Climbs 19
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 934m a.s.l
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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 333
2 East Ridge 2 * 102
  North Face
4 The Deadline
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III 4 * 3
5 The Breadline V 5 ** 1
6 The Squeeze Box E2 5b  
7 Hung, Drawn & Quartered (Summer) E3 6a  
8 Hung, Drawn & Quartered (Winter) VIII 8 *** 4
Climb name Grade
9 King's Cave Chimney S 5
  South Face
11 Lota Corrie Route M 35
12 Am Basteir from the Bhasteir Tooth VD * 45
  Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth
14 Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth summit
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summit 61
15 Shadbolt's Chimney
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IV 5 * 3
16 Shadbolt's Chimney (Outer Variation)
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VI 7 **  
Climb name Grade
17 An Inconvenient Tooth
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E7 6b *** 2
18 Captain Planet
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E4 6a *** 2
19 Captain Planet (Direct Finish)
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E5 6a *  
20 Rainbow Warrior
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E3 6a ** 1
21 Naismith's Route VD *** 206
22 Naismith's Route Direct
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S ** 8

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