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Creag a'choire Etchachan

Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 90 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 750m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
This remote crag takes a few days to dry.

Best routes include :

The Dagger (VS), Talking Drums (E2), Quartzvein Edge (Mod or II) - probably the best low grade outing in the area.

The Talisman (HS) and Scabbard (VS) dry very quickly.

Access notes
Access all year round

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

0.2mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
10 kph

1.6mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
13 kph

0.0mm rain
11 °C
9 kph

0.3mm rain
13 °C
14 kph

1.5mm rain
11 °C
19 kph
Forecast for this crag or UK Weather forecast. Powered by World Weather Online
More: mwis: Cairngorms & MonadhliathMet Office: East Highlands

Scottish Rock - South (2008), Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 1 (1998), Scottish Winter Climbs (1996)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Ben Macduisummit 21
2Forked GullyI 6
3Not For The Home BoysIII  
4Foxy GroveIII  
5Quartzvein Edge (Summer)M *17
6Quartzvien Edge (Winter)III * 
7Quartzvein Edge Direct (Winter)IV 5 ** 
8Bastion Wall (Summer)D  
9Bastion Wall (Winter)IV 4 1
10Bastion RibIV 4  
11BlinkerS * 
12Bastion CrossIV 4  
13Bastion Cross Blinkered Finish VariationIV 4  
14Original Route (Summer)S  
15Original Route WinterIV 5 * 
16Original Route Direct (Summer)HS * 
17Original Route Direct Variation (Summer)VS 5a ** 
18Original Route Direct (Winter)V 6 ** 
19Red Scar Route (Summer)S  
20Red Scar Route (Winter)IV 5  
21The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***124
22The Talisman Direct Start Variation (Summer)E1 5b **1
23The Talisman (Winter)VI 7 *1
24Talking DrumsE2 5b *2
25TalismanicE3 5c * 
26TalismaniacE4 6a *1
27HenchmanE3 5c *1
28The Corridor (Summer)S  
29The Corridor (Winter)IV 5 **3
30Architrave (Summer)S  
31Architrave (Winter)IV 4 *1
32The HexHS 4b * 
33Pikestaff (Summer)VD 6
34Pikestaff (Winter)IV 4 1
35Central Chimney (Summer)D  
36Central Chimney (Winter)II *2
37Juniper Rib (Summer)D  
38Juniper Rib (Winter)III  
39Square-Cut Gully (Summer)S  
40Square-Cut Gully (Winter)V 6 *5
41Winter RouteIII 2
42Cambridge Route (Summer)S  
43Cambridge Route (Winter)III  
44Cambridge Route DirectIV 5 * 
45Pioneer Buttress Direct (Summer)VS 5a  
 Climb nameGradex
46Pioneer Buttress Direct (Winter)VI 7 * 
47Avalanche Gully (Summer)VS  
48Avalanche Gully (Winter)VI 6 * 
49Bodkin (Summer)S 4a  
50Bodkin (Winter)V 5 * 
51Carmine Groove (Summer)VS 4b * 
52Carmine Groove (Winter)IV 5 ** 
53The Red SnakeV 4 * 
54Umslopogaas (Summer)HVS 5a  
55Umslopogaas (Winter)VI 7 * 
56The SerpentVS 5a  
57Flanking Ribs (Summer)VD  
58Flanking Ribs (Winter)IV 4  
59Red Chimney (Summer)S  
60Red Chimney (Winter)V 5 ***4
61CutlassHVS 5a 1
62Scalpel Original Route VariationHVS 5a  
63ScaplpelE1 5b ** 
64In The PinkE3 5c * 
65DjibootyV 4 ** 
66Dijbangi (Summer)VS 4c **16
67Djibangi (Winter)V 4 ***1
68King CrimsonE3 5c * 
69Sgian DubhHVS 5a **6
70The Sharp EndE3 5c ** 
71StilettoE2 5c **6
72Scarlet FeverE3 6a * 
73The DaggerVS 4c **15
74The DaggerV 5 * 
75Green House EffectVII 7  
76Crimson CringeE2 5b * 
77Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***49
78Scabbard (Winter)VI 7 ** 
79SwitchbladeVI 7 **1
80SheathHVS 5a  
81TicklerE1 5b  
82ScytheE2 5b * 
83SabreVS 4b  
84The GangwayS 2
85DelicatessenVS 4c * 
87Stanley (Summer)HS  
88Stanley (Winter)V 6  
89Jungle ForumulaIII  
90Right Left Girdle TraverseHS  
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