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TP6213 - Storr
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 74th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 7.98/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Aug 1976
Was Last found intact: 27th Jun 2009
Was Last logged: 31st Aug 2018

Of the 45 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 59m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 4m

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Damaged 31st Aug 2018  08:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NG 49541 54036   FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Overall approach from southeast. Ample parking in long layby on northwest side of A855 at NG509529, first thing in the morning. The parking situation any time after 09:00 is carnage once the masses of tourists arrive throughout the day. A well defined footpath leaves the road and climbs up beyond the Old Man of Storr gradually bending right towards a boundary fence at NG500546. After that I never saw a soul until I returned to this point on the way down. Beyond the fence the path soon turns round to the left and leads towards Coire Scamadal. Once reaching around NG494550, another left turn involves a minor scramble which then leads westwards onto easy ground. From there it is a direct southward climb to the summit. Summit is a weathered grassy plateau. Stone built pillar falling apart, flush bracket (S6083) missing since around year 2011. Spider centre plugged with tar. The missing flush bracket faced northwest, compass measurement 309. All four sight holes open, no sign of bolt, pipes probably misaligned. Full 360 panoramic view.

S6083 - Storr pillar state

Damaged 19th Jul 2018  15:52  by painterman61

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Very busy on way up to this on the tourist route trig in a bad way lots of stones missing from it.Was unlucky as the mobile data had flattened my battery sorry no pics.

the storr ©painterman61

Damaged 18th May 2018  12:30  by ngthack

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

The Storr in mist. ©ngthack
Spider on The Storr. ©ngthack
Standing stone & Storr trig. ©ngthack

Not Logged 2nd Feb 2018  00:00  by Operate_

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Birthday trig point

Damaged 25th Sep 2017  12:19  by ger

Gridref: NG 49543 54035   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Stone built pillar. Spider has conc plug. Many stones missing at pillar mid height but it is still standing. FB gone. Great views!

Damaged 2nd Jun 2017  10:20  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

south to north walk from the Storr right through to the Quiraing, with a sting in the tail as I hoped to hitch a lift back but didn't get out on to the Quiraing road till about 9pm. Never got a lift. Had to walk 13 miles back along to road, deliriously tired which took five hours and made the walk 24 miles ...and all of it in my green Hunter wellies!!!

Damaged 16th Apr 2017  13:45  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Wanted to visit this trig before it is just a pile of stones. Didn't fancy the climb up from the Old Man of Storr so sauntered up from Bealach Mor, easy route avoiding the scrambling. Views really deserve a plus 10

©Ham Mathieson
©Ham Mathieson

Damaged 25th Jun 2016  12:15  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NG 49534 54047   FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Log #363. Absolute belter. Murky on the way up to the bodachan, but cloud began to lift as I walked through the Sanctuary and passed the Needle. Amazing views back towards the formations, then followed track to stile. Straightforward trek on obvious track around the shelf, before taking direct route up on the Storr plateau itself. Skirted the cliff edge for maximum views and vertigo, before stopping at the trig for a swally o' watter. Stone-built pillar is significantly damaged, with a number of rocks and the FB missing. Followed cliff-top track SE for incredible views over the formations. The Sanctuary was absolutely mobbed on the way up, but I only saw a couple of others doing the circuit. Simple scrambly descent via Bealach Beag and then followed the boggy sheep tracks down to the parking area SW of the cottage. Walked back along busy Staffin road to the main car park. Amazing, can't recommend more highly. [ExP-251/MiP-32/Rev-3/BM-25/IS-34/Other-18]

Damaged 10th May 2016  10:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10


Damaged 31st Mar 2015  14:35  by IgnoredAmbience

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Damaged 14th Sep 2014  13:25  by Fester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Hartaval to the Storr.

Damaged 28th Apr 2014  11:25  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Followed tourist path to Old Man with numerous others to the summit via Coire Scamadal before descending via Bealach Beag. Pillar is badly damaged but views superb ..

Damaged 29th Jan 2014  11:45  by joeythecat

Gridref: NG 49534 54047   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 14th Oct 2013  14:15  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: NG 49545 54037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Superb walk with all the tourists up to the Old Man of Storr, and then pretty much on our own to the summit via Coire Scamadal before descending via Bealach Beag. Pillar is, as others have noted, very damaged, and missing the FB. Brilliant views all round though.

Circular Plate
Looking South to the Cuillin Hills
Looking North along the Trotternish ridge
Happy Quadbarrels! ©Quadbarrel
Brilliant view to Raasay and the Cuillin Hills

Damaged 10th Sep 2013  14:52  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Well below the cloud level this afternoon, will need to revisit on a better day.

Not Logged 2nd Jul 2013  12:30  by dbattyman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Not Logged 16th Sep 2012  10:20  by deeta9

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 14th Jun 2012  15:45  by dougiemg

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Getting pretty weather worn but still recognizable

Damaged 4th Jun 2012  13:00  by alistairpooler

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Backpacking with Mark and Shona on the Trotternish Traverse. Sunny.

