N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way. Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*).
*For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass, and mention the hill number and hill name.
|Logged Descriptions (logged by 4 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Landed on platform W side in 2m swell, 4 pitch climb 70m VS 4c a first ascent lead by Dan Grammatica and Rick Salter, with Alan W and Colin C. Spectacular 50m abseil in front of cave. Foggy! HP small boulder near cliff edge.||RHW||29/06/2018|
|On Angusí Jessica Kate boat. Heavy swell for interesting landing, followed by 4 pitch ascent of buttress to left of main cave. 4b, 4b, 4c, scramble (VS) to grassy summit area capped by old placed stone and sea campion. Rob W, Alan W on H-1 plus Dan G and Colin C. Mega 50m+ abseil descent through main cave mouth back to sea level.||nordicstar||29/06/2018|
|Possibly one of the scariest days of my life. The climb was way beyond my ability and my sincere thanks go to Dan and Rick for getting me up. I now ache in strange places and the skin is hanging off my hands but it was wonderfully worthwhile||Colin Crawford||29/06/2018|
|Couldn't land (good slabs), as too much swell, but easiest route, as used by islanders in 1800s, evidently via the open topped cave in W face, maybe VS? Report & pics https://www.dropbox.com/s/yk6qmeow99fn1td/MingulayStacsReport2018.docx?dl=0||RHW||28/04/2018|
|2m swell a little too much to land, but SW corner to R of cave looks quite doable but birdy; N face cleaner and a proper rock climb maybe VS. Pics https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203048802298455&type=1&l=4b6dbf02c7||RHW||03/05/2017|
|(info only, not visited): Kevin Howett reports (2013): no recorded ascent in modern times, but was told by John Allen McNeil of Barra that the Mingulay islanders used to be dropped on the west face of the stack and could climb into a huge sea cave (which we have had a look into) and climb out the top. Thatís how they rigged the rope bridge to the main island to harvest the sea birds originally and graze sheep in the 1800s. Apart from that, no recorded ascents.||RHW||01/06/1950|