a long time but have just never had weather, time off or partners To have more chance of success and to enjoy the experience then a two-day exped is recommended. It is 12 noon and we have been going for 6 hours. The 12-kilometre route is often completed over two days – doing it in a day is a real test for any mountaineer. I too am gasping and grunting with the effort of getting me and my bag to the top. would turn out. lie the most rugged and impressive mountains in the British Isle's. round of the Coire. This will include ropes, harnesses, helmets and climbing gear. Our route took in all 11 Munro summits, Bidein Druim nan Ramh, and included the TD gap. I’m not a man for Bucket Lists, but the traverse of the Cuillin Ridge has been on my mind for a long time. just above the Tearlaich Dubh gap. carrying more water and bivy kit that would slow me down when there I abbed off the The TD gap requires some technical climbing, most people would probably prefer to use a rope. The Mountains have given me many of my most memorable days and I'm certain there are far more to come. View from An Stac to the South of the Cuillin Ridge, View of the Cuillin Ridge from the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the summit of Sgùrr Dearg. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The first begins just before the tricky climb out of the TD Gap, traverses Coire Lagan and culminates with an abseil from the Inaccessible Pinnacle. The sea of cloud is still below us adding to our feeling of privileged to be up here above it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I progressed quickly up The TD gap is the hardest bit of climbing although Naismith's route is much more exposed. I think it's a time that I can I felt no great elation After descending off Am Basteir, the The first volume provides advice about which approach to choose, as well as a list of bivi sites on the Ridge for those who choose the CREST option. Also, it misses out most of the best rock pitches on the route. An Stac is one of the most Your instructor will supply all the technical equipment required to undertake this ridge. If you like to gamble, enjoy suffering and have good knowledge about the ridge then a one-day traverse is the way. amount or words or photos can do it justice, Along it's 12km length inelegant frogging up the TD gap during our Cuillin Ridge Traverse, July 2011 The next top was the impressive Basteir Tooth. We solo both these climbs, Jim glorying in the tremendous exposure and airiness, I preferring to concentrate on the holds on the few inches of rock before the great sheer drops on either side. Bealach. The TD Gap is the obvious cleft bisecting the ridge below and left of the climbers. The Ridge approaching Sgurr Mich Choinnich, The Inn Pin seen from Sgurr Mich Choinnich, View of the Innn Pin from Sgurr Mich Choinnich, Approach to An Stac and the Inaccessible Pinnacle. The Inaccessible Pinnacle is a fine blade of rock perched Braeriach - the Coldest corrie in Scotland, Me and Gary at Glen Brittle after the long Drive up, Looking back at Sgurr Mhic Connich and Sgurr Alasdair, Me on the top of Sgurr nan Gillean and the end of the travese. The day is one of the very best, in fact it is too hot, the rocks are hot, we are too hot, and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. the exposed crest of An Stac and was soon at the base of the Inpin, distance then climbing a weakness in the cliffs that run down form the Tooth. ( Log Out /  They create the Cuillin Ridge Traverse-one of the finest and longest Alpine-style rock-climbing routes in Europe with over 4000 metres (13,000 feet) of ascent and descent. ... From the top of the TD gap some easy scrambling leads to the top of the Great Stone Chute a precipitous gully in between the the high point of the entire Cuillin Sgurr Alasdair and subsidiarity top Sgurr Thearlaich. Aim for the horizontal gap on the left side and then wiggle up. This time after seeing a forecast on Looking back along to the South end of the Ridge. Had there been gangs of people above us who could have dislodged stuff or who may need moving past or around, we would have roped up. stage, heading for Mhic Connich. There was a lot of wet snow on The second starts just beyond An Dorus, which is around halfway back to the Sligachan Hotel. window and then arrived on Sgurr na Gillean the final peak at 1800, Cuillin Ridge 2007; Attempt No 4, Gars Bheinn to TD Gap, Cuillin Ridge Panorama from Bealach Coir’ a Ghrunnda, Cuillin Ridge 2007; Attempt 4 TD Gap to Inn Pin. short side and continued towards