/ An Caisteal / Sgurr a' Bhairnich
And also anyone know if there's an abseil off the main Bidein Druim peak northward? Cheers.
I think on both An Caisteal and Bidein there are short sections which can either be abseiled or downclimbed at exposed VD or thereabouts. As far as I know they're not easily avoidable, unless you skirt the tops entirely. But I'm sure someone more experienced will be along with more details.
The 3 gaps are absolutely fine, just a bit off leaping across and not looking down.
We abseiled down the north ridge of An Casteal (south-north traverse), mod in skye scrambles.
I think I probably should have downclimbed it and don't think it would be any worse than down climbing the mod off Thearlaich, but was a bit frazzled by this point.
The final 6m is very off-balance using a combo of polished edges & a sharp-edged but unpromising flake for balance while your feet do the work. This whole final section is abseiled (18m+) by a high % of folk strangely enough;)
Bhairnich has no abseils and comparatively few worries; in fact the whole rise to BnF is quite a good place to finally rest the nerves for the 1st time since An Dorus.
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