Harris - Sròn Scourst

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Sron Scourst Grade 3 *** (NB 105 099) Grahame Nicoll 8th July 2009

A very exposed and improbable scramble up a very imposing buttress. Good route finding is essential.

Approach

Follow a good track up Gleann Mhiabhaig to a point 300m beyond Loch Scourst. The route lies directly above but is not at all obvious, it may be worth ascending the hillside opposite, a short distance, to pick out the line.

The Route

Scramble easily up to a steep grassy rake leading left and up to a large grass alp below a steep rock face. From the top of the alp traverse right until it is possible to scramble up to a spectacular grass ledge which leads left to the crest of the buttress. Continue left and up into a gully (exposed), climb this for only a few metres then move left onto the rib. Follow this enjoyably to the top.