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[Abseil from Sgurr Dubh Beag, 3 kb]920m. Excellent scramble. Limited opportunity for escape. 20m overhanging abseil at end

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Photo: Abseil from Sgurr Dubh Beag © Stuart Macfarlane
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Gav Parker - 24/Jun/14

guy757 - 24/Jun/14

Found the start this time but we had trouble navigating off, kind guide saved our bacon. Clag started just below ab and unfortunately didn't lift. 11.5 hour day, cracking group effort.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 14/Jun/14 with Matt Bello, Keith CMC, Mike CMC, Andy Lang, Brian Sigma, Jonny Sims, Amy Till, Gary CMC

jonnysims - 14/Jun/14 with Mike Conlon, Kieth Parkinson, Gary Bains, Matt Bello, Andy Laing, Tom Evens, Amy Till, Brian Pasco

Top day. Sunny, warm, no wind. Over the ridge via Coire Ghrunda, down to Loch Coirusk, then up the ridge without any gear. Took the bypass path at Sgurr Dubh Beag. Easy scrambling for the whole route. 10 hours Glenbrittle start to finish. Short video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGRRUl2pTDY&feature=youtu.be
dougal - Solo - 07/Jun/14

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JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/14 with Fergus Cuthill

auld al - Solo O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 28/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/14

nick ferro - Solo - 28/May/14 with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/14

FraserMcClennan - Solo - 28/May/14

sheelba - Solo - 26/May/14

Superb day out in perfect weather. Guided by John. Rope used only for the abseil.
Vanessa Simmons - Solo - 20/May/14 with Bernard, Bernadette, John Lyall, Nicky, Duncan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/14

Hidden - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo - Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/13

Early Bird boat in from Elgol. A fantastic day out in baking hot sunshine.
CathS - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13 with John and Eve MacKenzie, Mike and Pippa Cocker, Dave Clark

Boat in from Elgol. Started ridge about midday. Rain at start but glorious sunshine afterwards. Moved together to the abseil and found 50 m rope to be enough from the top anchor. The ridge to Sgurr Dubh Mor proved to be trickier than expected... Walked down to Glen Brittle campsite.
markhammonds - 05/Jun/13 with Claire Tunaley

The weather changed during the day, so we climbed everything from dry rock to running waterfalls. A 50m rope was just sufficient for the abseil using the higher anchor point.
Chris wilson - Solo - 01/Jun/13 with Garry, Robert, Marj

d80f0u - 28/May/13 with Dave

Approached from Glen Brittle via Bealach Mhic Choinnich. Superb long day.
John Nuttall - Solo - 28/May/13

khawk - Solo - 26/May/13

Fierce weather, came down after Dubh Beag.
Andy Moles - Solo - 16/May/13 with Greg Cain, Ferdia

ferdia - Solo O/S - 16/May/13 with Greg Cain, Andy

jackse - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Brilliant easy adventure climbing. Chartered a fast RIB boat in from Elgol early morning, climbed in blazing sunshine, abbed in a downpour, continued to the Munro summit in a blizzard and descended in fog. Down in time for the Bella Jane boat back, with hot choccy on board! Perfect day :)
Caralynh - Solo - 21/Sep/12 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Solo - 21/Sep/12

Hidden - 25/Jul/12

Did in the rain
Steve Woollard - Solo - 17/Jun/12 with Ian McMillan, Sarah Welsh, Kevin Colclough

Sarah Welsh - Solo - 17/Jun/12 with Steve Woollard

Perfect day, approach via boat from Elgol, then traversed to Glen Brittle Hut via Sgurr nan Egg
Sankey - Solo - 14/Jun/12 with Ed

theandthem - Solo - 12/Jun/12

In by canoe the night before and camped at Coruisk, fantastic place to be. Ridge solo in 5.10 shoes just perfect mix of friction and steeper steps. All taken direct, rope didn't get a look in until the abseil. Descent off Dubh Beag to canoe out to the pub. Spantastic next day, what a weekend.
LD - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/12

