Climbs 121
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 750m a.s.l
Faces N

FA The Gathering VIII,9 © petemacpherson

Crag features

A slightly longer approach than its neighbour, Corrie an t'Sneachda, makes this corrie a lot quieter.

Again - some excellent, reliable winter climbing - the steeper nature of this corrie yields some excellent technical mixed climbing and also very good rock-climbing.

Must Dos :

The Vent (II/III)

Y Gully Left Branch (III)

Centre Crack Route (IV,5)

Savage Slit (V,6, Severe)

Approach notes

Free access all year.

Be very aware of snow conditions in Corrie an Lochain. The 'Great Slab' is a notorious avalanche

black spot, and should be avoided at all costs should avalanche conditions prevail i.e. during/after heavy snow or thaw.

Note that the name of this crag is actually "Coire an Lochain". Many photographs on ukclimbing.com that use this correct name are mistakenly hyperlinked to Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe.
John Hawkins - 19/Feb/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Cairngorm Summit
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summit 59
 No.1 Buttress 
3The Rebel Alliance
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VII 8  
4Iron Butterfly
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III 38
5Coronary By-pass
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V 7 *21
6Auricle
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VS 1
7Auricle
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VI 7 **52
8VentriloquistHVS 5a *13
9Ventriloquist
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VII 7 **20
10Cardiac ArÍteHVS **14
11Open Heart
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VIII 9 **3
12VentricleE1 5b *18
13Ventricle
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VII 8 ***14
14Big Daddy
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VII 8 **4
15Daddy Longlegs
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HVS 5a **8
16Daddy Longlegs
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VIII 9 *11
17Inventive
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IV 5 2
18Adventure
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V 5 *3
19Lateral Thinking
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IV 6  
20HyperventilatorIX 10  
21The Vent
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III *288
 No.2 Buttress 
23Vent Rib and Traverse
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II 3
24Vent Rib Direct
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IV 7 10
25Ventilator
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II 121
26Chute Route
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V 5 35
27The Milky Way
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II/III **296
28Minute Man
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VII 7 1
29Appetite for Destruction
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V 6 *13
30Demolition Man
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IV 5 3
31The Andromeda StrainIV 4 2
32Empty Space
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V 5 *4
33Andromeda
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IV 4 **109
34Astroturfer
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III 43
35Torque of the Devil
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VI 8  
36Central Crack Route
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IV 5 **143
37The Crack
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VI 7 **8
38The Inquisition
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HVS 5a 2
39The Inquisition
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VI 8 6
40LagopusV 6  
41Nivalis
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III 5 1
42Snow Bunting
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IV 5 9
43Crow's Nest Crack
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III 5
44The Executioner
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VII 7  
45Reprieve
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IV 5 * 
46The Couloir
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I **325
 Ewen Buttress (No.3 Buttress) 
48Rear Entry
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IV 5 4
49Ewen Buttress
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III **210
50Ewen Me
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V 5 3
51Ewen Buttress Direct
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IV 6 **40
52The VagrantVII 7 *6
53After Dark
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VII 8  
54The Migrant
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VI 7 ***24
55Migrant Direct
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VII 8 *1
56Nocando Crack
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VII 8 ***1
57The Vicar
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E1 5a **1
58The Vicar
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VII 8 **9
59Siberia
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E3 5c ** 
60The Demon
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E2 5b  
61The DemonIX 9 ***2
62The Demon Direct
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IX 9 * 
63Happy Tyroleans
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IX 10 **1
64PfugeluleVIII 9 **2
65The Overseer Direct
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V 6 **38
66The Hoarmaster
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VI 6 ***139
67Hooker's Corner
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VI 7 **34
68The Snow PimpVIII 9 **3
69Conundrum
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VI 7 4
70The Deviant
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V 6 5
71Y-Gully Left Branch
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III 56
72Stagefright
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VI 7 *1
73Grumbling Groove
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VI 6 *7
74Never Mind
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HVS 5a  
75Never MindIX 9 ***8
76The Head-hunterVI 6 *5
77Y-Gully Right Branch
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II 180
 No.4 Buttress 
79SnuffaluffagusIV 5 *1
80Oesophagus
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III **80
81Tracheotomy
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VI 7 3
82Puffer
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S 4a  
83Puffer
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V 6 1
84Puffer Extract
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V 6 1
85Deep Throat
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V 6 ***136
86Watergate ScandalE2 5c ** 
87Swallow-tail Pillar
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HVS 5a *4
88Swallow Tail PillarVII 8 **2
89Aqualung
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VI 7 *8
90Gaffer's Groove
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S 6
91Gaffer's Groove
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VI 7 6
92Transformer
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VS 4c  
93Transformer
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VII 8 *1
94When the Wind Blows
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VI 7  
95BulgyVS 4b *7
96BulgyVII 7 **24
97Savage SlitS ***584
98Savage Slit
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V 6 ***416
99Prore
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VS 4c **84
100Prore
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VIII 8 **3
101Prore DirectVII 8 ***3
102Fallout Corner
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VS 4b **175
103Fallout CornerVI 7 ***140
104Banana WallXII 12 ***2
105War and Peace
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HVS 5a  
106War and PeaceVII 8 **24
107Procastination
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S 4a  
108ProcrastinationVII 6 **2
109The Third ManIV 6 *18
110Sidewinder
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III 4 **56
111Sidewinder DirectIV 6 7
112The Millenium Line
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VII 7 ** 
113Western Route
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S **6
114Western Route
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IV 6 ***85
115Occidental discoveryV 7 **3
116Torquing West
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VII 7  
117Torquing Heads
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VII 7 *6
118Western Slant
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IV 5 2
119Cut Adrift
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III 4 3
120Siberian Tiger
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IX 10 ***1
121The Gathering
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VIII 9 ***6
122The Candy ShopVII 9 **3
123Torque of the Devil
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VS 4c  
124The Crack
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VS 4c  
125Bavarinthia *IX 9 1
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