Home   Glossary

Sgurr Dearg


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.
741 m (2431 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.
30 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.
Red Rocky Peak

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
  49   Oban & East Mull

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

One of 7 Grahams on the Isle of Mull, Sgurr Dearg crowns three ridges. The longer NW ridge along with the shorter NE ridge enclose Coire nan Clach which has steep scree slopes.

The S ridge leads to the S top of Beinn Bhearnach (633m).

Sgurr Dearg lies immediately to the S of the island's only Corbett, Dun da Gaoithe.

Nearest access is from the A839 to the S.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Dearg 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.
Picture Gallery for Sgurr Dearg

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben More
by Metcheck
Sgurr Dearg Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
We currently have no
sponsored accommodation listings for this area.

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Dearg.

Click on the route title to load the full content for that route.

 Routes that include Sgurr Dearg

We currently have no routes listed for Sgurr Dearg.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Dearg

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Dearg

See your picture here!

Take a picture of you/your friends at the top of Sgurr Dearg and you can display it here.

The logging section stores any entries for Sgurr Dearg in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
Your Route Log
You need to be a member to have a route log.
Recently Climbed By
None shared in the last 12 months

If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

You can view a members route overlayed on an online map or download the KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

 Shared Members Track Logs
Sgurr Dearg
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Sgurr Dearg or read what others have had to say.

Alan Puckrin
wrote on
April 19, 2014
I combined Sgurr Dearg with Dun da Ghaoithe via Scallastle Farm for a 6 hr circuit from the ferry . Sgurr Dearg is the far nicer hill and has a small rock step just short of the summit, be careful in the wet on descent ! Excellent summit views. A couple of options for getting back to Craignure, I elected to go along Beinn Bheag ridge before traversing under the telecommunications masts and meeting the track just above Upper Achnacroish.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

You can prepare your own write up by first making an entry in your route log and then visiting the logging section above.

 Route Write-Ups
There are no Route Write-Ups submitted for Sgurr Dearg
Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Contact Us