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)
2 Nightcap Groove
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HVS 5b  
3 Nightcap Groove
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VI 7  
4 Morning Wall
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VS  
5 Sidewinder
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S 4a  
6 Sidewinder
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V 6  
7 Glow Worm
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V 6 *  
8 Sting
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HVS * 1
9 Sting
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VII 7 ** 1
10 Sting Direct
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E1  
11 Sunscream
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E5 * 2
12 Moonshine
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E4 *** 17
13 Angel Face
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E2 5c *** 97
14 Seeds of Destruction
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E3 5c *** 7
15 The Reaper
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E2 ** 2
16 Sundance
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E2 *  
17 Sundance VIII 8 *** 14
18 The Root of all Evil
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E2 *  
19 Hydroponicum
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HVS  
20 Hydroponicum
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VIII 8 ** 1
21 Crazy Eyes VIII 9 *** 1
22 Meccano
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E3  
23 Rudolf
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E2 1
24 Colgarra
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E3 ** 6
25 Immortal Memory
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IX 9 *** 2
26 King of the Swingers
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E3 **  
27 Vishnu
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VII 6 *** 2
28 The Rising Son
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E2 **  
29 Daughter of the Dawn
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E3 ** 2
30 Kami Kaze
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VS 4b *  
31 Kami-kaze
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VI 7 *** 21
32 Fascist Groove Thang
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E7 ** 1
33 Birth of the Cool
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E1 *  
34 Ling Dynasty
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E5 *** 7
35 Groovin' High
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E1 *** 103
36 Sumo
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E3 *** 21
37 Body Heat
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E4 * 1
38 Body Swerve
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E4 * 1
39 Karaoke Wall
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HVS  
40 Epilogue
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VS 5a  
41 Divine Ambition
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E1  
42 Far East Gully
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III 5  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Eastern Ramparts)
44 The Trundler
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HVS 5a 1
45 Cornice Groove
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VS 1
46 Cornice Groove
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VI 7 * 1
47 Corniced Arete
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VS 1
48 The Modern Idiot
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E1  
49 Olympus
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VS 4c * 2
50 Olympus Winter
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VII 8  
51 Claustrophobic Corner
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E1 5b *  
52 The Ho Chi Min Trail
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E2 ***  
53 Heavy Flak
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E1 *  
54 The Great Wall of China
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E3  
55 Turkish Delight
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E3 5c ** 3
56 Feast of the East
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E1 *  
57 Eastern Promise
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VS * 1
58 Eastern Promise
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VI 7 ** 5
59 Seige Tactics
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E1  
60 Rampart Wall
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HVS ** 1
61 Rampart Wall
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VII 8 *** 9
62 Pale Rider
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E1 ** 6
63 Pale Rider VIII 9 *** 2
64 Paleface Wall
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E3 *  
65 The Pale Diedre
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E2 *** 21
66 Boggle E1 *** 1
67 Boggle
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VIII 8 *** 4
68 Tainted Galahad
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E2 ** 1
69 Rampage
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E2  
70 The Unknown Soldier
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E1 * 1
71 The Unknown Warrior
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VII 7 *  
72 Forgotten Warrior
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HVS *  
73 Samurai
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HVS  
74 Samurai
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VII 7 * 2
75 Simpleton
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HVS * 1
76 Shang-High
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HVS  
77 Shang-High
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VII 7 *** 19
78 Fear of the Dark
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E1 5b *  
79 The Tower of Darkness
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E4 *  
80 Fairytale Groove
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HVS 5a *  
81 Fairytale Groove
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VII 8 2
82 Happy Ever After
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E1  
83 Gnome Wall
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HS 4a 1
84 Gnome Wall
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V 7 *  
85 The Gash
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VD  
86 The Gash
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III 4  
87 Gashtrognome
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VI 7 **  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-Sandstone Tier)
89 Icefall Start
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V 5 1
90 Mango
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VS 1
91 The Chimney
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VI 7 **  
92 Bloodstone Start
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S 3
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-quartzite tiers)
94 East Buttress
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D *** 145
95 East Buttress
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IV 5 *** 125
96 East Buttress (Left Hand) VD 1
97 East Buttress (Left Hand)
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V 5  
98 East Central Gully
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III * 3
99 East Central Gully, Direct start
