Sgurr nan Gillean is a summit in the Rum region or range in Scotland. path if you look hard enough) and follow the path through the eye of means is that it is a hard(ish) scramble - this is mostly because of Its striking triangular profile is perceptible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognized peak in the Cuillin range. Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir along with Sgurr a'Bhasteir create the distinctive serrated skyline south of Sligachan. proposition unless you are a confident scrambler. As a comparision for those who have traversed the Aonach Eagach in Climbing | Sgurr nan Gillean | Route up Munro on Skye's Cuillin Ridge. summit here is something rather special! '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. Sgurr nan Gillean is 764 metres high. From the Glen Brittle road to Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr a’ Fionn Choire and Am Basteir, skirting under Bhasteir Tooth on the north side. All Rights Reserved. Home; Find route; Routes and Tracks. From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to CoireRaibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South EastRidge. breathtaking! 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). nowhere else to go. The path remains fairly obvious, punctuated by some small cairns, up the corrie wall of scree and boulder. The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. the ridge requiring care and balance to ascend and some very steep The path up is very narrow so calls for single file when a party ascends. 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. Ken: Today saw Steve and I kick off our first Skye Munros Course that we run in conjunction with Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding. The official grade is UK Moderate, with hands on scrambling required. 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. impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, (1), Images The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. 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. Add Route to Sgùrr nan Gillean: Create New Attach Existing. In many places when I was there it tended to switch gradually to something more like granite, but never very clearly. Sgurr nan Gillean via the Southeast Ridge (Tourist Route) Other routes and challenges The … Hi Neil, the 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a Grade 3 scramble. (4), Comments The Gabbro is definitively not a granite. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. It is actually one of eleven Munros on the Cuillin ridge. The approach could be the longest part of the day depending onhow good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. On a dry day paths stand out more clearly, being much whiter and containing smaller stones and sand, so that route finding is easier. this! Description: Rating: 1: 955 m 11.71 km 4 hrs Sgurr nan Gillean ... Climbed the tourist route in good weather. Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. drmarten 24 Aug 2013. 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. slab... this ridge really is a classic you will never The ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. For walkers the best, indeed only, approach to this mountain is via Gabbro consists of mainly plagioclase, up to 5 % quartz, pyroxene and olivine, thus linking it to the basaltic plutonites. Sgùrr nan Gillean is a mountain in the northern section of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The first ascent of this route was made in 1836 by Prof. James Forbes & Duncan MacIntyre. (8 ), Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling. There is always a rope available if clients feel nervous in this terrain. because it's a graded rock climb (Graded Easy). 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. (it looks like it reaches a point - it does) and it really is The summit itself is tiny - as small as it looks from the ground All the walking routes up Sgurr nan Gillean on The scramble up the ridge to the summit is difficult and exposed. 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. Looks like a good page anyway. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. (40), Climber's Log Entries Viewing Routes attached to Mountain/Rock: Sgùrr nan Gillean View All Routes. I'm planning a descent of Sgurr nan Gillean's West Ridge (after ascent of Tourist Route). 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 © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Most munro-baggers get up this impressive mountain sooner or later and all of them marvel at Pinnacle Ridge. good point :) Terrain:The route to the ridge can be difficult to follow in mist. From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to Coire 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. It is not for the squeemish hill-walker. 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. 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. Raibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South East Glencoe, this is harder. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. (marked on map) - it is officially named "Tourist Route" The ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. winter. Ridge. The mountain is close to Sligachan. relief tempered by trepidation - you have to look at the drop all the 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… how good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. Sgùrr nan Gillean is one of the most famous peaks of the Cuillin ridge, on the Scottish Isle of Skye. 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. Commonly climbed examples include the approach to the In. 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). Sgurr nan Gillean sits at the termination of the jagged Black Cuillin ridge, facing across to the worn, rounded Red Cuillin. Pinn, Sgurr Alasdair from Sgurr Sgumain and Sgurr nan Gillean by the Tourist Route. scrambling above a drop near the summit. However the Skye gabbro is unique and not similar to any other. Once you are on the ridge it's a constant scframble to the top with Sgurr nan Gillean, walking route, weather, maps and more on all the Munros of Scotland. 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. :) I'm not sure but some people may call gabbro 'black granite' or something like that. This is a view looking back up Nicholson's Chimney which I had just descended. Down the tourist route to Sligachan. The route starts from the Sligachan Hotel Pub (maps link) on the A863 between Broadford and Portree. The West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean is a little different to the so called tourist route of ascent up the south eastern approach. The top is a ridge which must be traversed t… Grade 3 routes involve the most serious type of scrambling with fairly constant use of hands and often in highly exposed positions. Donald Bennett, in the introduction of the well-known SMC book "The Munros", makes an allusion to it as the most beautiful Munro. way down... For everyone else, enjoy the sense of releif, or joy or 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 … A good path rises from the hotel, crossing two bridges before entering the corrie. The continuation up the southeast ridge to the summit is exposed, and calls for scramblingability. / Sgurr nan Gillean - West Ridge: New Topic Reply to Topic. :), It is a fantastic page anyway !!! These are relatively insignificant in dry conditions. Getting to the ridge is likely to be the only problem in bad achievement or just sit back and sunbathe (if you're lucky) - the For those of a nervous disposition going down is likely to be Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. This descent gives excellant views back to the Pinnacle Ridge and the summit crag. I've been at the ledge … depending on your view) it the short walk (or crawl) to the summit Sgurr nan Gillean is the mountain closest to Sligachan - the which crosses a huge drop on a very narrow (< 1m wide) 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. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' "Dieu,que la montagne est belle ("God, how beautiful are mountains" - song title)" Once you're on the ridge it is straight to the top - there's 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). 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. forget. the aptly named Tourist Route - this is in fact the South East Ridge   --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 The best bit (or worst For the brave (competant/confident) you can try descending A fairly serious The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. Quartz and feldspar rich gabbros can look similar to dark granites, maybe thats the point! The climbers-only Pinnacle Ridge, the terrifying scramble of the West Ridge, and the deceptively named 'Tourist Route'. With a height of 966.1 metres (3,169 feet 7 inches), it is one of eleven Munros in the Cuillin ridge. There are three routes to the top, all difficult. Only experienced mountaineers should be trying this if it is the exposure of large drops on a narrow ridge. two real "difficulties": some steep slabs in the middle of For the visitor, perhaps the most photogenic, its fairy-like striking shape, from the road, is a common postcard. the west ridge for a little way - drop off the summit (you'll see the The 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a graded rock climb. the needle to see the knife-edge ridge leading across to Am Bastier. I'm thinking the easiest/safest way down to Bealach a'Bhasteir is an abseil of Nicholson's Chimney, Tooth Chimney or Tooth Groove. (3), Additions & Corrections 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. 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. towering over Am bastier and it's viscious tooth! Cheers, Michael, Seen the last one ? Viewing: 1-1 of 1. All this http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/608915/bruach-na-fr-the.html, View Sgùrr nan Gillean Image Gallery - 40 Images. Sgurr Nan Gillean via the SE Ridge May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments / in News, Scotland, Winter / by Ken Applegate. The West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean A challenging route up one of Skye’s most iconic peaks. 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. covered in snow - a slip or fall here can kill you in summer or For example, the Duncan MacIntyre set of objects that logically fall under a given object tourist! 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