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This sculptured fissure soars up through a wall of golden quartz sandstone splashed with brightgreen lichen. As you climb higher, the jagged peaks of the Cuillin Ridge jump out at you from the ocean, a reminder that Skye is as much about mountains as sea cliffs. Influenced heavily by the warming phenomenon of the Gulf Stream, this venue experiences an almost tropical feel, with land and water temperatures often many degrees higher than in southern Scotland. So concealed is this solitary gem that it took until 1987 for local activist Noel Williams to discover it whilst on a random boat voyage.