Sgurr nan Gillean is at the north end of the Cuillin ridge and is usually seen across the moor from Sligachan Hotel. More information Find this Pin and more on Lake District Scrambles by UK Scrambles . Jul 23, 2018 - Learn how to scramble the West Ridge of Sgurr Nan Gillean on the Isle of Skye, a fantastic scrambling route in Scotland graded at a UK moderate. If you have been to Skye and looked at Sgurr Nan Gillean then you will have looked up at Pinnacle Ridge. ... Could you please detach it from the Cuillin page, I created the mountain page for Sgurr nan Gillean and it's now no point to keep it attached to both :) Thanks ! Thus, a Severe grade climb is replaced by a much more amenable grade 3 scramble. The summit forms a perfect pyramid on the skyline to the left of the equally characteristic Basteir Tooth. The subject of innumerous photographs from Sligachan’s stone bridge, reaching its table-top tiny summit (one of the UK’s finest) requires at least Grade 2 scrambling, and potentially a rope for the more nervous summiter. Eric. Sign the Climber's Log! Ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean on 2018-05-14 Climber: Ondrej Trocak. It is the Munro closest to Sligachan, and its impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, making it perhaps the most recognised peak in the Cuillin range. Even with the Black Cuillin’s wealth of viciously angular peaks, Sgurr nan Gillean (left) stands out. Grade 2 Scramble. Approach Rail from inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. This day was part of a Skye Cuillin Munro Course with Kirkhope Mountaineering. Find out more at: … Sgùrr nan Gillean is a mountain in the northern section of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.With a height of 966.1 m (3170 feet) it is one of eleven Munros on the Cuillin ridge. Thus, a Severe climb with a notorious reputation is replaced by a Grade 3 scramble. The TD Gap isn't just an awkward climb but can become a bottleneck with climbers struggling to ascend it, perhaps hauling packs which get jammed. SW flank, Sgurr Alasdair (grade 3 scramble) An initial chimney pitch leads to easier scrambling and the summit. TD Gap is avoided by traversing screes on the Coir a Ghrunnda side then the SW Flank of Sgurr Alasdair is ascended. A guided climb and descent of the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean on the Skye Cuillin Ridge. Sgurr nan Gillean is the mountain closest to Sligachan - the impressive triangular profile is visible behind the Sligachan hotel, towering over Am bastier and it's viscious tooth! Sgurr nan Eag is best reached via Coire a' Ghrunnda, which is an adventurous walk in itself. A bonus of this bypass is that it takes you down close to the spring below the Thearlaich-Dubh Gap. ... 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