Excellent day out with Skylar, Jack and Rasa. Weather was really good, with only two short hail showers. Some short sections of the ridge were still covered in snow or ice, so an axe was needed a couple of times.
Pete_Stewart - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/15
Nailed the weather window on this one. Crisp but dry, with only a couple of awkward, but well consolidated, sections of snow to cross. All in all a great day out with Peter, Jack, and Rasa.
SkylarLobdell - Solo - 25/Apr/15 with Peter
sillysquiggle - Solo - 10/Apr/15
RKernan - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Conor Gilmour
plain kitten - 2015
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/14
tomdude - Solo - 20/Sep/14 with adrian macleod, marie
catrin289 - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Liam Ingram
Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Catrin Nichols
With Jamie Bankhead of Skye Guides. Great day. Very wet and rather chilly. No views.
marcusdanger - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/14
Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/14
Becks87 - 06/Jun/14 with Powsers
sgl - Solo - 28/May/14
Hidden - Solo - 28/May/14
Jenny Hall - Solo - 28/May/14 with Louis
Good & dry
Louis Hume - Solo - 28/May/14 with Chuck Bee, Jenny
Hidden - Lead - 27/May/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/14
a bit of an adventure to find the start of the route, ended up missing the first pinnacle but oh well
Webster - Solo - 25/May/14
Superb day. Guided by John Lyall.
Vanessa Simmons - 24/May/14 with Bernard, Bernadette, John Lyall, Nicky, Duncan
brad_tait - Solo - 24/May/14 with Wojtek HWUMC
Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/14
Great route, some interesting positions but never too hard.
65m moderate millington - Solo O/S - 18/May/14
joesmith - 18/May/14 with Naomi, Bob, Brian, Gorgie, oliver
crustypunkuk - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
nj.harris - 2014
James Thacker - 2014
Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/13
had planned to ascend synchronicity, but was wet so we opted for the ridge, sligi campsite via pinnacle ridge nan gillean descent west ridge to hotel bar 9 hrs a good day in the hills
rockpool - AltLd - 26/Sep/13 with michael h
I need to get used to this kind of scrambling/climbing in big boots, as i didn't trust my feet, and it is not the area to be pulling on rock with your hands too much! quite loose in places, well worth it to persevere and get the awesome summit views, returned through 'the eye of the needle'
Michael-H - AltLd - 26/Sep/13 with rockpool
Hidden - Solo β - 13/Sep/13
Hollywood - Solo - 13/Sep/13 with Ahogg16
freudy_love - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Neil Barron
Hidden - 25/Aug/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/13
Wicked route - didn't see a single person all day!
gingerking - Solo O/S - Aug/13 with James Hadley
ashmellor - Solo O/S - Aug/13
Solo-ed with my son in scorching heat. Abseil down Tooth Chimney to finish. Totally absorbing day out on the UK's most Alpine peak.
BnB - 19/Jul/13
Robertgiddy - Solo - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13
Went back and did it again by myself. No problems with route finding, its pretty hard to get lost. Abseiled third pinnacle but it was a romp to the top after that. Left Slig at 12 and was drinking beer at 5pm ! Even better route second time round.
Nath93 - Solo - 26/Jun/13
Soloed, no rope. Didn't fancy the down climb of the third pinnacle so turned it on the East side without losing much height. The rest was trivial in climbing terms but awesome. Descended by West Ridge and took in Squrr Am Basteir.
Hardonicus - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/13
Cwallace - Solo - 26/Jun/13
anthonyp - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Michaela Penny
mikpen - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Anthony Pickard
the rec - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/13
Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/13
Steve Hill - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/13 with Melinda Hill, Peggy Hill
jackse - 15/Jun/13 with mike and Ian, kenny
Andy Moles - Solo - 14/Jun/13
RathAF - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13
Amazing day. Abbed off 3rd pinnacle and on descent from Knight's Peak, otherwise all solo.
Paul Symmers - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/13
Hidden - 10/Jun/13
Sophie Gilbert - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Paul, Suzie, Danielle Arnott
Danielle Arnott - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Paul, Susie, Sophie Gilbert
Did as my last day living on Skye. A brilliant route with not too complicated route finding.
