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Sron na Ciche

Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

Climbs 147 – 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.

Access notes
Can take a while to dry, but many routes can be climbed in the wet.

Access from Glenbrittle.

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

3.1mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
30 kph

3.0mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
32 kph

6.1mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
35 kph

4.8mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
14 kph

3.3mm rain
Sun
14 °C
26 kph
Forecast for this crag or UK Weather forecast. Powered by World Weather Online
More: mwis: Northwest HighlandsMet Office: West Highlands

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 **2
 EASTERN BUTTRESS  
3WhyVS 4c  
4Antonine WallE1 5b  
5Kinloss GullyVS 4c  
6The Team MachineE4 5c **1
7ConfessionE4 5c * 
8Zigzag RouteM * 
9SpockE3 5c ***17
10Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***84
11The Chambre FinishE2 5c **7
12UhuruE3 5c ***11
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 ***13
24SchadenfreudeS  
25Magic CasementHVS 5a * 
26MagicE4 6a *** 
27The ConjurorE3 5c ** 
28PrestidigitateurHVS 5a  
29Caravan RouteHS 1
30Direct RouteS 4a **25
31Hangover RouteVS *2
32Chimney RouteD * 
33Trojan GrooveHVS 5a * 
34HelenE3 6a ***1
35Spartan GrooveE1 5b ** 
36The JokerVD *1
37Jack o' DiamondsVS 5a **11
38SearcherVD  
39Shangri-LaVS 4c ***32
40The RattlesnakeHS 4b 1
41Mistral ButtressVS 4c **1
42Boreas GroovesVS 4c  
43Eastern GullyHS 5
44Eastern Gully (Upper Section)2 *6
 CIOCH BUTTRESS  
46The Terrace (to Cioch Slab)M *3
47The Terrace (Continuation)VD 1
48TennatteE2 5c  
49PetronellaVS 4c **43
50Stormy PetrelVS 5a **8
51Rat on a StickE1 5b *3
52Little GullyD *56
53Little GullyIV 1
54Acapulco WallE3 5c * 
55BastinadoE1 5b ***16
56The Nipple (aka Grooves Eliminate)E2 5c *3
57Cioch GroovesHVS 5a **70
58Cioch Grooves VariationE1 5a * 
59CD ROMHVS 5a *4
60Cioch DirectS 4a *310
61Crembo CracksHVS 5a **36
62Cioch WestS 4a ***276
63West Ridge of the CiochS *2
64BananaHS 4b  
65Slanting Crack of Cioch GullyVS  
66Cioch GullyVD *35
67Cioch GullyIII * 
 THE CIOCH & CIOCH SLAB  
69Collie's RouteM **97
70Collie's VariationVD ** 
71Arrow RouteVD ***419
72Arrow Route DirectS 4a 21
73Cioch Slab DirectVS 4b **22
74Cioch Slab CornerD *141
75Slanting CrackS 4a *11
76OxytocinE2 5c * 
77Overhanging CrackE2 5c **5
78The GatheringE8 6b ** 
79The HighlanderE6 6b **1
 Climb nameGradex
80EroticaE3 6b ** 
81The PrizeE2 5c **2
82LowlanderE2 5c * 
83Cioch NoseVD **143
84South-West FaceM *5
85South-West Face VariationHS  
 CIOCH UPPER BUTTRESS  
87Pearly GatesVS 4c  
88Slabby Wall CrackVS 5a  
89TemerityE4 6a ** 
90Left Edge RouteS  
91DesireS  
92PietyVS 4c **2
93DepravityVS 4c *2
94VanityE2 5b  
95AtroposE1 5b **6
96IntegrityVS 4c ***347
97Trophy CrackE1 5b **44
98KruggerandE3 6a ** 
99The Venus TransitE3 5c * 
100Ghost RidersE2 5b * 
101Wallwork's RouteVD ***85
102Wallwork's Route (Faux Pas Variation)VS  
103Archer Thomson's RouteVD *7
104FidelityVS 4c  
 FINAL TIER  
106Box-King RouteVS 4c *1
107AjaxHS 4b 2
108YanksS *3
109Crack of Doom Direct FinishHS 4b **1
 LOWER DOOM WALL  
111Crack of Doom Direct ApproachS 3
112Quick DoomS *1
113Vaughan's RakeS  
 DOOM WALL  
115SternumHVS 5b ** 
116Rib of DoomVS 4c **2
117Crack of DoomHS 4b *17
118Crack of Double DoomVS 4b ***13
119Doom FlakeS * 
 AMPHITHEATRE WALLS  
121Amphitheatre WallVS 4b * 
122Hang FreeE2 5b * 
123Amphitheatre AreteM **11
124Amphitheatre AreteIII  
 WESTERN BUTTRESS  
126Mallory's Slab and GrooveVD *29
127Diamond SlabVS  
128Dimaond Slab Direct FinishVS 4c * 
129East Wall and Central Gully AreteVD 1
130Central GullyVD 2
131Central RouteHS 4b **5
132Central Route Direct FinishE1 5c ** 
133Trap Face Route DirectVS 4c **11
134Trap Face RouteVS 4b *3
135Trap Face Route (Variation Start)VS 4c * 
136Trap Face Route (Variation Finish)S * 
137Trap Face Route (Alternative Variation Finish)VD ** 
138Central SlabsS  
139MedianVD **25
140AB RouteS * 
141BoomerangS  
142West Central Gully and Arete ClimbVD 6
143ZigzagD  
144Chimney and Crack ClimbVS  
145Engineer's SlantVD * 
146CoronationS 2
147Parallel Cracks RouteVD **4
148Cooper's GangwayVS  
149Apex RouteS  
150Western GullyM 6
151Western GullyIII  
 COIRE A' GHRUNNDA FACE  
153Central ButtressD ***5
 LOCATION UNKNOWN  
155East Wall RouteS * 
156Angel's PavementS  
157Protect and SurviveE2 5b  
158HindsightE1 5c  
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