Sgurr Dearg and the In Pinn
Sgurr Dearg is a fantastic viewpoint, as well as being one of the most dramatic spots on the Cuillin ridge, being overtopped by the famous and incredible Inaccessible Pinnacle. This circuit visits the base of the pinnacle but does not include the ascent!
The route involves fairly straightforward scrambling but has fairly difficult route finding throughout. Easy route for Grade 5. If you want to climb the pinnacle but do not have rock-climbing skills, experience and equipment, then you need to hire a guide.
Bus number 53 from Portree.
Hillwalking in WinterPlease note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
Parking opposite the Glen Brittle BMC hut.. Map and directions.
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