UKC

Climbs 201
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)

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Guidebooks

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 104
  Mess of Pottage
3 Topless
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III 5 1
4 Opening Break IV 5 * 180
5 Crack Pot S 4a * 9
6 Crack Pot V 6 5
7 Honeypot IV 6 ** 275
8 Beeline E1 5b *  
9 Wachacha HS 4b * 7
10 Wachacha VI 7 ** 16
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 * 28
14 No Blue Skies VI 7 ** 42
15 The Truncator
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VI 7  
16 The Melting Pot V 7 ** 43
17 The Truncator
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VS 4c * 1
18 Mixed Message V 7 ** 1
19 The Message
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VD * 35
20 The Message IV 6 *** 483
21 The Hybrid IV 4 ** 55
22 Pot of Gold S 4a ** 54
23 Pot of Gold V 6 *** 188
24 Mariella VS 4b * 4
25 Mariella VII 7 ** 10
26 Droidless VI 6 * 24
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 V 6 ** 89
32 The Three Decrees V 5 * 9
33 The Three Decrees
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S 4a  
34 Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 14
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 * 112
42 Black Sheep VS 4c  
43 Black Sheep
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III  
44 Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish) V 6 * 12
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 13
52 Bethel
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E2 5b * 1
53 The Haston Line III 4 ** 507
54 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing IV 5 * 6
55 The Slant II ** 306
56 Frozen Assets
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IV 6 12
57 Hidden Chimney III ** 963
58 Hidden Chimney
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D 10
59 Hidden Chimney Direct IV 5 ** 467
60 Jacob's Edge II * 275
61 Jacob's Ladder I ** 838
62 The Slant (Direct Start) V 5 ** 9
63 Forty Thieves
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I 49
64 Fintastic * V 6 ** 1
65 Jacob's Right Edge *
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I/II 4
  Aladdin's Buttress
67 Aladdin's Couloir I ** 973
68 Snowy Owl
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E4 6a *  
69 Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b ** 1
Climb name Grade
70 Babes in the wood VIII 8 ** 2
71 Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
72 Nightline
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VI 7 2
73 Original Summer Route VD 5
74 Original Summer Route IV 6 ** 248
75 Original Summer Route - Variation Start V 6 ** 23
76 Original Route direct start V 6 * 14
77 The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
78 The Lamp V 6 ** 100
79 The Third Wish
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V 7 4
80 The Prodigal Principal V 5 ** 17
81 The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
82 Doctor's Choice IV 5 ** 170
83 Doctor Janis
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VS 15
84 Doctor Janis V 7 ** 13
85 Edgewood
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E1 5b 7
86 Wedgewood VII 7 3
87 The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
88 The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 282
89 The Magic Crack VII 7 *** 22
90 White Magic VII 7 *** 32
91 The Genie
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VS 4b * 29
92 The Genie V 7 *** 116
93 Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
94 Damnation
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HVS 5b * 26
95 Damnation V 5 ** 34
96 Salvation
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VS 4c * 34
97 Salvation VI 7 * 13
98 Patey's Route IV 5 ** 442
99 Terms of Endearment III * 48
100 The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
101 Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
102 Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
103 Honour Among Thieves
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V 4 1
104 Aladdin's Mirror I ** 493
105 Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV 4 ** 720
106 Unnamed Groove III 5
107 Another Unnamed Groove III  
108 Paddy Whack III 1
109 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 250
110 Pygmy Ridge IV 5 *** 304
111 Tom Thumb IV 5 * 3
112 Saturation Point IV 5 * 8
113 Earwig
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IV 6  
114 Central Left Hand II ** 230
  Fluted Buttress
116 Central Gully I ** 523
117 Unnamed I/II 15
118 The Runnel II *** 1145
119 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 88
120 Crotched Gully II * 412
121 Vortex IV 5 * 21
122 Spiral Gully II ** 584
123 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 67
124 Spiral Gully First Groove Finish V 7 2
125 Rosslyn Chapel V 7  
126 Spiral Gully Second Groove Finish IV 6 4
127 Facet Hunters IV 6  
128 Wavelength IV 4 ** 144
129 Wavelength
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VD  
130 Fluted Buttress Direct IV 5 *** 261
131 Fluted Buttress S ** 2
132 Piccolo
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V 6 2
133 Sax Appeal V 4 7
134 Cruising V 5 ** 12
135 Broken Gully III * 171
136 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
137 Brute Force and Ignorance VI 7 * 1
138 Broken Fingers IV 4 61
Climb name Grade
139 Fingers Ridge Direct VS 4c * 78
140 Fingers Ridge Direct VII 7 * 5
141 Fingers Ridge D 296
142 Fingers Ridge IV 5 *** 596
143 Red Gully II ** 808
144 Western Rib III ** 80
145 Goat Track Gully II * 778
146 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 175
147 Unnamed 1 II 19
  Fiacaill Buttress
149 Halibut Habit
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V 6  
150 White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
151 White Dwarf
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V 6 *  
152 Men In Red III 6 2
153 Straight to Jail V 5 ** 4
154 Escapologist
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IV 6 3
155 Men in Black VI 8 1
156 The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
157 The Great Escape
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VII 9  
158 Houdini VI 7 *** 27
159 The Stirling Bomber
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V 7 *** 126
160 Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a * 2
161 Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
162 The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
163 Jailbreak VII 7 * 1
164 King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
165 Smokestack Lightnin' VI 7 * 8
166 Fiacaill Buttress IV 5 22
167 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 5
168 Whose line is it anyway? II/III 11
169 Fiacaill Couloir II *** 545
170 Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
171 Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
172 Cap in Hand
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IV 4 4
173 Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
174 Rampant V 5 * 44
175 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
176 Swan Song
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V 6 * 2
177 Burning And Looting V 6 * 33
178 Belhaven VI 6 ** 95
179 Omerta VIII 9 ** 1
180 Invernookie IV 5 *** 748
181 Short Circuit IV 5 * 71
182 Slaterless IV 6 6
183 Seam-stress IV 6 ** 38
184 The Seam IV 5 *** 519
185 Watch out VI 8 ** 6
186 The Healing III 4/5 9
187 The Hurting
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E4 6a *  
188 The Hurting XI *** 5
189 Northern Whites
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V 7  
190 Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
191 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 1710
192 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 308
193 Twin Ribs 2 118
194 Alladin's Buttress Direct
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IV 6 6
195 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Winter)
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IV 6 * 3
196 The Original Route IV 5 ** 9
197 Spotlight E1 5a  
198 Paddy Whack Parallel Groove IV 5  
199 Jail House Break (top pitch) VI 8 * 2
200 Ali Baba (winter) * VII 7  
201 Twin Ribs II 69
202 Western Rib * M 3
203 Stirling Bomber V 7 *** 1
204 Smokestack Lightnin' Direct VII 8 *  
205 Only a Routelet * III ** 3
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