However the Skye gabbro is unique and not similar to any other. The West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean A challenging route up one of Skye’s most iconic peaks. The summit itself is tiny - as small as it looks from the ground Terrain:The route to the ridge can be difficult to follow in mist. This descent gives excellant views back to the Pinnacle Ridge and the summit crag. A fairly serious :), It is a fantastic page anyway !!! summit here is something rather special! Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. For those of a nervous disposition going down is likely to be achievement or just sit back and sunbathe (if you're lucky) - the From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to Coire Sgurr nan Gillean is the mountain closest to Sligachan - the '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. Down the tourist route to Sligachan. All this 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. I'm planning a descent of Sgurr nan Gillean's West Ridge (after ascent of Tourist Route). 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. Once you are on the ridge it's a constant scframble to the top with Home; Find route; Routes and Tracks. Getting to the ridge is likely to be the only problem in bad :) I'm not sure but some people may call gabbro 'black granite' or something like that. which crosses a huge drop on a very narrow (< 1m wide) 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). the exposure of large drops on a narrow ridge. It is actually one of eleven Munros on the Cuillin ridge. (it looks like it reaches a point - it does) and it really is Sgùrr nan Gillean is one of the most famous peaks of the Cuillin ridge, on the Scottish Isle of Skye. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' relief tempered by trepidation - you have to look at the drop all the The route continues up into a corrie, the Coire Rhiabhach. The route starts from the Sligachan Hotel Pub (maps link) on the A863 between Broadford and Portree. the west ridge for a little way - drop off the summit (you'll see the (4), Comments The climbers-only Pinnacle Ridge, the terrifying scramble of the West Ridge, and the deceptively named 'Tourist Route'. 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 ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. Ridge. The approach could be the longest part of the day depending onhow good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. Sgurr nan Gillean via the Southeast Ridge (Tourist Route) Other routes and challenges The … From the Sligachan Hotel, head out along the footpath to CoireRaibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South EastRidge. 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. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. the needle to see the knife-edge ridge leading across to Am Bastier. winter. Climbing | Sgurr nan Gillean | Route up Munro on Skye's Cuillin Ridge. On a dry day paths stand out more clearly, being much whiter and containing smaller stones and sand, so that route finding is easier. The scramble up the ridge to the summit is difficult and exposed. Raibhach then cross some tough, rocky terrain to attain the South East Commonly climbed examples include the approach to the In.   --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 (1), Images 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. The forget. towering over Am bastier and it's viscious tooth! 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… Most munro-baggers get up this impressive mountain sooner or later and all of them marvel at Pinnacle Ridge. impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, The mountain is close to Sligachan. / Sgurr nan Gillean - West Ridge: New Topic Reply to Topic. The ascent of the coire headwall is on loose rock and scree. In many places when I was there it tended to switch gradually to something more like granite, but never very clearly. Sgurr nan Gillean is a summit in the Rum region or range in Scotland. Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. Gabbro is definitively not a granite. (marked on map) - it is officially named "Tourist Route" There is always a rope available if clients feel nervous in this terrain. Sgurr Nan Gillean via the SE Ridge May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments / in News, Scotland, Winter / by Ken Applegate. Gabbro consists of mainly plagioclase, up to 5 % quartz, pyroxene and olivine, thus linking it to the basaltic plutonites. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. 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. 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 … 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. From the Glen Brittle road to Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr a’ Fionn Choire and Am Basteir, skirting under Bhasteir Tooth on the north side. Sgurr nan Gillean, walking route, weather, maps and more on all the Munros of Scotland. nowhere else to go. Quartz and feldspar rich gabbros can look similar to dark granites, maybe thats the point! All Rights Reserved. because it's a graded rock climb (Graded Easy). scrambling above a drop near the summit. breathtaking! drmarten 24 Aug 2013. (3), Additions & Corrections 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. 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 and Am Basteir along with Sgurr a'Bhasteir create the distinctive serrated skyline south of Sligachan. 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. two real "difficulties": some steep slabs in the middle of slab... this ridge really is a classic you will never 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. Cheers, Michael, Seen the last one ? Viewing: 1-1 of 1. the ridge requiring care and balance to ascend and some very steep Sgurr nan Gillean is 764 metres high. weather - however, if the weather's bad you probably don't want to do For walkers the best, indeed only, approach to this mountain is via The official grade is UK Moderate, with hands on scrambling required. path if you look hard enough) and follow the path through the eye of Granite consists mainly of quartz (20-60%), alkali feldspar and mica. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. 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. this! There are three routes to the top, all difficult. 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. The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. (8 ), Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling. The path up is very narrow so calls for single file when a party ascends. http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/608915/bruach-na-fr-the.html, View Sgùrr nan Gillean Image Gallery - 40 Images. The approach could be the longest part of the day depending on way down... For everyone else, enjoy the sense of releif, or joy or Its striking triangular profile is perceptible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognized peak in the Cuillin range. the aptly named Tourist Route - this is in fact the South East Ridge It is not for the squeemish hill-walker. For the visitor, perhaps the most photogenic, its fairy-like striking shape, from the road, is a common postcard. Glencoe, this is harder. 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. The continuation up the southeast ridge to the summit is exposed, and calls for scramblingability. Grade 3 routes involve the most serious type of scrambling with fairly constant use of hands and often in highly exposed positions. The first ascent of this route was made in 1836 by Prof. James Forbes & Duncan MacIntyre. A good path rises from the hotel, crossing two bridges before entering the corrie. All the walking routes up Sgurr nan Gillean on Pinn, Sgurr Alasdair from Sgurr Sgumain and Sgurr nan Gillean by 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. I've been at the ledge … Ken: Today saw Steve and I kick off our first Skye Munros Course that we run in conjunction with Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding. Looks like a good page anyway. 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). With a height of 966.1 metres (3,169 feet 7 inches), it is one of eleven Munros in the Cuillin ridge. Donald Bennett, in the introduction of the well-known SMC book "The Munros", makes an allusion to it as the most beautiful Munro. 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. For example, the The best bit (or worst As a comparision for those who have traversed the Aonach Eagach in Once you're on the ridge it is straight to the top - there's Sgùrr nan Gillean is a mountain in the northern section of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Hi Neil, the 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a Grade 3 scramble. Add Route to Sgùrr nan Gillean: Create New Attach Existing. The top is a ridge which must be traversed t… Viewing Routes attached to Mountain/Rock: Sgùrr nan Gillean View All Routes. proposition unless you are a confident scrambler. Sgurr nan Gillean sits at the termination of the jagged Black Cuillin ridge, facing across to the worn, rounded Red Cuillin. "Dieu,que la montagne est belle ("God, how beautiful are mountains" - song title)" Only experienced mountaineers should be trying this if it is good point :) (40), Climber's Log Entries means is that it is a hard(ish) scramble - this is mostly because of This is a view looking back up Nicholson's Chimney which I had just descended. 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. The 'tourist route' on Sgurr nan Gillean is a graded rock climb. These are relatively insignificant in dry conditions. 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). how good a scrambler you are/how busy the summit is. 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