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Sgorr Dhearg
Beinn a' Bheithir is the classic horseshoe ridge with two peaks rated as Munros, Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill. These peaks are less than 2km apart and always climbed together.

Sgorr Dhearg has a long rocky N ridge and an E ridge to Sgurr Ban which then branches to produce N and NE ridges. Finally the W ridge connects to Sgor Dhonuill at a high col (757m).

The NE ridge is the most common ascent route from Ballachulish but an ascent can also be made from Gleann a Chaolais S to the col between Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill.

Sgorr Dhonuill
Beinn a' Bheithir is the classic horseshoe ridge with two peaks qualifying as Munros, Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill. These peaks are less than 2km apart and always climbed together.

Sgorr Dhonuill is the larger of the two and has two short and craggy N ridges which should be avoided plus a very broad W ridge that curves N. Sgorr Dhonuill has steep and craggy N and S slopes.

The normal approach is from Sgorr Dhearg, but an ascent can be made from Gleann a Chaolais to the N onto the col between Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill, or from the N on the broad W Ridge.

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Sgorr nam Fiannaidh and Meall Dearg are two Munros separated by a narrow rocky and exposed ridge known as the Aonach Eagagh (Notched ridge) on the side of Glen Coe.

As there is no easy way off the ridge between these peaks they are normally climbed together. Sgorr nam Fiannaidh can be ascended without traversing the ridge by an approach from the Clachaig Inn.

From the summit the ridge runs WSW, then branches SSW and NW. The NW branch leads to a broad col linking to Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe) and a route from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh leads down the ridge towards the col but bears W to the road returning to the Clachaig Inn. Also from the SSW branch, a route leads E into the high corrie then descends SSE to the road.

Sgorr Ruadh
Sgorr Ruadh is one of three Munros, between Glen Torridon and Glen Carron. Paths from Glen Carron encircle Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl but the most useful of these is the path between Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor.

A branch of this path crosses the river (no bridge) ascends to the Bealach Mhoir between Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl from where moderate grassy S slopes lead to the summit.

When the water is too high to cross, continue on main path to N of mountain and ascend stony NW ridge to summit. The N face of Sgorr Ruadh has steep cliffs and should be avoided.

Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg
Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg has steep grass slopes to the S and E, and steep craggy slopes to the N and W. Its narrow rocky summit ridge runs from Sreath a Ghlas-choire in the NE to a col linking to Saileag (WNW). From the summit a short ridge leads ESE to a col at the head of Coire nan Eun which links to Aonach Meadhoin.

A further long ridge, Sreath an Fhraoch-choire, rises W of the summit and runs N to the crags of Creag Ghlas. Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is normally accessed from its neighbours, Aonach Meadhoin and Saileag, but can also be ascended direct via Meall a' Charra to the SE.

Sgurr a' Chaorachain [Monar]
Sgurr a' Chaorachain is the central and highest of a group of three mountains at the W end of Loch Monar. The summit lies at the intersection of three ridges.

The longest ridge runs N turning NE around Lochan Gaineamhach and down to Glenuaig Lodge. To the W a short narrow ridge connects to Sgurr Choinnich via a high col, and to the E a longer winding ridge connects to Bidean an Eoin Deirg (1046m, but not a Munro).

Slopes are generally moderate to steep but there are easier slopes leading to the summit.

Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais
Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, which is one of three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh, approximates to a square pyramid with the summit located at the convergence of four ridges. Its two northern ridges, ENE and WNW connect to Carn nan Gobhar and the more distant Sgurr Fuar-thuill (via Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich) respectively.

There is a broad SW ridge and a longer narrower SE leading down to Meall a' Gheur-fheadain (756m) from which an ascent from the path in Coire Mhuillidh can be made. Higher slopes are easy to moderate.

Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh
Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh are two peaks on the Black Cuillin Ridge that are normally climbed together.

The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.

The ascent starts in Coire a' Ghreadaidh on grass leading to scree slopes which should be ascended to reach the col, An Dorus (the door), between the two peaks. From An Dorus ascend SSE to crest of ridge and continue along narrow exposed ledge, by-passing large rock pinnacle on the W and continue to summit.

Sgurr a' Mhadaidh
Sgurr a' Mhadaidh is a craggy peak on the Black Cuillin Ridge that can be climbed together with Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh.

The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.

The ascent starts in Coire a' Ghreadaidh on grass leading to scree slopes which should be ascended to reach the col, An Dorus (the door), between the two peaks.

From An Dorus ascend to the crest of the ridge and traverse to the base of a buttress where a testing scramble with considerable exposure leads to easier slopes to the summit.

Sgurr a' Mhaim
Sgurr a' Mhaim is one of the more northerly Mamores and part of the Ring of Steall. It is connected to the other Mamores by its narrow S ridge, the Devils Ridge.

The northern slopes of Sgurr a' Mhaim are more complex with four ridges NE, NNE, N and NW, all overlooking Glen Nevis. These ridges are steep and craggy and should be avoided.

The slopes of Sgurr a' Mhaim are generally steep and boulder strewn. Normal access is from the path in Coire a Mhusgain onto the W slopes of the NW ridge or via the Devils Ridge from Sgurr an Iubhair.

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