 3m a.s.l
Caroline Chick on Schoolhouse Buttress, Elgol. © Eleanor Last
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.
Some of the routes are literally in the back garden of the cottage. If anyone is staying, it would be polite to ask permission before climbing.
|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