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Name:Meall Dearg [Northern Pinnacles]
Hill number:963
Height:955m / 3133ft
Parent (Ma):954  Liathach - Mullach an Rathain
Parent (SMC):954  Liathach - Mullach an Rathain
RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
Grid ref:NG 91386 57932
Summit feature:tiny cairn on boulder
Col:917m  NG913578  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 144 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With guide from Mullach an Rathain. NW then N over pinnacles to Meall Dearg - do not go down any gullies. Two down climb pitches of about 10m (?). Needed tight roping! Hand and footholds needed care due to unstable rock. Not difficult for climber or experienced scrambler. Impossible for me without a guide and ropes. Used Ken Applegate of West Coast Mountain Guidescarole engel24/09/2018
Went up with Mark from Coire Caime. Above the lochans then a northwest direction to the notch west of the summit. Lots of loose rock and very steep so care needed before the very narrow ridge was reached then a straightforward walk to the summit. Back down before the notch seemed an easier option though care needed. Pleased to get this one done.Peterb30/07/2018
Solo. A simply walk up into the beautiful western coire. The gulley, however is treacherous. Loose earth, scree and boulders. Very steep. I would not recommend this route up. It was too scary for me and after two attempts I retreated. However, I found an easy way up on my last attempt! From the first narrow gulley follow a rocky ledge north for about 50m. This brings you to an easy angled grassy slope. Walk up and you hit the narrow ridge about 20m north of the summit. Back the same way. No hands needed!Dangerous Dave03/06/2018
Liathach Munros and Tops from Glen TorridonGeoff Briggs30/05/2018
Scott Morley 8623/05/2018
Revisit for the tops, ACW route meall dearg, mullach an rathain, mullach an rathain east top, am fasarinen, spidean a choire leith, stob a choire liath, stuc a choire dhuibh bhig.robertphillips06/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac06/05/2017
Sick Kid06/10/2015
CK SheilaS15/06/2015
From Coire na Caime, kicking steps in partially melted snow to reach the col between pinnacles and summit. Snow-free areas were loose and felt less secure.mae25/05/2013
Gavin Theobald27/09/2012
with Jamie and Ben-Jivegibagger13/04/2012
Missed this from north previous day so went back again when I could see where I was going. Much more straightforward up NW gulley than I had expecteddickscroop23/08/2010
Dave Geere18/06/2010
Very tricky descent from the main summit, the climb back upto the ridge was a real 'brown trousers' job! yorkie27/05/2009
With Ashley, Whole ridge with all tops, 28.3km, 2560m, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald20/03/2009
Alison R12/09/2008
Tom Mundell09/08/2007
sarah mundell09/08/2007