Climbs 18
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) and An Inconvenient Tooth (E8).

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Am Basteir summit
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summit 252
2 East Ridge 2 * 72
  North Face
4 The Deadline
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III 4 * 1
5 The Breadline V 5 ** 1
6 The Squeeze Box E2  
7 Hung, Drawn & Quartered E3 6a ***  
8 Hung, Drawn & Quartered VIII 8 *** 4
9 King's Cave Chimney S 5
  South Face
11 Lota Corrie Route M 28
12 Am Basteir from the Bhasteir Tooth VD * 32
  Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth
14 Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth summit
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summit 51
15 Shadbolt's Chimney
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IV 5 * 3
16 Shadbolt's Chimney (Outer Variation)
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VI 7 **  
17 An Inconvenient Tooth
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E8 *** 2
18 Captain Planet
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E4 6a *** 2
19 Rainbow Warrior
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E3 6a ** 1
20 Naismith's Route VD *** 184
21 Naismith's Route Direct
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S ** 7

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