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15m. The original route up its seaward face was done in the 70's with four pegs for protection. Over time these have deteriorated and have ultimately been replaced with stainless resin retained bolts to give a fine outing at about 5+. Watch the rock near the top. The anchor on top is a ring on a long resin retained threaded bar. It is tricky to find amongst the tufts of grass at the top of the stack- as of 8/10/20 an extremely rusted carabiner was attached to the bolt. Due to the uncertain nature of the rock on top it is prudent to back up the ring bolt with a rope anchored at ground level and taken right over the top and down the far side as was the original method of descent.
A very atmospheric climb when the sea is raging.

BEST AVOIDED FROM START OF APRIL UNTIL END OF JULY AT LEAST DUE TO NESTING GULLS ON TOP.

Early in the season is best or later in autumn.

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Silence of the Clams

Grade: 5c ***
(Arbroath)