Contributed by Andy Moles Jan/18 - This public ticklist has been seen 2,454 times

Want to do some bagging, but feeling uninspired by stumpy satellites and bumps in a plateau? Then this is the list for you, composed of only the finest mountains in Scotland. Not quite irrespective of size, as we all know size matters, but taking into consideration the overall aesthetic of the hill and its surroundings. Also included are some of the best mountaineering routes to gain and traverse these summits, including graded climbs where they are irresistably the 'line' of the mountain. Work in progress.

Looking back down Aonach Eagach in fine winter conditions  © tallpaulselfridge
Looking back down Aonach Eagach in fine winter conditions
© tallpaulselfridge, Nov 2013

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Map of routes in this ticklist

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Distribution of grades

Top 12 photos of this ticklist

Tower Gap Belay

Tower Ridge
Tower Gap Belay
© Paluchi

Martin Moran guiding Steve Ward and Gordon Speir on the Liathach Traverse, 30 Dec '13

Main Ridge Traverse (winter)
Martin Moran guiding Steve Ward and Gordon Speir on the Liathach Traverse, 30 Dec '13
© Ben Tibbetts

Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!
© Gabe Oliver

Approaching the gap

Tower Ridge
Approaching the gap

Sunrise on the second day of our traverse

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer)
Sunrise on the second day of our traverse
© henrygiles99

Ben Nevis Cliffs

North East Buttress
Ben Nevis Cliffs
© stuartf

Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!
© Gabe Oliver

Chalky winter light on the pinnacles.

Main Ridge Traverse (winter)
Chalky winter light on the pinnacles.
© squizbug

Chris approaching the pinnacles of the Aonach Eagach ridge, in spectacular winter condition.

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Chris approaching the pinnacles of the Aonach Eagach ridge, in spectacular winter condition.
© Andrew Marshall

Bealach nan Lice camp, Cuillin, Skye

Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Winter)
Bealach nan Lice camp, Cuillin, Skye
© Jamie Hageman

A blustery teeter along the Eastern Traverse

Tower Ridge
A blustery teeter along the Eastern Traverse
© henrygiles99

Moving up the Northern Pinnacles of Liathach

Northern Pinnacles (Winter)
Moving up the Northern Pinnacles of Liathach
© Hamish Frost

Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
An Cliseam summit 64 799m An Cliseam
Beinn Mhor summit 29 620m Beinn Mhor
Rum Cuillin Traverse M *** 81 ? Askival
Askival summit 66 812m Askival
Ainshval summit 42 781m Ainshval
Trallval summit 35 702m Trallval
Blabheinn summit 494 929m Bla Bheinn
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer) D *** 615 ? Bla Bheinn
Garbh-bheinn summit 64 808m Garbh-bheinn
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer) VD *** 1324 ? Cuillin Ridge...
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Winter) IV *** 85 ? Cuillin Ridge...
The Dubh Ridge M *** 468 920m The Dubh Slabs
Sgurr Dubh Mor summit 444 944m Sgurr Dubh Mor
Gars-bheinn summit 90 895m Gars-bheinn
Sgùrr Alasdair summit 604 992m Sgùrr Alasdair
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich summit 495 948m Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Inaccessible Pinnacle summit 995 986m Sgurr Dearg...
East Ridge (Summer) M *** 1501 60m • 2 Sgurr Dearg...
Sgurr na Banachdich North summit 580 965m Sgurr na Banachdich
Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh summit 536 973m Sgurr a'...
Sgurr a' Mhadaidh summit 465 918m Sgurr a'...
Bidein Druim nan Ramh summit 37 869m Bidein Druim nan...
Bruach na Frithe summit 572 958m Bruach na Frithe
Am Basteir summit 480 934m Am Basteir
Sgurr a' Bhasteir summit 23 898m Sgurr a'...
Sgurr nan Gillean summit 612 965m Sgurr nan Gillean
Pinnacle Ridge (Summer) D *** 817 ? Sgurr nan Gillean
Ben More summit 281 966m Ben More
Goat Fell summit 259 874m Goatfell
The Round Of Glen Sannox Grade-2 *** 100 ? Caisteal Abhail
Cir Mhor summit 197 799m Cir Mhor
South Ridge Direct VS 5a *** 749 ? • 13 Cir Mhor
Caisteal Abhail summit 103 859m Caisteal Abhail
A' Chir Ridge Traverse M *** 470 ? A'Chir
Beinn an Oir summit 37 785m Beinn an Oir
Ben Hope summit 332 927m Ben Hope
Ben Loyal - An Caisteal summit 49 765m Ben Loyal
Foinaven - Ganu Mor summit 79 911m Foinaven - Ganu Mor
Arkle summit 48 787m Arkle
Quinag - Sail Gharbh summit 115 808m Quinag
Quinag - Sail Gorm summit 89 776m Quinag
Quinag - Spidean Coinich summit 113 764m Quinag
Ben More Assynt summit 309 998m Ben More Assynt
Conival summit 316 987m Conival
Suilven - Caisteal Liath summit 211 731m Suilven
Cul Mor summit 105 849m Cul Mor
Cul Beag summit 76 769m Cul Beag
Stac Pollaidh summit 420 612m Stac Pollaidh
Ben Mor Coigach summit 54 743m Ben Mor Coigach
Sgurr an Fhidhleir summit 48 703m Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Direct Nose Route (Summer) HVS 5a ** 104 226m • 8 Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Direct Nose Route (Winter) VII 7 *** 21 ? Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Beinn Dearg summit 241 1,084m Beinn Dearg
Cona' Mheall summit 212 978m Cona' Mheall
Seana Bhraigh summit 182 927m Seana Bhraigh
An Teallach - Sgurr Fiona summit 393 1,060m An Teallach -...
An Teallach Ridge (Summer) Grade-3 *** 386 ? An Teallach -...
An Teallach Ridge (Winter) II *** 326 ? An Teallach -...
Beinn Dearg Mor summit 48 910m Beinn Dearg Mor
Beinn Dearg Bheag summit 27 820m Beinn Dearg Bheag
Slioch summit 293 981m Slioch
A' Mhaighdean summit 210 967m A' Mhaighdean
Ruadh Stac Mor summit 195 918m Ruadh Stac Mor
Beinn Tarsuinn summit 176 937m Beinn Tarsuinn
Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair summit 175 1,018m Mullach Coire Mhic...
Sgurr Mor summit 208 1,110m Sgurr Mor
The Resurrection III *** 50 ? Sgurr Mor
Sgurr nan Clach Geala summit 210 1,093m Sgurr nan Clach...
Liathach - Spidean a' Choire Leith summit 537 1,055m Liathach - Spidean...
Liathach - Mullach an Rathain summit 493 1,023m Liathach - Spidean...
Mullach an Rathain, South Ridge Grade-2 ** 59 ? Liathach - Spidean...
