Old Man of Stoer

Climbs 7 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
The classic and popular sea stack (not to be confused with the Old Man of Storr on Skye!)

Access notes
Tidal and wind affected. Park near the lighthouse and walk along the cliff-tops. Scramble down to the platform opposite the base of the stack.

A Tyrolean traverse is required to access the stack. If one is not in place then a swimmer (preferably a volunteer) is needed in the party. Bring enough rope to leave a Tyrolean in place and carry out the descent abseil (60m ropes advisable).

Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 2 (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Original RouteVS 5a ***328
2Diamond Face RouteE1 5b ***25
3Missing LinkE2 6a 3
4North-West CornerE3 6a **1
5Ring of Bright WaterE1 5b  
6Tall StoeriesE4 6a ***1
7The Un-Original StartHVS 5a * 
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As of 15/July/2015, All belay and ab tat in very good condition, although the stack side Gear for The Tyrolean could do with some work.
Barry Harper - 18/Jul/15
All belay/ab tat in very good nick as of 20JUL2013, probably due to recent filming here. Landward bolt is chopped. Stack side pegs are hanging on for now!
Dave 88 - 23/Jul/13
Main hazard is fulmar chicks - despite taking advice from RSPB beforehand as to best time to do it - we still got the projectile fish vomit!
ExplorerOL13 - 26/May/07