Weather: Hot, dry day with no clouds and little wind.
|0930||Parking by Sligachan Hotel||20||0||0.0 miles||NG48452978|
|1045||Tourist path S to burn in Choire Riabhach||255||265||2.4 miles||NG47572640|
|1105||Path S to corrie rim above loch||425||440||3.0 miles||NG47712589|
|1110||Path at ridge where view of pinnacle ridge starts||475||490|
|1120||Burn in corrie (which tourist path ascends)||525||540||3.15 miles||NG47622528|
Ascend path W by stream in corrie to 650m, ~NG476253.
At base of cliffs, where path branches left to corrie rim,
take right fork (when level with top of Beinn Dearg
Mheadhonach) and ascend immediately under base of
cliffs, keeping left to avoid worst of (sun &) scree.
Head W up gully to col between KP & S. nan Gillean
Grade: S3 mostly. The last 20' ascent up a chimney
onto the col is the crux of the KP ascent: R1/R2.
N to X Knight’s Peak
The path ascends a ledge steeply on far side of col
– W side – then easy paths ziz-zag to summit. Grade S3.
|1245||Return S to col||875||3.5 miles||NG47182539|
From col descend gully on W side about 10', then ascend
round base of small pinnacle back onto ridge. Crux of this
ascent is next 50' climb up exposed face R1/R2 to start of
path along horizontal ledge round to W ridge. (The climb
is technically easier than the chimney up to the col.)
|1310||Take path SW along horizontal ledge round to W ridge
– easy – or continue S up rest of Pinnacle ridge.
E to M Sgurr nan Gillean
|1340||Tourist path down SE ridge as far as it goes||785||3.85 miles||NG47442502|
|Continue S on ridge to col||730||4.1 miles||NG47622468|
|1355||SW to Sgurr Beag||764||1060||4.15 miles||NG47652461|
|1405||S to Bealach a Ghlas-choire||640||4.35 miles||NG47532429|
|1425||S to Sgurr na h'Uamha.
The path is little used, so route not
always clear. (Tricky scrambling onto ridge crest at start.)
|1440||Return N to Bealach a Ghlas-choire||640||4.7 miles||NG47532429|
|1455||N almost to Sgurr Beag||745||1290||4.95 miles||NG47652461|
|N to col||730||5.0 miles||NG47622468|
|1510||N to tourist path descent off ridge||785||1345||5.2 miles||NG47442502|
Point where path splits to KP – & re-fill water bottle
from stream where it emerges from rocks.
|1550||Path NE/N to corrie rim above loch||425||5.8 miles||NG47712589|
|1605||Path N to burn in Choire Riabhach||255||6.15 miles||NG47572640|
|1635||N to bridge over Allt Dearg Beag||120||1380||7.1 miles||NG47482787|
|1700||NNE to bridge over Allt Dearg Mor||30||8.35 miles||NG48342951|
|1705||N to parking by Sligachan Hotel, the “Slig”||20||1380||8.6 miles||NG48452978|