Sgùrr Dearg and the In Pinn

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The summit of Sgùrr Dearg is truly fantastic viewpoint, but is better known as of the most dramatic spots on the Cuillin ridge, being overtopped by the improbable tower of the Inaccessible Pinnacle. This circuit visits the base of the pinnacle but does not include the ascent, which is a rock-climb. Even omitting the pinnacle, this is an extremely rough walk with a great deal of rocky terrain, some scrambling and very tricky route-finding.


The actual scrambling is straightforward if the best lines are taken, but route finding throughout can be difficult. Easy route for Grade 5. If you want to climb the pinnacle but do not have rock-climbing skills, experience and equipment, then you need to hire a guide.

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None to start.


Parking opposite the Glen Brittle Memorial hut. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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