Walked in from Sligachen and did Slabs as start to Ridge Traverse
cas smerdon - Solo - 02/Jun/12 with Mark S

mark stansfield - 02/Jun/12 with Carole

punj - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/12

Used the rope for the abseil only. Long day (13 hours)having walked in from our tent in Camusunary.
Stuart Macfarlane - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Jeanie

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 01/Jun/12

Hidden - Jun/12

WOW monster day out
Knot-Paul - Solo O/S - Jun/12 with Bob, Matt

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - 24/May/12

Slick - Solo - 03/May/12 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/12

westong - 01/May/12

scott.hill - Solo dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Alisa

tinyali - Solo dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Scott Hill

Hidden - 2012

butteredfrog - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Moved together, Big Boots.
davidbeynon - 09/Aug/11 with Sharon Chircop

Bella Jane into Loch Corisk. Moving together. I wore rock shoes.
SharonC1604 - 09/Aug/11 with DaveB

13 hour epic after a savage night of midge attacks whilst bivying out on the top above the Coruisk hut. Walked out through Coir' a' Ghrunnda and had trouble finding the best route out. Direct start over-rated, but ridge between first top and Sgurr Duhb Mor not rated enough: watch out for some tricky down climbs!
Redjesta - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11 with MIke Pottage, Peter Rowell, Barbara Duncan

65m moderate millington - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/11 with naomi hatto

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jul/11

theandthem - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/11

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/11

Nic DW - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with RuaridhForbes

RuaridhForbes - Solo - 04/Jun/11 with Nick DW

GermanAlex - Solo - Jun/11

BenLarby - Solo O/S - 27/May/11 with Matt Mitchell

Most of it was soloed with one pitch on a rope at the start.
clint87 - 26/Apr/11

John Brayshaw - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/11

erica - Solo - 26/Apr/11 with CMC

Hidden - Solo - 26/Apr/11

good fun way onto the ridge from Coruisk. Dry weather but hazy for views.
brianrunner - Solo - 22/Apr/11 with martina

barney_edin - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Kamikaze Badger - 2011

Hidden - 2011

AdamDawson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

butteredfrog - 2011

CMacD - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 11/Oct/10

andrewkeith - Solo - 11/Oct/10 with johnkeith

Steve Lenartowicz - Oct/10

WilliamBurnside - Solo - 25/Sep/10 with Robert Manby, MDunn

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Josh Plant

Clay C - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/10

Backed off as bad weather was coming in.
Glyn Davidson - Solo dnf - 01/Jun/10 with Ali

had to retreat due to heavy mist
Ali H - Solo - 01/Jun/10 with Glyn

Hidden - Solo - Jun/10

jsw1 - Solo O/S - 30/May/10 with Gareth Snell

alan.rodger - Solo - 15/May/10 with john Irving, drew yule

Bex_M - 12/May/10

Hidden - 2010

jackse - 2010

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/09 with Andy Hyslop

Hidden - Solo - 11/Sep/09

Deako - Solo - 05/Jul/09 with Peter Greening

jack robinson - 2nd - Jun/09

jack robinson - 2nd - Jun/09

Fantastic route. Pitched direct start to get onto ridge, with endless slabs all the way to the top. Abseil over-rated, but did make for a great photo. Turned left once we'd reached the main ridge, and followed it for two more peaks before decending into a corrie. Came in by boat, did the ridge, bivi-ed over and then walked out on the hottest day of the year. Killer!
Karlos - Solo O/S - 30/May/09 with Ian Archer

Skye for the weekend from B'ham. Arrive at Elgol 4.59 am Sat morning - the fast boat to Loch Coruisk. Up the slabs in big boots via the direct start. The friction so great my hands blead. Abseil not as scary as was made out to be, but the ridge only 2/3 done at that point. Hottest day in the year but strong winds kept us cool. Topped out on Sgurr Dubh Mor. Would have carried on to the next Munroe, but far too dehydrated. Excelent views all day.
Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 30/May/09 with Karl Stewart, Richard Holland

