Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. the ridge requiring care and balance to ascend and some very steep The The top is a ridge which must be traversed t… Once you're on the ridge it is straight to the top - there's depending on your view) it the short walk (or crawl) to the summit Quartz and feldspar rich gabbros can look similar to dark granites, maybe thats the point! Glencoe, this is harder. The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. summit here is something rather special! The official grade is UK Moderate, with hands on scrambling required. Summary:Sgurr nan Gillean is perhaps the most famous of the Cuillin peaks - a popular route with a difficult scramble to the summit and fantastic views at all times. Sgurr nan Gillean sits at the termination of the jagged Black Cuillin ridge, facing across to the worn, rounded Red Cuillin. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. Once you are on the ridge it's a constant scframble to the top withtwo real "difficulties": some steep slabs in the middle ofthe ridge requiring care and balance to ascend and some very stee… towering over Am bastier and it's viscious tooth! Cheers, Michael, Seen the last one ? Description: Rating: 1: 955 m 11.71 km 4 hrs Sgurr nan Gillean ... Climbed the tourist route in good weather. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Sgùrr nan Gillean is a 3162 feet (964 m) high mountain in the northern section of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. On Saturday Nathan, Dunc and myself had the pleasure of guiding Russell and his party of friends on an ascent of the famous ‘Tourist Route’ of Sgurr nan Gillean. The 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a graded rock climb. (marked on map) - it is officially named "Tourist Route" The ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. We had climbed that way but wanted to continue on to Am Bastier so had no real option but to take the much more interesting west ridge. Granite consists mainly of quartz (20-60%), alkali feldspar and mica. 'S e beinn anns a' Chuiltheann anns an Eilean Sgitheanach a tha ann an Sgùrr nan Gillean.Le 964m a dh'àirde 's e Beinn Rothaich a th' ann, agus 's e aon de na beanntan aig ceann a tuath a' Chuilthinn a th' ann. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. For the brave (competant/confident) you can try descending On a dry day paths stand out more clearly, being much whiter and containing smaller stones and sand, so that route finding is easier. Raibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South East The path up is very narrow so calls for single file when a party ascends. nowhere else to go. Hi Neil, the 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a Grade 3 scramble. Name = Sgurr nan Gillean Photo = Pinnacle_ridge&gillean2.jpg Caption = Sgurr nan Gillean and the Pinnacle Ridge from Basteir gorge Elevation = 964 m (3162 ft) Location = Skye, Scotland Range = Cuillin Prominence = "c." 204 m Parent peak = Sgurr Alasdair Topographic OS "Landranger" 32 … Climbing | Sgurr nan Gillean | Route up Munro on Skye's Cuillin Ridge. I'm thinking the easiest/safest way down to Bealach a'Bhasteir is an abseil of Nicholson's Chimney, Tooth Chimney or Tooth Groove. This descent gives excellant views back to the Pinnacle Ridge and the summit crag. For example, the the aptly named Tourist Route - this is in fact the South East Ridge The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. means is that it is a hard(ish) scramble - this is mostly because of Gabbro is definitively not a granite. Sgurr Nan Gillean via the SE Ridge May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments / in News, Scotland, Winter / by Ken Applegate. Northern Highlands Liathach & the Am Farsinnen Pinnacles In summer a traverse of Liathach is a long but enjoyable scramble in the remote wilderness that is Torridon. Most munro-baggers get up this impressive mountain sooner or later and all of them marvel at Pinnacle Ridge. Gabbro consists of mainly plagioclase, up to 5 % quartz, pyroxene and olivine, thus linking it to the basaltic plutonites. path if you look hard enough) and follow the path through the eye of For those of a nervous disposition going down is likely to be breathtaking! Sgurr nan Gillean is the mountain closest to Sligachan - the This summit along with Am Basteir, which looks like a face from Sligachan, require skillful scrambling to ascend and a good head for heights to cope with some airy exposure on some ledges. I think I'll give you some homework LOL Pop outside the city and compare the rocks on the top (or SE/S side) of Sleza Mtn and those on its NW flank at about 400m. I've been at the ledge … two real "difficulties": some steep slabs in the middle of "Dieu,que la montagne est belle ("God, how beautiful are mountains" - song title)" Sgurr nan Gillean, walking route, weather, maps and more on all the Munros of Scotland. drmarten 24 Aug 2013. With a height of 966.1 metres (3,169 feet 7 inches), it is one of eleven Munros in the Cuillin ridge. Sgurr nan Gillean is perhaps the most famous of the Cuillin peaks - a popular route with a difficult scramble to the summit and fantastic views at all times. achievement or just sit back and sunbathe (if you're lucky) - the Once you are on the ridge it's a constant scframble to the top with Sgurr nan Gillean is 764 metres high. Create route View maps Create a route from scratch Create a route from GPX Create a route from my ViewRanger track; My routes and tracks My tracks My routes Edit a route; My account. The scramble up the ridge to the summit is difficult and exposed. Add Route to Sgùrr nan Gillean: Create New Attach Existing. The best bit (or worst Viewing: 1-1 of 1. Terrain:The route to the ridge can be difficult to follow in mist. For the visitor, perhaps the most photogenic, its fairy-like striking shape, from the road, is a common postcard. Bla Bheinn from summit of Sgurr nan Gillean: Am Bastier in swirling clouds (Photo by Adrian): Sgurr a’ Fionn Choire and Am Basteir from summit: Looking further out to Sgurr na h-Uamha: We descended via the South-East ridge (the "Tourist" Route) which seemed really easy in comparison to what we had faced descending Knight’s Peak. Commonly climbed examples include the approach to the In. Only experienced mountaineers should be trying this if it is A good path rises from the hotel, crossing two bridges before entering the corrie. The approach could be the longest part of the day depending onhow good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. (3), Additions & Corrections These are