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Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1022m a.s.l
Faces N

Evening Glen Etive © johnhenderson

Summit of this hill

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

This summit has been climbed in 287 logbooks.

Hill features

A fine granite buttress high on Ben Cruachan with a magnificent outlook down Glen Etive towards Glencoe. The routes generally follow striking vertical cracklines and corners. They may be short (generally around 70 to 90m) although they still provide well protected, continuously sustained and technical routes. A reliable venue (a few of the lines do require a build up of ice), only requiring cold northerly winds and freezing levels down to 900m to come into condition making it an excellent early season winter venue. Must do routes include Toxic Brew IV,4, Tainted Elixir V,6 (made ever popular from Si Richardson's "Chasing the Ephemeral"), Dr.Noe VI,6 and Goldfinger VII,7.

Approach notes

Approximately 3 hours walk via the reservoir

Care needed traversing ridge from east to west. One path leads to sheer drop just before final ascent to summit of Cruachan. Keep south of rock slab to avoid this. Expect special care needed in snow as edge of drop could be corniced. (Drop is much more visible on west-east traverse.)
trafficfan - 13/Aug/12
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

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