Climbs 200
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1176m a.s.l
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Northern Corries © Roy Plenderleith

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.

Access Advice

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.

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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
  Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda
2 Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda summit
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summit 302
3 Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the crag summit 144
  Mess of Pottage
5 Topless
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III 5 3
6 Opening Break IV 5 * 219
7 Crack Pot S 4a * 11
8 Crack Pot V 6 5
9 Honeypot IV 6 ** 329
10 Beeline E1 5b *  
11 Wachacha HS 4b * 8
12 Wachacha VI 7 ** 13
13 Spotlight E1 5a  
14 Crystal Gale
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V 6  
15 Trunk Line
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VS 5a * 9
16 No Blue Skies
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VS 4c * 33
17 No Blue Skies VI 7 ** 48
18 The Truncator
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VS 4c * 1
19 The Truncator
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VI 7  
20 The Melting Pot
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HS 4b 1
21 The Melting Pot V 7 ** 50
22 Mixed Message V 7 ** 2
23 The Message
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VD * 40
24 The Message IV 6 *** 589
25 The Hybrid IV 4 ** 71
26 Pot of Gold S 4a ** 77
27 Pot of Gold V 6 *** 237
28 Mariella VS 4b * 6
29 Mariella VII 7 ** 10
30 Droidless VI 6 * 34
31 Droidless
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HS 4b * 2
32 The Firefighter
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VS 4c * 1
33 The Firefighter IV 6 1
34 The Messenger HS 4c 1
35 The Messenger V 6 ** 106
36 The Three Decrees V 5 * 9
37 The Three Decrees
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S 4a 1
38 Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 18
39 Fintastic VS 4c  
40 Fintastic V 6 ** 1
41 Fishy Business
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S 4a  
42 The Despot
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V 7  
43 The Despot
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VS 4c  
44 Yosemite Jill
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HVS 5a * 1
45 Yukon Jack
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S 5
46 Yukon Jack IV 5 * 127
47 Black Sheep VS 4c  
48 Black Sheep
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III  
49 Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish) V 6 * 18
50 Technicoloured Dream Crack HS 4c * 2
51 Potiphar's Wife
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VS 5a *  
52 Tasker
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V 6 1
53 Tasker VS 4c ** 4
54 Terracotta VS 4c 1
55 Pot Doodles
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VS 4c 6
56 Pot Doodles
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IV 6 13
57 Bethel
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E2 5b * 1
58 The Haston Line III 4 ** 616
59 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing IV 5 * 8
60 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing
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IV 6 * 4
61 The Slant II ** 339
62 Frozen Assets IV 6 14
63 Hidden Chimney III ** 1148
64 Hidden Chimney
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D 12
65 Hidden Chimney Direct IV 5 ** 585
66 Jacob's Edge II * 354
67 Jacob's Ladder I ** 955
68 Forty Thieves
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I 52
Climb name Grade
  Aladdin's Buttress
70 Aladdin's Couloir I ** 1086
71 Snowy Owl
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E4 6a *  
72 Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b ** 1
73 Babes in the wood VIII 8 ** 2
74 Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
75 Ali Baba VII 7  
76 Nightline
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VI 7 2
77 Original Summer Route VD 6
78 Original Summer Route IV 6 ** 308
79 Original Summer Route - Variation Start V 6 ** 60
80 Aladdin's Buttress Direct Finish
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IV 6 7
81 The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
82 The Lamp V 6 ** 126
83 The Third Wish
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V 7 4
84 The Prodigal Principal V 5 ** 17
85 The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
86 Doctor's Choice IV 5 ** 179
87 Doctor Janis
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VS 4c * 15
88 Doctor Janis V 7 ** 12
89 Edgewood
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E1 5b 9
