Climbs 198
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1176m a.s.l
Faces all

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.

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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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
  Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda
2 Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda summit
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summit 261
3 Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the crag summit 127
  Mess of Pottage
5 Topless
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III 5 2
6 Opening Break IV 5 * 201
7 Crack Pot S 4a * 11
8 Crack Pot V 6 5
9 Honeypot IV 6 ** 302
10 Beeline E1 5b *  
11 Wachacha HS 4b * 8
12 Wachacha VI 7 ** 17
13 Spotlight E1 5a  
14 Crystal Gale
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V 6  
15 Trunk Line
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VS 5a * 8
16 No Blue Skies
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VS 4c * 29
17 No Blue Skies VI 7 ** 45
18 The Truncator
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VI 7  
19 The Melting Pot V 7 ** 47
20 The Truncator
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VS 4c * 1
21 Mixed Message V 7 ** 2
22 The Message
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VD * 39
23 The Message IV 6 *** 539
24 The Hybrid IV 4 ** 61
25 Pot of Gold S 4a ** 66
26 Pot of Gold V 6 *** 217
27 Mariella VS 4b * 5
28 Mariella VII 7 ** 10
29 Droidless VI 6 * 28
30 Droidless
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HS 4b * 2
31 The Firefighter
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VS 4c * 1
32 The Firefighter IV 6  
33 The Messenger HS 4c 1
34 The Messenger V 6 ** 94
35 The Three Decrees V 5 * 9
36 The Three Decrees
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S 4a 1
37 Sharks Fin Soup
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V 6 18
38 Fintastic VS 4c  
39 Fintastic V 6 ** 1
40 Fishy Business
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S 4a  
41 The Despot
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V 7  
42 The Despot
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VS 4c  
43 Yosemite Jill
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HVS 5a * 1
44 Yukon Jack
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S 5
45 Yukon Jack IV 5 * 117
46 Black Sheep VS 4c  
47 Black Sheep
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III  
48 Technicoloured Dream Crack (Upper Finish) V 6 * 13
49 Technicoloured Dream Crack HS 4c * 2
50 Potiphar's Wife
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VS 5a *  
51 Tasker
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V 6 1
52 Tasker VS 4c ** 4
53 Terracotta VS 4c 1
54 Pot Doodles
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VS 4c 5
55 Pot Doodles
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IV 6 13
56 Bethel
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E2 5b * 1
57 The Haston Line III 4 ** 564
58 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Summer) IV 5 * 7
59 Just a Spot o' Sightseeing (Winter)
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IV 6 * 3
60 The Slant II ** 334
61 Frozen Assets IV 6 14
62 Hidden Chimney III ** 1055
63 Hidden Chimney
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D 12
64 Hidden Chimney Direct IV 5 ** 524
65 Jacob's Edge II * 318
66 Jacob's Ladder I ** 886
67 Forty Thieves
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I 50
Climb name Grade
  Aladdin's Buttress
69 Aladdin's Couloir I ** 1033
70 Snowy Owl
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E4 6a *  
71 Babes in the Wood
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E2 5b ** 1
72 Babes in the wood VIII 8 ** 2
73 Ali Baba
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HVS 4c 1
74 Ali Baba VII 7  
75 Nightline
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VI 7 2
76 Original Summer Route VD 6
77 Original Summer Route IV 6 ** 285
78 Original Summer Route - Variation Start V 6 ** 53
79 Aladdin's Buttress Direct Finish
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IV 6 6
80 The Lamp Direct
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S 4a 1
81 The Lamp V 6 ** 109
82 The Third Wish
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V 7 4
83 The Prodigal Principal V 5 ** 17
84 The Paramedic
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VII 7 5
85 Doctor's Choice IV 5 ** 172
86 Doctor Janis
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VS 4c * 15
87 Doctor Janis V 7 ** 13
88 Edgewood
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E1 5b 9
89 Wedgewood VII 7 3
90 The Celtic Edge
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VII 7 1
91 The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 317
92 The Magic Crack VII 7 *** 24
93 White Magic VII 7 *** 34
94 The Genie
