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
Island:Skye
Class:Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top, Deleted Munro Top
(Tu,Sim,HHB,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 184 users)ByDate of Ascent
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
Both summits after pinnacle ridgeHardenC01/06/2022
As part of Pinnacle Ridge.atreides788728/05/2019
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
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
RoyJimA27/05/2012
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
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
From Sligachan Hotel, With Robin Howie and Rhona Fraser. We climbed up to the gap between the first and second pinnacles of Pinnacle Ridge, Sgùrr nan Gillian, from the west side and scrambled up the second and third pinnacles. To avoid the abseil off the third pinnacle we went back the way we had come and skirted round the east side to the gap between the third pinnacle and Knight's Peak. We climbed up to the summit of Knight's Peak and down to the col with Sgùrr nan Gillian and on to the summit of Sgùrr nan Gillian. Grade 3 scramble. We returned to Sligachan using the Tourist Route. Good weather.pwbellarby20/06/2010
Over pinnacle ridge, then on to Sgurr nan Gillean.BasherBob05/06/2010
Ascent of Pinnacle ridgeFlatfield13/09/2009
Pinnacle Ridgerambler_gary23/02/2009
Blisco05/07/2008
With JayColinmac200501/06/2007
RH Pete B did Pinnacle ridge excellent Richard Tait01/06/2007
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
neil hutton12/06/2006
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
W MT, great climb up pinnacle ridge to summit via Knights peak, std way back offnordicstar30/04/2005
With Rick, took Sgurr nan Gillian via the pinnacle ridge route, superb days scrambling, needed to abseil off Knights Peak. Decent via south ridge over Sgurr Beag.Mark T30/04/2005
Special trip via Pinnacle Ridge to do this new Munro Top. Then over Am Basteir to Bhasteir Tooth (companion's last Munro Top), down ramp and back to Slig.Aye Jimmy25/08/2001
Via Pinnacle ridge with Bill Strachan.thenomad04/08/1999
fine peak, ; straightforward exc descent from 3rd peak, which should be OK in dry, esp in ascent, i.e. when coming from nan gillean. sligachan: nan gillean + red cuillin RHW24/05/1998
Galltywenallt24/05/1998
Greater Traverse recce: Bidein Druim nan Ramh to Sgurr na h_Uamha from Camasunary bothy. Plus out and back to Knight's Peak.Eddie16/05/1998
Partial Main Ridge traverse with Matt. Details see Inn Pinn. dbb30/06/1995
with Colin Threfall & Denis Richmonddavidsbatty01/10/1994
Approx dateMM25/05/1992
Veryhappybunny05/06/1991
with AS, BC, DM,Frank01/06/1991
petey01/01/1990
date unknownRockhopper01/01/1990
my first ascent, date n/k due to loss of guide log / book :-( climbed from the slig, 2 in party. a good days scrambling / climb of pinnacle ridge. rope only stretched to the ledge once my weight was on it for the ab off knights peak!rum doodle 01/01/1990
JEB HFB26/05/1989
Missed on 2007 attempt on Munros tops Is it over 3000ft?ancient brit27/08/1987
With Roger et alIsbjorn31/05/1987
AB SB. Fine day climbing the 1st to 4th Pinnacles.Vin16/04/1987
with Colin & Dave up Pinnacle Ridge. Great scrambling - although got more dicey once the rain came on. (yet again),Chris Pearson21/07/1986
Approx dateMM02/04/1980
Climbed several times with Jerry B as part of Pinnacle Ridge. Exact dates unknownSteveG01/01/1980
On Barnardos Outward Bound course. via Pinnacle Ridge, no helmets, but roped. We were told that if we dislodged any more rocks we would turn back. I was last man on rope of 6!langskill04/07/1969
Nerve-wracking unprotected scramble with 2 others to gain a new munro top which was subsequently demoted. To add to the excitement we started up the wrong gully (2nd instead of 3rd) but couldn't get back down so it was even more exposed. Perfect weather and dry rock helped the cause.AndrewFinnimoreblank
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David Bell30/05/2021
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