Main Ridge Traverse (summer) Grade-2 *** 410 ? Liathach - Spidean...
Main Ridge Traverse (winter) II *** 378 ? Liathach - Spidean...
Northern Pinnacles (Winter) III ** 75 200m Liathach - Spidean...
Beinn Eighe - Ruadh-stac Mor summit 413 1,010m Beinn Eighe -...
Ruadh-stac Beag summit 39 896m Ruadh-stac Beag
Beinn Alligin - Sgurr Mhor summit 503 986m Beinn Alligin -...
Being Alligin Complete Ridge Traverse I/II ** 470 ? Beinn Alligin -...
Beinn Dearg summit 45 914m Beinn Dearg
Baosbheinn summit 34 875m Baosbheinn
Beinn Damh summit 68 902m Beinn Damh
An Ruadh-stac summit 38 892m An Ruadh-Stac
Maol Chean-dearg summit 233 933m Maol Chean-dearg
Beinn Liath Mhor summit 234 925m Beinn Liath Mhor
Sgorr Ruadh summit 242 960m Sgorr Ruadh
Fuar Tholl summit 75 907m Fuar Tholl
Beinn Bhan summit 66 896m Beinn Bhan
A'Chioch Traverse II *** 136 ? Beinn Bhan
Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais summit 149 1,083m Sgurr a'...
Sgurr Fhuar-thuill summit 155 1,049m Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
Lurg Mhor summit 122 987m Lurg Mhor
Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich summit 123 945m Bidein a'...
Sgurr a' Chaorachain summit 148 1,053m Sgurr a'...
Sgurr Choinnich summit 141 999m Sgurr Choinnich
An Socach summit 134 1,069m An Socach
Sgurr na Lapaich summit 155 1,150m Sgurr na Lapaich
An Riabhachan summit 135 1,129m An Riabhachan
Beinn Sgritheall summit 203 974m Beinn Sgritheall
Carn Eige summit 175 1,183m Carn Eighe
Mam Sodhail summit 181 1,181m Mam Sodhail
Tom a' Choinich summit 220 1,112m Tom a' Choinich
Beinn Fhada summit 194 1,032m Beinn Fhada
Sgurr Fhuaran summit 280 1,068m Sgurr Fhuaran
Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe summit 267 1,027m Sgurr na Ciste...
Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg summit 240 1,036m Sgurr a'...
Ciste Dhubh summit 206 982m Ciste Dhubh
Sgurr nan Conbhairean summit 200 1,109m Sgurr nan...
Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan summit 155 1,151m Sgurr nan...
A' Chraileag summit 207 1,120m A' Chraileag
Mullach Fraoch-choire summit 197 1,102m Mullach...
Sgurr a' Mhaoraich summit 160 1,027m Sgurr a'...
The Saddle - Sgurr nan Forcan summit 424 963m The Saddle
Forcan Ridge (Summer) Grade-2 *** 438 ? The Saddle
Forcan Ridge (Winter) I/II *** 403 ? The Saddle
Sgurr na Sgine summit 268 946m Sgurr na Sgine
Aonach air Chrith summit 278 1,021m Aonach air Chrith
Bidein a' Chabair summit 17 867m Bidein a'...
Sgurr na Ciche summit 161 1,040m Sgurr na Ciche
Garbh Chioch Mhor summit 146 1,013m Garbh Chioch Mhor
Ladhar Bheinn summit 206 1,020m Ladhar Bheinn
Luinne Bheinn summit 185 939m Luinne Bheinn
Meall Buidhe summit 175 946m Meall Buidhe
Sgurr Mor summit 123 1,003m Sgurr Mor
Ben Aden summit 23 887m Ben Aden
Gleouraich summit 214 1,035m Gleouraich
Spidean Mialach summit 201 996m Spidean Mialach
Gairich summit 164 919m Gairich
Gaor Bheinn (Gulvain) summit 152 987m Gaor Bheinn...
Sgurr nan Coireachan summit 197 956m Sgurr nan Coireachan
Sgurr Thuilm summit 212 963m Sgurr Thuilm
Sgurr Ghiubhsachain summit 34 849m Sgurr Ghiubhsachain
NNE Ridge Grade-3 ** 31 ? Sgurr Ghiubhsachain
Rois-Bheinn summit 37 882m Rois-Bheinn
Streap summit 37 909m Streap
Beinn Resipol summit 48 845m Beinn Resipol
Sgurr Dhomhnuill summit 29 888m Sgurr Dhomhnuill
Garbh Bheinn summit 114 885m Garbh Bheinn
The Great Ridge (Summer) D ** 204 400m Garbh Bheinn
The Great Ridge (Winter) III ** 8 ? Garbh Bheinn
Creag Meagaidh summit 428 1,128m Creag Meagaidh
East Ridge (Winter) II ** 591 300m Beinn a'...
Ben Macdui summit 1046 1,309m Ben Macdui
Braeriach summit 550 1,296m Braeriach
Northeast Ridge (Summer) Grade-1 * 147 ? Sgor an Lochain...
Cairn Toul summit 442 1,291m Cairn Toul
The Devil's Point summit 362 1,004m The Devil's...
