Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh

Summary for Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh

Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Islands as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as The Cuillin )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
973 metres / 3192 feetNG44422298Skoor a ghrayteeRocky peak of torment
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206
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Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh is the highest summit on the northern half of the Black Cuillin ridge rising to the east of Coire a' Ghreadaidh (Corrie of Torment) which is a huge open corrie. The peak has twin summits which are just over 100 metres apart and linked by a very narrow knife-edged arete which is sensationally exposed and probably the finest in the British Isles . The Curuisk facing buttresses of Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh has the longest rock-climbs on the whole island

Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering. These mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.

The usual way of ascent is from the Glen Brittle part of the Cuillin on the west up into Coire a' Ghreadaidh and onto the col An Dorus (the Door), and then a scramble onto the summit via Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh's norhtern ridge.

To the north of An Dorus via a short ridge lies the munro Sgurr a'Mhadaidh which is usually climbed on the same days outing making a good short day on the hills.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh is Nineteen

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