/ Skye route recommendations?
Looks like I'll be on me tod for playing on Skye this weekend, was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a nice grade II, preferably south part of the island but if its a stonker I'm sure I'll manage to go the extra mile up to the Cuillin/Trotternish.
Got an old guide for Skye (1996) but am aware that several new routes have been put up in the last few years.
I can't speak for conditions however so take care and heed any local advice.
I'll second what BnB has said, it's really not that much further to get to Sligachan than it is to get to Torin.
Either of the two ridges on Sgurr a Bhasteir would be good at grade I/II leading to Bealach na Lice where you could then do Am Bhasteir, Bruach na Frithe, or Sgurr nan Gillean. Alternatively you could head up broad gully on the north face of Sgurr a Bhasteir and make your choice from there.
There's the NW ridge of Bruach na Frithe which is grade I with little steps of II on the crest, from the summit you could then traverse the ridge to the north and drop into Coire a' Bhasteir and back to the pub.
Whatever you get up to have a good one, if you fancy finding a partner have a look on https://www.facebook.com/groups/185124348291976/ we're a friendly bunch.
Would actually be very keen to get out with folks either Friday or Saturday, happy to lead III/IV, would be game to second a little harder. Can bring my rack but will be heading off in the next 3 hours, in work so can't access FB. You can contact me on 07846 769 324.
Went for SE gully on Clach Glas in the end, should've made the effort too get up to Ciire Basteir really, top and bottom of the route was bare which made for some very interesting wriggling to get out at the top. Then traversed over to Blaven itself and went up the uppermost stone shoot which was quite nice.
Good view of the cuillins, spoilt a little by the heli hovering just to the west of Bruach nah Frithe (sp?).
Hope whoever was involved is okay, crackin day to be out as well.
I'd be wary about southern slopes at the minute as the sun is really bright just now and is on them for a big proportion of the day. Northern faces were looking well plastered when we were out on Wednesday though !
Yeah a lot of the snow on the ridge traverse was pretty much powder, when I dropped down to get over to the stone chute pretty much all the snow pack was windslab, I'd be wary about S facing stuff on Skye at the moment.
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