/ Cuillin Ridge Guide Book.

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OwenM - on 22 Apr 2013
I've been asked to take a friend over the skye ridge and as I've not done it I thought, why not!

I've got a copy of the SMC's Skye Scrambles, this has the ridge in it but only in sections scattered all over the place and not always from the right end, basiclly a bit pants.

Is there a decent guide to the whole ridge?
In reply to OwenM:

This covers the full ridge however it was designed for those wanting to run the ridge hence the timings are a bit optimistic. The detail is good though.

http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/miniguides/skye-ridge/

Alan
Simon Theobald - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:
This is pretty good for those just wanting to traverse the Ridge:
http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/miniguides/skye-ridge/
wilkie14c - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:
The 2 links posted are both great. The SMC skye climbing guide has an in depth look at the ridge and mike lates' skye guides site has a download section where you can get invaluable advice from mike. The harvey superwalker map covers the ridge and its worth photocopying and making laminated card like sections that fit into pockets. Good luck!
Solaris - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:

There's a very good description at the end of Gordon Stainforth's book, The Cuillin.

Imo, more important that having a description is having good route-finding nouse - which, judging from your profile, you have in abundance.
hwackerhage - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:

The rockfax guide is very good together with the Harveys Cuillin map.

Mike Lates is the ridge guru number 1 and he has a good pdf as well:
http://skyeguides.co.uk/information/downloads/
Consider going with him if you don't know the ridge and want a high chance of success. It is tougher than most folk think.

And then there are a lot of blogs including ours with practical advice:
http://graniteandice.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/cuillin-ridge-in-day.html
CathS - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:

I've done most sections of the Cuillin Ridge, albeit not all in one go, and having used Skye Scrambles, Rockfax and the recent 'Skye The Cuillin' Climbers' Guide on various occasions, I rate Mike Lates' Climbing Guide most highly of the three. Just about the right amount of detail. You definitely want to use a Harveys Map as well.

Gordon Stainforth's The Cuillin looks to have a pretty good description too, but I've never tried using it, and the book is now pretty difficult to get hold of.
petestack - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM:
> I've got a copy of the SMC's Skye Scrambles, this has the ridge in it but only in sections scattered all over the place and not always from the right end, basiclly a bit pants.

2000 edition, pp249256
2011 edition, pp346370

IIRC the original earlier version had to be shortened prior to printing due to unexpected space constraints.
OwenM - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to OwenM: Many thanks, the Andy Hyslop, and Mike Lates guides are just what I was looking for. Should be enough to put a plan together.

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