Mt Glenisla

(4 routes)


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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
From Dobson Valley
There are no records of ascent of Glenisla from the Dobson side but ascent via Watson Stream appears feasible from either north or south along the ridge crest.
South Ridge 2-
A confirmed ascent was achieved in Easter 1936 by a party of nine, four of whom completed the first traverse of the peak. From the base of the North Ridge on Dasler Pinnacles, angle north east across easy ground to reach the col between Glenisla and 2385, and from there along the ridge to the summit.
Cedric Benzoni, Les Buddicom, Jim Dawson, George Edwards, Gordon Edwards, Jim Gilkison, Scott Gilkison, Christopher Johnson, Doug Knowles April 1936
North West Buttress 4
From the basin directly opposite Elcho Stream follow the NW buttress to the shoulder, then traverse across overhanging north wall to reach the summit ridge. Easy ground from there to the top. A good climb on reasonable quality rock. 16 pitches, Crux grade 16.
Gottlieb Braun-Elwert, Russell Brice, Rob Hall, Stella Sweney, January 1981
North Face 3+
Begin just east of the large scree cone and ascend red rock, grade 15, to reach the summit ridge. Climbed as part of a Mountain Guides course.
Stu Allan, Kevin Boekholt, Kim Logan, Dave Walsh March1985