Inaccessible Pinnacle

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The Inaccessible Pinnacle (often abbreviated to the In Pinn) is the second highest summit in the Skye Cuillin. It is notorious as the most difficult of the Munros, requiring a rock-climb and an abseil (and suitable experience or help from an expert) to complete the ascent. It rises from the summit of Sgurr Dearg.

Photo: Ian Jeffrey

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 986 metres

Summit view: Open virtual summit

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Detailed route description and map

Sgurr Dearg and the approach to the Inn Pinn

Other routes and challenges

The West Ridge is a Difficult or Very Difficult rock-climb, whereas the longer East Ridge is graded a Moderate climb, though sensationally exposed. Neither route should be attempted without rock climbing skills and equipment, and some prior experience of abseiling.

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Users' walk reports for Inaccessible Pinnacle

There are 1242 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Inaccessible Pinnacle . They have contributed 52 public walk reports including this summit.. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  30/03/2012  43 M2
  22/07/2013  17 M12
  09/05/2012  15 M2
  27/05/2012  11 M11
  09/10/2012  10 M12C1
  16/05/2012  10 M1
  04/06/2011  9 M1
  15/05/2014  8 M1
  13/10/2014  6 M4
  04/06/2011  6 M11
  21/06/2014  5 M1
  02/06/2014  5 M11
  19/05/2014  5 M5
  03/10/2011  5 M1
  04/06/2011  5 M2
  06/08/2012  4 M2
  19/04/2010  4 M2
  13/09/2014  3 M3
  19/08/2014  3 M1
  21/05/2014  3 M11
  13/10/2013  3 M11
  01/06/2013  3 M2
  05/01/2007  3 M11
  19/05/2003  3 M11
  21/06/2014  2 M1
  18/05/2014  2 M11
  26/05/2013  2 M11
  25/08/2012  2 M1
  07/08/2010  2 M1
  20/07/2013  1 M1
  13/07/2013  1 M8
  03/06/2013  1 M11
  12/05/2013  1 M4
  17/07/2012  1 M2
  26/06/2012  1 M1
  21/05/2012  1 M11
  02/06/2008  1 M2
  07/06/2014  0 M2
  28/05/2014  0 M3
  21/06/2012  0 M2
  07/08/2011  0 M1
  28/05/2011  0 M1
  18/05/2011  0 M1
  13/08/2010  0 M2
  08/08/2010  0 M1
  27/09/2009  0 M1
  14/08/2009  0 M1
  27/07/2009  0 M1
  07/07/2008  0 M1
  05/06/2007  0 M11
  06/07/2001  0 M2
  30/04/1988  0 M1

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