Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1176m a.s.l
Faces N

Northern Corries © Roy Plenderleith

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Munro Tops hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 285 logbooks.

Hill features

Corrie an t-Sneachda provides possibly the most accessible winter climbing in Scotland (apart from Meall Gorm in Applecross), being 45 minutes walk (if you're fit!) from the Cairngorm Ski area.

Hard mixed routes come into condition early in winter season.

Very popular with winter skills courses. Expect queues and falling climbers at weekends.

Access Advice

June 2017 - Extreme caution advised if climbing on or below Fingers Ridge as there is a brand new freshly split suitcase sized block that's pulled away at the top of the slabby corner of pitch 3. I just managed to stop it trundling and crushing me and my client below. It's really just ready to go with the slightest bit of pressure. I couldn't safely trundle it without endangering my client and walkers on the path below. I'll try to get back up later to remove it or if someone else can, in the next week or so. Please share with your climbing buddies.

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Left a 240 sling, 120 sling, and 3 maybe 4 screwgates (all DMM, 1 aero HMS, some Sentinels HMS) at the top of Invernookie. The gear has black and white tape on it. Please contact me if you stumble across it
glennjamin20 - 06/Jan/15
"why don't they just spell it like it sounds?" - They do. Do you say that about all other languages as well? :)
cuthill76 - 04/Jul/14
why don't they just spell it like it sounds?
auld al - 23/Apr/12
Theres a soundbite in this link, which is great for pronunciations http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/coire-an-t-sneachda.shtml
Joss - 02/Feb/10
Using rules from standard Gaelic spelling, here is a list of elements of Coire an t-Sneachda that are different from general English usage. - Terminal 'e' would be similar to German usage but some would drop it because of the approaching lead vowel. - The 't' placed here silences the 's'. - The 'n' in this position is sounded like an 'r'. - The 'e' often as in English 'get' but some would make it more like in the English - The 'a' after the 'e' is unpronounced as it is only there for spelling agreement with the terminal letter and hardening the following consonant group. - 'chd' is like a hard Scottish 'ch' followed by a hard English 'k'. - Terminal 'a' is similar to German usage. http://www.speygaelic.org/place-names.asp
Jim Fraser - 27/Nov/09
I picked up a tourist leaflet about Cairngorm pronunciations that suggested something like "Corn Dreckie"... I'll leave you to work that one out!
Jonny M - 18/Mar/08
Can anyone offer authoritative pronunciation? I was told "Corrie an Tre-ach" years ago.
JohnHutch - 29/Nov/07
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda summit
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summit 285
2 Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the crag summit 133
3 Topless
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III 5 2
4 Black Sheep
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III  
5 The Haston Line III 4 ** 578
6 The Slant II ** 344
7 Hidden Chimney III ** 1084
8 Hidden Chimney
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D 12
9 Jacob's Edge II * 335
10 Jacob's Ladder I ** 900
11 Forty Thieves
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I 51
12 Aladdin's Couloir I ** 1057
13 Terms of Endearment III * 51
14 Aladdin's Mirror I ** 530
15 Unnamed Groove III 5
16 Another Unnamed Groove III  
17 Paddy Whack III 1
18 Pygmy Ridge
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M * 278
19 Central Left Hand II ** 243
Climb name Grade
20 Central Gully I ** 564
21 Unnamed I/II 15
22 The Runnel II *** 1241
23 The Grooved Rib III 4 * 94
24 Crotched Gully II * 438
25 Spiral Gully II ** 616
26 Spiral Gully Direct
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III ** 70
27 Wavelength IV 4 ** 157
28 Broken Gully III * 177
29 Broken Gully Direct III 4 17
30 Broken Fingers IV 4 63
31 Fingers Ridge D 308
32 Red Gully II ** 854
33 Western Rib M 3
34 Western Rib III ** 85
35 Goat Track Gully II * 806
36 False Goat / 0.5 Gully I 219
37 Unnamed 1 II 21
Climb name Grade
38 Men In Red III 6 2
39 Fiacaill Buttress (summer) D 9
40 Fiacaill Couloir II *** 569
41 Physical Graffiti
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III 6 * 7
42 Invernookie IV 5 *** 799
43 The Healing III 4/5 9
44 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 1881
45 Fiacaill Ridge II ** 345
46 Fiacaill Ridge (Summer) *
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2 ** 39
47 Whose Line is it Anyway? II/III 13
48 Twin Ribs 2 127
49 Twin Ribs II 98
50 Only a Routelet III ** 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Volunteer to moderate Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda
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