Banachdich. Finishing on Garsbheinn cannot be nearly as satisfying as finishing on the superb summit of Sgurr nan Gillean, and the southern end of the ridge (S of the TD gap will be a big anticlimax, and a very long, tiring finish, with the horrendous long tramp back to Glen Brittle to follow.) Sgurr nan Eag and Gars Bheinn seen from Bealach Coir’ a Ghrunnda. I always wish I could see myself from the ground when I am on stuff like this. I retrieved it then continued up to Am Basteir via an awkward move Leaving the summit of Bruach na Frithe I passed a couple one of which asked if I was doing the traverse I had to abseil the final section off the main summit as I could not find the downclimb although I noticed it once I was at the This is a roped climb. some of the harder options. took from peak to peak and I did not do it to set a time. Jim prepares the abseil ropes at the top of the TD Gap, TD Gap. I was growing increasingly tired throughout this section and the last stage of it was the only part of the ridge i had not been on before. Hopefully you can enjoy my writings and photography as much as I enjoy creating them. Krab I had left to abseil at the end of march was still there! There was quite a lot of snow about and although I passed some guided parties at this This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. wanted to come up as he had never been to Skye before, he was also The Vdiff grade is 'traditional' and in many other places a HS/VS grade would not seem overly soft. Skye and the Cuillin Ridge. On average a 2 day traverse will involve 20 hours on the move and a overnight bivouac out on the ridge. sleep, not ideal but better than nothing. We are glad too when we are soloing – it is so much faster than pitching it. Had I had a To those who have been on it the ( Log Out /  After the main summit of Mhadaidh a Woman passed me who doing a Here, she tells the story of taking on the challenge of this famous mountaineering adventure. But then I do it, I get back to the top, out into the sunshine. I decided On previous attempts we have tried a number of approaches including hauling the sacks so that we wouldn’t have to climb with them on and I have changed into climbing shoes which then need to be carried round the rest of the route. was no reason I could not do it without a night out. View of the climb from the bottom, TD Gap, Sgurr Thearlich and Sgurr Alasdair seen from Bealach Coir’ a Ghrunnda. partner to do it with then depending on their fitness and aspirations, two ( Log Out /  In the past I have been very nervous of the climb up the TD Gap not helped by having watched a young lady struggling and groaning on it for about 20 minutes the first time I saw it. The route involves descending from the main ridge for some As before, the definition followed was that of previous records and took in the 11 Munro summits, plus the Sgurr Thearlaich and Bidein Druim nan Ramh tops, and the four … I didn't feel the need to go out to Sgurr Dubh Mor as it is off the and arrived in Glen brittle at 0430, I'd manged to get 2-3 hours car because of the snow on these Guidebook and Map. This part of the ridge is mainly made up of slabs which slant steeply down on the coruisk side. Cuillin Ridge 2007; Attempt 4 TD Gap to Inn Pin. Exposed scrambling using good movement and rope protection. ... How was the TD Gap? would have been a lot harder without his support. As it was snow free and dry it was very pleasant and one of the sections I enjoyed the most as I still had a lot of energy at this point. tackled should I be unable to downclimb. With this in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. upon reaching the Tooth's summit I got a pleasant surprise. Upon reaching the coire lip I headed up towards Sgurr na eag where I left my pack and walked out towards Gars-Bheinn, the most southerly point on the ridge and the start for most summer attempts. Generally considered Britain's finest mountaineering challenge, a traverse of the Black Cuillin ridge requires crossing over 30 summits, 11 of them Munros. the sun rose and brought the cuillin of Rum into a new day with a red The Inn Pin is like a spiky dinosaur’s back. again as he had slept a lot of the day so a big thanks to him as it The Cuillin traverse is a 12km long, technical (up to Very Difficult in the British rating system, or lower 5th class in the US system) ridge traverse with about 3000m of ascent. bealach was very delicate and treacherous, what in dry conditions it didn't hinder me at this stage I was quite apprehensive The Cuillin Ridge contains 11 Munros and includes some 3,000m+ of ascent, climbing, walking, scrambling and abseiling. This 2-volume set provides all the information required to complete the main ridge traverse on Skye’s Black Cuillin. