Stac Pollaidh from Ben More Coigach

Stac Pollaidh

Rugged little peak in Coigach

Stac Pollaidh is stunning little lump in the north-west highlands showing the effects of extreme weathering of sandstone.

Stac Pollaidh

Meaningpeak of the peat moss
ListsCorbett, 1219
LocationCoigach and Inverpolly, Coigach and the far north
Grid RefNC107106
Lat/Lon58.04411, -5.20851

With a modest height of 612m, Stac Pollaidh just scrapes into the list of Grahams. Yet this little hill is so distinctive, it is one of the busiest in the north-west highlands.

There is only one practical route for hillwalkers up Stac Pollaidh and that is the well-trodden hike from Loch Lurgainn. This route follows a well-maintained path onto Stac Pollaidh's crest where some easy rock scrambling traverses its ridge - apart from the highest point, which requires competent rock-scrambling skills to negotiate a 'bad step'.

Routes up Stac Pollaidh

Stac Pollaidh from Loch Lurgainn

A short, very popular circular route following well-defined paths on Stac Pollaidh. Well-honed rock-scrambling skills will be needed to negotiate a 'bad step' to reach the highest point.

Peaks : 1 Graham

Ascent : 575m (1890ft)
Distance : 5km (3m)
Time : 2hr

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