Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1150m a.s.l
Faces N

Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell on the third pitch of their new winter line on Bidean nam Bian © Hamish Frost

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Munros, Marilyns, Trail 100, Britain's Major Mountains hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 543 logbooks.

Hill features

Glen Coe's most remote crag, with a fantastic mountaineering atmosphere. Relatively few climbers will be encountered here compared with busier cliffs in the Glen. Both summer and winter routes of quality exist here, with some good mid-grade winter routes often being in condition when lower cliffs are not so good.

Approach notes

Park just off the A82 in a small carpark by Achnambeithhach. Walk a little way along the A82 towards Glencoe Village and climb over the road barrier and go through a gate at the other side of the bridge.



Follow the well constructed path upwards. Further up; head left across the coire to the bottom of the crags.  Around 2 hours 30 to the base on the crag.



Bidean nam Bian's three peaks

8.61 miles, 1,385m ascent, 6 hours. Ballachulish (or Fort William if you want a real town)

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
11 Choker III  
12 The Short Side
13 North Chimney (Summer)
14 Central Gully (Left-Hand Start)
II ** 8
15 Central Gully (Right-hand Start)
I ** 49
16 Right Route Direct III  
17 The Gangway
II 4
18 Great Gully I 10
19 Un Poco Loco direct * I vi 7 *** 1
Climb name Grade
20 Westie II 1
21 The Hash
III 3 3
22 Surely
23 Hourglass Gully
I * 26
24 Hourglass Grove
25 Odyssey II/III * 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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