Climbs 5
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 867m a.s.l
Faces N

Heather and I approaching Am Basteir © Jack Finney

Crag features

Prominent beautiful northern spur from the Cuillin Ridge. 2 classy ridges, NE & NW, UIAA I in summer with harder moves possibe.

NE Ridge scoured by wind readily & neve common.

Large diagonal gully from centre of face to half way up NE Ridge is good winter I.

1 km horizontal ridge linking summit to Main Ridge is one of the finest of all Cuillin features with superb views of Pinnacle Ridge, Am Bastier and the Tooth.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 NE Ridge of Sgurr a' Bhasteir 1 ** 22
2 Mike The Bhasteird
IV 4 * 1
3 Short Arse III 4 3
4 NW Ridge of Sgurr a' Bhasteir
2 ** 5
5 Sgurr a' Bhastier summit *
summit 2
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