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Garbh Bheinn, South Wall

Highland, SCOTLAND

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 788m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
The south wall forms the upper part of the south flank of the Garbh Bheinn Great Ridge. Butterknife is the route most come to climb but there are lots of other good climbs that make the arduous approach worthwhile. Kelpie certainly seems a route to aspire to, with rave reviews from all ascensionists and there are plenty of routes at a more amenable grade to enjoy.

Access notes
From the road follow a path by the burn to the bealach south of the summit. Turn down right to gain the left end of the wall and cross easy slabs to reach the lower level.

Weather forecast

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3.3mm rain
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1.9mm rain
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Scottish Rock - South (2008), Glen Coe (2001),
Out of print: Glen Coe (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1The Great RidgeD **59
2The Great Ridge DirectS *51
3The Great Ridge (winter)III ***2
5BrackE3 5c * 
6The GrallochE2 5b ***2
7ScimitarVS 4c **22
8Razor SlashS *1
9LeviathanE3 6a * 
10The Golden LanceE2 5c *2
11ButterknifeHS 4b ***81
12BodkinHVS 5a * 
13PoniardHVS 5a ** 
14MournbladeVS 4b **7
16The PeelerHVS 5b *6
17Sgian DubhVD **29
 Climb nameGradex
18Sgian Dubh (winter)V 6 **2
19SalaHVS 5a * 
20MenghiniE1 ***6
21CutlassE4 6b *1
22SabreE5 6b ** 
23The EpeeistE5 6b *** 
24KelpieE6 6b *** 
25Tru-CutE3 5c * 
26ChelaE3 6a  
27The PincerE2 5b ***14
28The ContenderE3 5c **2
29White HopeE5 6a ***2
30The ClaspHVS 5a *2
31ExcaliburHVS 5a ***19
32GuenevereHVS 5a **5
33Butterknife Direct Finish *VS 4c ***2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Needs an update. 67 routes on a wide variety of crags in the OLD Glencoe Guide!
Andy Say - 13/Oct/12