Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag

Summary for Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag

Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag is a route in “The Cuillin” region / range which is located in the The Islands area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:27 am
Sunset 3:55 pm
7 hours 27 minutes(s) daylight
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The South Cuillin Ridge

DistanceAscentTime
14 km/ 8.7 miles1170 m/ 3838.58 ft6 hours plus
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The south of The Cuillin ridge which takes in the two munros Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag which is the most southern peak. The peaks are reached from Glen Brittle via a rough path upto Coire' a' Grunnda which is one of Scotland's fines corries.

The part between Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn and Sgurr Dubh Mor is the trickiest part and is steep although not particular exposed but a head for heights is required.

Route points for Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG40802060108° ESE0.57 (0.57)Starting from campsite, cross over a farm track up Coire Lagan
NG4133203994° E0.41 (0.98)Take the eastern branch up Coire Lagan
NG41742033104° ESE1.26 (2.24)Take the right fork across a burn ascending to Allt Coire Lagan
NG4294199488° E0.44 (2.68)Follow a continuing path accoss the moorland to Allt Coire Lagan
NG43711949104° ESE0.74 (3.42)Pass close beneath the rocks of Sron na Ciche
NG4460193317° NNE0.3 (3.72)From here head into Coir' a' Ghrunnda keeping to the left side of the corrie
NG4503203635° NE0.29 (4.01)From the eastern side of the Lochan ascend upto col which is unobvoius
NG45212058124° SE0.14 (4.15)From Bealach a Garbh-choire scramble easily to reach th minor top
NG45520443° NE0.06 (4.21)Sgurr Dubh Mor - Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn
NG4559204966° ENE0.16 (4.37)Scambling between Sgurr Dubh na Da Bhein - Sgurr Dubh More (return to ridge)
NG457205246° WSW0.16 (4.53)The summit Sgurr Dubh Mor - 944 ( metres)
NG455204220° SW0.26 (4.79)Sgurr Dubh Mor - Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn
NG45362026182° S0.09 (4.88)Drop steeply without difficullty to a col
NG45352017171° S0.12 (5)From col follow a path to the east around vertical walls onto ridge
NG45441972117° ESE0.02 (5.02)Continue along the rough faily level ridge onto the sumit of Sgurr nan Eag & return to col
NG457195276° W0.19 (5.21)The summit Sgurr nan Eag - 924 ( metres)
NG45362004351° N0.12 (5.33)Descend to col & then just before col descend on faint path down scree on the western side
NG45172010263° W0.29 (5.62)Descend to rejoin ascend route and return to Glen Brittle
Munros covered on Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr nan Eag
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
228 944 Sgurr Dubh Mor Big black rocky peak skoor doo moar
265 924 Sgurr nan Eag Rocky peak of the notches skur a vattee