Sgurr Dubh Mor is one of the most southern peaks of the Cuillin ridge and again another excellent Cuillin climb on offer. The main summit lies east off the main Cuillin ridge separated by a high col. The summit is sharp and surrounded by steep crags. From the main summit the impressive Dubhs Ridge goes east dropping sharply to Loch Coruisk below. This is a fantastic route of ascent to the summit as it requires the use of a boat to cross Loch Coruisk and how can that not make it exciting! Boat trips run out of Elgol.
There are several routes that can be taken to reach Sgurr Dubh Mor some require a bit more effort than the other. As mentioned above the east ridge is possibly the finest but requires catching a boat. The more common approach is from the SW face where a deep corrie Coir'a'Ghrunnda that bites deep into the mountain. A cairned path leads up the steep headwall to reach a low col south of the summit. A sharp scramble up the south ridge will take you to the summit. Sgurr Dubh Mor can also be combined with Sgurr nan Eag by a high traverse of the Cuillin ridge. This section is a scramble but manageable by most.
From the summit the views down magical Loch Coruisk are nothing short of spectacular. The jutted out position of Sgurr Dubh Mor from the main ridge means it is a fine vantage point to the view the entire eastern face of the main Cuillin ridge…quite a sight!