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A spectator of the Inn Pinn.
by IainG » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:43 pm
Route description: Sgurr Dearg and the In Pinn
Munros included on this walk: Inaccessible Pinnacle
Date walked: 14/08/2009Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
With the weather forecast of 80% cloud free and light winds, we headed up to Glenbrittle for a nostalgic trip back up Sgurr Dearg. Here's hoping it would be absolutely mobbed with the reputed 3 hour queues of guided walkers, clambering up and down the Pinn like a giant carousel. This had all the makings of a cracking trip.
Worryingly, the Glenbrittle campsite was surprisingly quiet for a summers day. We parked up getting one of the few pitches with electricity. Fine for chilling the beer.
In the morning we had a lazy start. A good fry up, a bit of a gibber, then up and away, unlike our previous experience of Sgurr Dearg, with a spring in our step!!
A great path as we headed into Coire na Banachdich. A new path has been constructed almost all the way to the foot of the hill.
The weather was reasonable, but the Cuilling just refused to shake off the cloud and mist. A glimpse of Sgurr Alasdair on the way up the shoulder of Sgurr Dearg.
Approaching the last scrambly section, we got a peek at the tip of the Inn Pinn over Sgurr Dearg. This is what we'd come to see.
It was still very misty when we arrived, giving a very eerie appearance to climbers on the Pinn.
For short periods, the cloud broke giving stunning views. The scale of the Cuillin is incredible.
The mist just hung around.
It was surprisingly quiet, but it was fascinating watching climbers go about the business. There was only one guide with one guided walker.
Two climbers clamber up from below.
Others prepare at the base of the Pinn. The scale of the Pinn can be seen.
Climbers start up the 'short side'.
After enjoying the views, we headed back down the surprisingly scrambly route we'd come up.
A rewarding experience.
by kevsbald » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:35 pm
Consequences of a slip? Positive holds?
by foggieclimber » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:48 pm
All the difficulties are in the lower section. Holds are very polished.
As to what damage you would do to yourself if you come off, I suppose it depends how high up you are when you fall, how you land, ... It will definitely range from between ouch to helicopter and body-bag.
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by IainG » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:05 pm
If you fell, the base is very, very solid
by Paul Webster » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:40 am
by IreneM » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:38 pm
I love Skye and would happily climb the Pinnacle again, but I don't think I will EVER be persuaded to go up Mhic Coinnich again!
by Paul Webster » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:25 pm