Climbs 196
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 900m a.s.l
Faces N

Northern Corries © RMP

Crag features

Corrie an t'Sneachda provides possibly the most accessible winter climbing in Scotland (apart from Meall Gorm in Applecross!), being 45 minutes walk (if you're fit!) from the Cairngorm Ski area.

Hard mixed routes come into condition early in winter season.

Very popular with winter skills courses. Expect queues and falling climbers at weekends.

Not renowned for rock climbing, but provides some entertaining routes.

Must dos:

Fingers Ridge (IV,4)

Invernookie (III,4)

The Seam (IV,5)

Aladdin's Mirror (IV)

Restricted Access

June 2017 - Extreme caution advised if climbing on or below Fingers Ridge as there is a brand new freshly split suitcase sized block that's pulled away at the top of the slabby corner of pitch 3. I just managed to stop it trundling and crushing me and my client below. It's really just ready to go with the slightest bit of pressure. I couldn't safely trundle it without endangering my client and walkers on the path below. I'll try to get back up later to remove it or if someone else can, in the next week or so. Please share with your climbing buddies.

Left a 240 sling, 120 sling, and 3 maybe 4 screwgates (all DMM, 1 aero HMS, some Sentinels HMS) at the top of Invernookie. The gear has black and white tape on it. Please contact me if you stumble across it
glennjamin20 - 06/Jan/15
"why don't they just spell it like it sounds?" - They do. Do you say that about all other languages as well? :)
cuthill76 - 04/Jul/14
why don't they just spell it like it sounds?
auld al - 23/Apr/12
Theres a soundbite in this link, which is great for pronunciations http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/coire-an-t-sneachda.shtml
Joss - 02/Feb/10
Using rules from standard Gaelic spelling, here is a list of elements of Coire an t-Sneachda that are different from general English usage. - Terminal 'e' would be similar to German usage but some would drop it because of the approaching lead vowel. - The 't' placed here silences the 's'. - The 'n' in this position is sounded like an 'r'. - The 'e' often as in English 'get' but some would make it more like in the English - The 'a' after the 'e' is unpronounced as it is only there for spelling agreement with the terminal letter and hardening the following consonant group. - 'chd' is like a hard Scottish 'ch' followed by a hard English 'k'. - Terminal 'a' is similar to German usage. http://www.speygaelic.org/place-names.asp
Jim Fraser - 27/Nov/09
I picked up a tourist leaflet about Cairngorm pronunciations that suggested something like "Corn Dreckie"... I'll leave you to work that one out!
Jonny M - 18/Mar/08
Can anyone offer authoritative pronunciation? I was told "Corrie an Tre-ach" years ago.
JohnHutch - 29/Nov/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the crag summit 95
  Mess of Pottage
3 Topless
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III 5 1
4 Opening Break IV 5 158
5 Crack Pot S 4a * 9
6 Crack Pot V 6 5
7 Honeypot
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IV 6 ** 251
8 Beeline E1 5b *  
9 Wachacha HS 4b * 7
10 Wachacha
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VI 7 ** 10
11 Crystal Gale
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V 6  
12 Trunk Line
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VS 5a * 7
13 No Blue Skies
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VS 4c * 29
14 No Blue Skies
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VI 7 ** 41
15 The Truncator
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VI 7  
16 The Melting Pot
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V 6 * 30
17 The Truncator
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VS 4c * 1
18 Mixed Message V 7 1
19 The Message
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VD * 36
20 The Message IV 6 *** 489
21 The Hybrid IV 5 * 51
22 Pot of Gold S 4a ** 63
23 Pot of Gold
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V 6 ** 162
24 Mariella VS 4b * 4
25 Mariella VI 7 * 8
26 Droidless
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VI 6 * 22
27 Droidless
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HS 4b * 2
28 The Firefighter
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VS 4c * 1
29 The Firefighter IV 6  
30 The Messenger HS 4c 1
31 The Messenger
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V 6 * 83
32 The Three Decrees
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V 5 7
33 The Three Decrees
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S 4a  
34 Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 10
35 Fintastic VS 4c  
36 Fishy Business
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S 4a  
37 The Despot
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V 7  
38 The Despot
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VS 4c  
39 Yosemite Jill
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HVS 5a * 1
40 Yukon Jack
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S 4
41 Yukon Jack IV 5 100
42 Black Sheep VS 4c  
43 Black Sheep
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III  
44 Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish) V 6 * 10
45 Technicoloured Dream Crack HS 4c * 1
46 Potiphar's Wife
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VS 5a *  
47 Tasker
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V 6 1
48 Tasker VS 4c ** 3
49 Terracotta VS 4c 1
50 Pot Doodles
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VS 4c 3
51 Pot Doodles
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IV 6 12
52 Bethel
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E2 5b * 1
53 The Haston Line
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III 4 459
54 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing S * 5
55 The Slant I * 232
56 Frozen Assets
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IV 6 10
57 Hidden Chimney II/III * 861
58 Hidden Chimney
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D 8
59 Hidden Chimney Direct
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IV 5 ** 440
60 Jacob's Edge
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I/II 254
61 Jacob's Ladder
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I 829
62 The Slant (Direct Start) V 5 ** 8
63 Forty Thieves
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I 49
  Aladdin's Buttress
65 Aladdin's Couloir
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I 955
66 Snowy Owl
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E4 6a *  
67 Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b ** 1
68 Babes in the wood VIII 8 ** 2
69 Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
70 Nightline
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VI 7 2
71 Original Summer Route VD 5
72 Original Summer Route IV 5 ** 250
73 Original Summer Route - Variation Start V 6 ** 20
74 Original Route direct start V 6 * 14
75 The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
