Sentinel Stack

  • Grade context: UK


The second of three stacks to the West of The Stack, identifiable by a tunnel running through it's centre.


Pass Sunshine Wall from above on the path or below on the beach whilst headed west towards Burghead - the Maltings can be seen (and often scented) from here, then proceed across the small beach (towards the sea) to the protruding stack which is the Sentinel.

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Abseil, or proceed down Ramp Route (Severe).


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Start on a lump of rock at the end of the tunnel and follow the overhang punctured by big positive holds.

The obvious line up the corner of the stack closest to Sunshine Wall (SE?).

Around the corner from Jutting Flake Crack, following a vein of good quality rock all the way up.

Facing The Sentinel from the East, climb the ramp at the right hand side until you reach a flake. From then on climb direct to the top on good handholds.


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Author(s): Andy Nisbet

Date: 2013

ISBN: 9781907233159

A comprehensive sport climbing guidebook for Scotland, including 3 dry tooling areas, describing over 1,300 routes across a wide range of grades from F3 to F9a.

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