/ beginners routes near glenbrittle
What about easier sections/peaks of the ridge? Might be more memorable/satisfying? Weather's looking good!
Window Buttress looks ideal, many thanks. Keep'm coming, we've got 4 days :-)
@BigHairyIanThanks, I wondered about the InPin but he's much more into climbing than into hillwalking, so I thought he might get tired out before the fun bit would start and not enjoy it as much.
@Milesy: Thanks Chris,that sounds good. I'll have a good look at the map and see what the walking/scrambling/climbing ratios are for all suggestions.
How about the Cioch by Norman Collie's original route? It's quite a long and convoluted route on a big and imposing face but it's such an incredible place, very inspiring and techinically easy. Not exactly a wee top-rope crag but a great introduction to mountain routes!
@Mark Bull: thanks, that's super useful. Would be great if we can do a day on a proper mountain and a day climbing sea cliffs and playing on the beach.
@Joe G: That looks awesome! Will see how he goes fitness wise, but if it seems too much this time then I'll definitely keep it in mind for next time.
Rubha-somewhere-else maybe, or are there two Rubha Hunish's?
For the OP, don't go to the the huge 70m, loose Rubha Hunish brimming with wild-looking E2sthat's in the guidebook.
Not being facetious by the way BnB, just trying to save the OP a drive up that way as I think the their 9 year old may not like it much! ;)
How about the sea cliffs at Rubha Hunish.
That's some hike
Take it you mean Rubh' an Dunain
> How about the sea cliffs at Rubha Hunish.
> That's some hike
> Take it you mean Rubh' an Dunain
Yes. That'll teach me to rely on my memory for Gaelic names. I do indeed mean Rubh' an Dunain. As in 2 miles from the campsite.
Beware on Window Buttress climbing the window direct (as the original climb did) is really brutal.. top end S and 4b at least. I didnt check if Mike put this in in for the new Skye guide
Thanks all. We went for a walk to Rubh an Dunain on day 1, looked perfect really but I hadnt seen the post before we left so didnt bring ropes and spent the day rockpooling. Fairy pools on day 2 and some easy climbing at the lower crags by Neist, next to the steps, on day 3. Stamina was more of a problem than I expected, even a few miles on the flat seemed a struggle so we need to work on that and then we'll be back and try some of the mountain scrambles. So, less climbing got done than I'd hoped but it was good anyway and they got a taste of Skye.
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