Cameron94 - 07/Jun/13
ferdia - Solo - 06/Jun/13 with Lyndsey
Hidden - 04/Jun/13
Hidden - 04/Jun/13
down for breakfast, lovely
Dougbart - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13
Four hours from Slig to summit of Gillean. Nice easy climbing and an "awkward" abseil off the third pinnacle. A great day out and another one i'm glad to have got done.
Nath93 - Solo - Jun/13
Hidden - Solo - 29/May/13
Hidden - Solo - 29/May/13
jackse - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
abbed 3rd pinn
Jacks20 - Solo - 2013 with EMB
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - Solo - 23/Oct/12
Hidden - Solo - Sep/12
Crowley6969 - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Ant fitzgerald
andrewbooth1000 - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Rob & Mark
We had a try in the rain. Easy enough but lots of rubble. Baled down east gully b/w Knights and true summit as was absolutely pissing down.
glaramara - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/12 with Romain
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/12
Julian Prieto - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Andrew Turner, Alan Turner, Ian Clifford
Mostly dry despite heavy rain the previous night. Approached via Riabhach Rib in Coire Riabhach.
jfmchivall - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/12
Mostly moving together with pitches at the top (in the rain)
gjw - 26/Jun/12 with Cha
AndrewP - 20/Jun/12
Couldn't quite figure out where to go after the third pinnacle, so retreated.
Steve Hill - Solo dnf - 20/Jun/12 with Melinda Hill
theandthem - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12
shoulders - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/12 with dai
Private Flounder - Solo - 04/Jun/12 with chris manasseh
Ab from 3rd Pinnacle
Chris Manasseh - Solo - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - 02/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/12
Craig Holden - Jun/12
MikeDowsett - Solo - Jun/12 with John Harrison, Pete Scott
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12
Absailed off third pinnacle.
emlynroberts - Solo - 27/May/12 with Nigel Milner
Last day of Skye week with Rob Johnson. A bit too hot really.
bigmeister - 25/May/12
Michael Ryan - Solo - 22/May/12 with Rob Sykes, Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
From the base to the summit in 2 hours and 4 mins. 4 hours and 51 mins round trip from the Slig. A fantastic route and a great way to spend a morning. A little snow and some snow melt made it a little more interesting. I found a belay device at the start of the abseil off the third pinnacle, handy considering Iwas just about to use an italian hitch!
al99 - Solo O/S - 21/May/12
Lots of snow still about especially on Knight's Peak, so retreated down the gully after the third pinnacle abseil. Still a good day out was had.
petegunn - Solo - 20/May/12 with Tom, Davina
Hidden - Solo - 20/May/12
Two Cams Tom - Solo - 20/May/12 with Davina, petegunn
jon59 - Lead - 06/May/12
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 05/May/12
First two pinnacles were clear of snow and fairly straightforward. Soft snow made going quite tricky from third pinnacle esp. the traverse at the beginning of Knights Peak. After the abseil we roped up and pitched some sections. Absolutely brilliant mountaineering route.
TomPollock - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/12 with Dustin Bunyan
Dustin - 23/Apr/12 with Tom Pollock
Too much snow and not geared up for semi-winter ascent. Turned back after summiting first pinnacle. Made exceptionally hard work of getting to first pinnacle seeming to follow about 100m of tough moves with holds covered in snow and lots of loose rock, lots!
eldre070 - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/12 with Rob Rowley
Anna_wells - TR RP - 11/Apr/12 with TIM
Tim_Gomersall - 04/Apr/12 with ANNA
JdotP - 26/Mar/12 with The Boy Wunda, The former Mrs Huska
John Nuttall - Solo - 26/Mar/12
LesserTrochanter - 2nd - 26/Mar/12 with Anne Boardman, John Proctor
A beautiful mountaineering route, and a great prelude to the round of Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/12
butteredfrog - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Callum Anderson - 2012
Hidden - 2012
chapmand - 2012
Hidden - 2012
jhs3jtmh - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Very wet and windy. Best use of a bad day. Very hungover but I think Simon may have been worse. Last day of being 29.
