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Name:Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle
Hill number:1240
Height:985.8m / 3234ft
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NG 44409 21552
Summit feature:upright boulder
Col:798.2m  NG 44787 21380  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
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Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 573 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Karen, perfect conditions. Led in two pitches. Ascent / descent by Coire Laggan, An Stac screes.Highland Days20/09/2019
Guided by Graham Uney with Tom Wells very nervous wait for our turn to climb a wonderful experience then lowered downcolinfielding15/07/2019
With Mike Lates (guide)Oik31/07/2018
Led by Jonah with Donald and Rob Fantastic weather. Inn Pinn climbed roped together and lowered off.david.walker4007/06/2018
With Geraldine, Jonathan, guided by Paddy.Chris Blake05/06/2018
With Chris and Jonathan. Guided by Paddy. Excellent day!Geraldine Fardon05/06/2018
Trip to Skye wit OtisGlenford04/06/2018
I was exhausted after scrambling all day and almost didn't make it! Got there in the end thanks to Malcolm. Not my best mountain performance!Dangerous Dave14/05/2018
Beautiful weather. Even had midges.gettingonabit20/06/2017
Guides are wonderful people.Pete R14/05/2017
Needed a bit of help to get on top of the pinnacle on top of the pinnaclealda05/05/2017
From Glen Brittle hut. Climb up and abseil down, bit of an anti-climax after the hype. With Steve Smith and Iain Gallagher.jonglew02/05/2017
Part of traverse from Sgurr nan Eag to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh with Ewan. Climbed via the south crack.raffemeister08/10/2016
Inc pin with Lucy via Short route through kings chimney wayKonstanci01/08/2016
With CathyB. Good conditions. From Glenbrittle Hut.masmith01/06/2016
2nd of the day with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellis - inaccessible pinnaclemn2323/06/2015
With Jamie from Glen Brittle to Sgurr Dearg and then ropes up for Inaccessible Pinnacle. Then on to Sgurr Mhic Choinich descending down the An Stac screes. Cloudy, but clearing on descent after summits.knarf09/06/2015
With Hiking guysSteve199601/04/2015
Ascended Sgurr Dearg on traverse from Sgurr na Banachdich to Sgurr Alasdair. No climbing gear so impossible to climb Inn Pinn. Great views all round anyway.quadbarrel13/10/2014
First experience of the main Cuillin ridge what a great place. The weather was warm dry and sunny although rather hazy. I climbed the Inaccessible Pinnacle and touched the high point. I also took in Sgurr Mhic Choinich which was quite an exposed scramble. I am grateful to my guide who made the day. Guide was Ron Walkerisabelle21/09/2014
From Glen Brittle. A superb day out,climbing the fin to the top of the pinnacle & then abseiling down. With Pigeon/Ian/Ryan/Jim & Erin,with the assistance of our guide Jonah Jones.MorecambeMonkey21/06/2014
1st of 2. Joe and I hired guide Jonah Jones to take us up the Pinn. He sets a decent pace, but youy do get a break every 1000 ft of ascent :D I didn't find the Pinn hard at all, it's all very safe and matter of fact :)bowzi19/06/2014
on traverseMorning20/05/2014
First walk in The Cuillins - absolutley stunning scenary - the best I have seen of anywhere in the UK. Menacing beauty! Did the walk with Rach & Gillian from Skye Guides. Weather was perfect - not a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining. The InPin was good fun and not as difficult as expected. Could be solo'd but best to abseil off. Also did Sgur Mhic and joining ridge. One of my best days in the hills. Descended the scree slopes at the back down to the Lochan which was surprisingly fun and fast to get down. Great great day!scholesy13/10/2013
In party of three from Memorial Hut led by Skye guide Jonah Jones. Brilliantly clear morning allowed all to climb to top before rising winds and cloud.neimcv06/09/2013
Final peak of our 4th day in Skye with Nick P, led by Matt Barrett up the long side. Much easier than I thought it would but glad of the rope! Glorious day with extensive views. Enjoyed going down the short side.signyred07/08/2013
With GHC. Cold, wet and windy. A terrible ascent, but got it ticked off.Play2End01/06/2013
With Josie sclater09/04/2013
5th and last Munro of day. Weather worsened. Nipped up the Pinn and abbed off. Became misplaced on descent - went to bottom of gully instead of traversing earlier back to An Stac screes.Kevin2903507/10/2012
Climbed Impin with 6 other walkers and climbers on skye trip 2012andy2frith04/06/2012
Traverse from Sgurr Mhic Choinnich to Sgurr na Banachdich with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8403/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt22/05/2012
squrr mhic choinnich and squrr dearg.robertphillips09/05/2012
with Alan Horberryclashcityrocker18/04/2012
With AndyB. Poor conditions. From Glenbrittle Hut.masmith08/09/2011
With Sarah, TimLoz_mck20/07/2011
Week in Skye with Clare College RockclimbingMark Jackson04/07/2011
With Nick, Matt, Barry Desperate Stan18/06/2011
Led by Bob Kerr, of Assynt MR Team. Ascent by west ridge of Sgurr Dearg. Pinnacle climbed by south ridge & abseil down north face.Man of Kernow103/06/2011
John Proctor of York Climbers forever in your debt. What an ascent, wind and half way up the sail it started to snow. Martin and I just laughed. No other idiots up here today. Never felt delight like it when I got to the top. Magical. Abseil off was excellent. Got a few seconds of a view then cloud came back. Got real pissed that night. Company: John Proctor and Martin Minty Stewart.iandesbottes20/05/2011
Organised by Martin (who stayed on the ridge). I had no intention of doing it. Jonah, barman in Taigh Aillean hotel by night and mountain guide by day guided me up.Maggie28/04/2011
GUM club - Ron and SBBronagh29/05/2010
CK SheilaS08/05/2010
climbed with Farrell and Roddy Macneill on RR weekend at Carbost Inn. clagged in while climbing.munromurph05/05/2010
Coire na Banachdich to Bealach na Banachdich and up NW ridge to Sgurr Dearg (978m). Met Eric Derwin (Cleveland MC) and Sandra Doull (Moray MC) on summit, Climbed the Inaccessible Pinnacle (986m). Down west ridge.JtwoUD25/06/2009
Based overnight at Glenbrittle camp site. Completed the round of corrie lagan. Weather was blisteringly hot, no cloud or wind and lots of midges late on back at camp.sotabagger21/06/2008