Northern Cairngorms Winter Crags

Northern Corries

Coire an t-Sneachda


Coire an Lochan


Loch Avon Basin

Stacan Dubha – 850m – North West facing

Carn Etchachan – 900m – North facing


Shelter Stone Crag – 850m – North East facing


Hell’s Lum Crag – 930m – East facing

Stag Rocks – 900m – South facing

Stac an Fharaidh – 900m – South East


Northern Lairig Ghru

Lurchers Crag – 780m West South West

Good selection of I – IV

Sron na Lairige – 850m East North East

I – IV

Sgoran Dubh Mor

Selection of butresses around 700-750m, mostly East, East South East.

Sgor Gaoith

Mix of butresses 750 – 850m mostly facing East South East.

Coire Garbhlach

Lower buttress 650m and Upper butress 750m


An Garbh Choire

Corrie of the Chokestone 1100m, North facing

Good mix of I – III/IV

Garbh Choire Mor – 1130m East


Garbh Choire Dhaidh – 1100m South


Coire Bhrochain – 1150m South

Good mix to I – IV

Northern Corries of Braeriach

Coire an Lochain – 1100m North

Southern Lairig Ghru

Beinn Bhrotain

Coire Cath nam Fionn – 950m North West facing

Good mix of I – III

Ben Macdui Massif

Coire Sputan Dearg – 1309 South East

Misc butresses I – IV

Creagan A Choire Etchachan – 850 – 900 East facing

Multiple butresses, lots of routes

Stob Coire Etchachan – 900m South South East


Lochside Crag – 1000m East South East

III and IV

Beinn A Bhuird

Approach from Braemar.

Coire Na Ciche – 1000m East

II to IV

Coire An Dubh Lochain – 950m North East

Mainly I – III and some VI/VII.

Coire Nan Clach – 1100m South facing

Not much

Garbh Choire – 950m North West to North

II to IV/V