mikesuth - AltLd - 10/Sep/11 with David Heritage
Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/11
fantastic day guide lead
first three pinnacles with varied difficuties finishing with abseil off third pinnacle to climb onto sgurr na gilean, finished day down west ridge onto am basatier and the tooth before last of the four abseils of the day down kings chimney
chrisdajenk - 2nd - 05/Sep/11
2010_graham - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Wendell M
DaveB61 - 2nd - Sep/11 with Jon Jones
ascended from basteir gorge side,made good time up the ridge, some route finding errors, but easily rectified topped out on gillean , brief lunch with guide and client, then went through the needle and descended the west ridge...fantastic
rockpool - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11
Hidden - Solo - 29/Jul/11
Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/11
nick ferro - 23/Jul/11 with toolboxtim
Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/11
Brendan - Solo - 06/Jun/11 with Paul
Can't believe this only took us just over 7 hours from car and back after me being ill for the whole of May!! Fab day out!
MelH - Solo - 05/Jun/11 with Ed
Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/11
Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11
Andy Hewison - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with gordon brown, Steve T
GermanAlex - Solo - Jun/11
Hidden - Solo - 30/May/11
Guided, snow, hail and rain. Great day out for a hillwalker having wanted to do this route for 5 years
sarongboy - 27/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 01/May/11
tom heaney - Solo - May/11
Fantastic Weather - a little busy but a pleasure to wait for the abseil with such great views to soak up.
Kev1978 - 29/Apr/11
Quality day, very hot. Route was fantastic and we beat the crowds! Was good practice for placing gear while moving and for the abseil.
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Kev Murley, John Walker
Great day out with great conditions. Rock a little loose in places otherwise really good for soloing.
stev1e.wilso - Solo - 25/Apr/11 with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 - Solo - 25/Apr/11 with Steve Wilson
Hidden - Solo - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11
We walked as a three for most of the ridge so that gear could be placed if neaded (althogh I rarely placed), picthing when we got lost and I had to lead a bold 15m pitch to get back on track before the first pinicle. I also lead while on the ledge before the last peak and geting onto the sgurr nan Gillean sckramble. took a skree slope down of the summit then had to travese a 1 foot ledge with lose rocks on without hand holds and a BIG drop. Got dark before we got down to the path witch then lead us down a very craggy descent. We eventually got back to the camp at 12.30 pm. probably the longest and hardest mountain day I've ever had, the route is definitely a 3 star.
Paul1 - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Cripsey, Nicole
Walked as a three for most of ridge as it was windy and easier to protect if we came across difficulties!
Scrambling was lovely, abseil was a bit scary but I'm very glad for the advice of the man in the hut - don't stop at the first ledge!! Where the abseil stops is actually a bit further round. Also glad for 60m rope, it wasn't much off 30m of abseiling.
Paul also led a pitch getting on the final pinnacle of Gillean itself - very very awkward rocks. I would not have soloed it. He didn't place a single piece so did a very brave solo!! Route is definitely 3 stars, beautiful.
Descent was AWFUL. We couldn't find the tourist route and ended up on a very sketchy very loose scree ledge with a big drop off side, less than metre across in parts. DO NOT DESCEND THIS WAY GO DOWN ACTUAL RIDGE. Fucking terrifying, couldn't trust anything, not to mention it was starting to get dark.
col3 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Cripsey, Paul
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - 2011
ConorC - 2011
Wainers44 - 2011
Jack Frost - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
butteredfrog - 2011
chrisallan - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/10
glenngordon - Solo - 25/Sep/10 with davy watt
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/10
Gazlynn - Lead - 02/Sep/10
Milesy - 2nd - 02/Sep/10
A soft touch when compared to tower ridge.
scatface - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10 with connor, pepette
electriclinz - Solo - 31/Aug/10 with Nigel Shaw, Eddie Shaw, Robert
Hidden - 23/Aug/10
james chesmer - AltLd O/S - Aug/10 with Rowan Chesmer, Martin Chesmer
Hidden - 10/Jul/10
R_W_M - Solo - 23/Jun/10 with Eleri
Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/10
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Kris
JasonV - Solo - 04/Jun/10 with Chris, Mart
Soloed up to the abseil point, then moved together over the Knight's Peak and up to the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean. Descended down the West Ridge, then on to Am Bhastair. Very straightforward and an excellent route.
