Climbs 31
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 950m a.s.l
Faces E

Clouds flowing into the abyss © Alasdair Fulton

Crag features

Coire nan Clach a beautiful secluded corrie, scattered with boulders high above the Quoich Glen. It is situated just below the North Top of Beinn a'Bhuird with a rock promontary dividing the corrie into two lobes. To the left of the corrie, seperating it from Coire an Dubh Lochan is the Dividing Buttress, a huge triangular mass of rock.

The left skyline of this buttress is Slab and Arete and the right skyline is Sentinel Route. The right-facing corner in the mass of slabs inbetween is the Jewell-Kammer route with Streakers route being the groove some 10m right.

In Coire nan Clach itself, the routes of Bag of Crystals and The Recluse lie immediately right of Dividing Buttress. The series of buttresses and gullies to the right of this are the ones described in the guide, with Crocus Gully topping out at about 093 997 (I think).

Promontory Gully lies on the nose that splits the corrie with other routes lying nearby.

Black Crag is a SW-facing outcrop below the plateau rim 400m ESE from the North Top containing several rock routes.

Approach notes

Either from Linn of Quoich or up Glen Slugain from Invercauld. Both are bike-able, the former as far as the shielings under Carn Allt na Beinne (080948) and the latter as far as underneath Coire na Ciche (snow-dependent) if you are prepared to carry your bike past the steepness near the old Slugain lodge.

Parking fee of £2.50 if you use the Invercauld carpark at Keiloch.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Dividing Buttress 
2Slab And Arete
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D 4
3Slab And Arete
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II 2
4Slab And Arete (LH Variation)
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M 2
5The Fringe
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VS  
6Jewell-Kammer Route
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VS  
7Seventh Veil
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E6 6b  
8Streaker's Root
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HVS 5a 3
9Parkie's Route
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HVS 5a  
10Dividend Route
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IV 6 2
11Sentinel Route
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III  
12Sentinel Gully
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III  
13Big Bertha
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VII 7  
 Dividing Buttress - Gable Wall 
15Sawfly
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VS 4b  
16Weevil's Way
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VS 4b  
17The Gnat
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VS 4c  
18The Ramp
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II  
 Coire nan Clach 
20Bag Of Crystals
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E2 5b  
21The Recluse
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E2 5b  
22Crocus GullyI 4
23Bluebell Buttress
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II  
24Narcissus
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III  
25Nipped In The Bud
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V 6  
26Snowdrop
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III  
27Promontory Gully
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II  
28Ribeye
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II 1
 Black Crag 
30Bete Noir
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E3 6a 2
31Chocolate Girl
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E1 5b 2
32Twister
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E1 5b  
33Twisted Sister
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E2 5c 2
34Abdel Wahab
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HVS 5a  
35Hombre
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E2 5c 2

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