Kamikaze Badger - Solo - 29/May/09 with Neil Woodhead

mikemartin - Solo - 11/May/09

Traversed to Glen Brittle after starting at midday in Coruisk. Soloed in big boots and pouring rain. Arrogantly took very little gear. Thick cloud from 500m upwards, and down to 300m on Brittle side of ridge. Could barely see the ground from the top of the abseil. Strayed too far left along a tempting terrace up the west ridge of Skurr Dubh Mor and ascended a sketchy chimney to get back to the crest. Relieved to have prior knowledge of route from Sgurr Dubh Mor onwards and eventually drop out of the cloud at the bottom of Coir a Ghrunnda. Felt like quite a serious day.
size9hex - Solo O/S - May/09 with Kyle Rance

BRUCESTRAC - Solo - 2009

geordiekev - 2009

Great route. Walked in from Gelen Brittle round the end of Gars Bheinn. Considerably more hoar and less visibility for the top 200m than we'd bargained for! The descent through Coire a'Ghrunda in the dark was an experience in itself.
Neil Adams - Solo - 31/Dec/08 with Ross B

Ross Barnes - Solo - 30/Dec/08 with Neil A

Hidden - Solo - 21/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jun/08

Pretty cool outing. Ferry to Coruisk then a scramble to Sgurr Alasdair via the TD gap then down to Glen Brittle.
Will Hunt - Solo O/S - 30/May/08 with Jamie Goodwin

Dave Wearing - Solo - 30/May/08 with Chrissy.

Hidden - Solo - 25/May/08

RiPomc - AltLd - 02/May/08 with Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner

Hidden - 02/May/08

What fun! Great views, somewhat vertiginous, and an evil overhanging abseil. Tricky route finding down the other side to Glenbrittle.
JCookie - 02/May/08 with Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/08

Zoe Cockburn - 2nd - May/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 31/Aug/07

Boat into Carusk, nice for the first part od the day, then it rained and the route turned into a waterfall. Very late when we got to the top, then got benighted decending into Coire Grunda!
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Steve Cambell

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/07

Epic, ended at 1am in the car with 4 men in their pants. How all days should end!
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - May/07 with GMC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/07

Fantastic route, brilliant abseil. Possibly an imaginative start that we named "Sole Survivor"
rambler_gary - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Chicks

neil3965 - Solo - Jul/06

Solo. bailed off at Sgurr Dubh Beag to go & get the boat!
colinakmc - Solo - Jul/06 with Dave McLennan

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 09/May/06 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - Solo - 09/May/06 with Colin Angus

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 09/May/06 with Cornish Merlin

Hidden - Solo - May/06

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 11/Jun/05 with Graham Hunter

With climbing group from Hull, met at YH. Hiked in down Glen Sligachan, over col to Loch a Choire Riabaich, around Loch Coruisk to the slabs. Then main ridge over Sgurr Dubhs Beag and Mor and an da Bheinn, bealach to Core Grundda, and down to Glen Brittle. 12.5 hours.
johnjb - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/04

Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - 01/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/04

ashpreston - 2004

Captain Solo - Solo - 28/Jun/03 with John Ferrie, Karen

jack_eadie - Solo - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/02

Continued along main ridge including An Stac but wimped out at Inn Pinn. Totally pristine singing-out-loud 12-hour day from the tent at Coruisk.
nick everett - Solo - May/02

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/02 with Dan Bailey, Clare Wilkie

DougSt - Lead - 2002

Sandman55555 - Solo O/S - 01/May/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - May/98

Hidden - May/98

butteredfrog - 1996

Hidden - 1996

Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 03/Sep/93 with Mike Lates

babymoac - Solo - 28/May/89 with Howard

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/86

Iain Thow - Solo - 28/Jul/85

Mark Kemball - Solo - 05/Jun/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

biggianthead - Solo - 22/May/83 with G

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/82

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Solo - May/80 with George Diprose

Hidden - AltLd - 1969

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Style of ascent

Soloed104 of 165 (63.0%)
Lead3 of 165 (1.8%)
Followed4 of 165 (2.4%)
Alt Leads6 of 165 (3.6%)
Unknown48 of 165 (29.1%)

'Climbed'122 of 165 (73.9%)
clean O/S38 of 165 (23.0%)
clean rpt2 of 165 (1.2%)
dnf3 of 165 (1.8%)