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Name:Knight's Peak
Hill number:1261
Height:914.24m / 2999ft
Parent (Ma):1246  Sgurr nan Gillean
Parent (SMC):1246  Sgurr nan Gillean
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Skye
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Simm, Corbett Top, Deleted Munro Top
(Tu,Sim,CT,xMT)
Grid ref:NG 47185 25414
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:38m
Col:876m  NG471253  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Observations:rock 20m S at NG 47192 25401 is 0.1m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Knights Peak.pdf
Comments:Reclassified from Munro Top/Murdo to Corbett Top. Height verified by OS. See Database Notes
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 138 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As part of Pinnacle Ridge.atreides788728/05/2019
Steve Q22/04/2019
Fine scramble from third pinnaclealda24/05/2018
Unexpected big bonus... My highest and most tricky remaining Skye tump. I mistakenly lost the path high up in the corrie on Nan Gillean tourist route to SE ridge. Found myself heading right and directly ahead at top of scree slope beyond a band of snow was the elusive Knights peak. I'd not realised it was potentially accessible from this side. I thought, 'I can get up to the base of that from here and am sure it's scrambleable from the col between it and the third pinnacle. And so I did. Yabbadabbadoo. Euphoria.vegibagger02/05/2018
Gavin Theobald04/06/2017
easers10/10/2016
Kevin2903503/07/2015
rocket-ron24/08/2014
Fi24/08/2014
scoob24/08/2014
iaindbrown11/09/2013
alda11/09/2013
Done with the help of guide Jamie who led the way up Pinnacle Ridge for Nick P & I. Down-climbed from the top and then up to the fine summit of Gillean. Great way up onto this peak.signyred05/08/2013
Sligachan Hotel – Path up into Coire a’ Bhasteir – Up 4/5 Gully to col between Knight’s Peak and Sgurr nan Gillean – Up S. ridge of Knight’s Peak to S. Top – N. Top – Reverse back to col – Up about 80ft of N. ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean to terrace – Traverse terrace to W. ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean – Down W. ridge past site of Gendarme – Down climb a 40ft chimney and down screes into Coire a’ Bhasteir – Path back to Sligachan Hotel. (PM,TH)gerrybowes12/07/2013
With GB and Tony the guide in decent weather. Abseiled off near to what was the gendarme.bolton12/07/2013
With Conrad and VR's Bern and Tony.batrigg09/05/2013
Tony Rogers09/05/2013
dalerodgers06/10/2012
RoyJimA27/05/2012
redcon29/07/2011
alda10/06/2011
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
MountainBlade25/04/2011
Dave Geere25/04/2011
carole engel22/04/2011
Did this as a Munro top before it was demoted. Solo via Pinnacle ridge and continuing over Sgurr nan Gillean. Slight cock-up on abseil, got to bottom and realised I had left rucksac at top! Rigged up a prusik on the rope and used this for protection on climb back up to get it. Just one awkward bit on descent to bealach, may have been off route, used a sling to give me some protection.dickscroop26/08/2010
pwbellarby20/06/2010
chalky195315/06/2010
NormanW15/06/2010
Gallovidian10/09/2009
foggieclimber10/09/2009
N.Morters11/07/2009
Barry Smith18/06/2009
Ainsyboy17/05/2009
Pinnacle Ridgerambler_gary23/02/2009
Blisco05/07/2008
govanah29/06/2007
Martin R05/06/2007
With JayColinmac200501/06/2007
4/5 Gully (waterfall) in the rain then a traverse left on to the ridge. I could get used to this scrambling/climbing lark.Ianto&Sue18/05/2007
geralddavison14/07/2006
mae22/06/2006
neil hutton12/06/2006
Jill Robertson22/05/2006
With Niel, completed north ridge crossing starting up pinical ridge and ending at An Dorus. 14km 1800m in 12hrJamesSDonald10/09/2005
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave04/07/2005
silverhow26/06/2005
sclater11/06/2005
chutchings27/05/2005
W MT, great climb up pinnacle ridge to summit via Knights peak, std way back offnordicstar30/04/2005