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.

Roberttaylor 22/May Solo O/S

In the rain

AmyG 15/May Solo O/S

Traverse with friends from Belgium. No wind, slight threat of cloud.

salix 14/May -

Splendid day. Camped out at Prince Charles cave afterwards.

with Mike , Jake, Sarah from Elgol
Kevin Woods 14/May Solo rpt

Solo all but roping up to CG summit. 18m chimney to Bla Bheinn again.

with Struan
crowberry gully 14/May -
with atrendall
Roger Cruse 10/May Solo O/S
with Kris
Hidden 08/Apr Solo dnf
elliptic 19/Mar -

19th/20th, took bivvy gear for a completely unnecessary but rather luxurious night out on the Putting Green col.

with Dawn
Hidden 26/Feb -
malone 26/Feb Solo
Uisdean hawthorn 12/Feb Solo

Winter absolutely amazing!!

peter.herd 12/Feb Solo


davidswannn 11/Feb AltLd

Done in Winter with Guy Steven MIC. Great route choice. Intricate route finding. Definite Alpine feel with some real exposure in places. Good prelude to the Cuillin.

Callum Anderson ??/2016 -

Winter traverse also achieved March 1995

Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/15 2nd
Baggie 15/Jul/15 -
lcullum7 08/Jul/15 Solo O/S
SarahA 08/Jul/15 Solo

Seconded chimney

Kevin Woods 06/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Phenomenal. Finished up 18m Diff chimney.

with Adrian
John 'B' Hutchinson 05/Jul/15 Solo
with Chris Hutchinson
bigbobbyking 14/Jun/15 -

Great very alpine feeling traverse.

Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd
Stuart Johnston 30/May/15 Solo O/S
Joewearne 28/May/15 -
arose 18/May/15 Solo
Keith Lambley 13/May/15 -
with Kate R
Pigpen 02/May/15 AltLd

Alpine... lots of snow. About AD+

with Dave
MightyStew 20/Apr/15 Solo O/S
sas 17/Apr/15 Solo
with Anna T
GlennWatson 16/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Michael Aylen ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Neil D 13/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Very windy. Two sections of roped soloing.

Hidden 15/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/14 -
tobyk 25/Aug/14 Lead O/S

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.

with Emma Akam
Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/14 -
guy757 26/Jun/14 -
Gav Parker 26/Jun/14 2nd

Great route very alpine!

Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead
Samuel Wainwright 15/Jun/14 Solo
pamvdb17 31/May/14 Solo
with Iain Kinnell
sgl 29/May/14 Solo
nick ferro 26/May/14 -
with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead β
Wesley Orvis 24/May/14 Lead

best mountaineering day out available, loved the down climb the imposter.

crustypunkuk ??/2014 -
adie84 ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Solo
Martin Davies 24/Aug/13 Solo O/S

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!

Spade 09/Aug/13 AltLd
with Jim Turner
Hidden 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
bengillies 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S
with Owen John
JasonV 03/Jul/13 Solo

superb - got to be one of the best scrambles in the UK.

Hardonicus 24/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Wonderful interest throughout. Not as exposed as Pinnacle Ridge and easier. Great day out.

druss 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
ferdia 05/Jun/13 Solo
with Lyndsey
CathS 04/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
with Dave Clark
Dougbart 30/May/13 Solo
Hidden 26/May/13 -
robbiek 23/May/13 2nd
with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read
Darrell Read 22/May/13 -
freudy_love 19/May/13 Solo O/S
with Jonathan Richards, Neil Barron, Rob Worthing
Hidden 19/May/13 -
adam clarke 17/May/13 AltLd
with James Hulme
BnB 08/May/13 -
BeckyS 07/May/13 Lead
Nath93 ?/May/13 Solo

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 !

bvilsue ?/May/13 -

alpine style. One of the best mountaineering days

Andy Moles 06/Apr/13 Solo

Including Sgurr nan Each. Still wintery, awesome.

with -
gravity 19/Jan/13 2nd

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?

with Martin Moran
leachtimj 13/Jan/13 2nd


jackse ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Nic DW ??/2013 Solo rpt

Dislocated shoulder halfway up the top chimney. Finished it on a top-rope one handed. Ouch!

with Fraser, Josh Ring, Rob Kirkwood
DrBob ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
joeydurkin ??/2013 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 -
Cameron94 ?/Sep/12 Solo
Cameron94 ?/Sep/12 Solo
Doughnut 15/Aug/12 -
jfmchivall 02/Jul/12 Solo O/S

3 hours from car to Blaven summit via Sgurr nan Each and Clach Glas.

