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Name:The Storr
Hill number:1218
Height:718.7m / 2358ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 49541 54036
Summit feature:no feature: ground 2m E of trig point
Col:48m  NG459450  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
(1:25k) 408 409
Observations:ground at cliff edge and ground 110m E are nearly as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 336 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
nice look at the old man and a quick (not so) anticlockwise loop around the storr.Nicky C30/12/2019
MC, JC, O Fabulous, cold and still day with very hard snow layer after a -10 deg night. Up via the Old Man.Martin6618/11/2019
Debs & Tali, Walk up from the car park, investigated what we could then walked the Skye trail via Hartival & Storr back to Portree.Mountain Goat24/09/2019
Family walk. With the masses as far as the Old Man. Then from the NE aimed for a notch in the cliff which brought us up on to the summit ridge. Trig point rather eroded. Wanted to do the east top on the way back but was overruled by Mrs Anchovy.Herbert Anchovy20/08/2019
Started from old man of Storr lot. Ascended to the old man of Storr, cut north to edge around the hillside. From there, directly ascended the north face to the summit. Wild wind and rain. No views due to cloud cover at summit, but well worth it for an unforgettable experience. Took a while to find the trail marker leading back down due to the fog.ceo42419/06/2019
From the Storr Sanctuary CP via the NE ridge and the stepping green rake leading to the summit. How great the contrast between the baroque pinnacles of the Sanctuary and the lawn-smooth summit grass. Continued, with trepidation, to the E Top.Nick Down128/05/2019
Ascent from car park by tourist path then struck up steep grassy gully on North side direct on to summit plateau.willyross24/04/2019
Hartaval and The Storr round with elizyanneGmacT18/04/2019
Hartaval - The Storr round with GmacT. Couldn’t ask for better. Left the crowds and climbed Harrnaval. Looked so steep but was fairly straight forward. Then back up to The Storr. Lay in the warmth at the top and watched a golden eagle enjoy the updraught.elizyanne18/04/2019
Climbed to celebrate my mum's would have been 93rd birthday. Sublime day started cloudy, but had a suggestion of a cloud inversion and so it was.Jhimmy04/06/2018
Wow. Blue sky, stunning views, up at peak at 7.30am. All to myself, lucky. Wonderful. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/05/2018
From the car park up the tourist route. Everybody disappeared at 500545 when I got to the north point of the ridge. Just over the hour to the summit then headed for Hartaval. Easy going underfoot with little wind.bolton06/10/2017
Local bus then Storr and Hartaval via Coire Scamadaltrimarc204/10/2017
Circular via Old Man etc - WalkHighlands routeCrib Goch14/07/2017
parked overnight at The Old Man of Storr car park and in glorious weather but quite brisk wind finally made a one way traverse all the way up the Trotternish ridge. Came off it before Bioda Mor as I'd summitted it before and I wanted to get up Cleat and take a look at the two tricky other two little TuMPs off under the eastern cliffs. Great day had a sting in the tail. never got a lift and faced a gruelling 13 miles walk back which added another 5 hours till 2.25am Ouch! Deliriously tired.vegibagger02/06/2017
fa, 2 in group, 8.5km, wet and misty, quick ascent, path to the fence over and along the traverse and up onto the ridge to the summit, views nil !, back same wayrum doodle 17/02/2017
From the road to the Old Man, then up & over the fence, keeping left, then heading over to the right to a grassy gully, leaving a short walk to the summitkeithpostie17/08/2016
Car park, Old Man of Storr, The Storr, The Storr East Top, Hartaval, The Storr again and finally walked passed the Old Man to return to the car on a day of wall to wall sunshine.Dugswell210/05/2016
2 of 3: From Hartaval.ChrisR19/04/2016
Persistent wind and cloud.pwithnall06/04/2015
CP at Waterfalls NG495509 Bealach Mòr Bealach Beag The Storr Bealach a' Chuirn Hartaval Sròn Dubh crossing Lòn a' Creige Duibhe crossing River Haultin Bealach Mòr Very windy, mostly clear, good views, some freak hail/snow showers with poor visibility. Fellwanderers Easter TourEdgemaster31/03/2015
Nice easy walk lots of people near the Old Man however once you round the corner the hill is peaceful and tranquil with great views . The trig resembled a pinnacle.isabelle20/09/2014
With Philip, Clare & Francesrambler_gary21/06/2014
climbed with Kirsty and Roisin the day after the Skye 1/2 marathon. Good day. Kirstys Birthday. great scrambly bit and views on the ascent.GravelMonkey15/06/2014
Completed from Old Man of Storr car park. Ascended from north, descended to south. Good views along Trotternish ridge and south to Cuillin.quadbarrel14/10/2013
Well below the cloud level this afternoon, will need to revisit on a better day.Alex C10/09/2013
the storr and hartaval from carpark at forest. no views.robertphillips19/08/2013
Week on Skye with Mum. Visibility approx 10m. Not an easy hill to climb in such! Tourist path to Needle Rock, then traverse N till cliffs ease, then following rim of SE facing cliffs easy at first then much harder going with wet rock - we found steep grassy rake to summit plateau after going too far right.Mark Jackson16/07/2013
From the car park up past the Old Man and round into the corrie then across and up to the trig point. Down by same route with an exploration of the sanctuary thrown in.SS13/06/2013
With HartavalAndrewFinnimore19/02/2013
A long superb multi top run with Darren on a sunny day along the length of the Trotternish ridge from the bealach (left the car)to The Storr- then hitched back.Chris Pearson20/07/2012
Backpacking with Mark and Shona on the Trotternish Traverse. Sunny.alistairpooler04/06/2012
Solo Uisdean2514/04/2012
Climbed onto ridge via the Bealach Mor, having parked at layby halfway done the lochan.BobKelly09/06/2010
Ascent from Storr car park, past and round old man, then to Storr top and main summit, back out around Hartaval before path down eastern slopes to car park.nordicstar14/11/2009
climbed with dave, very windy but lovely views. Came down the quick waymr bounce28/07/2009
With Mrs G. From Old Shielingsjonglew20/05/2008
Trig revisit. Bare boot-trodden summit. What a great hill. 3rd(ish) visit, descended the excellent little path E along the ridge to overlook the pinnacles. Half the fun was the headlong tourist-scattering descent on the new (to me) path. Car park overflowing even on a grey showery day, a few Scots but mostly overseas visitors, Old Man watching.RHW26/08/2007
OSBM S6083ad-lib01/06/2007
Fr carpark to SE, through forest, past the Old Man - very atmospheric with mist behind. Into grassy corrie getting ever steeper as summit ridge approached. Trig needing repair just beyond. Very windy, and no views today.Aye Jimmy08/04/2007
Steady climb though forest (ignore comments in new T Marsh book forest track is complete and a pleasure to walk up) and then head by Old Man to ridge. Trig on open summit.Rhayader_wander10/08/2006
Stay at Portree.Man of Kernow108/05/2004
NUFWS Skye trip. The Trotternish Hinge.Grinner03/05/2004
P picnic site halfway up Storr Lochs, up to ridge via Bealach Mor, ST, The Storr, back south to Beinn Dearg. Misty, with Fiona.agentmancuso06/07/2003
With HazelSpudGunn01/06/2003
With RuthJim T12/05/2003
Parked in the car park in the forest. Used the forest path to reached the base of the old man. Headed north into the bottom of a basin then up onto the main ridge. Not long after the top was reached.garyhoney02/04/2002