CathS - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Mark Robinson
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10
Neil Metcalfe101 - Solo O/S - 30/May/10 with Andy Odger, Allan Mac & Peter Vaughn.
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/10
martinh13 - Solo - 30/May/10 with Chris
abbeywall - Solo - 30/May/10 with borderline
cas smerdon - Solo - 30/May/10 with Misha, Mark S, Ann Shaw, john carlin
argarman - 18/Apr/10
Spade - 18/Apr/10 with Andy Garman
sgl0jd - 2010
A very wet day and low cloud made it pretty interesting. Great day out.
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Dai
Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Sep/09
Pete Main - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Tom o
Moved together for most off it. Pitched the moderate bits. 55m rope was handy for abbing down to the gap from the third pinnacle. route-finding down Knights Peak was the hardest bit
foggieclimber - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Adrian Legg
Wolfy - 2nd - 12/Aug/09 with Pete Fry
Abseiled from the 3rd Pinnacle to the gap before Knight's Peak.
isi_o - Solo - 16/Jul/09 with Alex Roddie & Rachael Murphy
An exceptionally good day in the mountains.
Only a hill - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/09 with Rachael Murphy and Isi Oakley
Lead almost the whole route, a combination of moving together and pitching. A superb day out. Got stuck behind three on a rope so it took a little longer than expected, especially when they battled their way up a slightly more direct and (very loose) alternative start to Knights Peak!
abercolin - 11/Jul/09 with Hayley Riggs
hayleylouise - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with Colin Riggs
Scrambled ridge apart from the abseil of 3rd pinnacle
Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - 28/Jun/09 with Jeanie
bms - AltLd - 10/Jun/09 with DW
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/09
Pete23 - 2nd - Jun/09
Hidden - Jun/09
Samuel Wainwright - 2nd O/S - Jun/09
ill_bill - Solo - 31/May/09
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 21/May/09
Foolishly listened (well Paul did)to 'advice' from old guys about way down. Ended up descending a horrendous corrie no one in right mind would choose to negotiate.
freemanTom - 18/May/09
Soloed most of it, got wet later in the day. Had to rope up for harder pitches getting between Knight's peak and SNG. Mist cleared saw MR on Am Basteir, apparently someone died. Was shadowed by MR till coming down tourist route.
mourndekai - 18/May/09
Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Graham Paterson
Awesome. Mainly solo, with some ropework. Depressing walk out - sorry Tom!
size9hex - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Tom Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/09
Hidden - 12/Apr/09
Steven Andrews - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/08 with Rich Garside
richiegarside - Oct/08 with steven Andrews
djking1983 - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Jim King
sparkoclimb - AltLd - Sep/08
Blisco - 05/Jul/08 with Alex Tuck, Will Carroll
MaccMark - 03/Jul/08 with Liz Pilling
Soloed up in all four seasons. Set off from Sligachan in warm sunshine. Abbing off the 3rd pinnacle in freezing hail. Descended by west ridge and Am Bastier.
bigbobbyking - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Mike Lewis
Hidden - 05/Jun/08
punj - Solo - 01/Jun/08 with john meechan
Hidden - Solo - 31/May/08
Dave Wearing - Lead - 26/May/08 with Chrissy.
Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/08
Descent from Sgurr nan Gillean
johnjb - Solo - 25/May/08 with Heather, Helen T, Dave Brown, Andy P
Hidden - 20/May/08
Generally moving together. Absolutely brilliant.
J Brown - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Neil Kenny
williamkenny820 - 13/May/08 with Jamie Brown
Hidden - Solo - 2008
Hidden - Solo - 2008
V windy up to abseil. Clear, sunny and still on the summit
1philjones1 - 17/Oct/07 with Paul, Col, Ange, Al
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/07
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07 with joe
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07
Hidden - Solo - Jul/07
Tamlyn - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/07
Hidden - Solo - 25/May/07
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 14/Apr/07
ollythomas - 25/Mar/07 with Sarah Knowles
DavPk - Solo - 25/Mar/07 with Mark Moynagh
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007
rambler_gary - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Jamie, Safe, Chicks
Nice abseil from 3rd Pinnacle
Gerald Davison - Lead - 14/Jul/06 with Sue Davison
Hidden - Solo rpt - Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/06
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/May/06
Simon Caldwell - 05/May/06 with Carmen
jsw1 - Lead O/S - May/06 with Geoff Carter
Hidden - 2006
cat22 - 2nd - 2006 with Andy R, Mike
Captain Solo - Lead - 06/Aug/05 with Julie
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 23/Jul/05 with Graham Hunter
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/05
Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/05
biggianthead - 29/May/05 with W, G
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/05
Abseiled off pinnacle, otherwise soloed. Lovely day, warm and dry.
