Climbs 196
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 900m a.s.l
Faces N

Northern Corries © RMP

Crag features

Corrie an t'Sneachda provides possibly the most accessible winter climbing in Scotland (apart from Meall Gorm in Applecross!), being 45 minutes walk (if you're fit!) from the Cairngorm Ski area.

Hard mixed routes come into condition early in winter season.

Very popular with winter skills courses. Expect queues and falling climbers at weekends.

Not renowned for rock climbing, but provides some entertaining routes.

Must dos:

Fingers Ridge (IV,4)

Invernookie (III,4)

The Seam (IV,5)

Aladdin's Mirror (IV)

Left a 240 sling, 120 sling, and 3 maybe 4 screwgates (all DMM, 1 aero HMS, some Sentinels HMS) at the top of Invernookie. The gear has black and white tape on it. Please contact me if you stumble across it
glennjamin20 - 06/Jan/15
"why don't they just spell it like it sounds?" - They do. Do you say that about all other languages as well? :)
cuthill76 - 04/Jul/14
why don't they just spell it like it sounds?
auld al - 23/Apr/12
Theres a soundbite in this link, which is great for pronunciations http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/coire-an-t-sneachda.shtml
Joss - 02/Feb/10
Using rules from standard Gaelic spelling, here is a list of elements of Coire an t-Sneachda that are different from general English usage. - Terminal 'e' would be similar to German usage but some would drop it because of the approaching lead vowel. - The 't' placed here silences the 's'. - The 'n' in this position is sounded like an 'r'. - The 'e' often as in English 'get' but some would make it more like in the English - The 'a' after the 'e' is unpronounced as it is only there for spelling agreement with the terminal letter and hardening the following consonant group. - 'chd' is like a hard Scottish 'ch' followed by a hard English 'k'. - Terminal 'a' is similar to German usage. http://www.speygaelic.org/place-names.asp
Jim Fraser - 27/Nov/09
I picked up a tourist leaflet about Cairngorm pronunciations that suggested something like "Corn Dreckie"... I'll leave you to work that one out!
Jonny M - 18/Mar/08
Can anyone offer authoritative pronunciation? I was told "Corrie an Tre-ach" years ago.
JohnHutch - 29/Nov/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the cragsummit 74
 Mess of Pottage 
3Topless
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III 5 1
4Opening BreakIV 5 148
5Crack PotS 4a *9
6Crack PotV 6 4
7Honeypot
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IV 6 **227
8BeelineE1 5b * 
9WachachaHS 4b *7
10Wachacha
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VI 7 **10
11Crystal Gale
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V 6  
12Trunk Line
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VS 5a *7
13No Blue Skies
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VS 4c *27
14No Blue Skies
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VI 7 **47
15The Truncator
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VI 7  
16The Melting Pot
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V 6 *28
17The Truncator
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VS 4c *1
18Mixed MessageV 7 1
19The Message
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VD *40
20The MessageIV 6 ***432
21The HybridIV 5 *48
22Pot of GoldS 4a **49
23Pot of Gold
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V 6 **172
24MariellaVS 4b *4
25MariellaVI 7 *8
26Droidless
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VI 6 *21
27Droidless
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HS 4b *2
28The Firefighter
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VS 4c *1
29The FirefighterIV 6  
30The MessengerHS 4c 1
31The Messenger
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V 6 *66
32The Three Decrees
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V 5 7
33The Three Decrees
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S 4a  
34Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 9
35FintasticVS 4c  
36Fishy Business
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S 4a  
37The Despot
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V 7  
38The Despot
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VS 4c  
39Yosemite Jill
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HVS 5a *1
40Yukon Jack
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S 4
41Yukon JackIV 5 89
42Black SheepVS 4c  
43Black Sheep
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III  
44Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish)V 6 *9
45Technicoloured Dream CrackHS 4c *1
46Potiphar's Wife
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VS 5a * 
47Tasker
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V 6 1
48TaskerVS 4c **3
49TerracottaVS 4c 1
50Pot Doodles
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VS 4c 3
51Pot Doodles
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IV 6 10
52Bethel
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E2 5b *1
53The Haston Line
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III 4 417
54Just a Spot o' SightseeingS *5
55The SlantI *204
56Frozen Assets
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IV 6 10
57Hidden ChimneyII/III *800
58Hidden Chimney
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D 6
59Hidden Chimney Direct
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IV 5 **369
60Jacob's Edge
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I/II 215
61Jacob's Ladder
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I 761
62The Slant (Direct Start)V 5 **6
63Forty Thieves
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I 46
 Aladdin's Buttress 
65Aladdin's Couloir
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I 897
66Snowy Owl
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E4 6a * 
67Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b **1
68Babes in the woodVIII 8 **2
69Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
70Nightline
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VI 7 2
71Original Summer RouteVD 5
72Original Summer RouteIV 5 **231
73Original Summer Route - Variation StartV 6 **16
74Original Route direct startV 6 *13
75The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
76The Lamp
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V 6 97
77The Third Wish
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V 7 4
78The Prodigal Principal
