Inaccessible Pinnacle

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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

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 986 metres

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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.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Inaccessible Pinnacle



Users' walk reports for Inaccessible Pinnacle

There are 3384 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Inaccessible Pinnacle. They have contributed 78 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most recent 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
  22/5/21  21 M2
  18/9/20  1 M1
  3/9/19  9 M11
  12/7/18  7 M4
  18/6/18  20 M9
  29/5/18  1 M5
  25/5/18  0 M12
  22/5/18  5 M2
  22/7/17  39 M11
  9/7/17  23 M2
  31/5/17  18 M2
  11/5/17  10 M9
  28/10/16  14 M1
  29/8/16  9 M1
  20/8/16  16 M4
  1/7/16  8 M2
  24/6/16  11 M2
  12/6/16  7 M10
  6/6/16  14 M11
  9/5/16  3 M1
  7/9/15  8 M11
  8/8/15  22 M12
  25/7/15  2 M2G1
  2/7/15  22 M4
  14/5/15  3 M1
  13/10/14  7 M4
  13/9/14  5 M3
  19/8/14  3 M1
  21/6/14  5 M1
  21/6/14  3 M1
  2/6/14  5 M11
  28/5/14  1 M3
  21/5/14  3 M11
  19/5/14  8 M5
  18/5/14  2 M11
  15/5/14  10 M1
  13/10/13  3 M11
  22/7/13  21 M12
  20/7/13  4 M1
  13/7/13  2 M8
  3/6/13  1 M11
  1/6/13  3 M2
  26/5/13  3 M11
  12/5/13  1 M4
  9/10/12  10 M12C1
  25/8/12  4 M1
  6/8/12  4 M2
  17/7/12  1 M2
  26/6/12  1 M1
  21/6/12  0 M2
  27/5/12  12 M11
  21/5/12  1 M11
  16/5/12  11 M1
  9/5/12  16 M2
  30/3/12  59 M2
  3/10/11  5 M1
  7/8/11  0 M1
  4/6/11  9 M1
  4/6/11  6 M11
  4/6/11  5 M2
  28/5/11  0 M1
  18/5/11  0 M1
  13/8/10  0 M2
  8/8/10  0 M1
  7/8/10  2 M1
  19/4/10  5 M2
  27/9/09  0 M1
  14/8/09  0 M1
  27/7/09  0 M1
  7/7/08  0 M1
  2/6/08  3 M2
  5/6/07  1 M11
  5/1/07  3 M11
  19/5/03  3 M11
  6/7/01  1 M2
  21/6/97  0 M4
  24/4/93  2 M3
  30/4/88  0 M1

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