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Climbs 41
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 885m a.s.l
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On Garbh Bheinn after climbing the Great Ridge © Mike Pescod

Crag features

Garbh Bheinn is a steep mountain in the Ardgour area in the west of Scotland. It is much more prominent, in both a general and topographic sense, than many Munros, but because it is under 3000 feet and in a geographically isolated area, it is relatively infrequently climbed. Like other summits in the Ardgour area, it has been cited by those who deride the obsession with Munro bagging. From the summit, there are extensive views east to Ben Nevis and the mountains of Glen Coe, and west to several islands.

Guidebooks

Needs updated. While Sgian Dubh is given Vdiff in the Garry Latte Guide there is no way that this is the case. The Clasp is E1 in both SMC and Garry latter while given HVS on here. Definitely more E1 than HVS!
arose - 27/Jul/15
Needs an update. 67 routes on a wide variety of crags in the OLD Glencoe Guide!
Andy Say - 13/Oct/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Garbh Bheinn Summit
2 Garbh Bheinn summit
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summit 62
3 The Great Ridge (Summer) D ** 117
4 The Great Ridge (Winter)
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III *** 4
5 The Great Ridge Direct
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S * 90
6 The Great Gully VD  
  South Wall
  Lower Tier
9 Brack E3 5c *  
10 The Gralloch E2 5b *** 3
11 Scimitar
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VS 4c ** 34
12 Razor Slash
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S * 4
13 Leviathan E3 6a *  
14 The Golden Lance
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E2 5c * 4
15 Butterknife HS 4b *** 127
16 Butterknife Direct Finish VS 4c *** 11
Climb name Grade
17 Butterknife (winter) VI 6 ** 2
18 Bodkin
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HVS 5a *  
19 Poniard
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HVS 5a **  
20 Mournblade
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VS 4b ** 8
21 Scimitar (Winter) * VII 8 *** 2
22 Gralloch (winter) * IX 10 ** 1
  Upper Tier
24 The Peeler
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HVS 5b * 10
25 Sgian Dubh (Summer)
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S ** 50
26 Sgian Dubh (Winter) V 6 ** 2
27 Sala
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HVS 5a *  
28 Menghini E1 *** 23
29 Cutlass
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E4 6b * 2
30 Sabre
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E5 6b **  
31 The Epeeist
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E5 6b ***  
32 Kelpie E6 6b ***  
Climb name Grade
33 Tru-Cut
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E3 5c *  
34 Chela
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E3 6a  
35 The Pincer
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E2 5b *** 30
36 The Contender
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E3 5c ** 3
37 White Hope
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E5 6a *** 3
38 The Clasp
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E1 5a * 5
39 Excalibur
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HVS 5a *** 41
40 Guenevere
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HVS 5a ** 8
  Pinnacle Ridge
42 Pinnacle Gully I *  
43 Pinnacle Ridge (Summer)
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M * 41
44 Pinnacle Ridge (Winter) III * 1
45 Blockhead
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E1 5b *  
  Northeast Buttress
47 Route II S ** 8
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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