Meall nan Tarmachan (Creagan Lochan)

Climbs 14 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 600m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features

This crag constitutes climbs on Arrow Buttress and climbs further North along Lochan na Lairige.

Arrow Buttress is the steep prominent buttress first reached when crossing the dam. Routes start on the south face behind and just above the dam with several on the east side facing the lochan. There are several routes on Arrow Buttress the most obvious being the deep gully on the right that contains the route Dambusters.

Further North are the crags of An Innean, Coire nan Easan, An Caisteal, Y Gully & Coire Tuath. These lie 500m North of Arrow Buttress. The main face is 600m long and 200m high and is characterised by the following features (from left to right):

An Innean (The Anvil): a shapely buttress with a steep triangular base immediately below the summit.

Coire nan Easan: the hanging corrie with its distinctive waterfalls.

An Caisteal: The square tower on top of the ridge defining Coire nan Easan on the right.

Y Gully: Drains the central mass of lower angled broken ground to the right of An Caisteal.

Coire Tuath (North Coire): The northerly section of the face drained by a big right-facing corner.

 

Approach notes

Drive up to where the Ben Lawers visitor centre carpark used to be, there should be plenty space here.

Access notes

Parking is possible further up from the Ben Lawers car park, but be careful not to block the road as this provides access to Glen Lyon.

Guidebooks
Arran, Arrochar and the Southern Highlands (1997)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 ARROW BUTTRESS  
2Arrow ChimneyIV 3
3ToxophilyIV 4  
4Planet Turf *III 1
5The DambustersIII 2
6Planet FearVII 7  
 AN INNEAN, COIRE NAN EASAN, AN CAISTEAL, Y GULLY & COIRE TUATH  
8South Gully I/II  
9Summit Gully *II 1
10Last Past the Post *III  
11Fragile Fall IV 4  
12Blanche *IV  
13Turf Accountant *III  
14Tote Gully, Icicle Entry *III 4  
15Tote Gully *III  
16Home Front IV  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Working on this, if the season permits hopefully have something by early 2016.
paulpitcher - 07/Aug/15
Is there a topo?
terrarob - 18/Dec/12