The Cuillin

Summary for The Cuillin

The Cuillin is an region in Scotand and is located in the area as defined by SMC. There are 11 munros around here.The highest munro is Am Basteir at a height of 934 metres .The smallest munro is Sgurr nan Gillean at a height of 964 metres .

Access: From Sligachan on the A87 road to Portree give access to the northern munros. For the southern & western munros before Carbost (B8009) there's a junction with a minor road heading south leading into Glen Brittle.
Transport: Bus: Glasgow - Portree; daily
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Details for: The Cuillin

The Cuillin are a range of rocky mountains mainly composed of basalt and gabbro, the latter being a very rough rock which makes for superb grip for mountaineers.

The scrambler can access most of the individual peaks by their easiest routes. Only the Inaccessible Pinnacle is a graded rock climb (moderate) by its simplest line but several of the other summits require rock climbing skills.

There is no source of water on the ridge, meaning all water has to be carried.