Name:Sgurr nan Gillean
Hill number:1246
Height:966.1m / 3170ft
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland
Island:Skye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y,T100)
Grid ref:NG 47162 25284
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:205m
Col:761m  NG453238  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:Col at NG458240 is 2ft higher on 1965 1:10560 map
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SMMC Skye meet. Pinnacle Ridge and Sgurr nan Gillean with Louise, Martin, Nic and Paul. Descent via West Ridge and Coire a' Bhàsteir.clashcityrocker15/05/2024
Cuillin Traverse with Tom (Coruisk to Sligachan)D.Hoyle06/09/2023
Cuillin traverseRuth13/06/2023
Final Day on Skye and for completion. Dry and occasionally sunny after 3 days of wet. Loved this hill. Tough to get to and great scrambling. Abseiled off too😀akmilne30/06/2022
9/11FCMark30/06/2022
With Dave and Roy after pinnacle ridgeHardenC01/06/2022
Bruach na Frithe, Am Basteir & Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan Hotel, SoloHuwel31/05/2022
Windless, hot and sunny, plus a guide, via east ridge and onto Bhasteir.iangalbraith23/08/2021
Phenomenal.Chris Terrey 23/07/2021
With Tom Leach via Pinnacle RidgeD.Hoyle19/05/2021
Ascent of Sgurr na Gillean via Pinnacle Ridge with David - first post-lockdown Munro!tleach1219/05/2021
With guide as 3 M route.Tintenty14/05/2021
Gusts of wind over tooth arete!Rodge08/09/2020
Alison and Ian Tapley. Fine with distant views until at the top then weather approaching so we made our descent without delay. Back to Sligachan before dark, then to GBMH on RC meet.Cumbrianexile02/10/2019
With Graham Uney (guide) and Tom Wells from Sligachan campsitecolinfielding13/07/2019
As part of Pinnacle Ridge.atreides788728/05/2019
ScrambleBen Tindal27/05/2019
Gavin, Jan, TorilNHWC18/05/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195313/05/2019
Ascended SE Ridge, descent by West Ridge. With I.McSkimming & A.GilliesHighland Days02/05/2019
08:00, 5 degrees, north-westerlies, dusting of new snow >2400'cloud clearing from Munros, sunny(!) From Sligachan Inn with John from Skye Adventure via Bealach Bhasteir and west ridge. Strong wind and verglas - glad of rope. On to Am Basteir.Wycombe Wanderer30/03/2019
Led by Jonah the guide with Donald Rob fantastic weather climbed to belach then climbe chimney Toni air y ridge and table top summit descent by rope down chimney .david.walker4008/06/2018
With Jonathan, guided by Paddy.Chris Blake07/06/2018
Memorable day with David and Al and guide Ritch. Up the tourist route , down the west ridge and up Basteir. Hill very busy on a very hot sunny day . took 9 hours .slynch27/05/2018
Fifth ascent, by five different routes, good scramble from Knight's Peakalda24/05/2018
BC Skye meet, with Alan Dow, Janet Sinclair, Lawrie Wilson and Jim Plaice.clashcityrocker20/07/2017
absolutely stunning. Many Thanks to Paddy McGuire.gettingonabit19/06/2017
From Slig in perfect conditions.rhalstead09/06/2017
By tourist route, after Sgurr na h-Uamha and Sgurr Beag.mae204/05/2017
15th Munrolojzi86062131/07/2016
Up from the Slig with GHC. Very warm and sunny. Nae worries.Play2End27/05/2016
Final summit on traverse from Bruach na Frithe. Ascended west ridge without ropes via tooth groove and arete and descended via south-east ridge.quadbarrel13/10/2015
1st of the day with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellismn2325/06/2015
With Jamie via the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, then Am Bastier (Bad Step)and Bruach na Frithe. Cloudy and overcast.knarf08/06/2015
With Martin McNaught. 7.9 miles/12.8km(comma) 1015m ascent. 10 hours. Fidget23/05/2015
With Harrison John S and John R (SW Ridge)mproudfoot02/05/2015
With Mark, Steve & guide Jonah from Coire Bhasteir.grimjimm21/07/2014
1st of 3, with Jim. Hired Jonah Jones again to bag the last of the Cuillin. Quite a stuffy day but eventually some excellent scrambling and abseiling to get nan Gillean.bowzi21/07/2014
Day 2 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Misty and occasional drizzle. No views. 11 hour day starting at 0400.alexmaclennan01/06/2014
From Sligachan. With Tim.ChrisR20/05/2014
on traverseMorning20/05/2014
Climbed with Wallacejavagong01/05/2014
2nd time.PGCE01/10/2013
tickchazzyboy1930/07/2013
Week with Mum on Skye. Sgurr nan Gillean via the SE ridge from Sligachan. Very long walk in, big climb to the ridge then Mum's first G3 scramble (bit scary!) Spectacular rock scenery. After first gully, avoid imposing short corner ahead by traversing L and up easier rock. Took in Sgurr Beag on the way back.Mark Jackson12/07/2013
With Matt, Alex, Simon & SarahPDR196602/07/2013
On my own. Found it scary going up but found the right way down.Yeltzbagger10/08/2012
Traverse from Sgurr nan Gillean to Bruach na Frithe with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8404/06/2012
Via west ridge. With Mark and Shona on a round of the northern Cuillin from Sligachan. Sunny.alistairpooler02/06/2012
Roy.JimA27/05/2012