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Name:Stac Pollaidh
Hill number:1212
Height:612.4m / 2009ft
RHB Section:16F: Lochinver to Ullapool
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Enard
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman,
Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y,T100)
Grid ref:NC 10720 10601
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:439.8m
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 422 users)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
ghaley01/08/2016
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
3rd ascent, with PK. Great early morning scramble on a fine little mountain.amswanston07/05/2012
With Theo and Robin, started from the road, began in the rain but cleared pretty quickly.tidebrook20/03/2012
With Tim, wet but fun scramble, small mountain, big personality to quot our friend Niall.Loz_mck06/01/2012
with Sam. Ghost in the can.robba_wag27/07/2011
neil hutton29/05/2011
with VR'sbatrigg20/05/2011
With DJB. Wonderful scrabble, found the crux quite easy.douglas_easton20/05/2011
I'm no climber but the scramble to the true summit was surprisingly easy and unexposed.AndrewFinnimore17/04/2011
Climbed this one on my own after leaving adrian and his mates behind. The weather was perfect on the way up with minor snow showers on top out of nowhere.mattwilde6624/10/2010
Fantastic day watching the weather on the nearby hills.Meagaidh23/07/2010
Assynt traverse (28 hrs) from Stac Pollaidh to Quinag abd finish at Kyleskupetesimpson12/07/2010
a grubby day meant a quieter hill.. took the new path up around the back of the hill and up the gulley north east below the summit. the views are pure fantasy.stig_nest16/09/2009
Hot, sunny, calm, good views. Spotted a group of people on the final summit, used their climbing skills to get me back down the bad bit. Thanks guys.iangalbraith01/06/2009
Gusty wind but managed the summit scramble OK. Great little hill - up and down in just over 2 hours.signyred15/05/2009
With Smudge as part of Torridon and Assynt tripSteveG15/05/2009
Headed North to find better weather - rewarded with blazing sunshine and amazing views.CaralynR15/09/2008
Estimated date. Done in fine weather with Simon, James, Mike, Elliott and Oliver.Aimless Rambler31/05/2008
euhwcrad19/05/2008
From Loch LurgainnGeoff Briggs29/08/2007
Big group on the NUFWS trip I snook onto: most folk didn't summit though.Grinner11/06/2007
and 08/08/2015chrispine22/05/2007
Shona, StevenJimA10/10/2006
Fantastic wee hill in the best scenery in Scotland, did this on a warm still day on the tourist path and stayed on the top for hours taking in the viewstorkm19/07/2006
From carpark to S, round E side, did all the summits. Super little walk.Aye Jimmy16/04/2006
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave16/04/2006
With Clare and Matt.Hammy15/04/2006
Climbed on way back from looking at a house at Reiff. Good weather again.Roadie5820/09/2005
With Lynseyalistairpooler23/07/2005
With Gill. Lovely sunny day.Roadie5805/07/2005
Sunny dayAm Bodach06/06/2005
Short rock climb to summit.Man of Kernow104/09/2004
A classic mountain, worth the 45 minutes to its summit. Stayed and watched the sun go down. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/08/2004
With Gary and helicopterdalerodgers10/08/2003
Walked with Gill while on holiday.Roadie5821/06/2002
Date is a guess but correct to within a few days.callumblack21/08/2001
CK, Eve SheilaS26/04/2000
3kmmountainmunki27/09/1999
Great little climb. Have been here before, but can't remember when.Walker Dan30/05/1999
SR, PS, SH, GM, CSFrank05/04/1999
With Diane and Rachel (aged 4)thenomad10/08/1998
With EUHWC.amswanston20/05/1996
Up and down from Achiltibuie road.Eddie09/11/1995
estimatenix_snilloc01/04/1994
With John Mudway.thenomad22/03/1994
Many other timestallscottishguy05/09/1993
With FoggyJim T26/08/1993
With: tp; From car park Trevor & I quickly reached the ridge then followed this WNW past bad step to top. When we returned we met Helen with SB and Margaret with KP almost at the ridge.Ian Baines31/05/1993
and many happy ascents since :-)zoob17/04/1992
Adding old logsAngelaf24/08/1991
Excellent rock scenery on a beautiful day.mindlessflogger31/05/1991
27/03/1990 - SURC - Winter Conditions (no snow)Sidath1627/03/1990
petey01/01/1990
RHW01/01/1989
At the car park and straight to the gap. Along an exciting ridge with some fantastic scrambling. The summit view was excellent over Assynt and the hundreds of Lochs.ChinnockC01/08/1988
MC DB.Martin6621/05/1988
Diff rock climb with Ian up SW Buttress -put up by one of the pioneers - roped up and picked our way up roughly where we thought it went -much scope for variation- good sense of pioneering - especially when sleet and snow began to be driven in by the wind -luckily we were partly sheltered. Came across Baird's Pinnacle. Went up to summit and along the ridge again to far east end -quicker this time in colder weather -no flaffing around. Repeated the 'pinnacle jump'Chris Pearson08/04/1988
a 1980s rush to the top to beat the setting sun - fab views !dj12lee01/01/1988
With TrevorBLACKHILL10/07/1987
From the southrjf3527/04/1986
Drumbeg cottage gang. A gloriously sunny day. Great fun exploring endless scrambling problems along the ridge and pinnacles- many photos, esp on the 'pinnacle jump' and 'walking the plank'. Explored a descent down a gully just S of summit, steep and awkward -bridging across a long slab covered in loose stones. Soon off rock (sadly)down onto very steep spiky grass then heather.Chris Pearson01/04/1986
With: hr; Helen & I parked in car park and followed standard route up to the ridge. Then followed this past the bad step which was a bit awkward to summit. Returned by the same route.Ian Baines04/09/1985
With: ib Helen Baines04/09/1985
Cycled from Lochinver and ascended in good weather with the bad step just about within my capabilities as a solo walker.JohnW26/07/1985
Familydickscroop01/07/1985
With Paul Henry, An Teallach meet. Traversed E-W almost all pinnacles exc far E buttress.11/8/85 with Len Findlay, Robin Tarry. Again in 15/11/1991, Dom, Jacky and CB after Ullapool wedding in Ullapool. Great views north. revisited with kids 21/7/08niallp06/04/1985
RA Uisdean2523/06/1984
From roadPeterD08/09/1983
indicativeThearlaichdubh02/07/1983
A wet day. I sat in the car until rain stopped and then had a lovely time doing the peak in the short spell of dry weather.Alan Moore24/03/1982
long ago!oatcake02/06/1981
Wonderful little mountain so characteristic of Coigach. Went up the S side today, my notes-even back in 1980- imply 'never again', when I went up with my brother years later we used the zig-zags on the N side both up and down. The ridge is a joy. Don't miss the summit- there's a very exposed step but the scrambling is only Grade 1. Fine days with the lochans below reflecting blue skies.pwheeler19/05/1980
IM Uisdean2509/07/1978
Date approximate.ARM01/01/1977
Over very rough moor to find WDP around E side of hill. Up zig zags to ridge and to W end. To first top (2007').arranc08/08/1976
With Joan, Ian and Derek. Climbed sometime between 25th and 27th October 1989.PeteF17/12/1974
Summer 1972ngthack01/06/1972
abolam01/01/1970
Date approx. With Robert Hedges and (probably) Roger Stratford and possibly Tom Banfield. Lovely day. dbb18/08/1968
Solo, last family hol in Scotland while living in Aberdeen, before we moved to England next year.vegibagger24/08/1967
Date approximate. Solo from road south of Lochinver.pwbellarby15/08/1965
with Hugh Lawrence. Date estimated.davidsbatty01/06/1960
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