Cir Mhor Ridge location

Cir Mhor - South Ridge

The South Ridge of Cir Mhor on the isle of Arran just off the coast of Scotland offers an interesting mix of climbing across a long route with a few challenging pitches which give it the VS 5a grade. The approach is long but this remains a reasonably popular route.

Grade VS 5a
Length 330m
Pitches 11
Approach 140min

The Route Topography

This is the route South Ridge on Cir Mhor in Arran, Scotland. It represents 330m of Granite rock climbing, usually over 11 pitches, of a max grade of VS 5a. Clicking the image will load the full screen high resolution South Ridge climb topo.

Original Image: Louis at Beantin

Approach & Descent Information

The approach is long. The two main options are from the Glen Rosa Campsite or from Sannox Bay. See the Scottish Rock Volume 1 for more info.

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Scottish Rock, Volume 1, South

Scottish Rock, Volume 1, South - pg. 32

An extensive and well-made guidebook covering every worthwhile crag in Southern Scotland. The guides are clear with generally very good photography, however some of the longer routes lack the clear imagery of their single pitch counterparts.

Availible Here R.R.P. £ 25
ISBN: 9781906095581

Weather & Local Conditions

Seasonal Weather Information

Note that some weather stations are close or even on the mountain, others are in nearby towns. Plan accordingly!

Estimated Rainy Days Per Month

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The graph shows the estimated average number of rainy days in the month that had more than 1mm rainfall or snow:

Estimated Temperature Per Month

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Estimated average high and low temperature in degrees Celsius for the given month.

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