Name:Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle
Hill number:1240
Height:985.8m / 3234ft
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 44409 21553
Summit feature:upright boulder
Drop:187.6m
Col:798.2m  NG 44787 21380  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
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Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 704 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle & Sgurr Dearg from Glenbrittle.JasonStark17/05/2024
Cuillin Traverse with Tom (Coruisk to Sligachan)D.Hoyle06/09/2023
Cuillin traverseRuth13/06/2023
The Ochils Mountaineering Club had a trip to Glen Brittle Campsite planned for last weekend, but the forecast meant most of us bailed on it. A few hardy souls went up anyway and I joined them on Wednesday. On Thursday, Karen Webber, Andy Moffat, Colin Craig and I, bagged Sgurr Mhic Coinnich (948m) a Munro. Ascending the An Stac screes from Coire Lagan (which was very unsettling). Then Karen and Colin lead the two pitches, so I could second up onto the Innaccesible Pinnacle (986m) my 190th Munro. That was some experience in the breezy conditions on an exposed shard of rock......chillyman804/05/2023
Day 3 on Skye, excellent day out climbing 3 Munros with good weather for most of the morning but mist again coming in in the afternoon.Kevthecat04/07/2022
OMG. Hill 2 of 3, the InPin. The climb up was way tougher than expected. The absail down easier than expected. What a buzz. No views as murky and wet but had the pin to ourselves😀😀akmilne29/06/2022
7/11FCMark29/06/2022
with Roy and Dave on Half ridgeHardenC02/06/2022
Sgurr Nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr MhicConnich, Inn Pinn, Sgurr na Banachdauch, Sgurr a Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a Madhaidh. Over TD Gap, and up West face of Inn Pinn With GuideHuwel01/06/2022
With guide and couple. Second day.Tintenty15/05/2022
With L.Chris Ellis02/09/2021
Windless, hot and sunny, plus a guide. Via east ridge then traverse. An audience dissuades one from declining to do this.iangalbraith24/08/2021
A superb day of scrambling fun with Harrison, covering the In Pinn to Sgurr na BanachDaich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Slightly warm, but the occasional breeze helped keep us cooler up on the ridge.mproudfoot26/06/2021
Southern 8 Cuillins climbed on rather wet day. An attempt to climb all 11, but plans changed due to weather. 22km, 13h, 2000m elevation gain.ytropek30/08/2020
With Karen, perfect conditions. Led in two pitches. Ascent / descent by Coire Laggan, An Stac screes.Highland Days20/09/2019
Guided by Graham Uney with Tom Wells very nervous wait for our turn to climb a wonderful experience then lowered downcolinfielding15/07/2019
With Mike Lates (guide)Oik31/07/2018
With A on birthday tripD.Hoyle10/06/2018
Led by Jonah with Donald and Rob Fantastic weather. Inn Pinn climbed roped together and lowered off.david.walker4007/06/2018
With Geraldine, Jonathan, guided by Paddy.Chris Blake05/06/2018
With Chris and Jonathan. Guided by Paddy. Excellent day!Geraldine Fardon05/06/2018
Trip to Skye wit OtisGlenford04/06/2018
I was exhausted after scrambling all day and almost didn't make it! Got there in the end thanks to Malcolm. Not my best mountain performance!Dangerous Dave14/05/2018
Beautiful weather. Even had midges.gettingonabit20/06/2017
Guides are wonderful people.Pete R14/05/2017
Needed a bit of help to get on top of the pinnacle on top of the pinnaclealda05/05/2017
From Glen Brittle hut. Climb up and abseil down, bit of an anti-climax after the hype. With Steve Smith and Iain Gallagher.jonglew02/05/2017
East ridge above a cloud inversion, perfect dry rock day in mid-winter, sensational!jacobrichmond20/01/2017
Part of traverse from Sgurr nan Eag to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh with Ewan. Climbed via the south crack.raffemeister08/10/2016
Inc pin with Lucy via Short route through kings chimney wayKonstanci01/08/2016
With CathyB. Good conditions. From Glenbrittle Hut.masmith01/06/2016
2nd of the day with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellis - inaccessible pinnaclemn2323/06/2015
With Jamie from Glen Brittle to Sgurr Dearg and then ropes up for Inaccessible Pinnacle. Then on to Sgurr Mhic Choinich descending down the An Stac screes. Cloudy, but clearing on descent after summits.knarf09/06/2015
Hired Malky as guide to take me up Sgurr Mhic Coinnich and the In Pinn. My last Munro! Pity Stevie n tay and ketzster couldn't climb it with me. Stevie n Tay waited at the tent at Glen Brittle.Yeltzbagger18/05/2015
With Hiking guysSteve199601/04/2015
Ascended Sgurr Dearg on traverse from Sgurr na Banachdich to Sgurr Alasdair. No climbing gear so impossible to climb Inn Pinn. Great views all round anyway.quadbarrel13/10/2014
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. Guide was Ron Walkerisabelle21/09/2014
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
on traverseMorning20/05/2014
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
With Ken Hamish and guide Gillian. Wet misty day and some scrambling to get up on the ridge.Went up on rope of 4 with me at the end. @nd pitch hardest and knees employed. Very misty and glad I could not see the drop . 30mins up and down . Did Banachdich afterslynch21/09/2013
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
With GHC. Cold, wet and windy. A terrible ascent, but got it ticked off.Play2End01/06/2013
tickchazzyboy1917/05/2013
With Josie sclater09/04/2013
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