Damaged 9th May 2012  17:00  by bowlesy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Last summit of a walk from the Quirang to The Storr.

Damaged 23rd Aug 2011  09:15  by g4wsb

Gridref: BG 49542 54036   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

This morning visit damage now bad, repair tried,great views (given 9 for views)

repair to trig ©g4wsb

Damaged 25th Jul 2011  12:15  by gowrie

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Very busy up to and around the Old Man but after that few people ventured to the top of The Storr which made it a more enjoyable walk. A little scrambly to get into the Coire Scamadal - but only a couple of moves. Then contoured round the Coire and back along the ridge rather than direct ascent shown in the SMC book of Corbetts and other Scottish hills

Damaged 27th Jun 2011  10:26  by stonestreaker

FB Number: #GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10


*facepalm* ©stonestreaker

Damaged 11th Sep 2009  13:40  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: NG 49542 54032   FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

It was a fine day down by the old man, but the trig was in the clouds by time we got up to it. Could only give it a 9 because I was frustrated at not being able to enjoy the view. The trig is damaged but still standing, if I lived locally I would take some cement up and repair it. PS: We followed the route shown on the website; if followed, a short cliff top scramble is required to get upon to Coire Scamadal, with care its not dangerous and its passed in about a minute, but you need a head for heights (Chris did not like it).

The Storr Trig Me and the Trig inside a cloud.©Saltash Ramblers
Chris and the old man ©Saltash Ramblers
Looking back at the old man ©Saltash Ramblers

Damaged 8th Jul 2009  12:00  by bigtykedog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2009  12:30  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

fine view point and spectacular sights of the Old Man of Storr on the way up.

Damaged 20th May 2008  12:28  by jonglew

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

An easy walk up from the car park on the A885 via the 'Old Man' rock. Lovely weather gave some really excellent views over to Rasaay and elsewhere, and we were almost alone but for a small party of guys on their annual escape from work and home life. Return via the Bealach Beag took us over orchid rich meadows before the descent down the bealach. Looks as though the pillar will collapse soon if no remedial action is taken.

The Storr pillar TP6213 - Not looking very healthy!©jonglew

Damaged 26th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Stonebuilt, fair few stones missing, amazingly not demolished yet, with metalwork intact; albeit asphalt plug. Bare boot-trodden summit. What a great hill. 3rd(ish) visit, descended the excellent little path E along the ridge to overlook the pinnacles. Half the fun was the headlong tourist-scattering descent on the new (to me) path. Car park overflowing even on a grey showery day, a few Scots but mostly overseas visitors, Old Man watching.

Damaged 17th Apr 2007  12:30  by cavinguk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Amazing views. Very windy. Damage to stones making up pillar.

Damaged 8th Apr 2007  13:30  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up past the Old Man on a moody, misty day. Very windy on top of The Storr.

Old Man of Storr Impressive pinnacle, overhangs all round the base, 150 feet high, first climbed by Don Whillans in 1955.
The Storr Some urgent re-walling is required.
Storr The FB.

Damaged 11th Aug 2006  15:13  by grianaig

Gridref: NG 49544 54034   FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damage to the trig looks to be recent and malicious.

The Damaged Trig
The Flush Bracket

Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2006  14:56  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

I wondered about the malicious nature of the damage looks too systematic for lightening damage. Agin the mist was down but lifted on descent to get some good photos of the oldman and needle.

Damaged 30th Apr 2006  16:39  by sky high boys

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Looks like a recent lightning strike has done some real damage. Fantastic and surreal place in todays early cloud.

Damaged trig ©sky high boys

Not Logged 7th Aug 2005  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Not Logged 23rd Oct 2004  11:07  by fergie

Gridref: NG 49500 54000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Great day climbing The Storr and Hartaval

Good condition 6th Jul 2003  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 28th Apr 2000  14:13  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Good condition 11th Apr 2000  12:54  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Stone built on a very famous hill.

The pillar on the Storr. ©fasgadh

Not Logged 5th Jun 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

No details noted

Not Logged 5th Oct 1997  10:25  by splash

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Jun 1991  11:00  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up from southeast and back same way. Excellent views.

Landscape below The Storr ©Bridgeman

Good condition 29th Jul 1990  13:30  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S6083  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 29th Mar 1987  12:04  by BigJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very snowy scamble up the nearby gully. With Neil.

Good condition 12th Apr 1980  13:30  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Inverness-shire. Three of us ascended from the east.

Good condition 7th Aug 1976  12:00  by arranc

Gridref: NG 49500 54000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

not noted. grass all the way up, pretty access by the side of a waterfall. wild strawberries. 3 other people on top. Harris, Lewis, Gairloch, Rum, Cuillin, Five Sisters and Stoer peninsular.

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