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 324
  No.1 Buttress
4 The Rebel Alliance
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VII 8  
5 Iron Butterfly
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III 46
6 Coronary By-pass V 7 * 35
7 Auricle (Summer)
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VS 3
8 Auricle (Winter) VI 7 ** 79
9 Ventriloquist (Summer) HVS 5a * 17
10 Ventriloquist VII 7 ** 29
11 Cardiac Arête HVS ** 13
12 Open Heart VIII 9 ** 5
13 Ventricle (Summer) E1 5b * 19
14 Ventricle (Winter) VII 8 *** 22
15 Big Daddy VII 8 ** 4
16 Intravenous Fly Trap X 10 *** 2
17 Daddy Longlegs (Summer)
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HVS 5a ** 5
18 Daddy Longlegs (Winter) VIII 9 *** 17
19 Inventive IV 5 * 4
20 Adventure V 5 * 3
21 Lateral Thinking
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IV 6  
22 Hyperventilator IX *  
23 The Vent II ** 293
  No.2 Buttress
25 Vent Rib and Traverse (summer)
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D  
26 Vent Rib and Traverse
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II 3
27 Vent Rib Direct IV 7 * 13
28 Ventilator III * 165
29 Chute Route V 5 * 37
30 The Milky Way III ** 370
31 Minute Man
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VII 7 1
32 Appetite for Destruction V 6 * 17
33 Demolition Man
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IV 5 6
34 The Andromeda Strain IV 4 6
35 Empty Space
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V 5 * 4
36 Andromeda IV 4 ** 139
37 Astroturfer III 4 * 62
38 Torque of the Devil
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VS 4c  
39 Torque of the Devil
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VI 8  
40 Central Crack Route IV 5 ** 173
41 The Crack
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VS 4c  
42 The Crack VI 7 ** 15
43 The Inquisition (Summer)
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HVS 5a 2
44 The Inquisition (Winter) VI 8 ** 10
45 Lagopus V 6  
Climb name Grade
46 Nivalis
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III 5 2
47 Snow Bunting
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IV 5 12
48 Crow's Nest Crack
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III 6
49 The Executioner
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VII 7  
50 Reprieve
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IV 5 * 1
51 The Couloir I ** 428
  No.3 Buttress
53 Ewen Crest IV 5 ** 2
54 Rear Entry
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IV 5 7
55 Ewen Buttress III 4 ** 302
56 Ewen Me
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V 5 5
57 Ewen Buttress Direct IV 6 * 43
58 The Vagrant VII 7 ** 11
59 After Dark
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VII 8  
60 The Migrant VI 7 *** 51
61 Migrant Direct VII 8 ** 3
62 Nocando Crack VIII 8 *** 2
63 The Vicar (Summer)
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E1 5a ** 1
64 The Vicar (Winter) VIII 8 *** 11
65 Siberia
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E3 5c **  
66 Siberian Tiger IX ** 1
67 The Demon (Summer)
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E2 5b  
68 The Demon (Winter) IX 9 * 2
69 The Demon Direct IX 9 ** 1
70 Happy Tyroleans IX ** 2
71 Pfugga-Lule VIII 9 **  
72 Pfugga-Lule VIII 9 ** 3
73 The Overseer Direct V 6 ** 59
74 The Hoarmaster VI 6 *** 145
75 Hooker's Corner VI 6 ** 54
76 The Snowpimp VIII 9 * 4
77 Conundrum VII 7 * 4
78 The Deviant V 6 5
79 Y-Gully Left Branch IV 4 ** 52
80 Stagefright VI 7 * 1
81 Grumbling Groove VI 6 ** 7
82 Never Mind (Summer)
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HVS 5a  
83 Never Mind (Winter) IX 9 *** 9
84 Pic ‘n' Mix VIII 8 *** 1
85 The Gathering IX 9 ** 11
86 The Candy Shop VII 9 * 3
87 The Head-hunter VI 6 * 5
88 Y-Gully Right Branch II *** 238
  No.4 Buttress
90 Sarcophagus IV 4 * 1
Climb name Grade
91 Snuffaluffagus IV 5 * 1
92 Oesophagus III ** 89
93 Tracheotomy
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VI 7 3
94 Puffer (Summer)
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S 4a  
95 Puffer (Winter)
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V 6 1
96 Puffer Extract
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V 6 1
97 Deep Throat V 6 ** 150
98 Watergate Scandal E2 5c **  
99 Swallow-tail Pillar (Summer)
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HVS 5a * 5
100 Swallow Tail Pillar (Winter) VII 8 ** 2
101 Aqualung VI 7 * 5
102 Gaffer's Groove (Summer)
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S 6
103 Gaffer's Groove (Winter) V 5 * 5
104 Gaffer's Mixed Finish VI 7 * 1
105 Transformer (Summer)
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VS 4c  
106 Transformer (Winter)
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VII 8 * 1
107 When the Wind Blows
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VI 7  
108 Bulgy (Summer) VS 4b * 9
109 Bulgy (Winter) VII 7 ** 32
110 Savage Slit (Summer) S *** 605
111 Savage Slit (Winter) V 6 *** 444
112 Prore (Summer)
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VS 4c ** 67
113 Prore (Winter) VIII 7 ** 3
114 Prore Direct VIII 8 ** 5
115 Fallout Corner (Summer)
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VS 4b ** 165
116 Fallout Corner (Winter) VI 7 *** 153
117 Banana Wall XII *** 2
118 Bavarinthia IX 9 ** 1
119 War and Peace (Summer)
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HVS 5a  
120 War and Peace (Winter) VII 8 ** 18
121 Procastination (Summer)
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S 4a 1
122 Procrastination (Winter) VII 6 ** 5
123 The Third Man V 6 ** 32
124 Sidewinder III 4 ** 102
125 Sidewinder Direct IV 6 7
126 The Millenium Line
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VII 7 **  
127 Western Route (Summer)
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S ** 4
128 Western Route (Winter) IV 6 *** 99
129 Occidental discovery V 7 ** 6
130 Torquing West
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VII 7  
131 Torquing Heads VI 8 * 7
132 Western Slant
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IV 5 2
133 Cut Adrift
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III 4 5

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