Guided ascent of the In Pinn, Skye
The narrow blade of rock that forms the summit of Sgurr Dearg, or the Inaccessible Pinnacle as it’s more commonly known as, presents a formidable challenge to those wanting to reach the summit of this Munro.
Inaccessible Pinnacle Outline
Standing proudly atop Skye’s mighty Cuillin Ridge sits The Inaccessible Pinnacle. To a rock climber its shark fin profile and narrow crest is one of geological beauty but to an avid Munro collector it can be a daunting prospect. First climbed in 1880 by Lawrence and Charles Pilkington The Inaccessible Pinnacle (or In Pinn for short) as it is more commonly known as, is the true summit of Sgùrr Dearg; a 986 meter tall mountain and one of the Isle of Skye’s twelve Munros. Climbing to the airy summit of this iconic Skye Cuillin landmark is not an experience to be missed! The standard ascent is via the East Ridge of the In Pinn and is graded a ‘moderate’ rock climb.