Argyll and Bute > Garbh Bheinn, South Wall >
The Great Ridge** D

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[On Garbh Bheinn after climbing the Great Ridge, 2 kb]Scramble up a shallow gully and steep turf to the left of the direct start to gain the ridge proper. The initial steepening is turned on the right.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock.

Photo: On Garbh Bheinn after climbing the Great Ridge © Mike Pescod
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

luckyjim - AltLd - 16/Jun/13 with D Helm

Mapleleaf - AltLd - 16/Jun/13 with Jim Hall

jack_eadie - Solo - 09/Jun/13

mikemartin - Solo - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Excellent rock and situations. We started two pitches early before the ledge The Great Ridge starts on, but it doesn't seem to be Direct Start either (though there was some tat on it).
KeithAlexander - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sarah

Sarah Greenwood - AltLd - Jun/13 with Keith

Great fun in the mist.
arose - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - 2013

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with jeff thorley

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Andrew T

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

With direct start avoiding difficult chimney on left.
John Nuttall - Solo - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

One of the best ridge climbs I've done in Scotland. Felt like quite a bold solo - take the warnings about the approach seriously, it isn't pleasant.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

auld al - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/11

ImprovCadet - 2nd - 07/May/11

andrew75 - AltLd - 2011

Great day it with Harry and the lomond club , stayed at therir hut and had a realy great time.
scottramsay020 - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/10

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Jeanie

mikemartin - Solo - 26/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/10

cat22 - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

Moved together. Pretty chossy, nasty first 100m or so, but once on the ridge, the scrambling was excellent! I think the chossy, vegetated slopes could be by-passed by heading further up to the bealach (right of the ridge), and traversing in.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Chris Webster

Started from the gully below South-East Chimney and traversed the unpleasant steep pasture. Not nice but worth it for the ridge proper. Views are stunning!
ed woods - Lead - 10/May/08 with Rachel & Euan

Hidden - 2008

Yourlead - AltLd - 26/Aug/07 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/07

easers - Lead - Jun/07 with James Dalgleish

Did the vs addition, and the direct start thinking it was new, gutted to find it in the appendices of the guide :( great day though...
sleeplessjb - Lead O/S - Apr/07

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/06 with Ben Wallace

The first pitches are not described, and are horrible, shossy, wet loose and green. Once on the ridge things are worth the 2 stars! Pitch the first 2 sections, and move together after that, it are only short, easy climbs with very little risk of falling.
Arjen - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Darren, Jim

easers - AltLd - Jul/04 with Doug Aitken

peteetheridge - AltLd dnf - 2004 with Jim Heath

Jamie B - AltLd - Apr/02 with Paul Winder

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/02

brianrunner - 2001

babymoac - Lead - 03/May/98 with Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 03/May/98 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Mostly soloed
Iain Thow - Lead - 23/Sep/90 with Liz Jolley

johnkeith - AltLd - 1990 with G. Callander

Winter: Grade III (?) Had the whole mountain to ourselves. A great 'adventure' day that I still remember after 30 years.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/82 with Al W.

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/81

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/74

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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 47 (17.0%)
Lead8 of 47 (17.0%)
Followed5 of 47 (10.6%)
Alt Leads21 of 47 (44.7%)
Unknown5 of 47 (10.6%)

'Climbed'33 of 47 (70.2%)
clean O/S11 of 47 (23.4%)
clean rpt1 of 47 (2.1%)
dnf2 of 47 (4.3%)