rambler_gary 26/Jun/12 Lead dnf

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.

with Miguel, Rachael
2010_graham 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 18/Jun/12 Solo
with Ian McMillan, Sarah Welsh, Kevin Colclough
Sarah Welsh 18/Jun/12 Solo
with Ian McMillan, Kev Colclough, Steve Woollard
Sankey 15/Jun/12 Solo

In reverse after abbing the 18 meter Chimney

with Ed
GermanAlex 14/Jun/12 Solo

an excellent mountain day out

holly138 09/Jun/12 Solo rpt
with Rose, Craig Holden, Tom HS, Emily, Tom B, Rob Askew, Fiona Mellor, Fergus Cuthill
Hidden 09/Jun/12 Solo rpt
auld al 09/Jun/12 Solo O/S
cearbhalld 08/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with John Patten
holly138 08/Jun/12 Solo rpt
with Rose, Craig Holden, Tom HS, Emily, Tom B, Rob Askew, Fiona Mellor, Fergus Cuthill
auld al 08/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Gary A S 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with JB
ads 03/Jun/12 Solo
Simon Caldwell 02/Jun/12 Solo

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.

with Carmen
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Solo
Craig Holden ?/Jun/12 -
Hidden 31/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/May/12 -
Hidden 24/May/12 -
markhammonds 21/May/12 Lead

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.

with Claire Tunaley
jonnie3430 19/May/12 Solo O/S
with Martin, Carol
Carol Goodall 19/May/12 Solo

Great interesting traverse still with snow in the gullies

with Martin Jum Jum, Jonnie Williams
Captain Solo 02/May/12 Solo rpt
nich0las ?/May/12 -
with Neill H
Slick 29/Apr/12 Solo
with Duncan H, Isabel Evans
tomdude 29/Apr/12 -

Great day out. Never as tricky or exposed as I had imagined.

with keri page, ben wallace, adrian macleod
Egons Issy 29/Apr/12 Solo
eldre070 14/Apr/12 Lead

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.

with Rob Rowley
John Nuttall 28/Mar/12 Solo
xusa 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S

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

simon_D 14/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Challenging route finding and wet (not winter) conditions but this is a great route - 7 hours car to car. Did the chockstone gully finish!

with Karen Mc
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
JamesRoddie 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Brilliant day - one of the very best mountain ridge routes I've done in Scotland.

pembrokeshirecaver ?/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Incredible ridge traverse, couple of showers whilst on the route but best weather of the whole week!

Stefan_Morris ?/Sep/11 Solo
mikemartin 25/Aug/11 Solo
Tim_Gomersall ?/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Solo
holly138 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Manfran, Pimp, Tom B
Andy Hewison 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with gordon brown, Steve T
Pete Barker 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Steve, Dave, Lizzie
glaramara 04/Jun/11 AltLd

good route but possibly not the uber-classic i'd expected.

with steve the climber, Dr Liz, Farmer Pete
Kev1978 01/May/11 -

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.

Adamski1986 01/May/11 AltLd O/S

My favourite mountain day to date!

with Mike Unwin, Kev Murley, John Walker
Mayaculpa 01/May/11 -

2nd attempt at a great route, good conditions, signs of recent rock falls on The Imposter

with Kev Murley, Adam Gregg, John Walker, Stewart Webb
tom heaney ?/May/11 Solo
carlh 29/Apr/11 Solo

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.

clint87 25/Apr/11 AltLd

I lead a short pitch just below Clach Glas Summit and the diff chimney onto Blaven.

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

grand day out!

with Andy Braun, barbara, willie, Andy
Mayaculpa 27/Mar/11 Solo dnf

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

with Stewart Webb
pasbury ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
Mal Grey ??/2011 -
AdamDawson ??/2011 -
JamesRoddie ??/2011 -
Hidden 17/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/10 2nd
Alastair MacSween 04/Sep/10 Solo
with Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead
JdotP 07/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with EUMC group
THardSevere 07/Jun/10 Solo O/S

amazing day of scrambling and easy climbing-what a way to turn 19!

Hidden 07/Jun/10 Solo O/S
henning82 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mikemartin 02/Jun/10 Solo

Clach glas is my new favourite mountain.

