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Sron na Ciche

Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

Climbs 146 – Rocktype Gabbro – Altitude 568m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
The massive black cliff on the south side of Coire Lagan is the most popular mountain crag on Skye, with plenty of well-established classics at most grades.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

1.8mm rain
Sunny periods
7 °C
48 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
8 °C
21 kph

0.0mm rain
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10 °C
20 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
11 °C
18 kph

11.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
9 °C
21 kph
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Guidebooks
Scottish Rock - North (2009), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Skye and Hebrides (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Girdle TraverseVD **1
 EASTERN BUTTRESS  
3WhyVS 4c  
4Antonine WallE1 5b  
5Kinloss GullyVS 4c  
6The Team MachineE4 5c **1
7ConfessionE4 5c * 
8Zigzag RouteM * 
9SpockE3 5c ***16
10Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***75
11The Chambre FinishE2 5c **7
12UhuruE3 5c ***10
13Clinging OnE4 6a *** 
14DiuruE3 5c *** 
15DilemmaE3 5c ***5
16PocksE3 5c *** 
17Creag Dhu GroovesE3 5c ***3
18ZephyrE5 6a * 
19The PlungeVS 5a  
20EnigmaE3 5c ***3
21StrappadoHVS 5a * 
22Strappado DirectE2 5c **3
23The SnakeHVS 4c ***8
24SchadenfreudeS  
25Magic CasementHVS 5a * 
26MagicE4 6a *** 
27The ConjurorE3 5c ** 
28PrestidigitateurHVS 5a  
29Caravan RouteHS 1
30Direct RouteS 4a **24
31Hangover RouteVS *2
32Chimney RouteD * 
33Trojan GrooveHVS 5a * 
34HelenE3 6a ***1
35Spartan GrooveE1 5b ** 
36The JokerVD *1
37Jack o' DiamondsVS 5a **10
38SearcherVD  
39Shangri-LaVS 4c ***29
40Mistral ButtressVS 4c **1
41Boreas GroovesVS 4c  
42Eastern GullyHS 5
43Eastern Gully (Upper Section)2 *6
 CIOCH BUTTRESS  
45The Terrace (to Cioch Slab)M *2
46The Terrace (Continuation)VD  
47TennatteE2 5c  
48PetronellaVS 4c **39
49Stormy PetrelVS 5a **8
50Rat on a StickE1 5b *3
51Little GullyD *55
52Little GullyIV  
53Acapulco WallE3 5c * 
54BastinadoE1 5b ***16
55The Nipple (aka Grooves Eliminate)E2 5c *3
56Cioch GroovesHVS 5a **67
57Cioch Grooves VariationE1 5a * 
58CD ROMHVS 5a * 
59Cioch DirectS 4a *297
60Crembo CracksHVS 5a **31
61Cioch WestS 4a ***252
62West Ridge of the CiochS *2
63BananaHS 4b  
64Slanting Crack of Cioch GullyVS  
65Cioch GullyVD *34
66Cioch GullyIII * 
 THE CIOCH & CIOCH SLAB  
68Collie's RouteM **96
69Collie's VariationVD ** 
70Arrow RouteVD ***395
71Arrow Route DirectS 4a 18
72Cioch Slab DirectVS 4b **20
73Cioch Slab CornerD *132
74Slanting CrackS 4a *11
75OxytocinE2 5c * 
76Overhanging CrackE2 5c **5
77The GatheringE8 6b ** 
78The HighlanderE6 6b **1
79EroticaE3 6b ** 
 Climb nameGradex
80The PrizeE2 5c **2
81LowlanderE2 5c * 
82Cioch NoseVD **134
83South-West FaceM *5
84South-West Face VariationHS  
 CIOCH UPPER BUTTRESS  
86Pearly GatesVS 4c  
87Slabby Wall CrackVS 5a  
88TemerityE4 6a ** 
89Left Edge RouteS  
90DesireS  
91PietyVS 4c **2
92DepravityVS 4c *2
93VanityE2 5b  
94AtroposE1 5b **6
95IntegrityVS 4c ***319
96Trophy CrackE1 5b **41
97KruggerandE3 6a ** 
98The Venus TransitE3 5c * 
99Ghost RidersE2 5b * 
100Wallwork's RouteVD ***85
101Wallwork's Route (Faux Pas Variation)VS  
102Archer Thomson's RouteVD *7
103FidelityVS 4c  
 FINAL TIER  
105Box-King RouteVS 4c * 
106AjaxHS 4b 1
107YanksS *3
108Crack of Doom Direct FinishHS 4b **1
 LOWER DOOM WALL  
110Crack of Doom Direct ApproachS 3
111Quick DoomS *1
112Vaughan's RakeS  
 DOOM WALL  
114SternumHVS 5b ** 
115Rib of DoomVS 4c **2
116Crack of DoomHS 4b *16
117Crack of Double DoomVS 4b ***13
118Doom FlakeS * 
 AMPHITHEATRE WALLS  
120Amphitheatre WallVS 4b * 
121Hang FreeE2 5b * 
122Amphitheatre AreteM **11
123Amphitheatre AreteIII  
 WESTERN BUTTRESS  
125Mallory's Slab and GrooveVD *29
126Diamond SlabVS  
127Dimaond Slab Direct FinishVS 4c * 
128East Wall and Central Gully AreteVD 1
129Central GullyVD 2
130Central RouteHS 4b **5
131Central Route Direct FinishE1 5c ** 
132Trap Face Route DirectVS 4c **11
133Trap Face RouteVS 4b *3
134Trap Face Route (Variation Start)VS 4c * 
135Trap Face Route (Variation Finish)S * 
136Trap Face Route (Alternative Variation Finish)VD ** 
137Central SlabsS  
138MedianVD **25
139AB RouteS * 
140BoomerangS  
141West Central Gully and Arete ClimbVD 6
142ZigzagD  
143Chimney and Crack ClimbVS  
144Engineer's SlantVD * 
145CoronationS 2
146Parallel Cracks RouteVD **4
147Cooper's GangwayVS  
148Apex RouteS  
149Western GullyM 5
150Western GullyIII  
 COIRE A' GHRUNNDA FACE  
152Central ButtressD ***5
 LOCATION UNKNOWN  
154East Wall RouteS * 
155Angel's PavementS  
156Protect and SurviveE2 5b  
157HindsightE1 5c  
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Access notes
Can take a while to dry, but many routes can be climbed in the wet.

Access from Glenbrittle.

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