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Sgurr nan Clach Geala


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1093 m (3585 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
53 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Peak of the white stones

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgurr nan Clach Geala is one of the group known as the Fannaichs.The mountain is a triangular pyramid but the shape is less obvious at the summit where the E slopes have eroded to produce a high corrie. The slopes of Sgurr nan Clach Geala are moderate to steep with the E slopes into Coire Mor being the steepest.

Sgurr nan Clach Geala is separated from Sgurr Breac by a bealach (550m) through which runs a path, from Loch a' Bhraoin to Loch Fannich, offering easy access to its W slopes. The narrow S ridge leads to Sgurr nan Each and the broad N ridge to Meall a' Chrasgaidh and also to Sgurr Mhor via Carn na Criche.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr nan Clach Geala include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr nan Clach Geala.

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 Routes that include Sgurr nan Clach Geala
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1120 m 16.45 km 5.5 hrs Sgurr nan Clach Geala and Sgurr nan Each  Moderate route with good approach path.  

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Mynydd Climbing Club members on the summit 26/5/2013

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle

A night and a day to remember.....Superb. 20th June 2012

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

James at summit with fantastic views all around 20/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself and Karl on top with Oscar the dog,(5,11,10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Peter Sinclair
wrote on
April 22, 2006
Climbed on a good spring day, with plenty of snow. Climbed along with Sgurr nan Each and Meall nan Crasgaidh great views through 360 degrees. A long but very rewarding day, you will not be disappointed.
Nick Evans
wrote on
January 7, 2003
Climbed in the snow, absolutely top day, good views 360 degrees. You wont be disappointed.
John Wild
wrote on
February 9, 2002
Agree with first comment.The north-east ridge under snow is steep and demanding. We found snow in early May .Views into the Cadha na Guite are some of the best in the North-West.
David Johnstone
wrote on
November 1, 2001
This is an utterly superb mountain which shows the effects on the Scottish landscape produced by intense glaciation

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