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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.

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 nameGrade
1Girdle TraverseVD **3
 EASTERN BUTTRESS  
3WhyVS 4c  
4Antonine WallE1 5b  
5Kinloss GullyVS 4c  
6The Team MachineE4 5c **1
7ConfessionE4 5c * 
8Zigzag RouteM * 
9SpockE3 5c ***20
10Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***92
11The Chambre FinishE2 5c **8
12UhuruE3 5c ***12
13Clinging OnE4 6a *** 
14DilemmaE3 5c ***6
15PocksE3 5c *** 
16Creag Dhu GroovesE3 5c ***4
17ZephyrE5 6a * 
18The PlungeVS 5a  
19EnigmaE3 5c ***4
20StrappadoHVS 5a * 
21Strappado DirectE2 5c **3
22The SnakeHVS 4c ***14
23SchadenfreudeS  
24Magic CasementHVS 5a * 
25MagicE4 6a *** 
26The ConjurorE3 5c ** 
27PrestidigitateurHVS 5a 1
28Caravan RouteHS 1
29Direct RouteS 4a **27
30Hangover RouteVS *2
31Chimney RouteD * 
32Trojan GrooveHVS 5a * 
33HelenE3 6a ***1
34Spartan GrooveE1 5b ** 
35The JokerVD *1
36Jack o' DiamondsVS 5a **11
37SearcherVD  
38Shangri-LaVS 4c ***38
39The RattlesnakeHS 4b 1
40Mistral ButtressVS 4c **2
41Boreas GroovesVS 4c  
42Eastern GullyHS 5
43Eastern Gully (Upper Section)2 *7
 CIOCH BUTTRESS  
45The Terrace (to Cioch Slab)M *8
46The Terrace (Continuation)VD 1
47TennatteE2 5c  
48PetronellaVS 4c **48
49Stormy PetrelVS 5a **12
50Rat on a StickE1 5b *3
51Little GullyD *62
52Little GullyIV 1
53Acapulco WallE3 5c *1
54BastinadoE1 5b ***17
55The Nipple (aka Grooves Eliminate)E2 5c *4
56Cioch GroovesHVS 5a **75
57Cioch Grooves VariationE1 5a * 
58CD ROMHVS 5a *5
59Cioch DirectS 4a *340
60Crembo CracksHVS 5a **42
61Cioch WestS 4a ***311
62West Ridge of the CiochS *2
63BananaHS 4b 1
64Slanting Crack of Cioch GullyVS  
65Cioch GullyVD *38
66Cioch GullyIII * 
 THE CIOCH & CIOCH SLAB  
68Collie's RouteM **110
69Collie's VariationVD **1
70Arrow RouteVD ***464
71Arrow Route DirectS 4a 22
72Cioch Slab DirectVS 4b **22
73Cioch Slab CornerD *153
74Slanting CrackS 4a *11
75OxytocinE2 5c * 
76Overhanging CrackE2 5c **6
77The GatheringE8 6b ** 
78The HighlanderE6 6b **1
79EroticaE3 6b ** 
80The PrizeE2 5c **2
81LowlanderE2 5c * 
82Cioch NoseVD **164
83South-West FaceM *6
84South-West Face VariationHS  
 CIOCH UPPER BUTTRESS  
86Pearly GatesVS 4c  
87Slabby Wall CrackVS 5a  
88TemerityE4 6a ** 
89Left Edge RouteS  
90DesireS  
91PietyVS 4c **3
92DepravityVS 4c *2
93VanityE2 5b  
94AtroposE1 5b **6
95IntegrityVS 4c ***378
96Trophy CrackE1 5b **49
97KruggerandE3 6a ** 
98The Venus TransitE3 5c * 
99Ghost RidersE2 5b * 
100Wallwork's RouteVD ***91
101Wallwork's Route (Faux Pas Variation)VS  
102Archer Thomson's RouteVD *10
103FidelityVS 4c  
 FINAL TIER  
105Box-King RouteVS 4c *2
106AjaxHS 4b 2
107YanksS *6
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 **1
115Rib of DoomVS 4c **2
116Crack of DoomHS 4b *20
117Crack of Double DoomVS 4b ***15
118Doom FlakeS * 
 AMPHITHEATRE WALLS  
120Amphitheatre WallVS 4b * 
121Hang FreeE2 5b * 
122Amphitheatre AreteM **12
123Amphitheatre AreteIII  
 WESTERN BUTTRESS  
125Mallory's Slab and GrooveVD *31
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 *4
134Trap Face Route (Variation Start)VS 4c * 
135Trap Face Route (Variation Finish)S * 
136Trap Face Route (Alternative Variation Finish)VD ** 
137Central SlabsS  
138MedianVD **27
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 6
150Western GullyIII  
 COIRE A' GHRUNNDA FACE  
152Central ButtressD ***6
 LOCATION UNKNOWN  
154East Wall RouteS * 
155Angel's PavementS 1
156Protect and SurviveE2 5b  
157HindsightE1 5c  
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