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From £155.00

Location: Skye

Duration: 1 day

Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max

The Clach Glas- Blaven Traverse, Skye

The Clach Glas- Blaven Traverse embodies the Cuillin's perfectly, showcasing varied rock features in a compact area. From knife-edge ridges hovering over steep drops to pinnacles, towers, and traditional chimney climbing, this route offers an extraordinary mix of experiences.


Before Your Course

Your EverydayClimbing mountain guide will be in touch one to two days before your course commences.  This pre-course contact serves to introduce your guide, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our guides are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.

On the Day

For those seeking solitude and a different Cuillin experience away from the main spine and its crowds, this traverse offers fantastic mountain terrain. The Clach Glas- Bla Bheinn Traverse might just be the most underrated scramble in the UK. Consistently technical, exposed, and complex, it offers a rewarding and unforgettable journey into a quieter corner of the Cuillin.

Starting at Loch Slappin, the route begins by ascending Sgurr nan Each, followed by the striking Clach Glas. The initial ridge of Clach Glas offers a chance to warm up and develop your skills.

The route includes "The Imposter," which, despite looking intimidating in photos, is manageable with a secure belay point. The traverse continues with intricate and exposed sections that can be navigated relatively easily with some local knowledge. "The Putting Green" provides a pleasant break with captivating views, including the Great Prow of Bla Bheinn.

The climbing crux of the route is a 5-meter wall, which can be challenging when wet but offers protection with a convenient spike. The final challenge is a 25-meter chimney/corner with solid rock, good holds, and breathtaking positions. This Moderate climb leads to Bla Bheinn's summit, where you can relish panoramic views of the Cuillin Ridge. The descent, while long, is straightforward and offers encounters with fellow Munro baggers who may be unaware of your unique journey.


Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialise in organising climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.

Dates and Prices


This course is available year-round and can be scheduled on any day that suits your plans.

Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements or contact us using the form below, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.


Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:

  • Information and support prior to the course
  • An AMI accredited, insured, and fully qualified guide
  • Professional-grade climbing equipment for each participant
  • Mountain safety gear
  • Memorable photos of your adventure

One person - £260

Two people - £310 (£155 per person)

Is this for me?

This scramble is a true celebration of the art of scrambling, coming remarkably close to the essence of summer mountaineering in the UK. It's a sustained and almost constantly exposed experience, offering several changes of style during ascent and descent. The route occasionally transitions into rock-climbing terrain, necessitating a diverse skill set typically commanded by well-rounded mountaineers and rock climbers. Thankfully, your guide will take charge of all route-finding, rope work, and provide instruction and guidance throughout. This makes the day accessible to very confident hillwalkers or novice scramblers.

While no technical climbing experience is required, a strong foundation in summer hillwalking and a confident approach are essential. This journey promises a full day of exploration and challenge, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Kit list


• 25-35l backpack

• Mountain walking boots

• Walking poles

• Water bottle or hot drink flask (1 litre)

• lunch (around 1000cals.)

• Head torch + spare batteries 

• Thick socks

• Waterproof jacket and trousers 

• Thin fleece or light insulated jacket

• Thick fleece or mid insulated jacket

• Warm hat

• Gloves

• Hiking trousers

• Synthetic/merino base layers

• Personal medication

• Sun lotion & midge repellent/head net

• Waterproof stuff sacks for everything


• OS map

• Waterproof map case

• Compass (Silva type 4 recommended)

• Gaiters


• Harness

• Climbing helmet

• Belay device and karabiner

• Emergency shelter (Orange bag)


To guarantee your comfort and security throughout our activities, we strongly advise all participants to come prepared with the complete equipment listed. While our activities may proceed even if participants do not have the entire kit list, please be aware that EverydayClimbing and our instructors retain the right to modify the itinerary or conclude the activity early should the absence of essential equipment pose an elevated risk to the group, exceeding acceptable safety standards.

As part of our unwavering commitment to eliminating barriers to outdoor adventures, we offer a selection of equipment available for use by anyone, with no questions asked. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Just drop us a line to let us know what you require.

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