Clach Glas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Clach Glas
Clach Glas.jpg
Clach Glas viewed from Blaven
Highest point
Elevation786 m (2,579 ft)
Prominencec. 91 m
Parent peakBlaven
ListingCorbett Top
English translationGrey/blue stone
Language of nameScottish Gaelic
LocationCuillin, Scotland
OS gridNG534221
Topo mapOS Landranger 32
First ascent1888, Charles Pilkington and party.
Easiest routescrambling (Easy–Moderate)

Clach Glas is a mountain on the Black Cuillin of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Its elevation is 786 m (2,579 ft) and the name translates as The Grey Stone. It is often traversed as a sustained scrambling route to Blà Bheinn, mostly at a standard between Easy and Moderate, depending on the line followed (see Parker, routes 101 & 102). It is the penultimate mountain in the Greater Traverse of the Black Cuillin.

Ashley Abraham called it 'the Matterhorn of Skye', (a description which is often still used).

According to some sources the first ascent of the top was probably not until 1888 by Charles Pilkington and party.[1]


  1. ^ Jackson, Fred W. (1896). "Clach Glas, Skye". Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal. 4 (1).

Coordinates: 57°13′23″N 6°05′13″W / 57.22301°N 6.08681°W / 57.22301; -6.08681