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Chno Dearg
Chno Dearg has a gently rounded summit but with some crags to the E and SE. There are ridges NE, branching to Meall Chaorach (815m) and Meall Dhearcaig, and another broader ridge runs NNW towards Fersit, all have easy slopes and are potentially boggy.

A short ridge SE has steep and craggy slopes, and a fourth ridge SW connects to Meall Garbh (976m) and Stob Coire Sgroidain (979m) via a broad bealach.

Normal ascent is from Fersit via Creag Dubh and Meall Chaorach to avoid the worst of the boggy ground, or from Stob Coire Sgroidain.

Ciste Dhubh
Ciste Dhubh lies within a group of Munros to the N of Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel and is a craggy mountain with many steep and difficult slopes.

To the N of the summit are a number of short steep ridges (SW, N, NE and E) but only the longer S ridge to An Cnapach (877m) is normally used for ascent.

Normal routes are on the S face of An Cnapach from Bealach a' Choinich or from the path in An Caorann Mor up the E face to the S ridge.

Cona' Mheall
Cona' Mheall is a steep sided mountain separated from Beinn Dearg by Coire Ghranda with its impressive cliffs. The rocky summit ridge runs SSW to NNE with the summit at the N end.

The NW face of the mountain is rocky but an ascent can be made on it from the path in the bealach at the head of Gleann na Squaib. From here ascents can also be made of Beinn Dearg and Meall nan Ceapraichean. An ascent is also possible from Loch na Choire Ghranda on the steep grassy SE ridge.

Conival
Conival and Ben More Assynt are two mountains connected by a high ridge and consequently climbed together.

The summit of Conival sits at the intersection of three ridges. The NW ridge leads to a col connecting to Beinn an Fhurain and it is here that a path ascends from Gleann Dubh giving the most obvious ascent route. The E ridge connects to Ben More Assynt, and a third ridge runs SE to Glen Oykel.

Conival has fairly steep rock and scree covered slopes, hence the crests of the ridges are the easiest routes. The summit is marked by a large cairn.

Creag a' Mhaim
Creag a' Mhaim is the most easterly and traditionally the first climbed of the 7 Munros on the 14km South Glen Sheil Ridge.

The ridge has steep slopes to the S and is very craggy with many corries to the N. The traverse of the ridge follows the scalloped rims of the corries between peaks. The ridge may be climbed in two sections E and W but individual peaks are not easily accessed and do not require individual descriptions.

Logically, Creag a' Mhaim is also the start of the E section, and for the whole ridge. The normal ascent of Creag a' Mhaim is via its SE ridge where a path leads to the summit from Loch Cluanie

Creag Leacach
Creag Leacach is effectively a summit on the winding south-west ridge of Glas Maol, the flanks of the ridge being steep rocky slopes.

The summit ridge is the normal access route from Glas Maol with a dry stone wall defining the route between the summits.

Creag Leacach can also be ascended following the path from the A93 road to the col between Meall Gorm (759m) and the SW top (943m) of Creag Leacach.

Creag Meagaidh
Between the summit of Creag Meagaidh, Coire Ardair to the NE and Moy Corrie to the SE is a high plateau. The summit is located at the E limit of the plateau at the start of the SW ridge. This ridge, which has crags on its N and S slopes, branches to give a narrow S ridge and a broad W ridge.

To the NE of the plateau, a broad ridge connects to Stob Poite Coire Ardair via a narrow col known as "The Window" (this is the main ascent route).

From Puist Coire Ardair at the E limit of the plateau rises the narrow E ridge which branches SE towards the crags of Creag Tharsuinn and NE to Sron a' Choire providing an alternative ascent route.

Creag Mhor [Glen Lochay]
Creag Mhor is a craggy top with three prominent ridges. The N ridge to Meall Tionail (985m) offers an easy route to the summit and should be used for access when coming from Beinn Heasgarnich.

The SE ridge is the normal route from the road in Glen Lyon. The third heads SW then curves SE to form a very craggy ridge that is best avoided.

Creag nan Damh
Creag nan Damh is the most westerly and traditionally the last climbed of the 7 Munros on the 14km South Glen Shiel Ridge.

The ridge has steep slopes to the S and is very craggy with many corries to the N. The traverse of the ridge follows the scalloped rims of the corries between peaks. The ridge may be climbed in two sections E and W but individual peaks are not easily accessed and do not require individual descriptions.

Creag nan Damh is in the W section. A descent of Creag nan Damh's E ridge leads to the path in Am Fraoch-choire and its W ridge leads to Bealach Dubh Leac from where a second path descends to Glen Sheil.

Creag Pitridh
Creag Pitridh is a compact mountain, rocky in places and with a conical summit. It has three ridges; a broad NE ridge, a W ridge leading to the crags of Sgurr an t-Saighdeir, and a broad SE ridge forming a bealach with Geal Charn to the E.

The W and N slopes are steep and craggy, and the summit is almost surrounded by crags. However to the SW of the summit there are easy slopes down to the path in Coire Pitridh.

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