Sgùrr nan Gillean

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Sgùrr nan Gillean is commonly regarded as the finest of the Skye Cuillin. A magnificent pyramidal peak, it has three main ridges. The easiest is open to keen scramblers only whilst the other two ridges are graded rock-climbs.

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 964 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Sgùrr nan Gillean via the Southeast Ridge (Tourist Route)

Other routes and challenges

The route above is the only one open to non rock-climbers. Of the other two ridges, the West ridge is a Moderate climb (often abseiled in descent) whereas the north ridge, or Pinnacle Ridge, is a Difficult climb.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Sgùrr nan Gillean



Users' walk reports for Sgùrr nan Gillean

There are 4915 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Sgùrr nan Gillean. They have contributed 67 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
  22/7/17  41 M11
  8/8/15  24 M12
  2/7/15  24 M4
  18/6/18  21 M9
  22/7/13  21 M12
  22/3/12  21 M3
  13/7/18  18 M1
  21/9/19  15 M3
  25/6/16  14 M2
  6/6/16  14 M11
  27/5/12  14 M11
  6/6/23  11 M5
  13/7/18  10 M1
  11/5/17  10 M9
  9/10/12  10 M12C1
  3/9/19  9 M11
  11/5/12  9 M3
  7/9/15  8 M11
  24/8/13  8 M1
  10/9/09  8 M1
  1/6/19  7 M1
  5/6/16  7 M3
  30/5/15  6 M1
  4/6/11  6 M11
  6/6/23  5 M1
  2/6/14  5 M11
  15/10/20  4 M1
  6/10/15  4 M6
  26/9/14  4 M2
  27/6/14  4 M3
  25/4/19  3 M1
  25/5/18  3 M1
  25/5/18  3 M3
  28/5/16  3 M1
  13/10/15  3 M3
  4/7/15  3 M3
  24/8/14  3 M3
  21/5/14  3 M11
  17/5/14  3 M3
  13/10/13  3 M11
  26/5/13  3 M11
  5/1/07  3 M11
  19/5/03  3 M11
  23/9/23  2 M1
  1/7/16  2 M3
  18/5/14  2 M11
  23/6/12  2 M3
  5/6/07  2 M11
  11/7/01  2 M3
  2/4/97  2 M4C3F6S1
  30/5/14  1 M3
  5/6/13  1 M1
  3/6/13  1 M11
  9/6/12  1 M1
  2/6/12  1 M3
  17/5/11  1 M1
  16/2/08  1 M1
  13/5/07  1 M2
  24/8/18  0 M1
  25/5/18  0 M12
  4/6/16  0 M1
  1/6/16  0 M1
  28/5/16  0 M3
  27/7/14  0 M3
  15/6/13  0 M2
  16/10/12  0 M3
  9/5/08  0 M1

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