Skye’s Cuillin Ridge Traverse

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This 2-volume set provides all the information required to complete the main ridge traverse on Skye’s Black Cuillin. Strategy, gear, training, navigation and logistics are covered, and 10 classic scrambles are described. A lightweight second guidebook gives the scrambler detailed maps, topos and route description for the ridge traverse itself.



Most people visit the Cuillin Ridge in summer. Regardless of season, wet, windy weather and bad visibility can make the Ridge difficult and dangerous. This guide also covers the traverse in winter, which can offer excellent climbing in good snow conditions.

The Cuilllin Ridge is located in a triangle between Glen Brittle, Sligachan and Elgol. Nearby centres include the towns of Broadford and Portree.
Tough walking, abseiling, scrambling to grade 3 and rock climbing to Severe. Cuillin Ridge Light alternative bypasses reduce the climbing level to Moderate.

Must See

The ridge on the boat approach from Elgol; Thearlaich Dubh Gap; Inaccessible Pinnacle; King’s Chimney; views across Loch Coruisk and Loch Scavaig; Naismith’s Route to Bhasteir Tooth; Sligachan Hotel and Seumas’ Bar to celebrate a successful traverse

Weight 400.00 g

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