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
Class:Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top, Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NG 47185 25414
Summit feature:rock tor
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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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
Simon Winton10/08/2023
Both summits after pinnacle ridgeHardenC01/06/2022
David Bell30/05/2021
Crawford Lindsay20/07/2019
Corvid Fiesta20/07/2019
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
Wayne Morris03/08/2017
Gavin Theobald04/06/2017
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
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
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
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