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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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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 **61
2The Great Ridge DirectS *53
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 ***84
12Butterknife Direct FinishVS 4c ***2
13BodkinHVS 5a * 
14PoniardHVS 5a ** 
15MournbladeVS 4b **7
17The PeelerHVS 5b *6
 Climb nameGradex
18Sgian DubhVD **30
19Sgian Dubh (winter)V 6 **2
20SalaHVS 5a * 
21MenghiniE1 ***6
22CutlassE4 6b *1
23SabreE5 6b ** 
24The EpeeistE5 6b *** 
25KelpieE6 6b *** 
26Tru-CutE3 5c * 
27ChelaE3 6a  
28The PincerE2 5b ***14
29The ContenderE3 5c **2
30White HopeE5 6a ***3
31The ClaspHVS 5a *2
32ExcaliburHVS 5a ***22
33GuenevereHVS 5a **5
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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