Name:The Storr
Hill number:1218
Height:718.7m / 2358ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland
Island:Skye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NG 49541 54035
Summit feature:no feature: ground 2m E of trig point
Drop:671m
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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Early bus to Storr carpark. Very few people around. Quickly up to the Old Man and Cathedral Rock. Lingered for photos while it was quiet. Then along path, turning left at cairn to go straight uphill, then going west to find gap in the ridge. and over to trig point. On to Hartaval afterwards.the pigguy 12/06/2024
Parked up road to avoid paying, partly because I was not sure I would be able to get a bus back the same day and no provision for parking more than 12 hours. Up tourist path calling at The Storr east top on way past, not difficult; on to The Storr , Hartaval, Baca Ruadh, Creag a Lain, Beinn Edra, visited Quirang and down to main road to get the bus back. A god day, would have been a great one if I had not been in cloud until mid afternoon!dickscroop19/05/2024
 yorkielad21/04/2024
Weather fair.MountainMac10/07/2023
The Storr and Hartaval from tourist car park.rhalstead14/06/2023
Tourist track from the Old Man CP. Very misty start so contoured over to Hartaval initially before taking on The Storr. Thankfully the mist burned off and sunshine gave us a visible summit and easy clamber over to the E Top. Decided to head southwards, bagging The Storr South Top en route to Ben Dearg, A' Chorra-bheinn and Pein a' Chleibh. A great walk in perfect conditions only spoiled by the trudge back up the A855 dodging fast cars, wide motorhomes and dirty haulage trucks. Hey Ho, the lot of a bagger. 6.5 hrs total.summitter30/05/2023
Third visit on traverse of Trotternish ridge, very weary nowColin Crawford07/05/2023
Trotternish ridge backpack in clear weather eith hazy sunshine. SoloClive G04/05/2023
CK SheilaS20/03/2023
Reached summit at sunset in perfect conditions. On Skye Trail, after early rain it was an outstanding day on the crest of the Trotternish ridge.RobertP04/09/2022
During Trotternish Ridge RaceFrannibaggins04/06/2022
Via Old Man of StorrPaulineD15/05/2022
With Robert and Luna in a blizzardBigNick16/01/2022
Added just over a mile of extra walking by parking on roadside near water works 800m SW of pay car park. £3 for 3 hours, £5 for six hours! Followed the tourists to not see the must-see Old Man of Storr. Thick cloud and wet drizzle obscured any sight of the pinnacles. Probably made harder than it should by attempting a direct scramble just after Old Man at 499543. Managed to get up 2/3 of the way past 2 apparent cruxes but lack of firm handhold at true crux forced the more difficult down scramble. There probably is a route but not one I could see in these conditions. Returned to the tourist route before doubling back on the summit ridge above Coire Scamadal. A scramble that may deter some tourist to gain the ridge. No discernible path on the ridge but occasional cairns appearing through the mist keeps you on track, not to mention the drop to the left. After reaching damaged trig (no faceplate) decided to return by the same known route. Did not want a repeat of earlier down scramble.mntainman06/09/2021
Walked up from Storr car park past Old Man, etc, then north onto ridge, S to summit. South to descend next to burn and down to road. With Laura and Anne.stever30/08/2021
Across delightful narrow ridge of East top as eerie sheep floated out of the cloud to wide flat grassy summit area. With trig. Descended vi the steep and loose Coire Eoin to SW of summit. Steep cliffs elsewhere. Loved the Pinnacles rising into cloud. amazing place.Denise 29/06/2021
Circular walk from Loch Leathan - old man of Storr, The Storr, Brides Veil falls. With R and Joe.Dan Baddeley21/06/2021
From lay-by half a mile north of main car park as it was full. Saved £7. Building work ongoing for more spaces. Hoards of people.rogreeves16/09/2020
up tourist path from the east. Traversed on good path round Coire Scamadal, then south up easy grass slopes to the summit KeithByTheC15/09/2020
Climbed from Old Man of Storr car park, up into Coire Scamadal then up Hartaval first, followed by The Storr, descended Bealach Beag. Dry all day with high level clouds.chillyman805/09/2020
With H and Tess. Very warm, sunny day. Extremely busy from road but once over fence to Coire Scamadail we were alone. Lots of flies and midges but nevertheless a gorgeous day with far views to the Hebrides, Assynt, Black Cullin. A handful of folk passed but summit to ourselves. Descent by Bealach to S.niallp10/08/2020
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
Up tourist path past hoards, quiet once round north-east ridge.Flatfield10/05/2019
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
welshe26/09/2017
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
Trotternish Hill racehighlandrock01/06/2016
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
Trotternish hill racegarbo110307/06/2014
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