One of the most reliable and easily accessed winter climbing venues in Scotland. Its altitude and northerly aspect allow its rocky mixed routes to come into condition easily. The relatively short approach from the Cairngorm ski centre, combined with plenty of good climbs in the low to mid grades, mean it is often busy, particularly early in the season. Although it is best known as a mixed climbing venue, there is also a surprising amount of worthwhile rock climbing in summer, including the classic Magic Crack. Beware rockfall in thaw periods.
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
These routes you have climbed clean. These routes you have climbed by seconding or top-roping. These routes you have Dogged. These routes you Did not Finish.
Routes are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Routes can't be verified by a crag moderator, and they need more information to confirm it.
Routes are no longer climbable.