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Name:Creag Liath
Hill number:645
Height:743m / 2438ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 66375 00763
Summit feature:outcrop 15m N of cairn
Col:555m  NH655013  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:KR 2x Hand Level/Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 230 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Glen Banchor road end. From Glenballoch farm the hill looked quite challenging with a lot of snow. Aimed for the south corner of the plantation, then to the right of Creagan na h-Eighich, then trying to follow the best line though the more heathery sections to avoid the worst of the snow. Rather more scoured above 550m. Lovely atmospheric stroll between the tops with good views. Returned by same route. With TH.Owen B19/02/2020
Creag Liath from Glenballoch, initially following a reasonable path alongside the plantation to the SE, then heather and snow. Continued northwardsish along ridge then down to a bridge across the Allt Fionndrigh and back along the parallel track. As there was still time in the day and the sun was out we followed a muddy ATV track up to nearly the top of Creag nan Abhag, then doubled back to Clac a' Chaise. Decided to head eastwards from here, which was fine until we had to cross an in-spate Allt a' Chaorainn. We wandered up and down to find a crossing point, eventually taking our chances across some reasonably lined rocks, finding relieve on the east bank and the track back to the Glen Road car park.summitter18/01/2020
From Glenballoch. Overcast, dryish, cold wind on top.iangalbraith05/11/2019
Absolute first rate hill. Wonderful lofty summit area and I even got a rainbow coming right down into the Glen.Alex C03/11/2019
From parking area at Glenbanchor road end, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL21/05/2019
TGO Challenge 2018twg2717/05/2018
TGOC 2018 dropping packs at GlenBalloch and ascending the well made track. Great views.alexmaclennan16/05/2018
CK SheilaS21/04/2018
During a GHC weekend. Wild weather, just about managed the top with out been blown off.Play2End23/03/2018
Parked at the end of the public road at 692997. From the west end of Glenballoch after the deer fence we headed directly NW to the ridge at 662001. An easy walk to the summit in deepening snow with CM. The descent was similar but we followed the bottom end of the conifer plantation north of the farm and then crossed the river easily which was quite low. Under 5 hours in difficult conditions.bolton12/02/2018
From P N of Newtonmore. Up between the 2 plantations. Heavy going through snow on ground. With PM, soon to be SN2!CJM12/02/2018
Nice hill, easy walk up track, a bit muddy around the bridge and up to the hill but easy once on the ridge. Good views.nicolajane04/12/2017
A lovely walk up Glen Banchor, then straight up the hill to the left of the plantation on good deer tracks, and surprisingly dry and easy going. Such a nice walk that I went down the other side too, to max out on the views.Gill27/10/2017
started at the main car park and followed the river up to glenbanchor .took the main path all the way up to grid NH 659/019 from here the main path stops and and its on to a boggy arv track which soon fades away to a straggly deer path if your lucky to find it ..just after the grouse butts marked on the 1/25k map (nh657/008) you start to climb not to steep and over dwarf heather pleasant enough going up to a small cairn on the hill top ..very windy gusty day but that just adds to the fun of the day ..coming down i headed for marked 642 on the map then heather hopped all the way down to the fence where i found a path to take me to the corner of the wood creagan na h-eighich where i joined the main track back to the car all in 4hrs with 20min spent hidden behind a boulder on the top for lunch :)mikebeattie03/10/2017
Creag Laith (NH 663007} S/F NN 692996. Cold fresh day, light winds and good visibility. Decided to take short cut on descent, no problems crossing riverJohn Young01/10/2017
Started at C/park at end of road,set off to Genbollock turned N up the track to 663016 climbed up to ridge then the summit return down the S side to G/B and back to C/PNozzer17/04/2017
Really nice walk from car pk at end of Glen Banchor road. A direct approach from Glenballoch house to just above pt. 642m. was just fine, and quite easy underfoot (well deer-nibbled). The traverse of the mountain's S and NW ridges on wind clipped heath was very pleasant and we could appreciate the rather flowery comments- in a SMC guide!- likening the summit to a emperor's seat as the Monadh Liath appears as an impressive amphitheatre of mountains from here. Straightfoward descent using paths via Gleann Fiannrigh. With Pete, in fine weather. Less snow than you'd expect on 30 May.pwheeler30/03/2017
With Jon and Clare.Grinner31/12/2016
Climbed after Carn Dearg,its South East Top and Carn MacoulPeterb02/11/2016
Wandered up with Alex Jenkins. Nice stroll.assynt_bob01/08/2016
From road end, good parkingjimbloomer28/04/2016
On a fairly calm day from Newtonmore via Allt Fionndrigh, with Sue O, Sue B, Cary, Graham B, John B. Slow due to fresh snow.Phreerunner31/01/2016
G and A , Sue, Gordeo, garrey, Rosie, Colinarthurwhittaker28/11/2015
Return from Kilda trip w Jenx, Aviemore overnight then this hill from Newtonmore, the usual car park. Easy ascent in reasonable weather.nordicstar23/09/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac13/03/2015
See Creag a Leth-choin - the last of the rounddickscroop16/09/2014
2 graham round creag liath, creag dhubh, from glenballoch carpark.robertphillips23/11/2013
With M. Easy day, chased by stalker.douglas_easton14/10/2013
and 06/11/2013chrispine29/01/2013
Solo, with Creag Dhubh.amswanston08/12/2012
1 of 2: From Glen Banchor CP.ChrisR21/11/2012
With JdF, from car park at roadhead in Glen Banchor, via track up Fionndrigh glen. Onwards to Munro Carn Dearg.Man of Kernow106/05/2012
Debs Goska RosieMountain Goat24/04/2011
Left "The Highlander Hotel"signyred17/02/2010
MC JC. uring a weekend spent at the SMC Ladies hut at Kincraig. Foot of snow on following day.Martin6605/12/2008
Solo Uisdean2502/04/2005
Straightforward ascent from the road end in Glen Banchor. Headed for Creag Dubh.JohnW21/05/2004
Solo trip; with Carn DeargInvicta1428/06/2003
Parked at road end in Glen Banchor. To Glenballoch House, through forest fences and out by the river. 1 mile trudge over heather to cross final fence onto hill. Steady plod over grass, water courses and heather to ridge. Bore to right for 350' to cairn and then 1/2 m broad mossy prow to top at 15.05.arranc24/06/2003
Bonus marilyn -solo -heading for two previously missed Munro tops, then onto Glenmore Lodge for IML training courseChris Pearson29/05/2002
Alistair Joyce Fraser Bruntondonmeister31/12/2000
pleasant rocky hill, separated from monadhliath massif; decent plants. shepherds bridge @ roadhead to E: 2 hills a/clock RHW21/06/1998
Monadhliath round, Creag Liath to A'Chailleach, from Shepherd's Bridge.Eddie19/07/1993