nice conditions in gully, wind blasting off the top
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'Cairngorm Winter Climbs' ticklist

contributed by Kayan Feb/13
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50 of the better winter climbs accessible from the Cairngorm ski car park. A range of quick and easy routes in t'Sneachda for poor weather days and long hard routes for good weather. The routes are roughly numbered in order of severity, i.e. short routes with short walks in and out, that can be done in poor weather are at the top and at the bottom are the routes that require good conditions and weather and lot's of time to walk in/out and climb the route.

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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
1The RunnelII **817120m• 3Coire an t'Sneachda
2Fiacaill RidgeI/II ***1007?Coire an t'Sneachda
3Red GullyII **550?Coire an t'Sneachda
4Fiacaill CouloirII/III *409?Coire an t'Sneachda
5Spiral GullyII **419135m• 5Coire an t'Sneachda
6The CouloirI **258?Coire an Lochain...
7Y-Gully Right BranchII 145?Coire an Lochain...
8Hidden ChimneyII/III *538?Coire an t'Sneachda
9Aladdin's Mirror DirectIV 4 *458?Coire an t'Sneachda
10Terms of EndearmentIII *37100m• 3Coire an t'Sneachda
11The Milky WayII/III **221100m• 3Coire an Lochain...
12Broken GullyIII *118?Coire an t'Sneachda
13The Haston LineIII 4 265?Coire an t'Sneachda
14InvernookieIII 4 **510120m• 5Coire an t'Sneachda
15WavelengthIII 4 *94?Coire an t'Sneachda
16The VentIII *194?Coire an Lochain...
17Ewen ButtressIII **127?Coire an Lochain...
18Y-Gully Left BranchIII 41?Coire an Lochain...
19OesophagusIII **61?Coire an Lochain...
20AndromedaIV 4 **71?Coire an Lochain...
21Fluted Buttress DirectIV 4 **160?Coire an t'Sneachda
22Central Crack RouteIV 5 **89?Coire an Lochain...
23The SeamIV 4 *335?Coire an t'Sneachda
24SidewinderIII 4 **46?Coire an Lochain...
25Patey's RouteIV 5 *299?Coire an t'Sneachda
26Original Summer RouteIV 5 **143?Coire an t'Sneachda
27Pygmy RidgeIV 5 **196?Coire an t'Sneachda
28The MessageIV 6 ***253115m• 2Coire an t'Sneachda
29Western RouteIV 6 ***43?Coire an Lochain...
30Pot of GoldV 6 **106?Coire an t'Sneachda
31Fingers RidgeIV 4 ***376?Coire an t'Sneachda
32The Stirling BomberV 7 ***75?Coire an t'Sneachda
33BelhavenVI 6 ***60?Coire an t'Sneachda
34The GenieV 7 *64?Coire an t'Sneachda
35Savage SlitV 6 ***214?Coire an Lochain...
36HoudiniVI 7 ***16?Coire an t'Sneachda
37Deep ThroatV 6 ***65?Coire an Lochain...
38The HoarmasterVI 6 ***68?Coire an Lochain...
39Fallout CornerVI 7 ***54?Coire an Lochain...
40Pinnacle GullyI *23200mShelterstone Crag
41Hell's LumIII ***117?Hell's Lum
42Brimstone GrooveIV 3 18?Hell's Lum
43Deep Cut Chimney (Winter)IV 5 ***126?• 3Hell's Lum
44White MagicVII 7 ***26110m• 4Coire an t'Sneachda
45The Magic CrackVII 7 ***15100m• 4Coire an t'Sneachda
46Western GroovesIV 5 *9220mShelterstone Crag
47Route MajorIV 5 ***90?Carn Etchachan
48ScorpionV 5 ***19?Carn Etchachan
49Sticil FaceV 6 ***45?Shelterstone Crag
50Red GuardVI 6 **12?Carn Etchachan
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