malky_c - Solo - May/05
Nevis_Ben - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/05 with Dan Carrol
nic42 - Solo O/S - Mar/05 with Andrei
Malpractise - AltLd - 05/Sep/04 with Phil Maddox
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04
Hidden - Solo - May/04
jack_eadie - Solo - May/04
Hidden - AltLd - 2004
Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/03
crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/03 with Sophie Guellard, victim of mathematics
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/03 with crossdressingrodney
Soloed as far as the top of the third pinnacle. The abseil was longer than 25m and had to downclimb the last couple of metres! Thereafter the going got quite hairy with patches of snow (that had appeared insignificant from the car park) creating considerable difficulty - should have worn walking boots not approach shoes and an ice axe would have been handy too!!! Descended via the more 'interesting' West Ridge, which necessitated another lengthy abseil. Gets my vote as best mountain day out in Britain!
CathS - May/03 with Emmanuel
MaccMark - 02/Jul/02 with Val Young
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/02
DavPk - Lead - 06/May/02 with Austin Greig
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - May/02
Solo on a pristine day with Mike Guite' - but included the abseil. Final walls up to summit are even better than rest of route.
nick everett - May/02
thebat - Solo O/S - Apr/02
Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - Apr/02 with Iain F
Hidden - Solo - Feb/02
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 07/Jul/01
mav - Jun/01
seanyt - Solo - May/01
joe king - Solo - May/00 with frank, paul grace
Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/00
Got stuck behind about a million other parties at the final pinnacle. Abbed off down a gully.
Gman - AltLd dnf - Apr/00 with Dan, Brian
Steve Perry - Solo - 2000
Hidden - 2000
rlrs - Solo - 2000
first ever rock climb in great indian summer, hooked me completely
James W - Sep/99
Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/99
SenorVivo - Solo - 12/Aug/99 with James Gomez
Sean Kelly - Solo - Jul/99 with Harold Jepson
Hidden - Solo - Sep/98
Callum Anderson - Solo - 14/Feb/97
butteredfrog - 1997
Tenko - AltLd - 1997
Ian Robertson - Aug/96 with Krystina Lotoczko
Stuart S - Solo - Sep/95 with Nigel Eastmond
NeilGriffiths - May/95 with Paul Tucker, Phil
GordyB - Jun/94
Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 12/Sep/93
biggianthead - 29/May/92 with C
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/92
TimHarwood - Sep/91
veryhappybunny - Jun/91
began raining on absail from knight peak
jackse - Lead - 1990 with andy dunlop
jackse - Lead - 1990 with big ian
Hidden - Solo - 1990
jackse - 1990
petemeads - 1990
brianrunner - 1990
Hidden - 1990
Fabulous day under burning sky.
macmuseeuw - Solo - 17/Jun/89 with Clark Fenton
Hidden - Solo - 15/Oct/88
auld al - 2nd O/S - Sep/86
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/85
Hidden - 02/Jul/84
biggianthead - 18/May/83 with G
Iain Thow - Solo - 17/May/81 with Paddy Earle
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 19/May/79 with Brian Dick
babymoac - 16/Aug/78 with SWH
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/77
In cloud and drizzle
Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 21/Sep/75 with Bill Wintrip, Pete Hutchison, Neil --?
Colin Matheson - AltLd - Jun/75 with Brown
Saw and photographed our own Brocken Spectres high on the ridge. Great days out !
rogerskews - AltLd - 1975 with Martin Coward
Howard J - AltLd O/S - Apr/74
Howard J - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Reading University MC
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Jul/72 with Chris Myerscough, Nick Bradley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/69