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Am Basteir is a vertically-sided blade of rock whose ascent is only possible for keen scramblers from Bealach a Basteir. Below the summit of the mountain is the remarkable lesser peak of the Basteir Tooth - an imposing fang of rock that can only be reached by rock-climbers.
Region: Isle of Skye
Altitude: 934 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The route given up the west ridge from the Bealach Bhasteir is the only one open to scramblers. The link up from the bealach to Sgurr nan Gillean via its west ridge likewise involves graded rockclimbing.