All sorts of other things on the Skye Cuillin? Email Address: (you will also be emailed a Cc: [carbon copy] of this message). Often called the most difficult scramble ridge in mainland Britain however I personally think Liathach gives it a good run for its money. Some guides say it's amazing, others that it's a 1 star job. I got there, couldn't see a way down and had to reverse the entire ridge back to take the path down into the valley. The three possible finishes are on steeper but more broken rock, so with some grass and the odd loose bit. Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn  traverse has to be there at mod! I soloed it, but I'm pretty sure the belays are decent (definitely a good crack on the lower one). Buachaille Etive Mor. There's also the question of things being harder/easier in different directions, eg there's a school of thought that the Aonach Eagach is easier west-east. Aonach Eagach is consistently ranked as the best ridge walk and scramble in the UK and in the top few across the world by National Geographic (allegedly). We had a great day and despite 4 seasons in one day weather we still had some fantastic views over the Aonach Eagach Ridge. The scrambling is much more intermittent or limited on Liathach, An Teallach, Forcan ridge, Arran, and most of the other Lakes/Snowdonia scrambles. Liathach Vs Aonach Eagach; Liathach Northern Pinnacles; Entity Index This is the list of all entities in this result page. . The full ridge runs from the Pap of Glencoe at the western end to the Devil's Staircase at the eastern end.. He booked our first weekend away together at the Ballachulish Hotel. There are too many to mention. Better than curved ridge. What’s are the belays/gear on it like? SMC guidebooks have it as Mod. Aonach Eagach is 1000 metres high with a prominence of 9 metres. worth looking at dan bailey’s and Iain Thor’s replies on this thread- those are pretty good ticklists they have compiled, and Dan’s guidebooks are worth looking out for. The one just before or after the Inpin (depending on which way you're going) on  the Cuillin. Share. You didn't say in the UK, so I will propose the Schächentaler Windgällen and the Mürtschenstock in NE Switzerland as great scrambles. Grade 1: Crib Goch, Tryfan N Ridge, Bristly Ridge, Ledge Route (easier version), Horns of Alligin. > if that’s included, I’m definitely suggesting North Buttress on the Buachaille. If it had been to mock, yes. Route Map. > aonach eagach , Bastow buttress , curved ridge ,an tellach . Mar 31, 2017 - Famed as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland (though Liathach and An Teallach must run it close), the Aonach Eagach gives a thrilling and spectacular traverse for keen scramblers, linking the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. One of our most popular trips is a four day trip to scramble the three great UK mainland ridges – An Teallach (Day 1), Liathach (Day 2) and the Aonach Eagach (Day 4). There are plenty of places that are simple uphill walks on rock that force you to scratch away almost on hands and knees in the wet. Been meaning to follow up with grade 3, but since we lost half the summer to lockdown it will probably wait til next year. Grade 2: Aonach Eagach, Forcan Ridge, Ghreadaidh traverse, Liathach, AnTeallach (avoiding the Bad Step but including the rest of the ridge), Grade 3: Clogwyn y Person, Ill Crag from Little Narrowcove, Curved Ridge, RH Slabs (An Groban, Gairloch), Ganu Mor Slabs (Foinaven). Is  your opinion  based on actually climbing all of these? It is also often prone to Inversions in … Beinn Damh. I'm not sure it makes sense to try to separate top end scrambling from low end climbing, it's all climbing, so for this sort of scrambly long mountain route list game I'd probably go up to Diff (with the caveat that from 3 upwards it's mostly worth having a rope). Aonach Eagach er eit fjell nord i Glen Coe i Dei skotske høglanda med to munrotoppar.Heile ryggen strekkjer seg 10 km frå Pap of Glencoe i vest til Devil's Staircase i aust. It has a very short section of mod that's often downclimbed but I'd say 3 is a reasonable assessment of the ridge. Similar with people I've spoken to. Here's a few suggestions: gr3 - An teallach direct, Greadaidh-Mhadaidh, Curved Ridge, Suilven full traverse (short lived difficulty but you can't argue with the positions), Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday (shame it's so short), Sentries Ridge, Ill Crag SE Face (amazing rock! If we're including routes which are graded as easy climbs I think cyfrwy arete should be in the grade 3 list. Traverse of the ridge. Aonach Eagach Ridge Just completed the Aonach Eagach Ridge with Gillian, our West Coast Guide for the day. Then there's going down things that are normally ascended. Below that, it's just a wonderful melange of traditional adjectives. The last two are obscure but are real gems which would be famous if they were in Glencoe or Ogwen. An Astoundingly beautiful part of Scotland and Glencoe. thanks