Hidden ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
CathS 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mark Robinson
jsw1 31/May/10 Solo O/S

Did this via Sid's Rake on a stunning day. Amazing day out.

with Geoff Carter
Neil Adams 29/May/10 Solo O/S

Bit of a grotty day but a great scramble

fall-line 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with dad
Hidden 03/May/10 Solo
keith hal ?/May/10 2nd
with Martin Moran
Si ?/May/10 Solo O/S
with Greg
Spade 19/Apr/10 -
with Andy Garman
mikesuth 18/Apr/10 AltLd
DavPk 18/Apr/10 Lead

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.

with Catherine Pearks
DavPk 18/Apr/10 -
with Catherine Pearks
Clay C 29/Mar/10 Lead dnf

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.

with Jay
Jay C 29/Mar/10 2nd dnf

First mountain day... can't wait for some more!

with Clay C
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Emz ??/2010 Solo
gareth scott borthwick 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S

There has been fresh rockfall at the imposter, the rock here seems quite dubious.

Koon 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S

MMC outing to Skye. 8 hour day! Misty near the top. Route finding was quite hard but definitely a great day!

Hidden ?/Jul/09 -
ill_bill 05/Jun/09 Solo
Ann S 01/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.

with Gerry Ryan
Pete23 ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 29/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/09 Solo O/S
johnjb 22/May/09 Solo O/S
with Andy P, Heather, Alan T
bungee316 22/May/09 Solo
bungee316 22/May/09 Solo
andrew300169 09/May/09 Lead O/S

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

with Woz
mickd ??/2009 Solo

Down by lunch. Perfect summer day.

nathan_kelly 09/Aug/08 Solo O/S

Soloed most of route, roped up for the last traverse to the cave.

with Hightower and Tim Sugars
HIGHTOWER 09/Aug/08 Solo

Roped up for last short section of scrambeling

mulletcocktail2000 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S

a cracking scramble. geat day out with a good mate. good training for the alps.

with joe
jmaskill ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
TomPollock 23/May/08 -
Hidden 21/May/08 -
Hidden 17/May/08 Solo
atyson1 03/Mar/08 2nd

Winter traverse

edmitchell 20/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Moving together along ridge

with kai ren
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
brockers ??/2008 -
jmaskill ?/Jun/07 -
Captain Solo 03/May/07 Solo
Phil1967 05/Mar/07 Solo
with Nick Smith, Swampy, Phil Humberstone
Dave Mason ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Humberstone
Hidden 14/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
NickBrown 16/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim
bawjaws 10/Sep/06 Solo O/S

Crackin day out, bit windy though.

with DaveG
neil3965 ?/Jul/06 Solo
nick everett ?/Jul/05 Solo

Hot scramble with Scott & Helen. Hardest bit for some reason was one of the intermittent descents shortly before Putting Green.

Duncan Beard ?/May/05 Lead

+2 other folk

JRClay100 27/May/04 -
with D Haigh
Ian Archer 18/Oct/03 Solo O/S

weekend trip from B'ham to Skye - fantastic weather on a great route

jack_eadie ?/Jun/03 2nd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/03 -
Hidden 06/Mar/03 -
Hidden ?/Feb/03 -
Julie Carroll 09/Jun/02 2nd
with Tim Bird
Hidden 05/May/02 2nd
Gudge ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 -
Scottish78 02/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with David Lawrance
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Jun/01 Solo
with Elke, Roddy
Stuart Macfarlane ?/May/01 Solo
with Andy W
Fiskavaig ?/May/00 Solo

One of the best days i have had. Great route.

with Steve Bridg, Bob L, Paul R
rlrs ?/May/00 Solo
Hidden ?/May/00 Solo O/S
rlrs ?/May/00 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/2000 -
with Neville, Paul Tucker
Hidden ??/2000 -
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
James W ?/Sep/99 -
Sean Kelly ?/Aug/99 Lead

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!

with Harold Jepson
Hidden 01/May/99 Solo
Hidden ??/1999 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 04/Apr/98 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ?/Jul/96 AltLd O/S
with Dean T
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Gordon Stainforth 16/Sep/93 Solo
Mal Grey ??/1991 Solo
with Nige Aplin
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 -

I think I missed out Sgurr nan Each by approaching up the scree to the col.

Hidden ??/1990 Solo
petemeads ??/1990 -
brianrunner ??/1990 -
Hidden 04/Jul/89 -
macmuseeuw 01/Apr/87 Solo

Had big fall.

with Allan Hughes
macmuseeuw 01/Apr/87 -

Had big fall.

with Allan Hughes
biggianthead 22/May/83 -
with G
Steve Crowe 02/Jun/82 Solo
Iain Thow 16/May/81 Solo
with Paul Buchanan, Paddy Earle
johnkeith ??/1980 -
Bolt Phobia 22/Apr/76 -
with Wil Hurford
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