The Devil's Steps at Finnich Glen, known as Devil's Pulpit, bear a local nickname: Zaine's Ladder. These old Victorian steps were laid around 1860, leading to the famous rock formation. Over time, parts of Zaine's Ladder have crumbled and collapsed, creating a precarious and challenging descent. In some sections, visitors may need to scramble or even crawl to navigate the deteriorated steps, resulting in muddy and wet clothing.
The steps are notoriously steep, and their worn condition, coupled with the often damp environment of Scotland, makes them slippery and potentially dangerous. Extreme caution and appropriate footwear are essential for those planning to descend Zaine's Ladder to visit the Devil's Pulpit. The path's unusual challenges should be considered when planning a visit, and it may not be suitable for all travellers. Those who brave the journey will be rewarded with a glimpse of the captivating Devil's Pulpit, a geological feature steeped in lore and natural beauty, accessed via the mystique of Zaine's Ladder.