for you’re concern but as far as I’m concerned he isn’t bullying me he just said my name to refer to a certain subject . and indeed that was part of the motivation for starting this thread, to get suggestions for routes of a similar quality to the classics that I might not have heard of- so suggestions welcome, I won’t tell anyone... ;-). > but then so is Curved ridge, and I included that. Liathach makes a better introduction to grade two scrambling because the difficulties are more escapable - unlike the Aonach Eagach, where there’s really just two convenient ways off: the beginning and the end.” You’d also be wise to hone your down-climbing skills before tackling the Aonach Eagach. You are a bully, naming a person in an OP is no go. Famed as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland (though Liathach and An Teallach must run it close), the Aonach Eagach gives a thrilling and spectacular traverse for keen scramblers, linking the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. 1 – (NN 17333 56746) Follow the path out of the car park up the hillside keeping up a good pace to escape the bite of wee beasties. Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Northwest Highlands – … > I agree with your assessment of Sharp Edge being harder than Grade 1 in the wet. I attempted to compile a graded best-of in these articles, but with half an eye to geographical spread as well as sheer quality, so they do miss out plenty of deserving candidates: grade 1: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/destinations/britains_best_grade_1_scrambles-7637, grade 2: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/features/britains_best_grade_2_scrambles-9609. Linuxlad 22:51, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC) I can;t really comment - having wimped out and taken the traverse path on both Liathach and An Teallach! You are welcome to believe what you like, and sandbagging yourself could give you some memorable experiences! It’s pretty straightforward, but if you fall you might die ‍♂️, > U can’t solo it that’s almost impossible, The LGP up the constitution hill arete > CA. No... if the grade exists at all, I don’t think its about being harder than grade 3, it’s to warn people not to bother, because the route is probably a tottering pile of plants, slime and choss, following a major drainage line, or wandering at random across a crumbling face.... any of which would rule the route out of this list- possible  **** candidates only please... A’chir- Not done it- but is it not a moderate rock climb? But, big but ... thinking about it again harder, I'm fairly certain that we kept the rope on and moved Alpine style, precisely because I wanted to move around into interesting camera positions. (The bit above the edge itself). Kirk Fell. But still, apologies anyway, as I never set out to offend anyone. I was with one of my sisters and we'd gone up by Hall's Fell and on top - being young and keen and stupid - I suggested Sharp Edge as a way down. I'd have said it was a scramble not a climb but getting to it in the first place isn't easy. 07588108723 I'm not a great scrambler but I've certainly done harder things than that (eg Ghreadaidh to Banachdich as mentioned upthread). I would suggest that An Teallach is a more difficult and more serious day out than the Aonach Eagach, or Lliathach, especially in winter. Liathach is incredibly rugged and spiky as you creek your neck looking up the terraced slopes from the car park. Liathach has four listed "Tops" in the Munro Tables, Meall Dearg at 3133 feet (955 m) is particularly awkwardly placed as it stands off the main ridge at the end of the Northern Pinnacles which run north from Mullach an Rathain. The Aonach Eagach is usually regarded as the most difficult horizontal ‘scrambling’ ridge in mainland Scotland, though it vies with Liathach (and, in winter, An Teallach) for this title. Most of them. Done it a couple of times but I don’t think it’s anywhere near the calibre of the others mentioned. If I could add one route though it would be an obscurity, C Buttress on Gillaval Dubh in Harris, another that would be famous if it were somewhere more frequented - 250m of rough gneiss that looks ridiculous from below but turns out to be lovely rough slabs, sustained but never hard. Below shows the route outline for Aonach Eagach. http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/info/forums.html, https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/cam_crags_borrowdale-2477/cam_crag_ridge-50974, https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/destinations/britains_best_grade_1_scrambles-7637, https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/features/britains_best_grade_2_scrambles-9609, https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=348991. The chimney on P2 isn’t straightforward and I’ve always been glad to be roped up when climbing it, which I would never say or do on a Grade 1 route. 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