The Inaccessible Pinnacle is often described as Scotland’s most difficult Munro. It is the only Munro that requires some rock climbing to reach the summit and the easiest way to descend is via a short abseil.
This blade of rock perched high on the Cuillin ridge is one of the most sensational Munros and a memorable day is guaranteed for those wishing to climb it.
This is our most guided peak on the Cuillin and you’ll be in safe hands with us as we help you to acheive this difficult summit.
We start our day in Glen Brittle and from there we normally ascend the West Ridge of Sgurr Dearg. This route in itself involves some grade 2 scrambling and is a good warm up for the climbing on the Pinn. Upon reaching the crest and summit of Sgurr Dearg, we’ll get a breathtaking view of the Inaccessible Pinnacle. A tricky descent down some Basalt slabs leads us to the base of the Pinn and the start of the climbing. We’ll climb the route in 2 or 3 rope lengths (pitches) with the hardest moves being about a third of the way up. After reaching the airy summit and enjoying the exposure , we’ll coach you through the 17m abseil to get back to soild ground!
You’ll get a chance to look back on what you’ve acheived before we either move on to bag another Munro on the ridge or start our descent back to Glen Brittle.
Is this for me?
You should have a good level of fitness to do this route with previous hillwalking recommended- days on the Cuillin are physically tough. A good head for heights is desirable as there is some serious exposure on this climb. Some previous scrambling (Grade 2 or above) is highly recommended but you don’t need to be a rock climber or have abseiled before to tackle the ‘In Pinn’!
Ratios : Up to 1:4 (see below)
We only ever guide the climb at 1:2 but can happily do 2 laps of the route to allow us to take a group of up to 4. This will limit our options for the approach and if we choose to do another peak after the Pinn, it will be Sgurr na Banachdaich rather than the more technical Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, which we will guide at a max. of 1:2.
Larger groups please contact us for prices
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- Qualified and Experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI) with extensive knowledge of the Cuillin
- Hire of helmet and harness
- Action photos of your climb!
What’s not included
- Personal kit
- Cancellation/Personal Injury Insurance