40m. Memorable climbing up the steep chimney on the right side of the large tapering pillar. Ascend the widening crack "with considerable interest" to belay on top of the pillar. Reasonably protected due to small cracks in the right wall. Quite clean after an ascent in late July 2014. Originally named Kilt Classic.

Bill Birkett and Ed Grindley 12/Aug/1987

Ticklists: Crack apprenticeship - Highland North, UK road to wide crack mastery.


ClimberDateStyle
masa-alpin 10/Aug Lead O/S

Fantastic route!! It has got everything with a wee nerve-wrecking initial wall climb, followed by well-protected and very varied, technical yet physical, and sustained climbing, involving jamming in all sizes, from finger, hand, fist, off-width, to chimneying, requiring bridging, laybacking, off-widthing, and just pulling hard. I threw in a massive rack, including Camalot 5, TriCam 5-7s, Gypsy, though I could have done much less heavy (it didn't appear so from below!). Nathan lead up to the bottom of the crak proper, but then climbed back down to the ground, stripping all the gear, and I flashed it. I think the most appropriate grade would be Scottish VS.

Nath93 10/Aug 2nd O/S

Best single pitch climb I've ever done. If this is anything like the rest of the routes on the crags, Staffin Slips is Skye's best kept secret! Definitely too hard to be HVS though...

Hidden 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
Ian Jones 25/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Superb. Brutal and now appropriately upgraded.

Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
allyrocke 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead dnf
whistler 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Very, Very dirty... Otherwise good!

Anna_wells 06/Jun/10 2nd
with pete
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Voting
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High HVS
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High 5c
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