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Smallest summit areas

Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby footix2 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:14 am

If only it had blasted half the pinnacle away, then I wouldn't have to climb it one day.

Outside of Scotland, Steeple is fairly small in terms of area and quite airy. You'd be doing something wrong to fall of it though.

Helm Crag probably the worst, little jut of rock hanging out over several hundred foot drop and the end of slightly awkward 30ft scramble. Looking forward to that one.... not.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby IamAJMiller » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:54 am

The very top of Ciste Dubh near Clunie was't massive from what I remember.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby BoyVertiginous » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:54 pm

RTC wrote:Deuchary Hill, a sub-2K Marilyn near Dunkeld, has a blade of rock for a top. There is room to balance on it on one leg. I realise there is a trig point next to it but the blade of rock is technically the top.

Thanks for that, RTC. Had I actually walked up Deuchary Hill, the day I went to scope out the lochan beneath the summit for an overnighter, rather than the hill next to it I'd have known that!
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby hills » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:14 pm

Dont get much smaller than the summit of Lochnagar..... Only hill I have ever had to queue to get to the top of. :?
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:29 am

From a distance the summit of Sgurr Alasdair looks like a sharp pinnacle which you could wrap your arms around. That is because the summit of Sgurr Alasdair is a sharp pinnacle which you could wrap your arms around, whilst whimpering like a big girl's blouse.... :shock:
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:12 am

Most folk may have forgotten wee Ben A"an,yes the summit area is fairly big but the actual summit is tiny.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby ouroboros » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:12 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Most folk may have forgotten wee Ben A"an,yes the summit area is fairly big but the actual summit is tiny.

Surely the summit of any hill is a point....the highest point.

Don't get much smaller than a point, although people do sometimes get confused as to which one is the highest one.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:18 pm

ouroboros wrote:
gammy leg walker wrote:Most folk may have forgotten wee Ben A"an,yes the summit area is fairly big but the actual summit is tiny.

Surely the summit of any hill is a point....the highest point.

Don't get much smaller than a point, although people do sometimes get confused as to which one is the highest one.



Not sure all summits have a point,maybe a highest point but not a point try any summit in the Cairngorms not many points there.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby Hill-loving lady » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:21 pm

ouroboros wrote:
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:


Jeez that made me laugh!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby hailiamdigby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:36 pm

hills wrote:Dont get much smaller than the summit of Lochnagar.....

Funny, I forgot all about that :)
I thought of one today, while out walking. Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms.
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Re: Smallest summit areas

Postby NickyRannoch » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:56 pm

hailiamdigby wrote:
hills wrote:Dont get much smaller than the summit of Lochnagar.....

Funny, I forgot all about that :)
I thought of one today, while out walking. Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms.


Likewise Ben Avon
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