Jarlshof Stack

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Description

A small sandstone sea stack with a collection of low to mid grade route and scope for more lines to be climbed and bouldered. The rock is generally sound although some sections are a little soft or brittle. Bring a full rack of nuts and cams, and some slings for belays or perhaps a bouldering mat. Check for nesting birds from the path before committing to a route.

Access

Park at the Sumburgh hotel and pick up the coastal path signed from the entrance to Jarlshof. Once the stack comes into view drop down and boulder hop across the tidal rocks as shown, a step left or a trickier sea level traverse right leads to the large base. Accessible 1 hour either side of low tide. Base non-tidal in calm seas.

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