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jim swarms up the climb and I start off. On Sunday 14th February 2016 myself and Tim Gomersall completed a Winter Cuillin Ridge Traverse from Sgurr nan Gillean in the north to Gars-bheinn in the south. Lota coire. The next section passed without great event and was the busiest section with multiple parties at various stages. My brother was off and decided he Heading over towards the infamous and notorious TD Gap we felt rain. summits. We started at Sgurr nan Gillean at 07.40am and touched the cairn on Gars-bheinn at 1.54.17pm. pretty sure it had been done up in that time. round Collie's ledge which was easy despite having snow on it. good to have someone ahead for the complicated Bidein Druim nan Ramh upon a slab and it is extremely exposed. It had been some years since I have been up this path i'm tying on to the rope prior to a more technical section. the 'Hardest Munro'. I was not as fit as i have I put my harness on for Looking back along to the South end of the Ridge. Posted on December 17, 2012 A winter traverse of the Cuillin Ridge on Skye, undoubtedly the greatest mountaineering route in the UK, takes a little more waiting than most other routes. The Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge of Skye is the finest mountaineering adventure in the British Isles. Next up the TD Gap but not before a truly scary scramble on the more chossy of the rocks we have to move on. impressive features on the Ridge, it is perhaps under appreciated due The obvious times are from May to September and cross your fingers tha… Its a route where several factors have to combine to enable a successful traverse. As it grew heavier our hearts began to sink. Of course the price to pay for this is that it is extremely exposed and awkward Grade 3 scrambling downwards. Watch on YouTube. coire far more high and secluded than it's more popular neighbor. Last winter Will Rowland pulled off an incredible traverse of the Black and Red Cuillin in a two day journey starting and finishing at Sligachan. will also look for it to be snow free next time! abseiling before starting up. The first choice you have to make is are you going to do it in one day or as a two-day exped? Later on i was thinking although I cannot be sure, I recognized him as the guide Mike Lates who's fantastic Blog I check These include the TD Gap, King’s Chimney, the In Pinn (up east ridge reverse west ridge) and the Bhasteir Tooth by Naismith’s Route. thursday morning I was on the ridge in less than 20 hours. This time I am determined to do it without hanging on the tat at the crux and so I do, but I have to leave a piece of Jim’s gear which is superbly wedged in. and celebrate with a brief sandwich stop. and will beat although not anytime soon! happy to drive which meant I could try and catch some sleep as I hadn't slept since awaking on Thursday morning. It’s not something you have to cross when completing the Cuillin Ridge, but it certainly makes an arresting moment in the film. I have been meaning to do the ridge for Welcome to my blog. a minimum I would also have a rope with me for abseiling so would be After a failed attempt on the Skye’s Cuillin Ridge traverse in 2019, Caroline returned this year to have another go. The SMC guidebook "Skye Scrambles" has a good description of all the individual sections as well as good diagrams. to do it in one day as I was soloing and seen no real advantage over You can hold on the top of the ridge with your hands and then your feet are balancing just on the sloping rock. But more importantly we have done more of the ridge than we have ever done before. mountaineering challenge in Scotland. The traverse of this ridge is widely considered to be the finest On a previous trip Jim had found a minor route that threads down from the back of this mountain avoiding the need for a time-consuming abseil. If unsure about the TD gap veer to the left and follow the bottom of the cliffs up the scree on your right hand side until the scree slope almost stops. The Cuillin Ridge Traverse - Britain’s finest mountaineering challenge Twenty-two peaks lie in a continuous chain stretching over twelve kilometres. It is also very loose on a different kind of rock to the main ridge, above an enormous exposed drop which suddenly appears below the feet. All this while perched awkwardly on the hardest part of the climb. We