Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan

Summary for Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan

Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan 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 9:05 am
Sunset 3:34 pm
6 hours 28 minutes(s) daylight
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Sgurr nan Gillean Tourist Route

12 km/ 7.46 miles950 m/ 3116.8 ft4 hours plus
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Sgurr nan Gillean is perhaps the most recognised and renowned peak in The Cuillin range of mountains on the Isle of Skye. Sgurr nan Gillean is the mountain nearest to Sligachan and forms impressive triangular profile rising behind the Sligachan hotel where the route starts.
This is the most popular route of ascent known as the tourist route which follows a path leading south from the Dunvegan Road leading to a footbrige which crosses the Allt Dearg Mor and then Allt Dearg Beag. The route continues up in to the Coire Rhiabhach where you climb high above a tiny lochan onto the main ridge.

The final sections along the ridge from the head of the corrie onto the summit are extremely exposed, and call for scrambling ability and a very good head for heights indeed.

Excellent views from the summit of the Cuillin Ridge and the Isle of Skye coastline

Route points for Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG48422976212° SSW0.29 (0.29)Start from the path 200m south west from Sligachan Hotel
NG47602803206° SSW0.1 (0.39)Waterfall on the Allt Dearg Beag
NG47382784133° SE0.13 (0.52)Cross bridge over Allt Dearg Beag and follow the path climbing south whose aim is to reach Coire Riabhach
NG47642589172° S0.43 (0.95)climb onto south-east ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean up over bolders & scree
NG47372502303° WNW0.29 (1.24)Once on the ridge climb to summit of Sgurr nan Gillean. This is narrow and exremely exposed
NG472252241° WSW0.12 (1.36)The summit Sgurr nan Gillean - 964 ( metres)
Munros covered on Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
191 964 Sgurr nan Gillean Rocky peak of the young men Skoor nan Geelyan