|Name:||Sceilg Mhicil [Great Skellig] [South Peak]|
|Height:||217m / 712ft|
|RHB Section:||50A: Iveragh Peninsula N|
|Hill area:||Iveragh NW|
|Island:||Great Skellig Island|
|Class:||Marilyn, Hump, Binnion|
|Grid ref:||V246606 (est)|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 83|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 3 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Content today to appreciate the monastic experience and view the hermitage and South Peak pinnacle from safe footing but did venture as far as the first ledge unchallenged as there is nothing physically to stop you other than the obvious difficulty and exposure and a warning sign advising that prior permission is required to proceed further provided one is over 15 and on no account will a solo climb be permitted and can provide details of previous climbing experience etc and that small group applications would be considered plus a signed indemnity form which can be downloaded from www.heritageireland.ie . From what I could see the rock on the south side above the Hermitage is very smooth up to the pinnacle but maybe this is not the route . A very special place.
Access to the island is strictly limited to 12 boats of 12 passengers per day May to Sept at a fixed cost of 60 Euro and are booked up months in advance it appears but you can be lucky as I was at short ( a week ) notice.||chalky1953||01/08/2015|
|Boat trip to Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhicil) with a local cost five pounds per head, passing Little Skellig bird sanctuary on way. The island is a World Heritage Site and has twin peaks, not immediately seen on the approach. The tourist trail leads to ancient beehive huts, not far from the summit of the lower peak. The Marilyn summit is a scramble on the South Peak which is rather more impressive...||Aye Jimmy||09/08/1978|