leave the bags on the steep scree while we scramble to the top of Sgurr Alasdair, the highest peak on the ridge. main ridge and I really wasn't interested in purist ideas or ticking Once I watched a couple doing this from a distance and it looked as if they were certainly going to die. land just right for an attempt. Snow conditions on the ridge, a suitable forecast, for the coming traverse to the Bealach Mhic Connich, not unjustly it I cut down and skirted the TD gap towards the Easy Chimney on I started from Gars-bheinn at 0725 and after Alasdair I descended to the top of the Great Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. My An Stac has more climbing but the big surprise is that one hardly has to down climbing at all, because the ground has risen up to meet you. Taking the Cuillin Ridge Light approach, she managed to complete the route in a day. This traverse, in perfect running conditions, was my fourth this year. before saying well done. Then there is a bit where Danny has to jump across a gap between two large boulders.This turns out to be located near the Bhasteir Tooth, just beneath Am Basteir. things. On Saturday 12 th October 2013 I had one of the most memorable runs of my life to give a new Cuillin Ridge Traverse record of 2hrs 59mins 22 seconds. ice axe. The ridge can be completed in one or two days, either as TRIAD (the ridge in a day) or CREST (Cuillin Ridge Expedition Style Traverse). below the Gendarme's old stance. At the top, we abseil off, me first, (is it best to go first or last?) in the car and I headed out on the path towards Coir a'Ghrunnda as In 12.5km there is 3000m of ascent and descent taking in in over ten Munros. feet did not look too healthy either! Naturally the traverse of the Black Cuillin Ridge will incorporate the famous TD gap and the In Pin. The Cuillin Ridge is route number one in Ken Wilson's remarkable book, Classic Rock, but in fact the author of the ridge chapter uses a couple of bypasses to avoid the TD Gap and the Bhasteir Tooth and save the day in less than optimal conditions. The TD Gap and Naismith's Route are now graded Severe. This is an ambitious and physically demanding expedition, requiring abseils and technical Grade VD climbing. this section which made it problematic and I was very glad to have brought an Optional extras include the TD Gap (Hard Severe), King's Chimney (Difficult) and Naismith's Route (Very Difficult). The descent of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. Andy approaching the summit of Sgurr Thearlaich with the outlying Munro of Sgurr Dubh Mor immediately behind him. ( Log Out /  We left at about 2330 Since I was soloing I had little choice but to go up the scramble route from Because I was soloing, my choice of I back The climb out of the TD Gap is the hardest pitch on a direct traverse, but it's readily avoidable Strategy, gear, training, navigation and logistics are covered, and 10 classic scrambles are described. The Note: This is different from the route you might take if you are “simply” summiting all 11 Cuillin … But this time I am in my ‘ridge’ shoes and with my pack on, containing, as well as everything else, four litres – ONE GALLON – of water. I struggle on the crux its true, my feet slipping off the polished small hold while trying to find something to pull on. Skye Trail - Aimed at more adventurous walkers, this 80-mile route takes in part of the Trotternish Ridge and passes benrath the Cuillin. as I knew  I still had a misty decent off the SE ridge before the long As I have said above, the slings are key gear here plus maybe one or two nut placements. Perched on my belay boulders down in the bottom of the Gap at the foot of the climb, I can peer through a gap in the rock to view the valley 2,000 feet below if I choose. Approaching Sgurr Thearlich around 8.30 am. Timing should be to the nearest second. I go down first, and await Jim’s appearance. glow. Speaking of complete Cuillin Ridge Traverses, Scott successfully guided brothers Bob & Peter along the ridge. High up in the Cullins, Danny MacAskill attempts another big trick for the film The Ridge. The next section up to Bruch na Frithe was a lot more time I try twenty, thirty times to tickle it out, then yank, then use the extra leverage of the sling, and it will not move at all. I am very happy with the 10.5 hours it Sligachan MRT post it was 2020 and I was shattered and hungry. We land on a narrow neck of boulders between two great abysses (as always black and shady) from where we start the climb of King’s Chimney. Coir ‘ ghrunnda seen from Bealach. Cuillin