Inaccessible Pinnacle

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

The Inaccessible Pinnacle (often abbreviated to the In Pinn) is the second highest summit in the Skye Cuillin. It is notorious as the most difficult of the Munros, requiring a rock-climb and an abseil (and suitable experience or help from an expert) to complete the ascent. It rises from the summit of Sgùrr Dearg.

Photo: Ian Jeffrey

Unchecked box You have not climbed Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 986 metres

Users' Rating:
  • Currently 4.63/5
Rating: 4.6/5 (68 votes cast)

You must be registered and signed-in to vote

Detailed route description and map

Sgùrr Dearg and the approach to the Inn Pinn

Other routes and challenges

The West Ridge is a Difficult or Very Difficult rock-climb, whereas the longer East Ridge is graded a Moderate climb, though sensationally exposed. Neither route should be attempted without rock climbing skills and equipment, and some prior experience of abseiling.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Isle of Skye Hotels

Isle of Skye B&B

Isle of Skye Cottages

Isle of Skye Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Inaccessible Pinnacle



Users' walk reports for Inaccessible Pinnacle

There are 3540 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Inaccessible Pinnacle. They have contributed 78 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  30/3/12  60 M2
  22/7/17  39 M11
  22/5/21  27 M2
  9/7/17  23 M2
  8/8/15  22 M12
  2/7/15  22 M4
  22/7/13  21 M12
  18/6/18  20 M9
  31/5/17  18 M2
  20/8/16  16 M4
  9/5/12  16 M2
  28/10/16  14 M1
  6/6/16  14 M11
  27/5/12  12 M11
  24/6/16  11 M2
  16/5/12  11 M1
  11/5/17  10 M9
  15/5/14  10 M1
  9/10/12  10 M12C1
  3/9/19  9 M11
  29/8/16  9 M1
  4/6/11  9 M1
  1/7/16  8 M2
  7/9/15  8 M11
  19/5/14  8 M5
  12/7/18  7 M4
  12/6/16  7 M10
  13/10/14  7 M4
  4/6/11  6 M11
  22/5/18  5 M2
  13/9/14  5 M3
  21/6/14  5 M1
  2/6/14  5 M11
  3/10/11  5 M1
  4/6/11  5 M2
  19/4/10  5 M2
  20/7/13  4 M1
  25/8/12  4 M1
  6/8/12  4 M2
  9/5/16  3 M1
  14/5/15  3 M1
  19/8/14  3 M1
  21/6/14  3 M1
  21/5/14  3 M11
  13/10/13  3 M11
  1/6/13  3 M2
  26/5/13  3 M11
  2/6/08  3 M2
  5/1/07  3 M11
  19/5/03  3 M11
  25/7/15  2 M2G1
  18/5/14  2 M11
  13/7/13  2 M8
  7/8/10  2 M1
  24/4/93  2 M3
  18/9/20  1 M1
  29/5/18  1 M5
  28/5/14  1 M3
  3/6/13  1 M11
  12/5/13  1 M4
  17/7/12  1 M2
  26/6/12  1 M1
  21/5/12  1 M11
  5/6/07  1 M11
  6/7/01  1 M2
  25/5/18  0 M12
  21/6/12  0 M2
  7/8/11  0 M1
  28/5/11  0 M1
  18/5/11  0 M1
  13/8/10  0 M2
  8/8/10  0 M1
  27/9/09  0 M1
  14/8/09  0 M1
  27/7/09  0 M1
  7/7/08  0 M1
  21/6/97  0 M4
  30/4/88  0 M1

Share your report for the chance to win gear every month