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Smallest summit areas

Smallest summit areas


Postby hailiamdigby » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:58 am

I remember getting to the top of Stuchd an Lochain and being surprised at how small the summit area was, as I think I had mostly seen large-plateau style summit areas, up until that Munro.
Since then, I've always wondered how many other Scottish mountains have similarly small summit-areas. Doesn't have to be a Munro. Can anyone name some?
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby malky_c » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:38 am

Most of the Black Cuillin. In particular, I'm not sure it is possible for more than one person at a time to stand on top of Sgurr Dubh Mor. Sgurr nan Gillean, Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr nan Gillean I remember as being particularly small as well.

Not in the same league, but others are:
Binnein Mor (Mamores)
Stob a Choin (Loch Voil)
Marsco (Skye)
Sgurr Ruadh (Achnashellach)
Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg (Glen Shiel)
Beinn na h-Eaglaise (Arnisdale)
Sgurr an Fhidhleir (Coigach)

Loads more I can't think of right now.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby gaffr » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:25 am

The three Bidein Druim nan Ramhs in the Cuillin range. :lol:
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby basscadet » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:02 am

The one that pops into my mind is Sgurr Fionnadh on An Teallach.. :)
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:34 pm

I find my testicles retract into my abdominal cavity whenever I stand atop a very narrow or restricted summit, where I might fall and hurt myself.

So I tend to avoid them :shock:
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby NickyRannoch » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Off top of my head Spidean Coire nan Clach and Binnein Mor were pretty small.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:28 pm

Of the Donalds, only Curlywee has a small (pointy) summit, and I suppose Saddle Yoke would also qualify.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby GillC » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:32 pm

Cruachans a titchy one,,,trig is sunk down in a rocky top,,,,,
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby geefre » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:07 pm

The Cobbler is pretty small as well, isn't it?
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby GillC » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:08 pm

well,,the top of the needle is small,,couple of mtrs sq,,
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:38 pm

GillC wrote:Cruachans a titchy one,,,trig is sunk down in a rocky top,,,,,

Stob Diamh, further along the ridge, and its subsidiary tops aren't particularly large...similar in size if not smaller than Stuch'd an Lochain if I recall correctly
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby hailiamdigby » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:52 pm

Thanks for the replies.
A few names in there that I recognize straight away. Obviously, plenty to come in the future then :)
To answer my original question, the top that follows from the Munro summit of Meall nan Tarmachan was pretty small, if I remember right.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby GillC » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:54 pm

aye ,,the wee pointy one,,but its only a top,,not a munro lol
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby ouroboros » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:08 pm

Lightfoot2017 wrote:I find my testicles retract into my abdominal cavity whenever I stand atop a very narrow or restricted summit, where I might fall and hurt myself.


I wouldn't plan on making a speech atop Sgurr nan Gillean then....you may find your mouth is full. :wink:
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby jmarkb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm

The very top of the Inn Pinn (the Bolster Stone) is rather small: http://www.mountainmotion.co.uk/files/9213/3832/6599/blog-28may12b.jpg The highest point used to be on the main bulk of the pinnacle, but the top got blasted off by a lightning strike a few years back.
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