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Name:Stac Pollaidh
Hill number:1212
Height:612.4m / 2009ft
RHB Section:16F: Lochinver to Ullapool
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NC 10720 10601
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Col:172.6m  NC 1281 0954  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 15
(1:25k) 439E
Survey:Abney level/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Stac Pollaidh.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 437 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Weather fair.MountainMac30/10/2019
On breezy sunny day setting off 6pm. At true summit 49mins later. Third visit â other two did not make true summit. Rounsfell12/08/2019
I have reached the ridge now 4 times, previously in May [with David Noble] and July [with K] 1997, but not reached the actual summit.2007 was the nearest. This time reached the same place, but the weather was awful, so gave up.IanHHill13/07/2019
Finally reached the summit, atmospheric conditions with clouds above the summit, rain held off til late on ascent.RobertP10/07/2019
SMMC meet Elphin, with Stewart Wright. Had no memory of final scramble over pinnacle blocking route to summit, so may not have previously reached actual summit!clashcityrocker12/06/2019
Quick steep climb. Spectacular views. Down via west path around mountain gentle descentAdventurers527/05/2019
Easy car park easy path to follow. Tricky scramble at the topAristotle Chip22/02/2019
Failed to reach the summitRobertP24/05/2018
With Katy .. again ..Good ViewsGeorge Thompson14/05/2018
On club weekend, poor weather, climb with FraserJamesSDonald07/10/2017
Having backed away from the tough scramble at the top in 1994, I employed Paul Tattersall to guide me safely to the true summit with ropes. Thoroughly recommended. Was supposed to be showery and windy, but stayed dry and mild with only a light to moderate breeze, so spent plenty of time at the top soaking up the awesome views. Was fun to traverse from the east to west summits then down a steep gully to get off. Great short day.Owen B29/09/2017
Dik and I had a great afternoon scrambling about on Stac Pollaidh, and like many, stopped at The Tower, but I hope to return there one day and conquer the west summit.Lou28/09/2017
Good scrambling weather, final move not too difficult! Lovely sunset light on Suilven.twg2704/09/2017
Decent weather for scrambling around on the pinnacles. Went anticlockwise and came down via the Tümp to the NW. Impressive hill.agentmancuso23/07/2017
started in cark park at foot of hill187lenny02/07/2017
1 of 3: From Stac Pollaidh CP.ChrisR18/05/2017
An easy couple of hours from the car park on a nice day. Easy scrambling, Plenty of people about too.Shutterlag29/04/2017
Great day, with M+DRodge16/10/2016
Did not attempt bad step to final pinacle/summit.grimjimm14/08/2016
With Richard M's final Marilyn party, thank you to all those who helped me over the gendarme near the summit.Topographer5729/05/2016
Late for the summit party owing to a flat tyre, had to flag down a car and request a lift to start. Not a bad day though in the end. Well done Richard M.alda29/05/2016
Repeat ascent in honour of Marilyn completer number 8, Richard McLellan. Great choice of hill in grand weather and lots of cake and malt. Five out of eight compilers on summit together.Martin R29/05/2016
Richard's final Marilyn. With 20 others. Fantastic weather followed by midge free beach bbq at port a Baigh.Denise 29/05/2016
Revisit with Richard Mclellan who had managed to save this superb peak as his final Marilyn - joined by a good group of friends including 4 of the 7 previous Marilyns completers and several who appreciated the rope kindly provided for the little scrambly tower just before the summit. Fine sunny day. Down via Meall a'Chaorainn.RHW29/05/2016
With party of baggers on RM's completionButeobuteo29/05/2016
Richard's Marilyn partydavechaffey29/05/2016
My final Marilyn, a wonderful hill to complete on, great company and after an iffy start superb weather on the summit. Many thanks to all those who travelled to this far corner of Scotland to join me . Descent via Meall a'Chaorainn which just makes 'Tump' statusRichardM29/05/2016
G and A. Richard's last Marylinarthurwhittaker29/05/2016
Followed route map from car parkFeed11/05/2016
With TMD. Bit of scrambling about for the summit, but cracking views on a clear day.meltdiceburg28/03/2016
Solo from car park. Poorly Jen left behind so quick sortie ro top in 30 mins and back after ridge traverse in 90.nordicstar09/09/2015
Via normal route, Thunder storm passing over on the way up.rhalstead01/07/2015
Previously to South-East summit only on 10/07/2014Neil Midgley25/06/2015
Fantastic hill, great views despite not very good weather. Did all three tops. Not as hard as guide book makes out, but when met with the big step on the west (highest) top, the gully to the left is an easier option. A wonderful complex mountain with rewards far greater than its height might suggest.nicolajane16/06/2015
Beautiful sunny day. Climbed with Chris, Digger, Kitt and JohnPhylipSollis22/04/2015
With Rob and Lesley. A grey day with rain on the decent. Limited views from saddle.Roadie5813/04/2015
Dropped down to the left of the sentry barring the summit. Then managed to wriggle up the large boulder. Less exposed than it looks from above.hils26/09/2014
Directly up from the road. Great pinnicles. Done with George Morl.Adrian08/06/2014
from carpark roundeast route to col then over pinnacles to rock then scramble to top,great hill.robertphillips23/05/2014
Rockhoppers trip (about 20 out in total on the day) up Stac Pollaidh (612m) in glorious weather. Scramble between pinnacles on top. Strong winds in places made the scramble even more fun.tobywharne01/01/2014
Walked with Gill. And Tanni. Lovely day with clear views and blue skies.Roadie5808/09/2013
With Dad.gilbatratchet07/08/2013
Very windy, but managed the true western summit climb.indianajane24/03/2013
Good weather. Great little hill within a fantastic\unique landscape. Had fun scrambling around on the top. The final ascent had one final tricky part - the problem being I was worried about commiting and then not being able to get back down - it actually proved easier to descend as you could jump down to the path. Great fun!scholesy09/10/2012
With family. The guidebooks make it sound a lot worse than it actually is I think. There is one marginally difficult move, but that is it. A great hill with awesome views. One of my Scottish favourites for sure.AGWilliamson19/09/2012
With GB on the main tourist path to the ridge and then pinnacles to the west. Unsure whether we reached the correct one.bolton11/09/2012
From car park took path around the E. side of the hill & then up to the col - W. along ridge, but didn't attempt the exposed scramble up the final pinnacle to the summit: Unticked. (PM)gerrybowes11/09/2012
Midges are us, but apart from that an excellent mountain..A must for everybody to complete.. 1 of my favs, with plenty of scrambling too.Mc Tango20/08/2012
A short but quite steep walk up from the road. The east summit is easily gained but the true, western summit takes a little nerve in negotiating the rock stacks, the last of which requires a short but exposed climb (easyish hand and foot holds). A head for heights is definitely needed, but it's not as difficult as the guide books state.jonglew19/05/2012