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VS 4b * 32
95 The Genie V 7 *** 126
96 Witchcraft
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E2 5b  
97 Damnation
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HVS 5b * 31
98 Damnation V 5 ** 37
99 Salvation
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VS 4c * 35
100 Salvation VI 7 * 15
101 Patey's Route IV 5 ** 448
102 Terms of Endearment III * 51
103 The Flying Doctors
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VI 7  
104 Brief Encounter
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V 4 2
105 Kuryakin's Corner
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VI 7 3
106 Honour Among Thieves V 4 1
107 Aladdin's Mirror I ** 521
108 Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV 4 ** 738
109 Unnamed Groove III 5
110 Another Unnamed Groove III  
111 Paddy Whack III 1
112 Paddy Whack Parallel Groove IV 5  
113 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 272
114 Pygmy Ridge IV 5 *** 338
115 Tom Thumb IV 5 * 3
116 Saturation Point IV 5 * 9
117 Earwig
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IV 6  
118 Central Left Hand II ** 241
  Fluted Buttress
120 Central Gully I ** 552
121 Unnamed I/II 15
122 The Runnel II *** 1214
123 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 94
124 Crotched Gully II * 429
125 Vortex IV 5 * 23
126 Spiral Gully II ** 609
127 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 70
128 Spiral Gully First Groove Finish V 7 2
129 Rosslyn Chapel V 7  
130 Spiral Gully Second Groove Finish IV 6 4
131 Facet Hunters IV 6  
132 Wavelength IV 4 ** 154
133 Wavelength
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VD  
134 Fluted Buttress Direct IV 5 *** 272
135 Fluted Buttress S ** 2
Climb name Grade
136 Piccolo
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V 6 2
137 Sax Appeal V 4 7
138 Cruising V 5 ** 12
139 Broken Gully III * 174
140 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
141 Brute Force and Ignorance VI 7 * 1
142 Broken Fingers IV 4 62
143 Fingers Ridge D 301
144 Fingers Ridge IV 5 *** 637
145 Fingers Ridge Direct VS 4c * 81
146 Fingers Ridge Direct VII 7 * 5
147 Red Gully II ** 847
148 Western Rib M 3
149 Western Rib III ** 84
150 Goat Track Gully II * 802
151 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 196
152 Unnamed 1 II 19
  Fiacaill Buttress
154 Halibut Habit
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V 6  
155 White Dwarf
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VS 5a 1
156 White Dwarf
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V 6 *  
157 Men In Red III 6 2
158 Straight to Jail V 5 ** 4
159 Escapologist
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IV 6 3
160 Men in Black VI 8 1
161 The Great Escape
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E1 5c  
162 The Great Escape
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VII 9  
163 Houdini VI 7 *** 27
164 The Stirling Bomber V 7 *** 141
165 Fiacaill Buttress Direct
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HVS 5a * 2
166 Jail House Rock
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E2 5b  
167 Jail House Break (top pitch) VI 8 * 2
168 The North-East Cruiser
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E2 5c  
169 Jailbreak VII 7 * 2
170 King of the Swingers
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VI 6  
171 Smokestack Lightnin' VI 7 * 10
172 Smokestack Lightnin' Direct VII 8 *  
173 Fiacaill Buttress IV 5 22
174 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 7
175 Fiacaill Couloir II *** 565
176 Trampled Underfoot
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IV 4 5
177 Trampled Underfoot (True Finish)
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IV 6 1
178 Cap in Hand
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IV 4 4
179 Cap in Hand, Freedom Finish
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IV 5  
180 Rampant V 5 * 51
181 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
182 Swan Song
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V 6 * 3
183 Burning and Looting V 6 * 34
184 Belhaven VI 6 ** 100
185 Omerta VIII 9 ** 2
186 Invernookie IV 5 *** 786
187 Short Circuit IV 5 * 74
188 Slaterless IV 6 6
189 Seam-stress IV 6 ** 39
190 The Seam IV 5 *** 551
191 Watch Out VI 8 ** 10
192 The Healing III 4/5 9
193 The Hurting
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E4 6a *  
194 The Hurting XI *** 5
195 Northern Whites
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V 7  
196 Polar Crossing
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IV 5 1
197 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 1827
198 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 330
199 Fiacaill Ridge (Summer) *
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2 ** 22
200 Whose Line is it Anyway? II/III 13
201 Twin Ribs 2 123
202 Twin Ribs II 89
203 Only a Routelet III ** 3
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