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Name:Creag nan Gabhar
Hill number:494
Height:834m / 2736ft
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 15465 84103
Summit feature:cairn
Col:656m  NO164832  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Observations:smaller cairn 20m N and cairn 100m to SW at NO 15364 84071 are both lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 359 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From verge parking NW side road NO 1402 8345 (just S of road bridge). Path from here initially indistinct but easily seen running along hillside. This gets you well up the valley but has to be left at some point - near grouse butts. Over short heather and a boggy area to pick up good path to summit at NO 1606 8388. Lovely walkcarole engel10/07/2020
With DH from Auchallater Farm. Visited Lochcaller Lodge bothy (Much improved since last visit). Ascent via Bealach Buidhe and down the north ridge.John Lee11/03/2020
Ascended from Braemar YHA - poor weather forecast ruled out loftier alternatives. Approached from Jock's Road, taking the rack onto Sron Dubh then south up the ridge - loads of unconsolidated snow of the eastern side - ridge was mostly scoured. Strong winds started approaching summit, and make the walk out easierwychwood01/03/2020
Evening ascent up Allt a' Mhaidevuirich02/10/2019
Alan, GavinNHWC11/09/2019
From car park at Auchallater up Jocks Road then track deteriorating to decent path all the way to top. Came back same way more for the views north than anything else but gave me time to pick up a couple of Grahams in the afternoon.SS29/07/2019
From Sron Dubh, the track continues all the way along the ridge to the top. Unlike on the map.Pete R20/07/2019
Morrone and Creag nan Gabhar from Braemar.rhalstead20/06/2019
From Auchallater on A93, along Clova track at first, then track up Sron Dubh, along ridge to Creag nan Gabhar, descending E to Clova track and back to Auchallaterkdbennett30/03/2019
From Auchallater, track, then path all the way along N ridge- visited the tops of two knolls on way to summit. Then SE from ridge over a 735 m. knoll to an estate track which led us down to return along by burn. It crossed by a ford, but we followed informal trods to the bridge a mile downstream to avoid crossing. There was purple saxifrage growing on the river flats- a nice bonus on our diversion. Higher up, mountain hares were abundant and very white against the dark moorland. Fine walk, with brother Pete.pwheeler25/03/2019
Climbed solo in sunshine, from path eastwards in from A93, as prelude to long walk up from Lochcallater Lodge to Carn an t- Saigarts.barnz4804/06/2018
From north over Sron Dubh and Sron nan GabharPaulineD12/09/2017
Set off from Baddoch forest, up v shaped valley to summit. More mountain hares. Thought they were in short supply. Company: Soloiandesbottes14/05/2017
With: hb; From Auchallater CP up Callater Burn then track to Sron Dubh over Sron nan Gabhar to summit where snow hit us. Descended SE to Callater Stable bothy fo lunch out of snow. Challenging return by track down Glen Callater with horizontal micro hail.Ian Baines24/04/2017
With: ib; From Auchallater CP up Callater Burn then track to Sron Dubh over Sron nan Gabhar to summit where snow hit us. Descended SE to Callater Stable bothy fo lunch out of snow. Challenging return by track down Glen Callater with horizontal micro hail. Helen Baines24/04/2017
From Auchallater via the north ridge. Descended via Lochcallater Lodge and the valley track.davidpettit8418/04/2017
with Markgrimjimm09/03/2017
Weather fair, snow on ground.MountainMac20/11/2016
Parked in car park at Auchallater. Took out & back route due to Hooray Henrys shooting in the coire. On own.MorecambeMonkey31/08/2016
With GHC in deep snow from Clunie to Callater. Left the ridge to early instead of going to 584m spot height.Play2End14/02/2016
A wonderfully easy stroll, and great viewsGill14/09/2015
Parked at the start of Jock's Road which was followed for a couple of K. Headed up right on a track which came out on the ridge, which was followed to the summit. Superb views all round. Lots of baby grouse so you had to be careful where you put your feet. Cut down to near Lochcallater Lodge and followed the track back to the car. With Nozzer.BigJ23/06/2015
Good little hill good viewsNozzer22/06/2015
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat31/03/2015
Walked directly ENE from small layby at NO140835 for quickest ascent.Robinho0805/12/2014
Speedy up and down in 2h from Auchallater.gav77708/08/2014
On my way to stay in Braemar for the weekend with Alasdair, David and Shirley. Traversed from North to South and then crossed the Glen to finish on Morrone.raffemeister05/07/2014
solo, crisp, sometimes icy snow, very cold N wind but glorious sunshine and clarity. From Callater farm, path on to ridge, descent to outflow of L Callater. Memorable. Again - one of my coldest hill days, though dry.niallp11/03/2013
A beautiful dry ascent along the path alongside the Callater Burn.Claire11/03/2013
With Alvin, Hetti & David from BHMC, on a sunny warm day.alwaysinshorts26/02/2013
Strong winds meant that I did this rather then a Munro. parked Opposite Newbigging at large car park approx NO 145 852. Went up heathery gully to ridge. fairly easy 2 hours or less.Jhimmy14/09/2012
From AuchallaterJA18/07/2012
Goods walk doing geocachesSteveF14/06/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf14/04/2012
3h up & down. solo. way back from montrosejohnm05/03/2012
creag nan gabhar, morrone, and geallaig hill.robertphillips24/02/2012
with Flake!batrigg28/06/2011
With Will. NUFWAS Glenshee trip, staying at the Spittal.Grinner06/03/2011
happy birthday !!hjaltland08/06/2009
CK SheilaS02/01/2009
2 of 4: From A93 at 140834.ChrisR05/10/2008
W Jenx, day before Clova half marathon. Up track to back and down ridgenordicstar09/11/2007
Stayed in Callater barn bothy. Returned to car over Creag nan Gabhar.PeteF20/05/2007
a cold walk in up Glen Callater but an easy pull onto the top and then descended on the N ridge to rejoin the Callater pathtorkm12/11/2006
MB. Braemar to Morvern then Glen Clunie Br (147865), Sron nan Gabhar, Creag nan Gabhar then bridge near Baddoch. Fine calm & freezing with sunny intervals.Vin29/01/2006