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V 4 * 6
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Wall)
101 East Central Ribs
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S 4a  
102 East Central Ribs
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V 6  
103 The Cool Cleft
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V 4 * 2
104 Assegai
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VS 5a **  
105 Assegai
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V 6  
106 East Wall
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VI 7 *  
107 East Wall
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S 1
108 Fulmar Chimneys
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VD 1
109 East Central Wall
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V 4 *  
110 Patey's Direct Route
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HS 4b ***  
111 Patey's Direct Route
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V 6  
112 Pelican
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S *  
113 Pelican
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VI 6 ** 2
114 Condor Crack
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S 6 ***  
115 Flight of the Condor
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VII 8  
116 Flying Finish (to Central Buttress)
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HS  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress)
118 Central Buttress - Pigott's Route
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S 4b ** 40
119 Central Buttress
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VI 7 *** 46
120 Central Buttress - VS Route
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VS *** 86
121 Longdrop Route (VS Route Direct Start) VS 4b 1
122 The Generation Game
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E2 5c *  
123 Hamilton's Route
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S 4a ** 38
124 Hamilton's Route
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VI 6 ** 1
125 Central Buttress - Grade IV Line
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IV 5 ***  
126 Collie's Route
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IV 5  
127 Parker's Route
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VD  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Sandstone Tier)
129 Central Reservation
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HVS  
130 Swinging in the Rain
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HVS *  
131 Central Corner - Winter
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VII 8  
132 Puddock
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HVS *  
133 Readymix
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S 3
134 Slab Route
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D 2
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Lower Quartzite Tier)
136 Porcine Connection
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E1 5a  
137 Gallus
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E1 5a  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Upper Quartzite Tier)
139 Dusk
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E1  
140 Nunn's Route IV  
141 West Central Gully
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VIII 7 *** 1
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress)
143 West Buttress S 4a * 6
144 West Buttress
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IV 4 *** 55
145 Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VS *  
146 Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VI 7 *  
147 Still Game
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VI 7 *  
148 Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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VD * 1
149 Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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V 6 ** 5
150 West Buttress Direttissima
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VII 8 *** 3
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Sandstone Tier)
152 Sideshow
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HVS  
153 Cyclonic Westerly
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E3 ** 2
154 Junior
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E1  
155 Junior Direct Start
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E3 5c  
156 Relayer VS  
157 Senior
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HVS *  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Quartzite Tier,West Central)
159 Maelstrom
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HVS  
160 Maelstrom
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VII 7 * 1
161 Balla na Gaoithe
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HVS 5a * 1
162 Earth, Wind and Fire
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HVS 1
163 Blood, Sweat and Frozen Tears
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VIII 8 *** 16
164 Shoot the Breeze
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E2 *** 2
165 Shoot the Breeze (Winter) IX 8 *** 5
166 Chop Suey
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E1  
167 Chop Suey VIII 8 **  
168 Bruised Violet VIII 8 *** 2
169 Force Ten
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E2 ***  
170 Twilight Zone
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E2 5c **  
171 Wall of the Winds
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E1 * 1
172 Mistral
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E1 *  
173 Mistral
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VII 7 *** 5
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Fuselage Wall)
175 Pension Plan
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V 7  
176 Flying Fortress
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VS *  
177 Flying Fortress
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V 7 *  
178 Fuselage Wall
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S 4a  
179 Fuselage Wall
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V 7 *  
180 Fight or Flight V 6 ** 12
181 The Ace
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VS 5a 1
182 The Ace
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VI 7 ** 1
183 Bombs Away
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V 7 1
184 Fuselage Gully
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II * 141
185 The Upper Girdle
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S *** 1
186 The Upper Girdle
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VI 7 **  
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Far West Buttress)
188 Far West Buttress
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S 4a  
189 Far West Buttress
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V 6 ** 3
190 Chocks Away V 6 1
  Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Sail Mhor)
192 Ceum Grannda
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2 * 4
193 Morrison's Gully
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I 15
194 White's Gully (No.3 Gully)
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II 1
195 Smears for Fears V 4 ** 1
  Sgurr Nan Fhir Duibhe
197 The Black Carls 1 * 35
  Unsorted
199 Missing The Cut IV 6 ** 1

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