Ben Avon - Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe summit 252 1,171m Ben Avon - Leabaidh...
Beinn Mheadhoin summit 311 1,182m Beinn Mheadhoin
Sgor Gaoith summit 496 1,118m Sgor Gaoith (Gleann...
Bynack More summit 461 1,090m Bynack More
Lochnagar - Cac Carn Beag summit 710 1,155m Lochnagar - Cac...
Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar summit 345 1,121m Beinn a' Ghlo...
Ben Nevis summit 2607 1,344m Ben Nevis
Carn Mor Dearg Arete Grade-1 761 ? Ben Nevis
Carn Mor Dearg Arete I ** 981 ? Ben Nevis
North East Buttress VD *** 433 500m Ben Nevis
North East Buttress IV 5 *** 589 300m Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge D *** 2332 600m Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge IV 3 *** 1930 800m Ben Nevis
Aonach Beag summit 432 1,234m Aonach Beag
Northeast Ridge (Winter) III *** 49 ? Aonach Beag
Stob Choire Claurigh summit 302 1,177m Stob Choire Claurigh
Stob Coire an Laoigh summit 280 1,116m Stob Coire an Laoigh
Sgurr Choinnich Mor summit 262 1,094m Sgurr Choinnich Mor
Stob Ban summit 334 977m Stob Ban
Stob Coire Easain summit 267 1,115m Stob Coire Easain
Sgurr Eilde Mor summit 290 1,010m Sgurr Eilde Mor
Binnein Mor summit 308 1,130m Binnein Mor
Binnein Beag summit 245 943m Binnein Beag
Na Gruagaichean summit 378 1,056m Na Gruagaichean
An Gearanach summit 529 982m An Gearanach
Am Bodach summit 574 1,032m Am Bodach
Sgurr a' Mhaim summit 557 1,099m Sgurr a' Mhaim
Ring of Steall (Summer) Grade-1 ** 170 ? Am Bodach
Ring of Steall (Winter) I *** 248 ? Am Bodach
Stob Ban summit 574 999m Stob Ban
Ben Alder summit 262 1,148m Ben Alder
Beinn a' Bheithir - Sgorr Dhearg summit 519 1,024m Beinn a'...
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Summer) Grade-2 *** 1800 ? Aonach Eagach -...
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter) II *** 1514 ? Aonach Eagach -...
Bidean nam Bian summit 751 1,150m Bidean nam Bian
Stob Coire Sgreamhach summit 547 1,072m Stob Coire...
Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg summit *** 1256 1,022m Buachaille Etive Mor
Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Dubh summit 660 958m Stob Dubh
Curved Ridge (Summer) M *** 1923 240m Buachaille Etive Mor
Curved Ridge (Winter) II 3 *** 1441 240m Buachaille Etive Mor
Creise summit 356 1,100m Creise
Stob Ghabhar summit 345 1,090m Stob Ghabhar
Beinn Sgulaird summit 228 937m Beinn Sgulaird
Ben Starav summit 324 1,078m Ben Starav
Glas Bheinn Mhor summit 251 997m Glas Bheinn Mhor
Stob Coir'an Albannaich summit 218 1,044m Stob Coir' an...
Ben Cruachan summit 401 1,126m Ben Cruachan
Stob Diamh - Stob Garbh summit 87 980m Stob Diamh - Stob...
Beinn Dorain summit 417 1,076m Beinn Dorain
Beinn Achaladair summit 300 1,036m Beinn Achaladair
Schiehallion summit 618 1,083m Schiehallion
Ben Lawers summit 719 1,214m Ben Lawers
Meall nan Tarmachan summit 574 1,044m Meall nan Tarmachan
An Stuc summit 400 1,118m An Stuc
Stuc an Lochain summit 262 960m Stuc an Lochain
Ben Vorlich summit 621 985m Ben Vorlich
Stuc a' Chroin summit 483 975m Stuc a' Chroin
Ben More summit 484 1,174m Ben More
Stob Binnein summit 449 1,165m Stob Binnein
Cruach Ardrain summit 418 1,046m Cruach Ardrain
Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) - South summit 474 1,130m Ben Lui (Beinn...
Central Gully I *** 279 ? Ben Lui (Beinn...
Beinn an Lochain summit 123 901m Beinn an Lochain
The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) summit *** 510 884m The Cobbler
The Cobbler Traverse III *** 109 ? The Cobbler
Beinn Narnain summit 619 926m Beinn Narnain
Ben Vane summit 421 916m Ben Vane
Ben Vorlich summit 418 943m Ben Vorlich
Ben Lomond summit 759 974m Ben Lomond
120 stars 76,772 174,648m 235
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