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Name:Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle
Hill number:1240
Height:986m / 3235ft
Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, HuMP, Munro, Murdo, Sim,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NG 44409 21554
Summit feature:block of rock
Col:799m  NG447213  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
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    Logged Descriptions  (logged by 251 users)ByDate of Ascent
    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.isabelle21/09/2014
    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
    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
    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 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.marktrengove03/06/2011
    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
    climbed with Farrell and Roddy Macneill on RR weekend at Carbost Inn. clagged in while climbing.munromurph05/05/2010
    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
    Number 82, same day as SMC.Waited a few hours to get on.Al-get-there29/05/2008
    Did with Allan and Katherine Fishwick.jonbowyer26/08/2007
    Climbed with Jon, Richard, Katherine Also completed with Dad, Chris, Charlie and Clive on 05/06/2010 - perfect day. Tricky management of group required all climbing at same time.amcculloch26/08/2007
    Munro 213 2007 compleationancient brit19/08/2007
    1. May 95 with TimFFloss20/06/2007
    133rd - Allan - from Glen Brittle accessed ridge via scramble on to Sgurr Dearg, perfect weather (sunny and almost cloudless) and fine scrambling, seconded climb of In Pin, which had a queue.RGibbs05/06/2007
    With JayColinmac200526/05/2007
    Climbed along with Alex MoffatJimA04/05/2007
    Glorious warm sunny spring day with views despite haze. With ED, Gerry Akroyd and AN Other. Unforgettable actually.niallp25/03/2007
    See log for Sgurr na BanachdichNorman Reid13/07/2006
    With Colin on round of Coire Laganalistairpooler10/05/2006
    With Gavin Rees. Edi climbed up to Sgurr Dearg.Dangerous Dave06/07/2005
    Clearest day on Skye trip. Could see whole Cuillin ridge, offshore islands and as far as Ben Nevis till clouds closed in. Roped up to Susan on ascent as she was very anxious about it all - belching compulsively at start. All went well.dave neilson04/05/2005
    Solo free climbedJim B11/05/2004
    A climb ip and an abseil down.A bit airy!Bazz05/07/2002
    Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
    NIce and easygman09/09/1999
    Last Munro! With RB, MS, FS, JT, RW.amswanston04/07/1999
    Led myself BES/MVW up the SE ridge, abseiled off steep side. Misty dank day, no views but great atmosphere. Touched top block to be sure.nordicstar02/05/1999
    Ascended via the west ridge and Abbed off the same wayantmcc02/06/1997
    Day after doing Lurg Mhor. About rock climbing Moderate grade with one move of Diff - on a dry, windless day that is! Continued to the next Munro along the ridge Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.Aye Jimmy22/09/1996
    SMMC Skye meet, with Nic Bullivant and Alan Mullinclashcityrocker19/09/1996
    my final Skye Munro, unlike my brother Anthony and my son Jamie for whom it is their first. was very fortunate as I climbed Sgurr Dearg with no idea what the Inn Pin east ridge would look like and whether I'd feel confident about free climbing it. When I saw it I thought, 'No Way' but as I was looking at it a guy came up and said he was about to climb it and would anyone like to come up too seconding on the rope. Like an excited school kid my hand was up like a shot, 'Yes, please me me me' !!!vegibagger25/08/1996
    With Vic, John, Darren and Stuart. Round of Coire Lagan. Fifth of six peaks. Soloed it. One of my best ever hill days.mikejacobs29/07/1996
    first ascent (second of sgurr dearg cairn) , sunny but breeze day, 3 in group, climbed from the mem hut via window buttress then from the top of the climb, scrambled to the top of sgurr dearg. had lunch watching a group ab off the inn pinn. once they left, climbed the short side abed off a took a few pics for my friends still on the summit descended via the path and scree back to the mem hut.rum doodle 11/07/1995
    First by VDiff direct ascent on sunny clear day. Again in 05/06/02 by going up by the fin/crest.Dugswell213/06/1995
    I thought I was either not going to climb this or would have to pay someone 50 to take me up there - not so! My postman friend free climbed it with a rope that we borrowed up there and I followed without falling. Sent Rob a very smug postcard with a tick on it.banksey19/05/1993
    Gerry climbed up first and using various slings, etc assisted the party of 8 up to the top. Sat on top of the summit rock. 13.55. to Coinnich.arranc01/06/1992
    With my climbing mate, AM, and a rope. Subsequently always solo up and down the Long side, over the heads, except when AM insisted on a rope. AM became took up running and I took up what he calls 'Head banging'.Eddie07/04/1992
    Glenbrittle Up W. ridge to the summit of Sgurr Dearg Climb East Ridge of Inaccessible Pinnacle Abseil down West Ridge Down An Stac screes into Coire Lagan Glenbrittle. (PM,FT) The final Munro!!gerrybowes22/07/1990
    Last 'Munro'. With Gerry and Frank T. Met Syd Owen and Charles Sandham on ascent. 8pm - got bitten to death with midges.bolton22/07/1990
    roped up long side and belayed down short side by guidesViewfinder10/06/1990
    On Akroyd course following Daves backside with no rope. Really felt good on this. Dropped of by Gerry after waiting for the other to be brought up on the rope. SS16/06/1989
    Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and the In Pinn RHW04/05/1989
    Ridge - solo.summitsup17/06/1987
    With Bill and Ron - my last Munro. Repeated in 1989 on Akroyd course - ascended unroped.SS13/09/1986
    Excellent weather. Easy climb. Fun abseil.Messiaen15/04/1986
    Aug 85 - exact date unknownRockhopper01/08/1985
    1st ridge attemptIan G7KXV08/07/1984
    Date uncertain. Climbed with Dave Howard and Ewan Clark after 4th year exams.alexmaclennan01/06/1984
    MM, ST, PMI, RN, AW Uisdean2510/07/1983
    MM, AOB Uisdean2525/09/1982
    Date unknown but climbed as part of main ridge traverse with Ian TeasdaleSteveG01/01/1980
    MD, EB, MO Uisdean2512/06/1979
    Logged. Also 20/08/66.ngthack16/08/1964
    First Skye ascent on MA course. Date guessed dbb23/07/1962