Sgùrr a' Ghreadaidh

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Sgùrr a' Ghreadaidh
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Sgùrr a' Ghreadaidh
Range: Cuillin
Summit: 3,192 feet NG445232

Sgùrr a' Ghreadaidh is the highest summit on the northern half of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering.

This is one of the trickier main Black Cuillin peaks to ascend. The simplest route ascends by way of the col of An Dorus (the Door), most easily reached from Glen Brittle; however, the immediate exit from An Dorus is a Grade 3 scramble and there is sustained scrambling of a lower grade on the north ridge leading to the summit.

The south ridge leading towards Sgùrr Thormaid is also Grade 3, with few opportunities to descend safely for some considerable distance. The mountain has two summits, separated by a knife-edged arête which is probably the finest in the British Isles. At the time of the first ascent, John Mackenzie was aged just 14. He had earlier repeated the ascent of Sgùrr nan Gillean aged 10. Mackenzie became the first British mountain guide and perhaps the most prolific of the pioneers of mountaineering in the Cuillin.

Munros in SMC Area SMC Section 17 - The Islands

Am BasteirBen MoreBlavenBruach na FritheInaccessible PinnacleSgùrr a' GhreadaidhSgùrr a' MhadaidhSgùrr AlasdairSgùrr Dubh MòrSgùrr MhicChoinnichSgurr na BanachdichSgùrr nan EagSgùrr nan Gillean