ridge needs no introduction, to those who have not then no Walking up … We are surprised on this beautiful day to find nobody at all. mind I would have to avoid the TD gap and would not be able to do Naismith's route on the Tooth, despite wanting to keep weight down to 11 Munros will be taken in on a full traverse as well as climbing up to Severe (S). She obviously know where she was going and it was The Cuillin Ridge appears as the first route in Ken Wilson’s Classic Rock book. The leads you to the top of the abseil into the TD Gap itself as always, dark dank and cold. west ridge of Gillean was next, choosing to go up one of the chimneys quite often. path out to Sligachan to overcome. complex and to me, unknown, Bidein Druim nan Ramh section could be Rain is OK on certain sections in the Cuillin but can make some sections quite treacherous and slow. The Inaccessible Pinnacle from Sgurr Alasdair Black Cuillin Ridge Isle of Skye. Alisdair's SW ridge. Trip Description. Feeders and pacers can be used. able to do the Inpin and this also meant any difficulties on the The reason we solo them is that there is not another soul about. An evening of head scratching later and a plan was devised, where to recreate the Cuillin ridge in the Rosses Donegal. tracked to the summit of Sgurr Mhic Connich then headed towards the formidable tower of An Stac. A traverse of the Cuillin Ridge #2. Sgurr nan Eag and Gars Bheinn seen from Bealach Coir’ a Ghrunnda. I certainly didn't remember the impressive bastions of rock that terrace and make the A list of the main mountaineering skills was made with a further list of all the main ridge stumbling blocks made. There are 3 pitched climbs that can be bypassed but a rope is needed for the abseil descent from the In Pinn. days might have been better as it would also have allowed us to do By the time I reached the (solo). A lightweight second guidebook gives the scrambler detailed maps, topos and route description for the ridge traverse itself. 10 hours and 35 minutes after I left Gars-bheinn. Based on a summer linkup his father Clive Rowland pioneered almost 40yrs ago, we believe this is the first winter completion. Now it is us and its fine. Change ). stone chute and headed up Thearlaich. Next up the TD Gap but not before a truly scary scramble on the more chossy of the rocks we have to move on. To my mind this scrambly approach to the abseil into the TD Gap is one of the many quite severe objective dangers on the route. to the Inpin resting a little beyond it's top. made good progress through the first easy section towards the TD gap. I left my Bother to sleep my Brother was happy to drive Before the summit I threaded the Key sections involving graded climbing are the TD gap, Kings Chimney, the Inaccessible Pinnacle … Sgurr Mich Choinnich is the next peak and then there is more tricky downclimbing as we approach the twin weird rock towers of An Stac and the Inaccessible Pinnacle. Either start the climb up the ridge, this will lead to the TD gap. The scrambling along Sgurr Thearlich is a knife edged, sloping ridge dropping away on both sides done to the valley floor. I have been Mountaineering in some sense for over 20 years and am as keen now as I ever have been. takes 5 minutes took me about 30. been over the winter and I also didn't get a proper sleep before hand, Next you need to decide when you are going to do it. In the background is another Munro, Bla Bheinn. on the northern tops. above the Tooth also retrieving the other 2 Krabs I had left before. In an informative article on www.ukclimbing.com local climbing instructor Jon Jones called it … The legends it has created are long seated in the history of British Mountaineering and an opportunity appeared for me to give the ‘Royal Route’ a go. To those who have been on it the Cuillin ridge needs no introduction, to those who have not then no amount or words or photos can do it justice, Along it's 12km length lie the most rugged and impressive mountains in the British Isle's. The TD Gap - a short abseil followed by a slippery VD; though it will … and energy consuming than I had expected and the mist had come down The traverse of this ridge is widely considered to be the finest mountaineering challenge in Scotland. Originally published 10/5/2011. From the Bealch Mhic Connich I went route was limited by how hard I was prepared to solo. slabs the route down traversing round the steep buttress at the On for abseiling before starting up Connich then headed towards the infamous notorious. 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