Clach Glas - Blaven Traverse (Blabheinn)*** D
[Liz descending The Imposter. Dubious rock in this area., 2 kb]Classic ridge scramble with a couple of harder pitches (the summit tower of Clach Glas and the ascent of Blaven).

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Mountaineering in Scotland: in the footsteps of WH Murray.

Photo: Liz descending The Imposter. Dubious rock in this area. © glaramara
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Baggie - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/15

John 'B' Hutchinson - Solo - 05/Jul/15 with Chris Hutchinson

Great very alpine feeling traverse.
bigbobbyking - 14/Jun/15 with jacob davies

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/15

Stuart Johnston - Solo O/S - 30/May/15

Joewearne - 28/May/15

arose - Solo - 18/May/15

keithlambley - 13/May/15 with Kate R

Alpine... lots of snow. About AD+
Pigpen - AltLd - 02/May/15 with Dave

MightyStew - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/15

sas - Solo - 17/Apr/15 with Anna T

GlennWatson - Solo - 16/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

Very windy. Two sections of roped soloing.
Neil D - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Sep/14

papashango - 26/Aug/14 with Simon

Fantastic day out with wall to wall sunshine, the down climb from clach glas was quite tricky, in particular finding the correct route. Did mostly in alpine style.
tobyk - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Emma Akam

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 28/Jul/14

guy757 - 26/Jun/14

Great route very alpine!
Gav Parker - 2nd - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jun/14

pamvdb17 - Solo - 31/May/14 with Iain Kinnell

sgl - Solo - 29/May/14

nick ferro - 26/May/14 with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim

Hidden - Solo - 26/May/14

With beta from Martin moran
sheelba - Lead β - 25/May/14

best mountaineering day out available, loved the down climb the imposter.
Wesley Orvis - Lead - 24/May/14

crustypunkuk - 2014

adie84 - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 2014

James Thacker - 2014

Hidden - Solo - 12/Oct/13

3h30m round trip - best mountain route I've done. Awesome! Think toughest section was a downclimb after Clach Glas. Superb weather, what an intro to Skye!
Martin Davies - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/13

Spade - AltLd - 09/Aug/13 with Jim Turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13

bengillies - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Owen John

superb - got to be one of the best scrambles in the UK.
JasonV - Solo - 03/Jul/13

Wonderful interest throughout. Not as exposed as Pinnacle Ridge and easier. Great day out.
Hardonicus - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/13

druss - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Byrne Ghavalas, Peter Ocampo

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/13

ferdia - Solo - 05/Jun/13 with Lyndsey

CathS - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Dave Clark

Dougbart - Solo - 30/May/13

Hidden - 26/May/13

robbiek - 2nd - 23/May/13 with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read

Darrell Read - 22/May/13 with Robbie King, Alistair Everett

freudy_love - Solo O/S - 19/May/13 with Jonathan Richards, Neil Barron, Rob Worthing

Hidden - 19/May/13

adam clarke - AltLd - 17/May/13 with James Hulme

BnB - 08/May/13

BeckyS - Lead - 07/May/13

Mostly solo other than 18m chimney which we pitched. Far easier climbing than i had been anticipating, hardest bit being one of the down climbs coming off Clach Glas. Fantastic day out and one of the best you'll get anywhere !
Nath93 - Solo - May/13

alpine style. One of the best mountaineering days
bvilsue - May/13

Including Sgurr nan Each. Still wintery, awesome.
Andy Moles - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with -

Great mountain ridge route, with a few technical pitches. Exposed. Some moves felt a bit iffy with unconsolidated snow on rock. Not sure of Scottish Winter Grade?
gravity - 2nd - 19/Jan/13 with Martin Moran

jackse - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Dislocated shoulder halfway up the top chimney. Finished it on a top-rope one handed. Ouch!
Nic DW - Solo rpt - 2013 with Fraser, Josh Ring, Rob Kirkwood

DrBob - 2013

Hidden - 2013

joeydurkin - 2013

Hidden - 15/Sep/12

Cameron94 - Solo - Sep/12

Cameron94 - Solo - Sep/12

Doughnut - 15/Aug/12

3 hours from car to Blaven summit via Sgurr nan Each and Clach Glas.
jfmchivall - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/12

Did Clach Glas, great fun, one roped pitch on ascent (N ridge), moved together on imposter and S ridge. Started to chuck it down so we bailed out before Blaven.
rambler_gary - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/12 with Miguel, Rachael

