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Coire Sputan Dearg

Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 84 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 990m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
This high, remote cliff on Ben Macdui holds a lot

of snow until late in the season,

Gives the superb Crystal Ridge (Diff, III) Grey Slab (HS) and

Amethyst Pillar (HVS).


Access notes
Free Access all year.

Weather forecast

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0.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
11 kph

0.9mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
9 kph

0.2mm rain
Sunny periods
10 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
11 °C
7 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
10 kph
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More: mwis: Cairngorms & MonadhliathMet Office: East Highlands

The Cairngorms (2007), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 1 (1998)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
4SundanceVS 4b  
6Pinacle ButressM 6
7Pinacle ButressII 1
8The Red GullyI 3
9Crystal RidgeD **53
10Crystal RidgeIII 5
11Slab Chimney, Right BranchII/III *2
12Slab Chimney, Left BranchI  
13Grey Mans Crag GirdleHS  
14SapphireE1 5b  
15The Plumb LineHS 1
16Amethyst WallHVS  
17Amethyst WallVI 7  
18ZirconE2 5c 1
19Amethyst PillarHVS 5a ***19
20Pilgrims GrooveHS  
21Lucifer RouteS  
22Lucifer RouteVI 7  
23Grey SlabHS ***43
24Grey SlabVII 7 *** 
25Ferlas MorHS **7
26Ferlas MorVI 8 * 
27Hanging DykeVD *13
28Hanging DykeV 5  
29Ghost CrackVS 4c 1
30Ardath ChimneyIII *6
31AuroraHS 1
32AuroraIV 6  
33Anchor GullyM  
34Anchor GullyI 3
35Anchor RouteD  
36Anchor RouteIII 1
37Glissade GullyI 1
38Glissade ButtressII 1
39Hackingbush's HorrorVS 4b  
42Janus ChimneyVD  
 Climb nameGradex
43Janus ChimneyIII 1
44Snake GullyII *1
45Snake RidgeHS *11
46Snake RidgeV 5 3
47The LaddersII 2
48Narrow GullyI 5
49Cherub's ButtressD  
50Cherub's ButtressIII  
51Flying RidgeII  
52Dark HorseHVS 5a  
53Left-Hand IcefallIV 4  
54The Black TowerS *1
55The Black TowerV 7  
56Right-Hand IcefallII ** 
57Flake ButtressM *6
58Flake ButtressV 7  
59Joker's ButtressHVS 5c  
60The SkaterE4 6a 2
61The ChebecVS 4c  
62The FlyVS 4c *5
63The WebS  
64The WebIV 4  
65April WallS 4
66April WallV 7  
67Next To LastHVS 5a  
68The SwingS 3
69Contra FlowHVS 5a  
70The ChuteHVS 5a 2
71Wee HeavyVS 4b  
72Terminal ButtressVD 6
73Terminal ButtressIV 5 1
74Terminal WallHS *4
75The Hin' MostVS 4c  
76To a Mouse *I 2
77Narrow Buttress *II  
78Flake Buttress *III ***1
79Anchor Route Direct *III 4 *1
80Pinnacle Buttress Direct Route *S 1
81The Slide *VS 4b 2
82Flying Saucers *E4 5c *2
83The Ramp *I  
84Bolero *E5 6b *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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