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Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe)


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.
742 m (2434 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.
28 of 222 Grahams
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.
Rocky peak of the breast

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

The prominent cone of Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe) is an unmistakable landmark when driving along the A82 from Ballachulish.

It can be climbed as a fitting end piece to the traverse of the Aonach Eagach ridge of which it is a continuation, or climbed in a single shorter outing.

On its own, it would normally be climbed from the edge of the forest near Glencoe Village on the minor road to the Clachaig Inn.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgorr na Ciche include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Sgorr na Ciche Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgorr na Ciche.

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 Routes that include Sgorr na Ciche

We currently have no routes listed for Sgorr na Ciche.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgorr na Ciche

 Baggers Gallery for Sgorr na Ciche

Andrew law 19/06/2016

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

James and me at the summit cairn on a beautiful day. 3/06/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

On top of Sgorr na Ciche 21 October 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

My husband at the top, never again

© Gillian Devine

Image by Gillian Devine
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Recently Climbed By
Gordon Glennie on 13 Jul 2019

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Sgorr na Ciche
by David McSporran
Sgorr na Ciche
by Philip McLoone

Post a few words about Sgorr na Ciche or read what others have had to say.

Henry Smith
wrote on
July 27, 2014
Video of the Pap of Glencoe from the air accompanied by music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dn0zo93Law
James Corrigan
wrote on
October 20, 2011
Started from Glencoe Village and took the road over the bridge which is the back road to Clachaig Inn.Red Squirrel campsite.After a mile or so there are double steel gates to the left.This is the hydro road.Up this and soon the path is lost but the approach to the Pap is obvious if wet,scree lined and thick in Bracken.It is surprising steep with a false summit blow the Pap.The Pap itself has a short rock scramble up its East face.The summit soon appears with magnificent views out to Loch Leven.Loch Linnhe and back to Bidean.Cloud shrouded the Mamores.Pity.The West Path down is treacherous due to being badly eroded.Worth avoiding.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 18 Oct 2010 The Pap of Glencoe and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh Roger Vander Steen Sgorr na Ciche Not Yet Rated
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