Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 840m a.s.l
Faces N

End of the day © Roy Plenderleith

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Corbetts, Marilyns hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 47 logbooks.

Hill features

A north facing curving cliff down Glen Orchy with a lower tier of quartzite and an upper tier of schist. A series of springs flow naturally over the cliff edge and in a good freeze impressive ice flows build up giving ice routes up to 100m in height. Quartzvein Scoop (IV), Sunshine Gully (III) and The Smirk (V) are all 3-star ice routes.

Approach notes

Form the single track Glen Orchy road park where the Allt Diamh stream joins the road and walk up the stream bank to the cliffs in about 1 hour.

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Beinn Udlaidh summit
summit 47
2 Ice Crew
III ** 76
3 Land of Make Believe
II ** 53
4 Ramshead Gully
III * 47
Climb name Grade
5 Sunshine Gully
III *** 218
6 Central Gully
II 89
7 West Gully III * 196
8 White Caterpillar
III * 18
Climb name Grade
9 Unknown 2
10 Tinkerbell III 4 41
11 Zigzag Gully II 6
12 Tinkerbell III
I 2
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