Climbs 147
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 568m a.s.l
Faces NW

On the Cioch © BALD EAGLE

Crag features

The massive, complex cliff on the south side of Coire Lagan is the most popular mountain crag on Skye, with plenty of well-established classics at most grades. These vary from very long mountaineering adventures on the Western Buttress to fierce short testpieces on the iconic Cioch, and everything in between. The adjoining buttresses of the Cioch offer numerous lower-grade classics, while the Eastern Buttress is the go-to for immaculate Extremes.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Girdle Traverse VD ** 3
  Eastern Buttress
3 Why
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VS 4c  
4 Antonine Wall
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E1 5b  
5 Kinloss Gully
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VS 4c  
6 The Team Machine
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E4 5c ** 1
7 Confession
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E4 5c *  
8 Zigzag Route
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M *  
9 Spock
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E3 5c *** 25
10 Vulcan Wall HVS 5a *** 114
11 The Chambre Finish
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E2 5c ** 14
12 Uhuru
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E3 5c *** 15
13 Diuru E3 5c ***  
14 Clinging On
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E4 6a *** 3
15 Dilemma
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E3 5c *** 8
16 Pocks
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E3 5c ***  
17 Creag Dhu Grooves
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E3 5c *** 8
18 Zephyr
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E5 6a *  
19 The Plunge
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VS 5a  
20 Enigma
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E3 5c *** 4
21 Strappado
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HVS 5a *  
22 Strappado Direct
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E2 5c ** 5
23 The Snake
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HVS 4c *** 19
24 Schadenfreude
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S  
25 Magic Casement
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HVS 5a *  
26 Magic
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E4 6a ***  
27 The Conjuror
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E3 5c **  
28 Prestidigitateur
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HVS 5a 1
29 Caravan Route
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HS 1
30 Direct Route
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S 4a ** 36
31 Hangover Route
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VS * 3
32 East Wall Route
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S *  
33 Chimney Route
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D *  
34 Trojan Groove
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HVS 5a * 2
35 Helen
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E3 6a *** 1
36 Spartan Groove
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E1 5b ** 1
37 The Joker
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VD * 1
38 Jack o' Diamonds
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VS 5a ** 12
39 Searcher
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VD  
40 Shangri-La
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VS 4c *** 91
41 The Rattlesnake HS 4b 1
42 Mistral Buttress
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VS 4c ** 2
43 Boreas Grooves
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VS 4c  
44 Eastern Gully
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HS 5
45 Eastern Gully (Upper Section) 2 * 7
  Cioch Buttress
47 The Terrace (to Cioch Slab)
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M * 21
48 The Terrace (Continuation)
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VD 1
49 Tennatte
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E2 5c  
50 Petronella VS 4c ** 60
51 Stormy Petrel VS 5a ** 12
52 Rat on a Stick
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E1 5b * 3
53 Little Gully
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D * 84
54 Little Gully
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IV 1
55 Acapulco Wall
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E3 5c * 1
56 Bastinado
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E1 5b *** 27
57 The Nipple (aka Grooves Eliminate)
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E2 5c * 6
58 Cioch Grooves
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HVS 5a ** 108
59 Cioch Grooves Variation
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E1 5a *  
60 CD ROM
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HVS 5a * 5
61 Cioch Direct S 4a * 454
62 Crembo Cracks
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HVS 5a ** 49
63 Cioch West S 4a *** 463
64 West Ridge of the Cioch
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S * 2
65 Banana HS 4b 1
66 Slanting Crack of Cioch Gully
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VS  
67 Cioch Gully VD * 49
68 Cioch Gully
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III * 1
  The Cioch & Cioch Slab
70 Collie's Route M ** 146
71 Collie's Variation VD ** 2
72 Arrow Route
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VD *** 746
73 Arrow Route Direct S 4a 24
74 Cioch Slab Direct VS 4b ** 25
75 Cioch Slab Corner D * 184
76 Slanting Crack
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S 4a * 11
77 Oxytocin
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E2 5c *  
78 Overhanging Crack E2 5c ** 9
79 The Gathering E7 6b ***  
80 The Highlander
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E6 6b ** 1
81 Erotica
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E3 6b **  
82 The Prize E2 5c ** 2
83 Lowlander
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E2 5c *  
84 Cioch Nose
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VD ** 230
85 South-West Face
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M * 7
86 South-West Face Variation
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HS  
  Cioch Upper Buttress
88 Pearly Gates
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VS 4c  
89 Slabby Wall Crack
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VS 5a  
90 Temerity
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E4 6a ** 1
91 Left Edge Route
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S  
92 Desire
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S  
93 Piety VS 4c ** 3
94 Depravity
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VS 4c * 3
95 Vanity
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E2 5b  
96 Atropos
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E1 5b ** 7
97 Integrity
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VS 4c *** 680
98 Trophy Crack
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E1 5b *** 85
99 Kruggerand
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E3 6a **  
100 The Venus Transit
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E3 5c *  
101 Ghost Riders
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E2 5b *  
102 Wallwork's Route
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VD *** 150
103 Wallwork's Route (Faux Pas Variation)
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VS  
104 Archer Thomson's Route
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VD ** 16
105 Fidelity
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VS 4c  
  Final Tier
107 Box-King Route
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VS 4c * 4
108 Ajax
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HS 4b 2
109 Yanks
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S * 9
110 Crack of Doom Direct Finish
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HS 4b ** 3
  Lower Doom Wall
112 Crack of Doom Direct Approach
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S 3
113 Quick Doom
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S * 1
114 Vaughan's Rake
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S  
  Doom Wall
116 Sternum
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HVS 5b ** 1
117 Rib of Doom
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VS 4c ** 2
118 Crack of Doom
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HS 4b * 20
119 Crack of Double Doom VS 4b *** 15
120 Doom Flake
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S *  
  Amphitheatre Walls
122 Amphitheatre Wall
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VS 4b *  
123 Hang Free
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E2 5b *  
124 Amphitheatre Arete M ** 20
125 Amphitheatre Arete
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III  
  Western Buttress
127 Mallory's Slab and Groove
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VD * 35
128 Diamond Slab
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VS  
129 Dimaond Slab Direct Finish
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VS 4c *  
130 Angel's Pavement
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S 1
131 East Wall and Central Gully Arete
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VD 1
132 Central Gully
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VD 4
133 Central Route
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HS 4b ** 5
134 Central Route Direct Finish
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E1 5c **  
135 Trap Face Route Direct
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VS 4c ** 11
136 Trap Face Route
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VS 4b * 6
137 Trap Face Route (Variation Start)
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VS 4c *  
138 Trap Face Route (Variation Finish)
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S *  
139 Trap Face Route (Alternative Variation Finish)
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VD **  
140 Central Slabs
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S  
141 Median VD ** 35
142 AB Route S *  
143 Boomerang
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S  
144 West Central Gully and Arete Climb
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VD 6
145 Zigzag
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D  
146 Chimney and Crack Climb
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VS  
147 Engineer's Slant
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VD * 1
148 Coronation S 2
149 Parallel Cracks Route VD ** 4
150 Cooper's Gangway
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VS  
151 Apex Route
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S  
152 Western Gully
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M 7
153 Western Gully
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III  
  Coire a' Ghrunnda Face
155 Central Buttress
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D *** 12

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