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Name:Creag Leacach
Hill number:472
Height:988.2m / 3242ft
Parent (Ma):461  Glas Maol
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA), Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Simm, Munro, Murdo
Grid ref:NO 15469 74540
Summit feature:cairn on rock rib
Col:917.5m  NO 1573 7490  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 654 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From parking area at top of Cairnwell Pass (NO 14187 77422) - Meall Odhar - Creag Leacach - Glas Maol, over Meall Odhar again and back to the starting point. Navigation not too difficult, a mixture of good tracks and grassy paths throughout. Wet and very windy on the summits.david23020130/06/2019
With KarenHighland Days28/03/2019
Carn an Tuirc (1019m), Cairn of Claise (1064m), Glas Maol (1068m) and Creag Leacach (987m), started just before dawn and was back at my car before sunset, 7.25 hours all in. Two tricky bits, on the ascent to Carn an Tuirc and the return leg on the west slope of Glas Maol where I had to use by cheap, but practical crampons. Also I saw several Ptarmigans and Mountain Hares.chillyman830/12/2018
Fourth of Six Glenshee Monroes with AJ & AWFred Windsor22/09/2018
Glenshee 9 Hill Racequadbarrel05/09/2018
On loop with Glas Maol.paddyirish11/08/2018
With Billy. Start and finish from car park below Devils Elbow.Danmawr22/07/2018
Creag Leacach SW Top, Creag Leacach, Meall Gormkeithouk13/02/2018
With Carn an Tuirc, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol and Meall Odhar from Glenshee Ski CentreGeoff Briggs07/10/2017
Slog out!thekirkie pirate13/08/2017
32. 1st of round of 6, east of Glen Shee ski area. Parked at layby south of pass, so had to walk back from the other end. 27k in total, 7 hours.huwthomas31/07/2017
Solo. neil hutton23/06/2017
From car park on A93 at NO139756, up Creag Leacach SW ridge to SW summit, then along ridge to main summit. Continued towards Glas Maol, contouring round to Little Glas Maol, then over Glas Maol itself, then following tracks north, contouring round to Druim Mor, then straight up Carn of Claise, and continuing on to Carn an Tuirc, descended N/NW to join path back to A93kdbennett18/06/2017
Climbed with AM, last of 6 for day ~10 hours walkingAC-OFWC06/05/2017
28th Munrolojzi86062112/03/2017
With JamesAimless Rambler21/11/2016
meall gorm, carn ait, creag leacach sw top, creag leacach, little glas maol, glas maol, druim mor, meall odher ACW from devils elbow cp.robertphillips16/09/2016
with Kirsty. Climbed along with Glas Maol. Short day.AlistairCarson17/04/2016
Glas Maol and Creag Leacach from just south of Devil's Elbow, using route from SMC Munro book, adding five other tops en route or nearby. Very strong SW wind, no rain but in cloud much of the walk.Crib Goch23/10/2015
With Stevenframeworks08/08/2015
Redesigned and neatened cairnalda27/06/2015
11 munro's in one day. Great weather fantastic company. Glasgow hill walking group. 12 hours 15 mins all round.Eileen O'Neil20/06/2015
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac02/05/2015
with Philip in mistrambler_gary25/01/2015
solo. Clear snow 360 viewTopsaswell03/01/2015
Glenshee 9 Hill Racegandrew03/08/2014
Round of Cairn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol, Creag Leacach, Cairnwell, Carn a'Gheoidh and Carn Aosda. Day 44 of 59 for all Munros. 24km, +/-1400m, 8 hours.PGCE24/07/2014
Ascent from the crest of the A93 of Glas Maol and Craeg Leacach. Beautiful sunny day. Snow on summit of Glas Maol, ice axe required.VirtualMountain19/04/2014
Meall Odhar, Glas Maol and Creag Leacach. With Andy, lots of snow.killiedaft22/03/2014
Blizzard pretty wild.Loz_mck30/12/2013
Via Allt Coire a Bhathaich with Bill and Andymick29/07/2013
With Mick and Andy from near devils ElbowBillyP29/07/2013
with Dinny & Beardyemma702710/05/2013
2 of 10: From SW top.ChrisR29/10/2012
Circuit from Devil's Elbow CP to Glas Maol then ridge to Creag Leacachneimcv23/08/2012
Hillwalk with Rachel and Fiona. Sunny with cool wind. Passed large group of Aberdeen university students. Went to cafe afterwards.gercal5319/06/2012
Done with Glas MaolSteveF28/05/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf28/05/2012
Climbed the round of 6 Munros with Juliettsharp13/04/2012
David O +Chris Blake22/03/2012
With Ashley, from Glenshee, Carn an Tuire, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, Glas Maol, Creag LeacachJamesSDonald16/10/2011
With Dad. Weather OK. Got view from summit.AGWilliamson04/07/2011
Climbed on a wet day, straight up and down via the col with Meall Gorm.rhalstead21/06/2011
Circuit with the stockets from the spittal utilising Monega pass. Matt slipped in the burn and broke his collar bone.basscadet01/05/2011
started from carpark below devils elbow, round of creag leacach, glas maol,cairn of claise,tom buidhe, tolmont, and carn an turic to road where i had left bike earlier, cycled back to carpark.robertphillips23/03/2011
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave11/02/2011
First Munro, shared with Hannah and Kat :-) The start of a lifetime of Scottish Mountaineeringrobertgn29/12/2010
With Hannah Desperate Stan30/10/2010
With Carol. Lost in the mist long walk back to car in dark.munromurph30/09/2010