76 The Lamp
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V 6 89
77 The Third Wish
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V 7 4
78 The Prodigal Principal
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V 5 19
79 The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
80 Doctor's Choice
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IV 4 160
81 Doctor Janis
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VS 15
82 Doctor Janis
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V 7 * 16
83 Edgewood
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E1 5b 7
84 Wedgewood VII 7 3
85 The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
86 The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 358
87 The Magic Crack VII 7 *** 19
88 White Magic VII 7 *** 32
89 The Genie
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VS 4b * 28
90 The Genie
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V 7 * 122
91 Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
92 Damnation
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HVS 5b * 30
93 Damnation
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VI 6 ** 31
94 Salvation
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VS 4c * 33
95 Salvation
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V 7 * 10
96 Patey's Route
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IV 5 * 441
97 Terms of Endearment III * 45
98 The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
99 Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
100 Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
101 Honour Among Thieves
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V 4 1
102 Aladdin's Mirror
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I 492
103 Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV 4 * 704
104 Unnamed Groove III 4
105 Another Unnamed Groove III  
106 Paddy Whack III 1
107 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 264
108 Pygmy Ridge
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IV 5 ** 269
109 Tom Thumb IV 5 * 2
110 Saturation Point IV 5 8
111 Earwig
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IV 6  
112 Central Left Hand
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I/II 219
  Fluted Buttress
114 Central Gully
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I * 495
115 Unnamed I/II 11
116 The Runnel II ** 1148
117 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 83
118 Crotched Gully
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II 408
119 Vortex IV 5 21
120 Spiral Gully
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II ** 593
121 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 53
122 Spiral Gully First Groove Finish V 7 2
123 Rosslyn Chapel V 7  
124 Spiral Gully Second Groove Finish IV 6 2
125 Facet Hunters IV 6  
126 Wavelength
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III 4 * 125
127 Wavelength
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VD  
128 Fluted Buttress Direct
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IV 4 ** 265
129 Fluted Buttress S ** 2
130 Piccolo
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V 6 2
131 Sax Appeal V 4 7
132 Cruising
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V 5 * 11
133 Broken Gully
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III * 177
134 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
135 Brute Force and Ignorance VI 7 * 1
136 Broken Fingers
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III 4 58
137 Fingers Ridge Direct VS 4c * 90
138 Fingers Ridge Direct VII 7 * 5
139 Fingers Ridge D 317
140 Fingers Ridge
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IV 4 *** 693
141 Red Gully
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II ** 786
142 Western Rib
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II/III 74
143 Goat Track Gully II * 735
144 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 169
145 Unnamed 1 II 17
  Fiacaill Buttress
147 Halibut Habit
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V 6  
148 White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
149 White Dwarf
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V 6 *  
150 Men In Red III 6 2
151 Straight to Jail
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V 5 ** 4
152 Escapologist
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IV 6 3
153 Men in Black
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VI 8 1
154 The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
155 The Great Escape
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VII 9  
156 Houdini
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VI 7 *** 27
157 The Stirling Bomber
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V 7 *** 105
158 Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a * 2
159 Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
160 The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
161 Jailbreak
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VII 7 * 1
162 King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
163 Smokestack Lightnin'
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VI 7 8
164 Fiacaill Buttress IV 5 * 21
165 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 4
166 Whose line is it anyway? II/III 9
167 Fiacaill Couloir II/III * 566
168 Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
169 Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
170 Cap in Hand
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IV 4 3
171 Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
172 Rampant
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IV 5 37
173 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
174 Swan Song
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V 6 * 2
175 Burning And Looting
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V 7 * 27
176 Belhaven VI 6 *** 120
177 Omerta VIII 9 ** 1
178 Invernookie III 4 ** 779
179 Short Circuit
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IV 5 65
180 Slaterless IV 6 6
181 Seam-stress IV 6 ** 36
182 The Seam IV 5 ** 560
183 Watch out
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VI 8 ** 6
184 The Healing III 4/5 8
185 The Hurting
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E4 6a *  
186 The Hurting XI 11 *** 5
187 Northern Whites
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V 7  
188 Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
189 Fiacaill Ridge I/II *** 1611
190 Fiacaill Ridge 1 * 293
191 Twin Ribs 2 113
192 Alladin's Buttress Direct
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IV 6 7
193 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Winter)
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IV 6 * 3
194 The Original Route IV 5 ** 8
195 Spotlight E1 5a  
196 Paddy Whack Parallel Groove IV 5  
197 Jail House Break (top pitch) VI 8 * 2
198 Ali Baba (winter) * VII 7  
199 Twin Ribs * II 29
200 Western Rib * M 3
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