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Name:Creag Ruadh
Hill number:403
Height:658m / 2159ft
RHB Section:05B: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 68535 88205
Summit feature:cairn
Col:461m  NN722898  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL51W OL56 394W 402
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 237 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From layby 98. Usual route up ATV track from the gate just south of the stream at the A9. 800th Marilyn. With PJ, AM, DW, JD. Four mountain hares at the summit very conspicuous with only patchy snow. JD suggested walking back to Newtonmore as the weather wasn't as bad as expected, so did that with him + DW. PJ + AM went back by car. 3 miles of heather and soft snow bashing, 1.5 miles down good Land Rover track, 1.5 miles from Phones on tarmac track, then cycle track past Ralia, B9150 to Newtonmore. Wind and rain behind us.Owen B21/02/2020
A good walk on a manky day, short enough to minimise suffering and blissfully easy terrain. From the famous layby 98, which is easy to spot because it's right opposite the first average speed camera after the end of the Crubenmore dual carriageway. Easy walk along a very smooth verge on the A9 to the gate by the Allt Garbh road bridge, then up the south side of the stream on the track. It's very easy to head straight for the hill when the track starts going the wrong way, the going is soooo easy. A nice summit, too.Gill02/11/2019
With Brian R. From the lay-by and through the gate as others. 1hr 30mins up and down. Then to Lidl.Play2End20/10/2019
From lay-by on A9 opposite Cuiach Farm, up track, alongside aqueduct to bridge. Left across field to deer fence and on ATV track then through grouse butts and on to summit.MichaelF21/09/2019
From lay-by 98, through gate to N, along at track to about 490m, then E to summit. Summit cairn half dismantled, I assume to make the small shelter to E.CJM27/02/2019
Layby 98 on the A9 then a gate through the deer fence which is about 300 yds north from the layby. A good ATV track leads most of the way to the summit. The worst part is the short walk along the A9. Solo.bolton13/02/2019
Creag Ruadh, Druim Na Sac W top, Druim Na Sac from A9 (along side of aqueduct), descent via Loch Cuaich.RobertP01/11/2018
After Meall Chuaich, alone, in fresh snow, only deep near summit. Sunshine and sunset. Rounsfell01/01/2018
Walked over from Druim nan Sac then descended back to car.187lenny05/11/2017
Along track to the loch, continue through gate, then straight up the hill.nicolajane14/09/2017
Ascended from L/Bay 95 on A9. great views of the valleyNozzer08/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac25/03/2017
From a large layby on the 'old A9', at NN 65049 87340. After the tunnel under the A9, a left turn picks up an ATV track which fords the burn, goes through a gate in the deer fence and continues up to above the 500m contour. We saw evidence of the track again later, but it was just as easy to just dead-head for the top. Route and write-up at:
With EKMC from Dalwhinnie long trudge in following the aqueduct to Loch Cuach where part of the track had collapsed and was flooded. Thankfully the hill was clear on top. Ascended very quickly from the loch side track. Very steep but gained the ridge in minutes.munromurph03/04/2016
Creag Ruadh NN 684882 S/F NN 659876 Short walk up featureless hill. Sunny but very cold with snow showers and high cloud. Both altimeters recorded a much higher ascent than on map, 690 rather than 658 m as on map??John Young01/04/2016
With M, quite a bit of snow. Walk up track followed by entertaining scramble and walk back along river.douglas_easton27/03/2016
Round including Druim nan Sac and Clach Mheal Dubh from near Loch Cruaich after bike in. Late start and just beat rain at end. mainly short heather (grouse moor management) except for crossing and re-crossing of bealach to final summit which was rather boggy in places.dickscroop19/10/2015
Second Graham of day after Creag Liath with Jenx. Parked on A9 and in showery weather straight up hillside to bag the top. Grouse shooting sounded all around but no issues encountered.nordicstar23/09/2015
shortest route from A9 layby 98. 2.25 miles, 55 mins rtn.AndyS31/08/2015
Hill 'run' after dropping kids to Dalguisenix_snilloc18/07/2015
Snow showers on ascent from lay-by at Cuaich, taking the gentle ridge from the power station and continuing over the hill to the head of Loch Cuaich and a lochside return. 3 hour round trip.Phreerunner27/04/2015
With Dave, Vic, Bob, Pete R, Pete C, Steve & Andy. KMRT meet. From Cuiach. My 70th birthday.ngthack07/03/2015
Not often get to wear snowshoes pioneering from vehicle to summit. Strange looks from drivers on A9.Martin R08/12/2014
Leg stretcher on the way to Torridon - good for that purpose only.SS15/06/2014
Detour on the way to Meall a'Chuaich (which I did not summit). Strong wind, snow showers, only occaional views from summit.Topographer5701/02/2013
Solo, straight up from the A9.amswanston08/12/2012
??ancient brit05/09/2012
creag ruadh AM and the fara PM enroute to culra bothy.robertphillips09/03/2012
2 of 2: From Meall Chuaich.ChrisR24/02/2009
Climbed on way home from a stay at Altass.Man of Kernow121/05/2006
With Kenny SummersSpudGunn09/10/2005
Walked along the grassy ridge from Druim nan Sac to the northeast. yorkie25/04/2005
on TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL13/05/2004
Solo Uisdean2526/07/2003
Pine marten on road. Parked by side of A9. Followed aqueduct to power station and track towards Loch Cuaich. Crossed dry stream and followed deer fence to gate. Plod up on short heather to domed top at 10.45. Hare.arranc08/07/2002
Ascended after driving east to avoid the wet west. Went on to re-ascend Meall Chuaich.JohnW18/05/2002
After ascending Creag Dhubh. Solo. Drove on the old A9 north of Dalwhinnie (General Wade’s Military Road). Parked at start of track to Cuaich. Walked along track to Cuaich and under present A9. Crossed river and straight up to Creag Ruadh. Back same way.pwbellarby27/08/2000
Parked 637837, walked along track beside aqueduct to power station, then up Creag Ruadh, and on to Meall Chuaich, Carn na Caim, and A'Bhuidheanach BheagGallovidian06/05/2000
Up the track and down from the A9 on the way home.Eddie07/12/1999
Solo tripInvicta1403/10/1998
heathery ascent not unpleasant, decet summit. A9 layby in cutting @ 673892 RHW21/06/1998
G and A, Elspeth, David, John Harthurwhittakerblank
Crawford Lindsay23/01/2020
GavinTheobald 308/08/2019