Sgurr Dearg

Summary for Sgurr Dearg

Sgurr Dearg 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
986 metres / 3235 feetNG444215Skoor JerrackRed rocky peak
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206
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Details for Sgurr Dearg

Sgurr Dearg is a mountain in the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is topped by the Inaccessible Pinnacle (colloquially referred to by mountaineers as the In Pin or In Pinn), a fin of rock measuring 50 metres (150 feet) along its longest edge. The top of the Inaccessible Pinnacle, which at 986 m is the highest point of Sgurr Dearg, is the only summit in the British Isles which can only be reached by rock climbing. This makes it the biggest hurdle for many Munro baggers.

First climbed by Charles and Lawrence Pilkington in 1880, the Pinnacle was never climbed by Sir Hugh Munro himself. Because of its status as the most difficult of the Munros it has now spawned a cottage industry for the local guides, who are frequently to be seen escorting parties of novice climbers. Unlike much of the Cuillin, the pinnacle is basalt not gabbro and thus is somewhat slippery in the wet.
Sgurr Dearg lies on the main Cuillin ridge at the junction of Coire Lagan, Coire na Banachdich and Coir'-uisg. It is the second highest peak in the Cuillin, and faces the highest, Sgurr Alasdair, across Coire Lagan.

Although the name Sgurr Dearg refers to the mountain as a whole, references to the "summit" of Sgurr Dearg are, unless otherwise qualified, generally taken to indicate the 978 metre top immediately below the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the north-western side.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgurr Dearg is Twenty-Four

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esbcs27 marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Thu 11 Jul 2013
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Yoz marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Sat 16 Feb 2013
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grahammclaren marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Wed 25 Jul 2012
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spacemole marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Mon 05 Mar 2012
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BMrider marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Fri 21 Oct 2011
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Brian marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Wed 21 Sep 2011
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billmyl marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Fri 26 Aug 2011
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potace marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Sat 30 Apr 2011
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Godwit marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Wed 26 Jan 2011
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Fhuaran marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Mon 18 Oct 2010
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ashog marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Mon 27 Sep 2010
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pbaconsult marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Sun 11 Jul 2010
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Chis marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Mon 28 Jun 2010
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reido_chris_@ho... marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Sat 05 Jun 2010
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Robroyston marked Sgurr Dearg as bagged on Tue 29 Sep 2009