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V 5 17
79The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
80Doctor's Choice
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IV 4 172
81Doctor Janis
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VS 14
82Doctor Janis
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V 7 *11
83Edgewood
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E1 5b 7
84WedgewoodVII 7 3
85The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
86The Magic CrackHVS 5a ***330
87The Magic CrackVII 7 ***19
88White MagicVII 7 ***31
89The Genie
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VS 4b *32
90The Genie
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V 7 *105
91Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
92Damnation
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HVS 5b *30
93Damnation
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VI 6 **29
94Salvation
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VS 4c *30
95Salvation
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V 7 *11
96Patey's Route
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IV 5 *427
97Terms of EndearmentIII *44
98The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
99Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
100Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
101Honour Among Thieves
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V 4 1
102Aladdin's Mirror
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I 452
103Aladdin's Mirror DirectIV 4 *687
104Unnamed GrooveIII 4
105Another Unnamed GrooveIII  
106Paddy WhackIII 1
107Pygmy Ridge
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M *241
108Pygmy Ridge
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IV 5 **304
109Tom ThumbIV 5 *1
110Saturation PointIV 5 8
111Earwig
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IV 6  
112Central Left Hand
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I/II 208
 Fluted Buttress 
114Central Gully
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I *483
115UnnamedI/II 11
116The RunnelII **1095
117The Grooved RibIII 4 *76
118Crotched Gully
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II 385
119VortexIV 5 21
120Spiral Gully
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II **559
121Spiral Gully Direct
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III **59
122Spiral Gully First Groove FinishV 7 2
123Rosslyn ChapelV 7  
124Spiral Gully Second Groove FinishIV 6 2
125Facet HuntersIV 6  
126Wavelength
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III 4 *114
127Wavelength
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VD  
128Fluted Buttress Direct
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IV 4 **252
129Fluted ButtressS **2
130Piccolo
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V 6 2
131Sax AppealV 4 7
132Cruising
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V 5 *9
133Broken Gully
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III *169
134Broken Gully DirectIII 4 16
135Brute Force and IgnoranceVI 7 *1
136Broken Fingers
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III 4 47
137Fingers Ridge DirectVS 4c *88
138Fingers Ridge DirectVII 7 *4
139Fingers RidgeD 298
140Fingers Ridge
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IV 4 ***624
141Red Gully
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II **753
142Western Rib
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II/III 70
143Goat Track GullyII *707
144False Goat / 0.5 GullyI 151
145Unnamed 1II 15
 Fiacaill Buttress 
147Halibut Habit
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V 6  
148White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
149White Dwarf
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V 6 * 
150Men In RedIII 6 2
151Straight to Jail
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V 5 **4
152Escapologist
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IV 6 3
153Men in Black
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VI 8 1
154The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
155The Great Escape
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VII 9  
156Houdini
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VI 7 ***25
157The Stirling Bomber
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V 7 ***94
158Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a *2
159Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
160The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
161Jailbreak
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VII 7 *1
162King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
163Smokestack Lightnin'
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VI 7 8
164Fiacaill ButtressIV 5 *20
165Fiacaill Buttress (summer)D 4
166Whose line is it anyway?II/III 8
167Fiacaill CouloirII/III *536
168Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
169Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
170Cap in Hand
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IV 4 3
171Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
172Rampant
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IV 5 27
173Physical Graffiti
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III 6 *7
174Swan Song
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V 6 *2
175Burning And Looting
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V 7 *20
176BelhavenVI 6 ***104
177OmertaVIII 9 **1
178InvernookieIII 4 **720
179Short Circuit
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IV 5 51
180SlaterlessIV 6 6
181Seam-stressIV 6 **37
182The SeamIV 5 **509
183Watch out
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VI 8 **6
184The HealingIII 4/5 6
185The Hurting
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E4 6a * 
186The HurtingXI 11 ***5
187Northern Whites
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V 7  
188Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
189Fiacaill RidgeI/II ***1450
190Fiacaill Ridge1 *247
191Twin Ribs2 96
192Alladin's Buttress Direct
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IV 6 5
193Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Winter)
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IV 6 *3
194The Original RouteIV 5 **3
195SpotlightE1 5a  
196Paddy Whack Parallel GrooveIV 5  
197Jail House Break (top pitch)VI 8 *2
198Ali Baba (winter) *VII 7  
199Twin Ribs *II 6
200Western Rib *M 2
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