Curved Ridge on Etive Mor

Guided hike, rock-scramble and climb in Glencoe

Buachaille Etive Mor, the 'big shepherd of Etive', is an imposing mountain, rising dramatically above Rannoch Moor and guarding eastern approaches to Glencoe. 'Curved Ridge' is a superb Grade 3 scrambling route aiming directly for the Buachaille's northern Munro summit, Stob Dearg.

After the Aonach Eagach, 'Curved Ridge' is the most popular and well known rock-scramble in the Glencoe area. The holds are good, the difficulties are never too sustained and the views are exhilarating.

At a glance

  • A guided day rock-scrambling up Etive Mor via Curved Ridge.
  • Clamber up the ridge, a summer Grade 3 rock-scramble and 'moderate' rock-climb.
  • Reach superb vantage points such as Crowberry Tower from where vast views can be savoured.
  • Improve your rock-scrambling skills on one of Scotland's finest scrambling routes.

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General info

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Rock-scrambling to Grade 3 and moderate rock-climbing.

This day event is a guided hill-hiking and rock-scrambling day in the Glencoe area of the Central Highlands with an experienced and qualified guide.

Your guide will know the mountains and routes well and will also be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:2.

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On previous events

On the narrow bit of Curved Ridge
The Wall
On Stob Dearg looking down on Rannoch Moor
On Crowberry Tower
Stob na Broig
Early morning mist below Etive Mor

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