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Am Buachaille

Sutherland, SCOTLAND

Climbs 4 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces all

Crag features
The famous sea-stack seen from Sandwood Bay.

Note: there seem to be some discrepancies between guidebooks about routes and grades. What is here is what is given in the SMC Northern Highlands North.

Weather forecast

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10 °C
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11 °C
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Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009), Northern Highlands North (2004), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 2 (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Landward FaceVS 5a ***14
2Original RouteHVS 5b *3
 Climb nameGradex
3Atlantic WallE1 5b **5
4Atlantic Wall DirectE2 5b **1
Access notes
A short swim. Check tides carefully - retreat will be problematic at high tide (a tyrolean is not possible).

Contrary to earlier information, this stack is in the county of Sutherland, *not* Ross & Cromarty.

Most direct route is via the nearby village of Kinlochbervie from where a four mile hike brings you Sandwood Bay. The stack is at the southwestern end of the beach.

Note there is no vehicular access to Sandwood or the stack.

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