75m, 4 pitches. A classic struggle up the striking chimney line starting 10m left of King’s Cave Chimney. The first three pitches are overhanging. Excellent belays; some brittle rock – beware parties on screes below. 1. 15m 6a Climb the slanting slot just to the right of the main chimney. Belay 6m higher at a cave. 2. 17m 5c Swing up left, climb a ladder dyke, then follow the chimney to a grassy break. 3. 18m 5c Climb the overhanging trap dyke – an impressive pitch. 4. 25m 4c Follow the dyke and surmount a big chockstone to finish just west of the summit

I.S.Dring & M.E.Moran 16/Sep/1996.


3* sa Chuilthionn as t-Samhradh , Ultimate Scottish Trad Ticklist E1 to E5


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