Sgurr nan Gillean

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Sgurr nan Gillean is commonly regarded as the finest of the Skye Cuillin. A magnificent pyramidal peak, it has three main ridges. The easiest is open to keen scramblers only whilst the other two ridges are graded rock-climbs.

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 964 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Sgurr nan Gillean via the Southeast Ridge (Tourist Route)

Other routes and challenges

The route above is the only one open to non rock-climbers. Of the other two ridges, the West ridge is a Moderate climb (often abseiled in descent) whereas the north ridge, or Pinnacle Ridge, is a Difficult climb.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for Sgurr nan Gillean

There are 1369 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Sgurr nan Gillean. They have contributed 33 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
  22/07/2013  17 M12
  22/03/2012  16 M3
  27/05/2012  11 M11
  11/05/2012  8 M3
  04/06/2011  6 M11
  02/06/2014  5 M11
  10/09/2009  5 M1
  30/05/2015  4 M1
  04/07/2015  3 M3
  26/09/2014  3 M2
  27/06/2014  3 M3
  21/05/2014  3 M11
  17/05/2014  3 M3
  13/10/2013  3 M11
  05/01/2007  3 M11
  19/05/2003  3 M11
  18/05/2014  2 M11
  24/08/2013  2 M1
  26/05/2013  2 M11
  24/08/2014  1 M3
  05/06/2013  1 M1
  03/06/2013  1 M11
  23/06/2012  1 M3
  09/06/2012  1 M1
  02/06/2012  1 M3
  16/02/2008  1 M1
  27/07/2014  0 M3
  30/05/2014  0 M3
  16/10/2012  0 M3
  17/05/2011  0 M1
  09/05/2008  0 M1
  05/06/2007  0 M11
  13/05/2007  0 M2

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