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/12

Sarah Welsh - Solo - 18/Jun/12 with Ian McMillan, Kev Colclough, Steve Woollard

In reverse after abbing the 18 meter Chimney
Sankey - Solo - 15/Jun/12 with Ed

an excellent mountain day out
GermanAlex - Solo - 14/Jun/12

holly138 - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Rose, Craig Holden, Tom HS, Emily, Tom B, Rob Askew, Fiona Mellor, Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/12

auld al - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/12

cearbhalld - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/12 with John Patten

holly138 - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/12 with Rose, Craig Holden, Tom HS, Emily, Tom B, Rob Askew, Fiona Mellor, Fergus Cuthill

auld al - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/12

Gary A S - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with JB

ads - Solo - 03/Jun/12

Carried a rope, which of course stayed in the sack all day. Brilliant stuff, harder than I remembered it from before. Included Sgurr nan Each this time.
Simon Caldwell - Solo - 02/Jun/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jun/12

Craig Holden - Jun/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/May/12

Hidden - 27/May/12

During a Skye mountaineering week with Rob Johnson.
bigmeister - 24/May/12

Great day out! Pitched one section before Clach Glas, when we were probably off route. Enjoyed leading the chimney before the final walk to Blaven.
markhammonds - Lead - 21/May/12 with Claire Tunaley

jonnie3430 - Solo O/S - 19/May/12 with Martin, Carol

Great interesting traverse still with snow in the gullies
Carol Goodall - Solo - 19/May/12 with Martin Jum Jum, Jonnie Williams

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 02/May/12

nich0las - May/12 with Neill H

Slick - Solo - 29/Apr/12 with Duncan H, Isabel Evans

Great day out. Never as tricky or exposed as I had imagined.
tomdude - 29/Apr/12 with keri page, ben wallace, adrian macleod

Egons Issy - Solo - 29/Apr/12 with Richard Nicholson

Couldn't really follow route description in Cicerone guide until we summited Clach Glas, from the the description was perfect. The crawl was cool, mad actually! 7.5 hours car to car. Good weather and dry rock. Easy Diff climbing.
eldre070 - Lead - 14/Apr/12 with Rob Rowley

John Nuttall - Solo - 28/Mar/12

Move together, i recommend to use big boots all the way the rock is very raugh and it makes life much easier as there is loads of walking...6h
xusa - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Gareth Borthwick

Challenging route finding and wet (not winter) conditions but this is a great route - 7 hours car to car. Did the chockstone gully finish!
simon_D - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Karen Mc

Callum Anderson - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Brilliant day - one of the very best mountain ridge routes I've done in Scotland.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/11

Incredible ridge traverse, couple of showers whilst on the route but best weather of the whole week!
pembrokeshirecaver - Solo O/S - Sep/11 with Stefan Morris, Edmund Morris

mikemartin - Solo - 25/Aug/11

Tim_Gomersall - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jun/11

holly138 - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Manfran, Pimp, Tom B

Andy Hewison - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/11 with gordon brown, Steve T

Pete Barker - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Steve, Dave, Lizzie

good route but possibly not the uber-classic i'd expected.
glaramara - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with steve the climber, Dr Liz, Farmer Pete

Perfect weather and very grippy rock where it was still attached. Tons of loose rock the rock fall from the Imposter being something to note.
Kev1978 - 01/May/11

My favourite mountain day to date!
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Mike Unwin, Kev Murley, John Walker

2nd attempt at a great route, good conditions, signs of recent rock falls on The Imposter
Mayaculpa - 01/May/11 with Kev Murley, Adam Gregg, John Walker, Stewart Webb

tom heaney - Solo - May/11

A great day out with Andy, John and Ben. Fantastic weather and dry conditions meant we didn't have to rope up for any of it and completed full traverse and Blaven in half day.
carlh - Solo - 29/Apr/11

I lead a short pitch just below Clach Glas Summit and the diff chimney onto Blaven.
clint87 - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

Redjesta - 23/Apr/11 with Kosovan Dave, Neil Mackenzie, Andy Main, Andy Braun, Barbara Duncan

andymoin - 23/Apr/11 with Will Pencil, Barbra, Neil Mackenzie

grand day out!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Andy Braun, barbara, willie, Andy

Crossed the putting Green onto Bla Bheinn and in the clag could not find the route as described in Dan Bailey's book Mountain Ridges of Scotland With the weather closing in retreated and dropped down the scree into Choire a'Caise
Mayaculpa - Solo dnf - 27/Mar/11 with Stewart Webb

pasbury - 2011

The Wriggler - 2011

Mal Grey - 2011

AdamDawson - 2011

JamesRoddie - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 04/Sep/10 with Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/10

JdotP - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/10 with EUMC group

amazing day of scrambling and easy climbing-what a way to turn 19!
THardSevere - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/10

henning82 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Clach glas is my new favourite mountain.
mikemartin - Solo - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/10

A fantastic route! We soloed most of it, then moved together on the final ascent and downclimb of Clach Glas. Mark led the chimney pitch onto Blaven, which was fun. Recent rockfall at the base of the Imposter made the final few moves of the downclimb tricky. 9 hours car to car, including the scramble over Sgurr nan Each at the start and walk up to the summit of Blaven at the end.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mark Robinson

