Climbs 128
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1215m a.s.l
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FA The Gathering VIII,9 © petemacpherson

Crag features

A slightly longer approach than its neighbour, Corrie an t-Sneachda, makes this corrie a lot quieter.

Some excellent, reliable winter climbing - the steeper nature of this corrie yields some excellent technical mixed climbing and also very good rock climbing.

Approach notes

Be very aware of snow conditions in Corrie an Lochain. The 'Great Slab' is a notorious avalanche black spot, and should be avoided at all costs should avalanche conditions prevail i.e. during/after heavy snow or thaw.

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Guidebooks

Note that the name of this crag is actually "Coire an Lochain". Many photographs on ukclimbing.com that use this correct name are mistakenly hyperlinked to Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe.
John Hawkins - 19/Feb/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan
2 Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan summit
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summit 310
  No.1 Buttress
4 The Rebel Alliance
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VII 8  
5 Iron Butterfly
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III 45
6 Coronary By-pass V 7 * 31
7 Auricle (Summer)
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VS 3
8 Auricle (Winter) VI 7 ** 72
9 Ventriloquist (Summer) HVS 5a * 17
10 Ventriloquist VII 7 ** 25
11 Cardiac Arête HVS ** 13
12 Open Heart VIII 9 ** 4
13 Ventricle (Summer) E1 5b * 19
14 Ventricle (Winter) VII 8 *** 20
15 Big Daddy VII 8 ** 4
16 Daddy Longlegs (Summer)
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HVS 5a ** 5
17 Daddy Longlegs (Winter) VIII 9 *** 15
18 Inventive IV 5 * 2
19 Adventure V 5 * 3
20 Lateral Thinking
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IV 6  
21 Hyperventilator IX *  
22 The Vent II ** 284
  No.2 Buttress
24 Vent Rib and Traverse (summer)
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D  
25 Vent Rib and Traverse
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II 3
26 Vent Rib Direct IV 7 * 13
27 Ventilator III * 146
28 Chute Route V 5 * 35
29 The Milky Way III ** 345
30 Minute Man
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VII 7 1
31 Appetite for Destruction V 6 * 14
32 Demolition Man
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IV 5 6
33 The Andromeda Strain IV 4 4
34 Empty Space
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V 5 * 4
35 Andromeda IV 4 ** 132
36 Astroturfer III 4 * 58
37 Torque of the Devil
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VI 8  
38 Central Crack Route IV 5 ** 155
39 The Crack VI 7 ** 11
40 The Inquisition (Summer)
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HVS 5a 2
41 The Inquisition (Winter) VI 8 ** 6
42 Lagopus V 6  
43 Nivalis
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III 5 1
44 Snow Bunting
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IV 5 12
45 Crow's Nest Crack
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III 6
Climb name Grade
46 The Executioner
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VII 7  
47 Reprieve
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IV 5 * 1
48 The Couloir I ** 386
  No.3 Buttress
50 Ewen Crest IV 5 ** 2
51 Rear Entry
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IV 5 7
52 Ewen Buttress III 4 ** 277
53 Ewen Me
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V 5 5
54 Ewen Buttress Direct IV 6 * 43
55 The Vagrant VII 7 ** 9
56 After Dark
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VII 8  
57 The Migrant VI 7 *** 47
58 Migrant Direct VII 8 ** 2
59 Nocando Crack VIII 8 *** 1
60 The Vicar (Summer)
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E1 5a ** 1
61 The Vicar (Winter) VIII 8 *** 9
62 Siberia
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E3 5c **  
63 The Demon (Summer)
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E2 5b  
64 The Demon (Winter) IX 9 * 2
65 The Demon Direct IX 9 ** 1
66 Happy Tyroleans IX ** 2
67 Pfugelule VIII 9 ** 3
68 The Overseer Direct V 6 ** 49
69 The Hoarmaster VI 6 *** 134
70 Hooker's Corner VI 6 ** 46
71 The Snowpimp VIII 9 * 2
72 Conundrum VII 7 * 4
73 The Deviant V 6 5
74 Y-Gully Left Branch IV 4 ** 52
75 Stagefright VI 7 * 1
76 Grumbling Groove VI 6 ** 7
77 Never Mind (Summer)
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HVS 5a  
78 Never Mind (Winter) IX 9 *** 9
79 Pic ‘n' Mix VIII 8 *** 1
80 The Head-hunter VI 6 * 5
81 Y-Gully Right Branch II *** 220
  No.4 Buttress
83 Snuffaluffagus IV 5 * 1
84 Oesophagus III ** 87
85 Tracheotomy
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VI 7 3
86 Puffer (Summer)
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S 4a  
87 Puffer (Winter)
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V 6 1
88 Puffer Extract
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V 6 1
89 Deep Throat V 6 ** 135
90 Watergate Scandal E2 5c **  
Climb name Grade
91 Swallow-tail Pillar (Summer)
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HVS 5a * 5
92 Swallow Tail Pillar (Winter) VII 8 ** 2
93 Aqualung VI 7 * 5
94 Gaffer's Groove (Summer)
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S 6
95 Gaffer's Groove (Winter) V 5 * 6
96 Transformer (Summer)
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VS 4c  
97 Transformer (Winter)
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VII 8 * 1
98 When the Wind Blows
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VI 7  
99 Bulgy (Summer) VS 4b * 9
100 Bulgy (Winter) VII 7 ** 29
101 Savage Slit (Summer) S *** 570
102 Savage Slit (Winter) V 6 *** 421
103 Prore (Summer)
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VS 4c ** 66
104 Prore (Winter) VIII 7 ** 3
105 Prore Direct VIII 8 ** 5
106 Fallout Corner (Summer)
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VS 4b ** 156
107 Fallout Corner (Winter) VI 7 *** 143
108 Banana Wall XII *** 2
109 War and Peace (Summer)
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HVS 5a  
110 War and Peace (Winter) VII 8 ** 18
111 Procastination (Summer)
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S 4a 1
112 Procrastination (Winter) VII 6 ** 5
113 The Third Man V 6 ** 26
114 Sidewinder III 4 ** 89
115 Sidewinder Direct IV 6 7
116 The Millenium Line
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VII 7 **  
117 Western Route (Summer)
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S ** 4
118 Western Route (Winter) IV 6 *** 87
119 Occidental discovery V 7 ** 6
120 Torquing West
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VII 7  
121 Torquing Heads VI 8 * 7
122 Western Slant
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IV 5 2
123 Cut Adrift
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III 4 4
124 Siberian Tiger IX ** 1
125 The Gathering IX 9 ** 10
126 The Candy Shop VII 9 * 3
127 Torque of the Devil
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VS 4c  
128 The Crack
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VS 4c  
129 Bavarinthia IX 9 ** 1
130 Intravenous Fly Trap X 10 *** 2
131 Pfugga-Lule VIII 9 **  
132 Sarcophagus IV 4 *  
133 Gaffer's Mixed Finish VI 7 *  

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