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Curved Ridge, Glencoe

A Guided ascent of Curved Ridge in Glencoe is one of the classic scrambles in Scotland and was once described as, ‘A grand mountain route and a smashing way to the summit of Stob Dearg’

Curved Ridge, Glencoe
  • Route Length: 240m

  • Grade: Moderate  

  • Terrain: Rock ridge

  • Duration: 1 Day

  • Start/Finish: Buachaille Etive Mor car park, near Kings House Hotel.


Experience of mountain walking and other scrambles, a good head for heights and the ability to move over rocky terrain


What we offer

All our instructors are qualified and very experienced at leading people over technical terrain in the mountains.

Our instructors are very knowledgeable about the mountain environment, so the day can be easily split up with interesting chats, wildlife and great views along the way.

We pick the best route options for you to give an enjoyable time on the rock.

We supply all the technical equipment for the route.


A classic and the most famous of the Buachaille Etive Mor ridges. The walk to the start of the ridge (which is hidden around the side of the north face) is under the impressive crags and other famous ridges that ‘the Buachaille’ is famous for.  With a short walk up a broken scree slope the bottom of the ridge is gained. 


As soon as the ridge has started you are climbing on perfect rock all the way to the summit. With a few steeper sections that lets you know you are defiantly climbing, broken up by a few flatter areas so you can take in the views across Rannoch Moor and towards the climbing area of Rannoch wall. 


From the top of the ridge the main scrambling is over but there are still a few rocky sections and gullies to manage before the summit suddenly comes into view.

From the summit it is a simple walk back down the rocky plateaux to the col before we are back on the path descending the coire back to the moor.

A very good route for those wanting to move from broken scrambling to more continuous climbing ridges.  Or for those who have rock climbed and want to get a first mountain route.

Curved Ridge, Glencoe
Curved Ride, Glencoe
Curved Ridge, Glencoe
Curved Ridge, Glencoe
Curved Ridge, Glencoe
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