Climbs 185
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 650m a.s.l
Faces N

First light on Beinn Eighe © jameshiggins

Crag features

The Triple Buttresses of Beinn Eighe, located in the stunning Coire Mhic Fherchair (pronounced byn ae and corry vic ere kair) are 300m high sandstone capped with quartzite cliffs.

Many classic three star winter and rock routes,

including :

Central Buttress (S, V)

Pale Diedre

Angle Face

Approach notes

Beinn Eighe is a nature reserve on National Trust for Scotland land.

As does Grooving High
Captain Solo - 28/May/11
The Pale Diedre appears twice ^
Andy Moles - 15/May/11
henry mcelroy about 12 hrs to do all three finishing in torridon!
pierro - 26/Nov/06
Do not expect easy routefinding on Central Buttress; every one that climbs it seems to find a different line. And don't go near it if you don't know you can finish it; retreat would be a loose nightmare.
Jamie B. - 04/Oct/05
sorry to see there is no comments, we were looking at walking this at the end of august, setting off from kinlochewe and finishing at torridon how long do you think it will take at an average pace?
henry mcelroy - 07/Jul/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Far East Wall) 
2Nightcap Groove
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HVS 5b  
3Nightcap Groove
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VI 7  
4Morning Wall
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VS  
5Sidewinder
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S 4a  
6Sidewinder
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V 6  
7Glow Worm
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V 6 * 
8Sting
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HVS *1
9Sting
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VII 7 **1
10Sting Direct
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E1  
11Sunscream
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E5 *2
12Moonshine
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E4 ***10
13Angel Face
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E2 5c ***45
14Seeds of Destruction
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E3 5c ***5
15The Reaper
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E2 **2
16Sundance
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E2 * 
17SundanceVIII 8 ***14
18The Root of all Evil
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E2 * 
19Hydroponicum
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HVS  
20Hydroponicum
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VIII 8 **1
21Meccano
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E3  
22Rudolf
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E2 1
23Colgarra
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E3 **2
24Immortal Memory
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IX 9 ***2
25King of the Swingers
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E3 ** 
26Vishnu
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VII 6 ***2
27The Rising Son
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E2 ** 
28Daughter of the Dawn
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E3 **2
29Kami Kaze
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VS 4b * 
30Kami-kaze
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VI 7 ***20
31Fascist Groove Thang
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E7 **1
32Birth of the Cool
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E1 * 
33Ling Dynasty
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E5 ***7
34Groovin' High
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E1 ***94
35Sumo
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E3 ***27
36Body Heat
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E4 *1
37Body Swerve
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E4 *1
38Karaoke Wall
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HVS  
39Epilogue
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VS 5a  
40Divine Ambition
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E1  
41Far East Gully
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III 5  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Eastern Ramparts) 
43The Trundler
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HVS 5a 1
44Cornice Groove
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VS 1
45Cornice Groove
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VI 7 *1
46Corniced Arete
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VS 1
47The Modern Idiot
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E1  
48Olympus
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VS 4c *3
49Olympus Winter
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VII 8  
50Claustrophobic Corner
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E1 5b * 
51The Ho Chi Min Trail
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E2 *** 
52Heavy Flak
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E1 * 
53The Great Wall of China
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E3  
54Turkish Delight
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E3 5c **2
55Feast of the East
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E1 * 
56Eastern Promise
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VS *1
57Eastern Promise
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VI 7 **4
58Seige Tactics
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E1  
59Rampart Wall
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HVS **1
60Rampart Wall
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VII 8 ***8
61Pale Rider
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E1 **8
62Pale RiderVIII 9 ***2
63Paleface Wall
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E3 * 
64The Pale Diedre
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E2 ***20
65BoggleE1 ***1
66Boggle
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VIII 8 ***4
67Tainted Galahad
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E2 **1
68Rampage
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E2  
69The Unknown Soldier
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E1 *1
70The Unknown Warrior
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VII 7 * 
71Forgotten Warrior
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HVS * 
72Samurai
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HVS  
73Samurai
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VII 7 *1
74Simpleton
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HVS *1
75Shang-High
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HVS  
76Shang-High
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VII 7 ***19
77Fear of the Dark
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E1 5b * 
78The Tower of Darkness
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E4 * 
79Fairytale Groove
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HVS 5a * 
80Fairytale Groove
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VII 8 2
81Happy Ever After
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E1  
82Gnome Wall
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HS 4a 1
83Gnome Wall
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V 7 * 
84The Gash
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VD  
85The Gash
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III 4  
86Gashtrognome
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VI 7 ** 
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
88Icefall Start
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V 5 1
89Mango
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VS 1
90The Chimney
