Tag Archives: Creagan Cha-no

Creagan Cha-no Additions

“We had a cracking day out on Creagan Cha-no on Thursday (January 5),” Jon (Nettle) Foden writes. “Although conditions were thin on the trade routes, by sticking to the shady side of the buttresses Ivor McCourt and I managed to … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse

The cat and mouse game of finding good winter climbing conditions continues. The forecast icy blast on New Years Day promised much for January 2, but the snowfall was significantly less than predicted and mainly limited to the Cairngorms and … Continue reading

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Early Season Update

By any measure it’s been a slow start to the season. During the cold snap in November many climbers enjoyed good climbing on the well known early season venues in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis, but a major thaw followed … Continue reading

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Anvil Gully Right-Hand Finish

“I was out on Creagan Cha-no yesterday [January 10] with Tony Credland and Gregor Ewing,” Martin Holland writes. “After climbing Anvil Gully we were looking for something quick to do and abbed back down to a belay just below the … Continue reading

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Anvil Chorus

Sunday December 13 was a beautiful day in the Cairngorms. I’ve been feeling lousy with a persistent cold for the past three weeks but the good weather forecast tempted me out with Roger Webb for a short day on Creagan … Continue reading

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New Winter Season Starts

After a warm autumn the Scottish winter season finally got underway on November 14 when a plunge of cold air covered the Carngorms with the first snows of the season. Coire an t-Sneachda was predictably popular with ascents of Fingers … Continue reading

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Punching Numbers on Creagan Cha-no

Ally Swinton visited Creagan Cha-no with his Dad, Gav Swinton, on December 5. Walking under the cliff, Ally noticed that the steep intermittent crack-line to the right of Mac’s Crack in the Tower Area wasn’t on his topo, so he … Continue reading

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Creagan Cha-no – Diary Update

18 February 2013: First ascent Max Encouragement (VI,7) on Arch Wall by Masa Sakano and Luke Abbott. This steep pitch climbs the parallel cracks just right of the second pitch of Daylight Robbery on the Arch Wall headwall. Masa originally … Continue reading

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Northern Cairngorms Conditions Update

The recent snow and cooler temperatures are beginning to bring the crags in the Northern Cairngorms into winter condition. Activity is picking up in the Northern Corries where routes that do not rely on frozen turf such as Honeypot, Pot … Continue reading

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Alpine Cairn Gorm

Thaws followed by a re-freeze are a great time to enjoy easier mountaineering routes. I had been waiting for a chance to climb a new line on Coire na Spreidhe on the east side of Cairn Gorm, and last Sunday … Continue reading

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