90 Wedgewood VII 7 3
91 The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
92 The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 334
93 The Magic Crack VII 7 *** 28
94 White Magic VII 7 *** 38
95 The Genie
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VS 4b * 35
96 The Genie V 7 *** 139
97 Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
98 Damnation
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HVS 5b * 33
99 Damnation V 5 ** 38
100 Salvation
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VS 4c * 35
101 Salvation VI 7 * 15
102 Patey's Route IV 5 ** 459
103 Terms of Endearment III * 51
104 The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
105 Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
106 Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
107 Honour Among Thieves V 4 1
108 Aladdin's Mirror I ** 545
109 Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV 4 ** 756
110 Unnamed Groove III 5
111 Another Unnamed Groove III 1
112 Paddy Whack III 1
113 Paddy Whack Parallel Groove IV 5  
114 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 284
115 Pygmy Ridge IV 5 *** 359
116 Tom Thumb IV 5 * 3
117 Saturation Point IV 5 * 11
118 Earwig
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IV 6 1
119 Central Left Hand II ** 253
  Fluted Buttress
121 Central Gully I ** 584
122 Unnamed I/II 15
123 The Runnel II *** 1293
124 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 98
125 Crotched Gully II * 453
126 Vortex IV 5 * 25
127 Spiral Gully II ** 637
128 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 71
129 Spiral Gully First Groove Finish V 7 2
130 Rosslyn Chapel V 7  
131 Spiral Gully Second Groove Finish IV 6 4
132 Facet Hunters IV 6  
133 Wavelength IV 4 ** 170
134 Wavelength
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VD  
135 Fluted Buttress Direct IV 5 *** 282
136 Fluted Buttress S ** 2
Climb name Grade
137 Piccolo
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V 6 2
138 Sax Appeal V 4 7
139 Cruising V 5 ** 18
140 Broken Gully III * 183
141 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
142 Brute Force and Ignorance VI 7 * 1
143 Broken Fingers IV 4 64
144 Fingers Ridge D 313
145 Fingers Ridge IV 5 *** 690
146 Fingers Ridge Direct VS 4c * 84
147 Fingers Ridge Direct VII 7 * 5
148 Red Gully II ** 878
149 Western Rib M 3
150 Western Rib III ** 87
151 Goat Track Gully II * 826
152 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 240
153 Unnamed 1 II 21
  Fiacaill Buttress
155 Halibut Habit
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V 6  
156 White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
157 White Dwarf
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V 6 *  
158 Men In Red III 6 2
159 Straight to Jail V 5 ** 4
160 Escapologist
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IV 6 3
161 Men in Black VI 8 1
162 The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
163 The Great Escape
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VII 9  
164 Houdini VI 7 *** 27
165 The Stirling Bomber V 7 *** 149
166 Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a * 2
167 Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
168 Jail House Break (top pitch) VI 8 * 2
169 The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
170 Jailbreak VII 7 * 2
171 King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
172 Smokestack Lightnin' VI 7 * 11
173 Smokestack Lightnin' Direct VII 8 *  
174 Fiacaill Buttress IV 5 22
175 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 9
176 Fiacaill Couloir II *** 583
177 Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
178 Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
179 Cap in Hand
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IV 4 4
180 Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
181 Rampant V 5 * 52
182 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
183 Swan Song
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V 6 * 3
184 Burning and Looting V 6 * 40
185 Belhaven VI 6 ** 105
186 Omerta VIII 9 ** 3
187 Invernookie IV 5 *** 825
188 Short Circuit IV 5 * 75
189 Slaterless IV 6 6
190 Seam-stress IV 6 ** 40
191 The Seam IV 5 *** 585
192 Watch Out VS 5a * 3
193 Watch Out VI 8 ** 13
194 The Healing III 4/5 9
195 The Hurting
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E4 6a *  
196 The Hurting XI *** 5
197 Northern Whites
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V 7  
198 Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
199 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 1957
200 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 415
201 Whose Line is it Anyway? II/III 14
202 Twin Ribs 2 133
203 Twin Ribs II 118
204 Only a Routelet III ** 3

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