Coire nan Clach (Beinn a' Bhuird)

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

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.


Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 1 (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Slab And AreteD 3
3Slab And AreteII 1
4Slab And Arete (LH Variation)M 1
5The FringeVS  
6Jewell-Kammer RouteVS  
7Seventh VeilE6 6b  
8Streaker's RootHVS 5a 3
9Parkie's RouteHVS 5a  
10Dividend RouteIV 6 2
11Sentinel RouteIII  
12Sentinel GullyIII  
13Big BerthaVII 7  
15SawflyVS 4b  
16Weevil's WayVS 4b  
17The GnatVS 4c  
18The RampII  
20Bag Of CrystalsE2 5b  
21The RecluseE2 5b  
22Crocus GullyI 4
23Bluebell ButtressII  
25Nipped In The BudV 6  
27Promontory GullyII  
28RibeyeII 1
30Bete NoirE3 6a 2
31Chocolate GirlE1 5b 2
32TwisterE1 5b  
33Twisted SisterE2 5c 2
34Abdel WahabHVS 5a  
35HombreE2 5c 2
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