The Cuillin Ridge


A mountaineers paradise, the Cuillin Ridge on Skye presents some of the best scrambling in the whole of the UK. A continuous ridge running from Gars-Bheinn in the south to Sgurr nan Gillean in the north.

11 Munros to tag along the length of the ridge and the only munro which has a graded climb to get to the top of it, the Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Join one of our Cuillin Ridge Guides on the coveted full ridge traverse, spend a few days completing all the munros, or even just a day up Sgurr Dearg to complete your goal of climbing the In Pinn.

The Cuillin Munros and Climbing 

The best way to get to know the Cuillin and to tick off the Munros along the length of the ridge is to book onto one of our Cuillin Munros courses. These can be 2,3,4 or 5 days long depending on what you would like to achieve. These courses are also perfect for preparing yourself for a traverse if you have your sights set on that in the future.

A course spread over 3 or 4 days also allows a rest day to be put in and also the benefit of being able to sleep in a comfortable bed each night and help your legs recover.

You can aim to complete all the munros, do some of the classic scrambles, summit the In. Pinn., climb the Cioch and loads more. Your Cuillin Guide for the course will be able to make sure you are getting as much done as possible with your time.

Cuillin Ridge Guide Prices, Omega Guiding

A Full Cuillin Ridge Traverse

An incredibly physically demanding challenge but an experience you will never forget! 12km, 4000m of ascent and descent and 16-20 hours moving plus time spent at the bivi.

A Cuillin Ridge traverse is generally done over two days with a bivi overnight high up on the ridge. It can be done in a single push but that requires good conditions and a very high level of fitness and competence. Please contact us for more information if this is something you are considering. 

In order to give you the best chance of completing a traverse and for our guides to be able to look after you safely, previous Cuillin experience with Omega Guiding or another guiding company is necessary to be able to book a traverse. If you have extensive scrambling experience or alpine experience and would like to book then please get in contact and we can chat through options with you. 

Cuillin Ridge Traverse Prices, Omega Guiding

A refund of £35 each day will be given if you do not get a window for a traverse during a 4 or 5 day course.

The Inaccessible Pinnacle

We offer guiding of the Inaccessible Pinnacle as a standalone day to allow people looking to complete it as part of a munro round but also so people can experience the Cuillin for the first time.

There are several combinations of route which allows it to be adjusted to your own personal goals, if you want to experience the ridge and are thinking about a traverse in the future it is a great way to see some of the scrambling, a round of coire laggan or an ascent of another of the close by munros gives a really good idea of how you will find the rest of the ridge. This also helps us if you come back in the future for a traverse as we have seen you move in the mountains.

Guided Inaccessible Pinnacle 

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