relatively insignificant in dry conditions. All Rights Reserved. --Jean Ferrat, Panorama to the Cuillins and Sgùrr nan Gillean, Panorama to Sgùrr nan Gillean from Am Bastheir, Black Cuillins from Blaven, Sgùrr nan Gillean is the last on the right, Routes For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. Some authors remark on scrambling difficulties on the tourist route where it ascends the final few yards of the SE ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean. scrambling above a drop near the summit. It is actually one of eleven Munros on the Cuillin ridge. The approach could be the longest part of the day depending on weather - however, if the weather's bad you probably don't want to do Grade 3 routes involve the most serious type of scrambling with fairly constant use of hands and often in highly exposed positions. The West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean is a little different to the so called tourist route of ascent up the south eastern approach. winter. The route starts from the Sligachan Hotel Pub (maps link) on the A863 between Broadford and Portree. It is not for the squeemish hill-walker. This is a view looking back up Nicholson's Chimney which I had just descended. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. All this the needle to see the knife-edge ridge leading across to Am Bastier. Ridge. For walkers the best, indeed only, approach to this mountain is via the west ridge for a little way - drop off the summit (you'll see the (8 ), Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling. Sgurr nan Gillean is a summit in the Rum region or range in Scotland. Donald Bennett, in the introduction of the well-known SMC book "The Munros", makes an allusion to it as the most beautiful Munro. The most popular route of ascent, known as the Tourist Route, follows a path leading south and west from Sligachan, crossing a burn known as the Allt Dearg Beag (small red burn). The most popular route of ascent, known as the Tourist Route, follows a path leading south and west from Sligachan, crossing a burn known as the Allt Dearg Beag (small red burn). Pinn, Sgurr Alasdair from Sgurr Sgumain and Sgurr nan Gillean by the Tourist Route. relief tempered by trepidation - you have to look at the drop all the slab... this ridge really is a classic you will never From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to CoireRaibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South EastRidge. Home; Find route; Routes and Tracks. Ken: Today saw Steve and I kick off our first Skye Munros Course that we run in conjunction with Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding. The climbers-only Pinnacle Ridge, the terrifying scramble of the West Ridge, and the deceptively named 'Tourist Route'. We climbed Tooth Chimney to the left of the gendarme (adding a stranger to the end of the rope) and ascended the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean to its summit. It is the Munro closest to Sligachan, and its impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognised peak in the Cuillin range. :), It is a fantastic page anyway !!! good point :) All the walking routes up Sgurr nan Gillean on covered in snow - a slip or fall here can kill you in summer or The continuation up the southeast ridge to the summit is exposed, and calls for scramblingability. how good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to Coire I'm planning a descent of Sgurr nan Gillean's West Ridge (after ascent of Tourist Route). The mountain is close to Sligachan. which crosses a huge drop on a very narrow (< 1m wide) The ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/608915/bruach-na-fr-the.html, View Sgùrr nan Gillean Image Gallery - 40 Images. (it looks like it reaches a point - it does) and it really is Getting to the ridge is likely to be the only problem in bad In many places when I was there it tended to switch gradually to something more like granite, but never very clearly. / Sgurr nan Gillean - West Ridge: New Topic Reply to Topic. Down the tourist route to Sligachan. A fairly serious proposition unless you are a confident scrambler. Sgùrr nan Gillean is a mountain in the northern section of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The path remains fairly obvious, punctuated by some small cairns, up the corrie wall of scree and boulder. The West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean A challenging route up one of Skye’s most iconic peaks. because it's a graded rock climb (Graded Easy). From the Glen Brittle road to Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr a’ Fionn Choire and Am Basteir, skirting under Bhasteir Tooth on the north side. Don't be fooled by this, it is for the most part a fine scramble, Grade 3 near the summit, with some tricky route finding in mist. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' (40), Climber's Log Entries :) I'm not sure but some people may call gabbro 'black granite' or something like that. way down... For everyone else, enjoy the sense of releif, or joy or Sgùrr nan Gillean is one of the most famous peaks of the Cuillin ridge, on the Scottish Isle of Skye. Viewing Routes attached to Mountain/Rock: Sgùrr nan Gillean View All Routes. Its striking triangular profile is perceptible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognized peak in the Cuillin range. Sgurr nan Gillean via the Southeast Ridge (Tourist Route) Other routes and challenges The … The summit itself is tiny - as small as it looks from the ground However the Skye gabbro is unique and not similar to any other. Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir along with Sgurr a'Bhasteir create the distinctive serrated skyline south of Sligachan. As a comparision for those who have traversed the Aonach Eagach in There is always a rope available if clients feel nervous in this terrain. (1), Images forget. this! impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, Looks like a good page anyway. The first ascent of this route was made in 1836 by Prof. James Forbes & Duncan MacIntyre. There are three routes to the top, all difficult. I have been down that way once, and from memory there are some very exposed moves near the top, but nothing unduly difficult (it is after all the standard way down). (4), Comments the exposure of large drops on a narrow ridge. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Hidden beyond the lip to the corrie is the Bhasteir Gorge and the path bears to the east (left) to follow a spur and crossing two knolls to reach the foot of the buttresses under the Pinnacle Ridge.