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VI 7 ** 
91Bloodstone Start
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S 1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-quartzite tiers) 
93East Buttress
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D ***90
94East Buttress
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IV 5 ***83
95East Buttress (Left Hand)VD 1
96East Buttress (Left Hand)
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V 5  
97East Central Gully
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III *3
98East Central Gully, Direct start
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V 4 *6
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Wall) 
100East Central Ribs
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S 4a  
101East Central Ribs
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V 6  
102The Cool Cleft
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V 4 *2
103Assegai
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VS 5a ** 
104Assegai
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V 6  
105East Wall
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VI 7 * 
106East Wall
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S 1
107Fulmar Chimneys
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VD 1
108East Central Wall
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V 4 * 
109Patey's Direct Route
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HS 4b *** 
110Patey's Direct Route
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V 6  
111Pelican
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S * 
112Pelican
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VI 6 **2
113Condor Crack
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S 6 *** 
114Flight of the Condor
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VII 8  
115Flying Finish (to Central Buttress)
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HS  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress) 
117Central Buttress - Pigott's Route
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S 4b **24
118Central Buttress
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VI 7 ***45
119Central Buttress - VS Route
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VS ***45
120Longdrop Route (VS Route Direct Start)VS 4b 1
121The Generation Game
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E2 5c * 
122Hamilton's Route
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S 4a **26
123Hamilton's Route
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VI 6 **1
124Central Buttress - Grade IV Line
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IV 5 *** 
125Collie's Route
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IV 5  
126Parker's Route
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VD  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
128Central Reservation
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HVS  
129Swinging in the Rain
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HVS * 
130Central Corner - Winter
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VII 8  
131Puddock
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HVS * 
132Readymix
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S 3
133Slab Route
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D 2
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Lower Quartzite Tier) 
135Porcine Connection
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E1 5a  
136Gallus
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E1 5a  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Upper Quartzite Tier) 
138Dusk
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E1  
139Nunn's RouteIV  
140West Central Gully
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VIII 7 ***1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress) 
142West ButtressS 4a *6
143West Buttress
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IV 4 ***49
144Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VS * 
145Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VI 7 * 
146Still Game
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VI 7 * 
147Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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VD *1
148Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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V 6 **5
149West Buttress Direttissima
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VII 8 ***3
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
151Sideshow
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HVS  
152Cyclonic Westerly
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E3 **2
153Junior
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E1  
154Junior Direct Start
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E3 5c  
155RelayerVS  
156Senior
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HVS * 
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Quartzite Tier,West Central) 
158Maelstrom
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HVS  
159Maelstrom
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VII 7 *1
160Balla na Gaoithe
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HVS 5a *1
161Earth, Wind and Fire
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HVS 1
162Blood, Sweat and Frozen Tears
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VIII 8 ***15
163Shoot the Breeze
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E2 ***2
164Shoot the Breeze (Winter)IX 8 ***5
165Chop Suey
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E1  
166Bruised VioletVIII 8 ***2
167Force Ten
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E2 *** 
168Twilight Zone
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E2 5c ** 
169Wall of the Winds
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E1 *1
170Mistral
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E1 * 
171Mistral
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VII 7 ***5
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Fuselage Wall) 
173Pension Plan
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V 7  
174Flying Fortress
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VS * 
175Flying Fortress
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V 7 * 
176Fuselage Wall
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S 4a  
177Fuselage Wall
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V 7 * 
178Fight or FlightV 6 **12
179The Ace
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VS 5a 1
180The Ace
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VI 7 **1
181Bombs Away
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V 7 1
182Fuselage Gully (Far West Gully)
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II *91
183The Upper Girdle
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S ***1
184The Upper Girdle
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VI 7 ** 
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Far West Buttress) 
186Far West Buttress
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S 4a  
187Far West Buttress
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V 6 **3
188Chocks AwayV 6 1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Sail Mhor) 
190Ceum Grannda
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2 *4
191Morrison's Gully
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I 15
192White's Gully (No.3 Gully)
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II 1
193Smears for FearsV 4 **1
 Sgurr Nan Fhir Duibhe 
195The Black Carls1 *24
 Unsorted 
197Missing The CutIV 6 **1

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