UKC

Climbs 202
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 119
  Mess of Pottage
3 Topless
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III 5 1
4 Opening Break IV 5 * 189
5 Crack Pot S 4a * 11
6 Crack Pot V 6 5
7 Honeypot IV 6 ** 289
8 Beeline E1 5b *  
9 Wachacha HS 4b * 8
10 Wachacha VI 7 ** 17
11 Spotlight E1 5a  
12 Crystal Gale
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V 6  
13 Trunk Line
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VS 5a * 8
14 No Blue Skies
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VS 4c * 29
15 No Blue Skies VI 7 ** 45
16 The Truncator
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VI 7  
17 The Melting Pot V 7 ** 43
18 The Truncator
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VS 4c * 1
19 Mixed Message V 7 ** 2
20 The Message
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VD * 39
21 The Message IV 6 *** 508
22 The Hybrid IV 4 ** 57
23 Pot of Gold S 4a ** 66
24 Pot of Gold V 6 *** 206
25 Mariella VS 4b * 5
26 Mariella VII 7 ** 10
27 Droidless VI 6 * 27
28 Droidless
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HS 4b * 2
29 The Firefighter
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VS 4c * 1
30 The Firefighter IV 6  
31 The Messenger HS 4c 1
32 The Messenger V 6 ** 90
33 The Three Decrees V 5 * 9
34 The Three Decrees
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S 4a 1
35 Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 17
36 Fintastic VS 4c  
37 Fintastic V 6 ** 1
38 Fishy Business
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S 4a  
39 The Despot
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V 7  
40 The Despot
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VS 4c  
41 Yosemite Jill
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HVS 5a * 1
42 Yukon Jack
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S 5
43 Yukon Jack IV 5 * 113
44 Black Sheep VS 4c  
45 Black Sheep
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III  
46 Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish) V 6 * 12
47 Technicoloured Dream Crack HS 4c * 2
48 Potiphar's Wife
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VS 5a *  
49 Tasker
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V 6 1
50 Tasker VS 4c ** 4
51 Terracotta VS 4c 1
52 Pot Doodles
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VS 4c 5
53 Pot Doodles
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IV 6 13
54 Bethel
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E2 5b * 1
55 The Haston Line III 4 ** 528
56 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Summer) IV 5 * 7
57 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Winter)
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IV 6 * 3
58 The Slant II ** 315
59 Frozen Assets IV 6 14
60 Hidden Chimney III ** 996
61 Hidden Chimney
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D 12
62 Hidden Chimney Direct IV 5 ** 495
63 Jacob's Edge II * 294
64 Jacob's Ladder I ** 853
65 Forty Thieves
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I 49
  Aladdin's Buttress
67 Aladdin's Couloir I ** 990
Climb name Grade
68 Snowy Owl
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E4 6a *  
69 Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b ** 1
70 Babes in the wood VIII 8 ** 2
71 Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
72 Ali Baba VII 7  
73 Nightline
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VI 7 2
74 Original Summer Route VD 6
75 Original Summer Route IV 6 ** 270
76 Original Summer Route - Variation Start V 6 ** 38
77 Aladdin's Buttress Direct Finish
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IV 6 6
78 The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
79 The Lamp V 6 ** 104
80 The Third Wish
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V 7 4
81 The Prodigal Principal V 5 ** 17
82 The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
83 Doctor's Choice IV 5 ** 169
84 Doctor Janis
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VS 4c * 15
85 Doctor Janis V 7 ** 13
86 Edgewood
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E1 5b 9
87 Wedgewood VII 7 3
88 The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
89 The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 315
90 The Magic Crack VII 7 *** 22
91 White Magic VII 7 *** 34
92 The Genie
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VS 4b * 32
93 The Genie V 7 *** 117
94 Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
95 Damnation
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HVS 5b * 31
96 Damnation V 5 ** 35
97 Salvation
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VS 4c * 35
98 Salvation VI 7 * 13
99 Patey's Route IV 5 ** 442
100 Terms of Endearment III * 51
101 The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
102 Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
103 Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
104 Honour Among Thieves V 4 1
105 Aladdin's Mirror I ** 502
106 Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV 4 ** 728
107 Unnamed Groove III 5
108 Another Unnamed Groove III  
109 Paddy Whack III 1
110 Paddy Whack Parallel Groove IV 5  
111 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 271
112 Pygmy Ridge IV 5 *** 325
113 Tom Thumb IV 5 * 3
114 Saturation Point IV 5 * 8
115 Earwig
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IV 6  
116 Central Left Hand II ** 230
  Fluted Buttress
118 Central Gully I ** 527
119 Unnamed I/II 15
120 The Runnel II *** 1159
121 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 88
122 Crotched Gully II * 415
123 Vortex IV 5 * 22
124 Spiral Gully II ** 594
125 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 70
126 Spiral Gully First Groove Finish V 7 2
127 Rosslyn Chapel V 7  
128 Spiral Gully Second Groove Finish IV 6 4
129 Facet Hunters IV 6  
130 Wavelength IV 4 ** 148
131 Wavelength
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VD  
132 Fluted Buttress Direct IV 5 *** 263
133 Fluted Buttress S ** 2
134 Piccolo
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V 6 2
Climb name Grade
135 Sax Appeal V 4 7
136 Cruising V 5 ** 12
137 Broken Gully III * 171
138 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
139 Brute Force and Ignorance VI 7 * 1
140 Broken Fingers IV 4 61
141 Fingers Ridge D 301
142 Fingers Ridge IV 5 *** 612
143 Fingers Ridge Direct VS 4c * 81
144 Fingers Ridge Direct VII 7 * 5
145 Red Gully II ** 824
146 Western Rib M 3
147 Western Rib III ** 82
148 Goat Track Gully II * 788
149 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 177
150 Unnamed 1 II 19
  Fiacaill Buttress
152 Halibut Habit
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V 6  
153 White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
154 White Dwarf
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V 6 *  
155 Men In Red III 6 2
156 Straight to Jail V 5 ** 4
157 Escapologist
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IV 6 3
158 Men in Black VI 8 1
159 The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
160 The Great Escape
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VII 9  
161 Houdini VI 7 *** 27
162 The Stirling Bomber V 7 *** 134
163 Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a * 2
164 Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
165 Jail House Break (top pitch) VI 8 * 2
166 The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
167 Jailbreak VII 7 * 1
168 King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
169 Smokestack Lightnin' VI 7 * 10
170 Smokestack Lightnin' Direct VII 8 *  
171 Fiacaill Buttress IV 5 22
172 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 7
173 Fiacaill Couloir II *** 555
174 Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
175 Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
176 Cap in Hand
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IV 4 4
177 Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
178 Rampant V 5 * 45
179 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
180 Swan Song
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V 6 * 3
181 Burning and Looting V 6 * 33
182 Belhaven VI 6 ** 99
183 Omerta VIII 9 ** 1
184 Invernookie IV 5 *** 762
185 Short Circuit IV 5 * 73
186 Slaterless IV 6 6
187 Seam-stress IV 6 ** 38
188 The Seam IV 5 *** 527
189 Watch Out VI 8 ** 8
190 The Healing III 4/5 9
191 The Hurting
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E4 6a *  
192 The Hurting XI *** 5
193 Northern Whites
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V 7  
194 Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
195 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 1752
196 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 318
197 Fiacaill Ridge (Summer) *
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2 ** 14
198 Whose Line is it Anyway? II/III 12
199 Twin Ribs 2 122
200 Twin Ribs II 79
201 Only a Routelet III ** 3
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