Schoolhouse Buttress

Climbs 11 – 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 *10
2Wafer WallVS 4b 3
3Apiary AreteVS 4c 15
4Apiary Arete Direct StartHVS 5a **3
5Send Me The BillE1 5c 2
6Schoolhouse ButtressVS 4c **42
8Bee Keeper's BotherE1 5b **22
9'Orrible CrackMS 2
10No ExcusesVS 3
11OverdriveE4 6a 2
12AfterburnE3 5c 1
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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