Contributed by OaHolroyd Jul/21 - This public hilllist has been seen 3,044 times

A complete list of all of the scrambles, climbs and summits on the traverse of the Cuillin ridge (south to north), as described in the SMC Skye scrambles guidebook.

Am Basteir, bad step  © abbeywall
Am Basteir, bad step
© abbeywall, May 2010

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Map of routes in this ticklist

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Sunrise on the second day of our traverse

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Sunrise on the second day of our traverse
© henrygiles99

South Ridge Sgurr Banachdich, Cuillin

South Ridge
South Ridge Sgurr Banachdich, Cuillin
© atrendall

Morning on the Cuillin

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Morning on the Cuillin
© henrygiles99

Loch Coruisk obscured by cloud from the start of the Cuillin Ridge

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Loch Coruisk obscured by cloud from the start of the Cuillin Ridge
© maxsmith

An incredible sunset inversion abseiling (off the photogenic side) of the Inn Pinn on a 2 day traverse.

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
An incredible sunset inversion abseiling (off the photogenic side) of the Inn Pinn on a 2 day traverse.
© ian_doctor

All the morning mizzle and misery was worth it

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
All the morning mizzle and misery was worth it
© RBonney

Bla Bheinn trough a gap in the Cuillin

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Bla Bheinn trough a gap in the Cuillin
© RBonney

In between the snow showers during a briefly 'summery' moment on the Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
In between the snow showers during a briefly 'summery' moment on the Cuillin Ridge Traverse
© Dexter JW

Near the end on the traverse

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Near the end on the traverse
© RBonney

Fun on Skye

Naismith's Route
Fun on Skye
© Jon Wylie

Enjoying the Inaccessble Pinnacle in the evening sun

East Ridge (Summer)
Enjoying the Inaccessble Pinnacle in the evening sun
© henrygiles99

Topping out in clear, cold conditions on the Inaccessible Pinnacle.

East Ridge (Summer)
Topping out in clear, cold conditions on the Inaccessible Pinnacle.
© THE.WALRUS


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer) VD *** 1352 ? Cuillin Ridge...
Gars-bheinn summit 97 895m Gars-bheinn
Sgurr nan Eag summit 562 924m Sgurr nan Eag
North Ridge Grade-2 ** 73 ? Sgurr nan Eag
South Ridge Grade-2 ** 98 ? Sgurr Dubh an Da...
Sgurr Dubh Mor summit 461 944m Sgurr Dubh Mor
TD Gap Original Route (Summer) S * 636 ? Thearlaich Dubh Gap
Southeast Ridge Grade-2 ** 83 ? Sgùrr Alasdair
Sgùrr Alasdair summit 623 992m Sgùrr Alasdair
Sgurr Thearlaich via the Great Stone Shoot 3S 38 ? Sgurr Thearlaich
Sgurr Thearlaich summit 176 967m Sgurr Thearlaich
King's Chimney VD *** 531 25m Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich summit 508 948m Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
North ridge Grade-2 ** 66 ? Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
East Ridge Direct M *** 177 ? An Stac
East Ridge (Summer) M *** 1551 60m • 2 Sgurr Dearg...
Inaccessible Pinnacle summit 1011 986m Sgurr Dearg...
North-West Flank Grade-1 34 ? Sgurr Dearg...
South Ridge Grade-2 ** 162 ? Sgurr na Banachdich
Sgurr na Banachdich North summit 590 965m Sgurr na Banachdich
North Ridge Grade-2 48 ? Sgurr na Banachdich
Southwest Ridge 3S ** 127 ? Sgurr a'...
Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh summit 543 973m Sgurr a'...
North-northeast Ridge via An Dorus Grade-3 ** 68 ? Sgurr a'...
Sgurr a' Mhadaidh summit 472 918m Sgurr a'...
Traverse of the Four Tops of Sgurr a' Mhadaidh D ** 149 ? Sgurr a'...
West Flank Grade-3 * 30 ? Bidein Druim nan...
Bidein Druim nan Ramh summit 41 869m Bidein Druim nan...
Bidein Druim Nan Ramh Traverse 3S *** 133 ? Bidein Druim nan...
South Ridge Grade-2 * 57 ? An Caisteal West...
North Ridge M * 37 ? An Caisteal West...
South Ridge Grade-2 * 75 ? Bruach na Frithe
Bruach na Frithe summit 585 958m Bruach na Frithe
West Ridge Traverse Grade-2 * 54 ? Bruach na Frithe -...
Naismith's Route S ** 362 35m Am Basteir
Am Basteir from the Bhasteir Tooth VD * 109 ? Am Basteir
Am Basteir summit 487 934m Am Basteir
East Ridge Grade-2 * 209 ? Am Basteir
West Ridge (Summer) M * 291 ? Sgurr nan Gillean
Sgurr nan Gillean summit 623 965m Sgurr nan Gillean
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