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Name:Mullach an Eilein
Hill number:1637
Height:384m / 1260ft
Section:25: St Kilda
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Boreray
Maritime Area:Atlantic Outliers - St Kilda & Rockall
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), SIB
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,SIB)
Grid ref:NA 15365 05346
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:384m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 18
(1:25k) 460W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
the usaul landing to the south was to large a swell today so went 100 m east of this,landed with jason, john, steven, up initial pitch and hop over a deep gully, then steep grass to the top, rest of the group landed east side but came back down south side with us.robertphillips18/09/2017
Beautiful weather and small swell. Advance party led by Jason landed on the S side first, then Andy and I went up the same way after others had landed on the east side. Beautiful dry gabbro pitch, then up slabs to step left over the gully (Jason had set up rope handrail). Walk across the superb slabs to climb an open grassy gully (vague path). Angle eases at cleits, then traverse short grass to the col below the summit. Steeper grass to the top, but still short and easy going. Eastern route is horribly steep grass, so everyone descended S side, with Jason lowering them down the pitch two at a time, clipping them into the previously fixed rope to ensure no swinging off the route. All were now used to passing the anchors, after Soay. Dry weather would please mother.Gill18/09/2017
With RHS group. Too rough for easy landing at S shore; some of party started steeper route nearby. Our group landed 13:00 on E shore; easy scramble up rocks then very steep grass to summit ridge and slightly tricky traverse to top. Great views in almost perfect weather esp to Stac Armin from col to 2nd summit. Descended green slopes, finally very steeply to S shore; traversed to belay point and abseiled off. Back on boat 16:30.dbb18/09/2017
Thanks Seumas for a perfect landing on a horizontal ledge on the east side, to Jonathan W and Lee for encouraging me up the initial crags and then the steep grass, and to Jason and Robert for getting me safely to and down the south cliffs.Topographer5718/09/2017
Landed on W side; steep grassy slopes direct to top.jonglew18/09/2017
I enjoyed today and got a sun tan as wellGayFinder18/09/2017
Landed at NA15770 05288. Misty and steep slopes to ridge and summit. Thanks Rick.Martin R17/09/2015
With Rick, Jen and Martin. Approached along ridge from North. Two metre grassy gully up to Summit GR recorded as NA1536405349.richtea504017/09/2015
With Jenx, Martin R and Richard T. Still a plus 1.5m swell, so usual landing out. Circled island and stacs and into Eastern side, took landing to north of usual guano corner. Spikes landed us well. Mist from 100m upwards so climbed steep grass trending to left then right over small ridge to eventually gain ridge. Contoured off on East face southwards to reach shallow gully leading up under final top. Back same way, microspikes great on the steep grass. Used a belay to drop down to shore line, swell now +2.5 m! All pretty much crashed into tender getting off but recovered ok and dry.nordicstar17/09/2015
Calm landing then up a rocky ramp to eventually gain the steep grassy slopes then an uneventful trip to the summit.Dugswell219/09/2014
With a large Marhofn gang. The rocky ramp provided an elegant route up onto the grass.Chris Peart19/09/2014
.tim74719/09/2014
Winter trip. landed E side at about NA 15814 05320. Easy ascent in dry conditions but slippery in winter, we used a rope for descent.RHW23/11/2013
after north and west circuit of Boreray in the boat to take a close look at the stacs, we landed somewhat precariously on the steep eastern side. very grateful for loan of microspikes by Rob Woodall. Fearsomely steep grass and highly airy summit ridge that had me on my hands and knees for comfort at one stage in a way that I'd never have needed 25 years back with lower weight and steadier legs. What a spectacular bag and looking down in the sunshine in Stac an Armin and Stac Lee. What a treat.vegibagger23/11/2013
Landed but conditions not suitable for ascent with no lead climberschriswatson28/09/2013
With the Marhofn group organised by Brent. Brilliant weather. Up from SW after slimy slab after landing. Terraced short grass otherwise but that steep that an ice-axe wouldn't go amiss.Eddie13/09/2009
Superb, with Ian Teasdale, Mclellans, ColinC, RJW, AlanH, GeorgeM - see separate report. No bird issues but need NTS permission for boatman to land you RHW12/04/2009
Tom Mundell18/09/2017
AndyS18/09/2017
BaggerGutt18/09/2017
Trekking toes18/09/2017
jenx17/09/2015
mae19/09/2014
Colin Crawford19/09/2014
Jim.Fothergill19/09/2014
Campbell Singer19/09/2014
Alan Whatley19/09/2014
Tony S19/09/2014
PGCE19/09/2014
daviemore23/11/2013
assynt_bob13/09/2009
bjewing13/09/2009
Minto13/09/2009
iaindbrown13/09/2009
chalky195313/09/2009
alda13/09/2009
Tricky13/09/2009
Denise 13/09/2009
Alison R13/09/2009
Kiltie13/09/2009
RichardM12/04/2009
fasgadh12/04/2009
Colin Crawford12/04/2009
Denise 12/04/2009
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