The Pap of Glencoe
() is a mountain
on the northern side of Glen Coe
, in the Highlands
. It lies at the western end of the Aonach Eagach
ridge, directly above the point where the River Coe enters Loch Leven
The Pap is so named as it has a distinctive conical shape resembling a female breast
), particularly when viewed from the west. It forms part of the "classic" view of the entrance to Glen Coe.
The simplest route of ascent starts from the unclassified road
between Glencoe village
and the Clachaig Inn
. A pebble path leaves the road about 1 km west of the youth hostel
, and passes a white house on the left, reaching the bealach
between the Pap and Sgor nam Fiannaidh
, from where the Pap may be climbed. The final stretch up to the bealach forms a pathway by small gully; this section is often extremely muddy and boggy. The final hundred metres of ascent require some easy scrambling, and care is needed under winter conditions.
The Pap may also be climbed from the Kinlochleven
side, though this is far less common. It will also naturally be climbed as the final (or first) peak of the full traverse of the Aonach Eagach.
- Milne, Rob, & Hamish Brown (eds), The Corbetts & Other Scottish Hills, Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers' Guide (The Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 2002). ISBN 0-907521-71-1
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