Did this via Sid's Rake on a stunning day. Amazing day out.
jsw1 - Solo O/S - 31/May/10 with Geoff Carter

Bit of a grotty day but a great scramble
Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 29/May/10

fall-line - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with dad

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/10

keith hal - 2nd - May/10 with Martin Moran

Spade - 19/Apr/10 with Andy Garman

mikesuth - AltLd - 18/Apr/10

and Emily, Michael, Moka. '18m chimney' proved quite hard as holds were iced / snowed up. Crampons would have helped! Reckon at least severe in these conditions.
DavPk - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Catherine Pearks

DavPk - 18/Apr/10 with Catherine Pearks

Was my brother's first mountain day, and we got an inch or two of snow whilst on the ridge, so got the rope out a few times, and it took longer than expected. Descended down scree slope by the putting green after Clach Glas.
Clay C - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/10 with Jay

First mountain day... can't wait for some more!
Jay C - 2nd dnf - 29/Mar/10 with Clay C

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

sgl0jd - 2010

Emz - Solo - 2010

There has been fresh rockfall at the imposter, the rock here seems quite dubious.
gareth scott borthwick - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

MMC outing to Skye. 8 hour day! Misty near the top. Route finding was quite hard but definitely a great day!
Koon - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/09

Hidden - Jul/09

ill_bill - Solo - 05/Jun/09

Clach Glas traverse as far as the Putting Green. Better than some parts of the the main Cuillin ridge. Route finding is brill and the views are stunning. Do it.
Ann S - 01/Jun/09 with Gerry Ryan

Pete23 - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/May/09

bungee316 - Solo - 22/May/09

bungee316 - Solo - 22/May/09

Good day out in Dodgy weather, sun on top, snow on the way down. Came down after Clach Glas which still amounted to 7-8hrs walking and scrambling. A long day if your used to 40ft grit routes and 10mins walk ins. Well worth the effort though
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Woz

Down by lunch. Perfect summer day.
mickd - Solo - 2009

Soloed most of route, roped up for the last traverse to the cave.
nathan_kelly - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/08 with Hightower and Tim Sugars

Roped up for last short section of scrambeling
HIGHTOWER - Solo - 09/Aug/08 with nathan kelly, Tim

a cracking scramble. geat day out with a good mate. good training for the alps.
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08 with joe

jmaskill - 2nd - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

TomPollock - 23/May/08

Hidden - 21/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 17/May/08

Winter traverse
atyson1 - 2nd - 03/Mar/08

Moving together along ridge
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with kai ren

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

jmaskill - Jun/07

Captain Solo - Solo - 03/May/07

Phil1967 - Solo - 05/Mar/07 with Nick Smith, Swampy, Phil Humberstone

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Phil Humberstone

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 2007

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Tim

Crackin day out, bit windy though.
bawjaws - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/06 with DaveG

neil3965 - Solo - Jul/06

Hot scramble with Scott & Helen. Hardest bit for some reason was one of the intermittent descents shortly before Putting Green.
nick everett - Solo - Jul/05

JRClay100 - 27/May/04 with D Haigh

weekend trip from B'ham to Skye - fantastic weather on a great route
Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Jon Massey

jack_eadie - 2nd - Jun/03

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - May/03

Hidden - 06/Mar/03

Hidden - Feb/03

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 09/Jun/02 with Tim Bird

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/02

Gudge - 2002 with Gareth Hughes

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/01 with David Lawrance

Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - Jun/01 with Elke, Roddy

Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - May/01 with Andy W

One of the best days i have had. Great route.
Fiskavaig - Solo - May/00 with Steve Bridg, Bob L, Paul R

NeilGriffiths - 2000 with Neville, Paul Tucker

Hidden - 2000

Lone Rider - 2000

James W - Sep/99

Superb day, superb weather, which lasted all week. Almost too hot to climb ie. 30C! Didn't bother with a rope. Surely one of the most technical and testing ridge traverses with the exception of the Cuillin ridge!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Aug/99 with Harold Jepson

Hidden - Solo - 01/May/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1999

rlrs - Solo - 1999

andrewbooth1000 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/98

chrisrogers - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Dean T

johnkeith - 1996

Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 16/Sep/93

Mal Grey - Solo - 1991 with Nige Aplin

Hidden - Solo - 1990

I think I missed out Sgurr nan Each by approaching up the scree to the col.
Simon Caldwell - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

petemeads - 1990

brianrunner - 1990

Hidden - 04/Jul/89

Had big fall.
macmuseeuw - Solo - 01/Apr/87 with Allan Hughes

Had big fall.
macmuseeuw - 01/Apr/87 with Allan Hughes

biggianthead - 22/May/83 with G

Steve Crowe - Solo - 02/Jun/82

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/May/81 with Paul Buchanan, Paddy Earle

johnkeith - 1980

Bolt Phobia - 22/Apr/76 with Wil Hurford

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