Climb The Old Man of Stoer sea stack off the coast of Scotland in a day (Original route)

Let certified Mountaineering guide Paul help you reach the top of the Old Man of Stoer sea stack. Enjoy a challenging climb where you can enjoy the best of the Scottish northwest coastline in all its beauty.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy the physical challenge of reaching the top of the Old Man of Stoer

  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the northwest coast of Scotland

  • Improve your climbing technique and learn new skills from an expert


Don’t miss your chance to climb the Old Man of Stoer sea stack. It’s must-do for any climbing enthusiast. Not only will you get the satisfaction of reaching the top, but you’ll also get to take in the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife of the region. Come with me on my trip along the original route.

Our setting for this trip is the stunning northwest coast of Scotland. We’ll start out in Sutherland. To get across to the stack we’ll need to cross the water using a Tyrolean rope traverse. This is great fun and all part of the experience. If the tide is low, it’ll just be a boulder hop.

We’ll tackle the stack in 4 pitches as our route weaves around the stack. If the weather or any other condition changes then we’ll adapt our plan. This is a challenging climb so you’ll need to have experience with very severe difficulty climbs and have lead climbed or seconded them. This is also an endurance test so you’ll need a good level of fitness.

When we reach the top of the stack we’ll take some time to enjoy the beautiful view before we abseil our way back down.

Besides the awesome scenery on this trip, there is also a good chance you’ll see some awesome wildlife like Northern fulmar, Seals and even Whales.

So, sign up now to come along on an awesome Old Man of Stoer experience where we get to enjoy this spectacular Scottish scenery.

And, while you’re in the area why not also tackle the Old Man of Hoy climb? I have a great trip for that! 

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Price per person

Group of 1
350 GBP

Group of 2
200 GBP


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


I am the owner at Rock n Ridge and have spent over 20 years enjoying the mountains of the UK & Europe. I hold the Mountain Instructors Award (MIA) which is the highest ‘summer’ outdoor qualification in the UK. Paul also holds the Winter Mountain Leader qualification, and has qualifications in Mountain Biking, Canoeing & is a Pilates instructor.

I am passionate about my work and find that I can easily build rapport with people. I decided to set up Rock n Ridge in 2017 for my love and passion of the outdoors, as well as the fun and enjoyment of sharing that love with others.



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What People are Saying about Paul Beds


Had a great day out climbing with Paul and his lovely dog Harry. Paul was a wealth of information for us. We came over from America and he was even so helpful to give us a lift. Super friendly wish would had more time for another day of climbing!
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Jessica Gebbett
Paul is the man! Great guide.
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