Climbs 122
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 750m a.s.l
Faces N

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.

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

Must Dos :

The Vent (II/III)

Y Gully Left Branch (III)

Centre Crack Route (IV,5)

Savage Slit (V,6, Severe)

Approach notes

Free access all year.

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.

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
1 Cairngorm Summit
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summit 69
  No.1 Buttress
3 The Rebel Alliance
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VII 8  
4 Iron Butterfly
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III 42
5 Coronary By-pass
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V 7 * 21
6 Auricle
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VS 1
7 Auricle
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VI 7 ** 53
8 Ventriloquist HVS 5a * 14
9 Ventriloquist
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VII 7 ** 20
10 Cardiac ArĂȘte HVS ** 11
11 Open Heart
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VIII 9 ** 4
12 Ventricle E1 5b * 20
13 Ventricle
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VII 8 *** 15
14 Big Daddy
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VII 8 ** 4
15 Daddy Longlegs
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HVS 5a ** 5
16 Daddy Longlegs
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VIII 9 * 9
17 Inventive
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IV 5 2
18 Adventure
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V 5 * 3
19 Lateral Thinking
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IV 6  
20 Hyperventilator IX 10  
21 The Vent
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III * 256
  No.2 Buttress
23 Vent Rib and Traverse
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II 3
24 Vent Rib Direct
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IV 7 10
25 Ventilator
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II 125
26 Chute Route
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V 5 32
27 The Milky Way
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II/III ** 277
28 Minute Man
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VII 7 1
29 Appetite for Destruction
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V 6 * 14
30 Demolition Man
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IV 5 4
31 The Andromeda Strain IV 4 2
32 Empty Space
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V 5 * 4
33 Andromeda
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IV 4 ** 103
34 Astroturfer
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III 53
35 Torque of the Devil
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VI 8  
36 Central Crack Route
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IV 5 ** 126
37 The Crack
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VI 7 ** 9
38 The Inquisition
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HVS 5a 2
39 The Inquisition
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VI 8 6
40 Lagopus V 6  
41 Nivalis
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III 5 1
42 Snow Bunting
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IV 5 12
43 Crow's Nest Crack
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III 5
44 The Executioner
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VII 7  
45 Reprieve
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IV 5 *  
46 The Couloir
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I ** 329
  Ewen Buttress (No.3 Buttress)
48 Rear Entry
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IV 5 4
49 Ewen Buttress
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III ** 194
50 Ewen Me
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V 5 3
51 Ewen Buttress Direct
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IV 6 ** 31
52 The Vagrant VII 7 * 6
53 After Dark
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VII 8  
54 The Migrant
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VI 7 *** 31
55 Migrant Direct
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VII 8 * 1
56 Nocando Crack
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VII 8 *** 1
57 The Vicar
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E1 5a ** 1
58 The Vicar
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VII 8 ** 9
59 Siberia
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E3 5c **  
60 The Demon
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E2 5b  
61 The Demon IX 9 *** 2
62 The Demon Direct
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IX 9 *  
63 Happy Tyroleans
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IX 10 ** 1
64 Pfugelule VIII 9 ** 2
65 The Overseer Direct
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V 6 ** 34
66 The Hoarmaster
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VI 6 *** 94
67 Hooker's Corner
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VI 7 ** 35
68 The Snow Pimp VIII 9 ** 2
69 Conundrum
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VI 7 4
70 The Deviant
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V 6 5
71 Y-Gully Left Branch
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III 60
72 Stagefright
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VI 7 * 1
73 Grumbling Groove
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VI 6 * 7
74 Never Mind
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HVS 5a  
75 Never Mind IX 9 *** 8
76 The Head-hunter VI 6 * 5
77 Y-Gully Right Branch
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II 182
  No.4 Buttress
79 Snuffaluffagus IV 5 * 1
80 Oesophagus
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III ** 73
81 Tracheotomy
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VI 7 3
82 Puffer
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S 4a  
83 Puffer
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V 6 1
84 Puffer Extract
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V 6 1
85 Deep Throat
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V 6 *** 110
86 Watergate Scandal E2 5c **  
87 Swallow-tail Pillar
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HVS 5a * 5
88 Swallow Tail Pillar VII 8 ** 2
89 Aqualung
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VI 7 * 5
90 Gaffer's Groove
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S 6
91 Gaffer's Groove
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VI 7 6
92 Transformer
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VS 4c  
93 Transformer
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VII 8 * 1
94 When the Wind Blows
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VI 7  
95 Bulgy VS 4b * 7
96 Bulgy VII 7 ** 20
97 Savage Slit S *** 622
98 Savage Slit
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V 6 *** 441
99 Prore
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VS 4c ** 87
100 Prore
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VIII 8 ** 3
101 Prore Direct VII 8 *** 5
102 Fallout Corner
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VS 4b ** 180
103 Fallout Corner VI 7 *** 100
104 Banana Wall XII 12 *** 2
105 War and Peace
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HVS 5a  
106 War and Peace VII 8 ** 16
107 Procastination
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S 4a  
108 Procrastination VII 6 ** 2
109 The Third Man IV 6 * 22
110 Sidewinder
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III 4 ** 60
111 Sidewinder Direct IV 6 7
112 The Millenium Line
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VII 7 **  
113 Western Route
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S ** 3
114 Western Route
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IV 6 *** 73
115 Occidental discovery V 7 ** 4
116 Torquing West
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VII 7  
117 Torquing Heads
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VII 7 * 6
118 Western Slant
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IV 5 2
119 Cut Adrift
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III 4 3
120 Siberian Tiger
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IX 10 *** 1
121 The Gathering
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VIII 9 *** 6
122 The Candy Shop VII 9 ** 3
123 Torque of the Devil
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VS 4c  
124 The Crack
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VS 4c  
125 Bavarinthia IX 9 1
126 Intravenous Fly Trap * X 10 *** 2
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