Climbs 17
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 916m a.s.l
Faces all

Abseiltastic! © Mike Lates

Crag features

The mighty blade of Am Basteir is a classic Cuillin summit, but its status as a climbing venue is compromised by the rock quality of its shattered dykes. The fiercely steep chimney line of Hung, Drawn and Quartered (E3, VIII) is the obvious highlight, both in summer and winter. The Basteir Tooth is the wild feature jutting out west below the summit. This offers much sounder gabbro, with the exposed classic Naismith's Route (S) and steeper modern offerings such as Captain Planet (E4).

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Am Basteir summit
summit 201
2East Ridge2 *47
 North Face 
4The Deadline
III 4 *1
5The BreadlineV 5 **1
6The Squeeze BoxE2  
7Hung, Drawn & QuarteredE3 6a *** 
8Hung, Drawn & QuarteredVIII 8 ***3
9King's Cave ChimneyS 6
 South Face 
11Lota Corrie RouteM 21
12Am Basteir from the Bhasteir ToothVD *23
 Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth 
14Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth summit
summit 38
15Shadbolt's Chimney
IV 5 *2
16Shadbolt's Chimney (Outer Variation)
VI 7 ** 
17Captain Planet
E4 6a ***1
18Rainbow Warrior
E3 6a **1
19Naismith's RouteVD ***137
20Naismith's Route Direct
S **4

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