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  • Writer's pictureDavid Buckett

Clach Glas, Blabheinn

With the weather looking better away from the main Cuillin ridge, we headed for the classic traverse of Clach Glas and then up to the munro summit of Blabheinn.

The rain managed to hold off for the walk in and we got geared up being not too sweaty. The start of the traverse is fairly simple with a mixture of slabs and short steep walls.

We were quickly able to recognise the difference between the grippy gabbro rock and the slippy basalt, the contrast was massive. Once at the base of the summit of Clach Glas we climbed 2 pitches to the top, with the weather holding out.

We then started our descent down the very narrow ridge and started the tricky down climbs over the pinnacles. This half of the ridge is shorter but has more consequential and exposed down climbing.

All that was left was the short boulder problem and the steeper chimney to climb onto the main path up Blabheinn.

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