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Name:A' Chraileag [A' Chralaig]
Hill number:862
Height:1120m / 3675ft
RHB Section:11B: Glen Affric to Glen Moriston
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NH 09434 14787
Summit feature:very large cairn
Drop:786m
Col:334m  NH045175  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 485 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A' Chraileag and Mullach Fraoch-choireGeoff Briggs01/06/2019
With ChristineKeith9929/08/2018
With Keith.christine9927/08/2018
Climbed solo. Started from A87 Loch Cluanie at start of path to Glen Affric. Left path straight away heading up steep slopes by a stream to gain S ridge of A' Chraileag at 750m (actually a small path all the way). Continue to A' Chraileag (fine cairn), Stob Coire na Chraileag, Mullach Fraoch-choire. Pinnacles on Na Geurdain ridge look scary from a distance but are easily avoided on skirting paths (first east, then west of pinnacles). Returned to col at 949m. Took zig-zag path into Coire Odhar. Path soon disappears. Traverse slopes to reach the Glen Affric path (lots of fresh water springs on way!). Return on path to A87 (feels long!). Fine sunny day, and dry underfoot. Gales were forecast but didn't come. A lovely ridge walk, comparable with others nearby.jamessteel10026/07/2018
From A87 at end of An Caorann Mor, track directly up A' Chraileag to SE end of ridge, along ridge to summit and on to Stob Coire na Craileig and Mullach Fraoch-choire, descending by track from corrie rim into Coire Odhar, then back along tracks in An Caorann Morkdbennett19/06/2018
With Rob. Climbed steep grassy slops to grassy ridge above Cluaanie Inn. Summit cairn an impressive structure. Met a man who was traversing hills with full,pack. Clear views all around. A massive mountain. . Went to mullach franchise- choirie along a fine ridge.david.walker4010/06/2018
Andrew Dyson neil hutton25/05/2018
Solo from close to Cluanie Inn Up the south ridge - faint path not visible under deepening snow - very powdery and deep in places by 600m - very hard to attain the ridge - then very deep drifts in places to the summit - very slow going 4+hrs to this point - intended to try the ridge to Mullach Fraoch-choire but backed off due to time and poor powder snow conditionswychwood06/01/2018
steep path at start on a87 at 750m the steepness eases and it follows the ridge line to the summit cairnAristotle Chip18/10/2017
First munro of day. Camped just east of Cluanie Inn.Midges bad. Steep climb up to a well constructed dry stone cairn. Views restricted by low cloud.dave neilson08/06/2017
Onn boat on Loch Ness. Camped at Cluanie. Straight up from the road.mn2308/06/2017
With Penda. From car park E of Cluanie Inn. Hot in wind shadow, very cold in direct wind. Then on to Mullach Fraoch-Choire. Long, weary boggy walk back down valley leading to Glen Affric, lots of deer about (counted 56 but there were more). 11.5 miles, 7.5 hours.beorwulf05/05/2017
Standard route from A87. With Graeme D.MorecambeMonkey29/10/2016
After the Brothers yesterday legs a bit stiff for this very stiff climb straight from the road. Very windy and a little wet too. Not as nice as yesterday.akmilne14/10/2016
climbed with Andy, rained most of the day.FCMark14/10/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac08/10/2016
A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choiretomd406/09/2016
YAC. S&C+Annie from Strawberry Cottage, Glen Affriclithosyork28/05/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave22/09/2015
Gusting wind but dry. Path up is now becoming established. Steep but straightforward.Roblex11/09/2015
With GHC, easy ascent from the south. Huge cairn. Foggy with heavy showers.Play2End01/08/2015
with LSCCjvrussell802/02/2015
Solo with Mullach Fraoch -choire 5 hourspigerg27/05/2014
Hyperopic24/05/2014
SMMC meet Invergarry, 2nd time.clashcityrocker18/04/2014
A'Chralaig, Stob Coire na Cralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire from A87 layby.rhalstead03/07/2013
ghaley30/07/2012
Small parking space almost opposite start of walk. Long slog up the mountain with no real problems.Jhimmy16/07/2012
Solo, 1st of 2. park just off A87 prior to Cluanie Inn. Recall a path that still was a lil boggy in places. Massive cairn at summit.bowzi01/06/2012
See Mullach F-cdickscroop01/04/2012
This one and the other Munro with GW and DT. Weather poor. Went out to the Top off A'Chralaig too.AGWilliamson19/09/2011
round of 5 carn ghluasaid, squrr nan conbhairean, sail chaorainn, a chralaig, and mullach fraoch choire. cycled back from cluanie inn to car.robertphillips10/06/2011
KeithByTheC30/05/2010
ran with alextom smith28/04/2010
Climbed with Richard - excellent weather / zero wind. Attempted Mulla Fraoch Choire however got blocked around 200m from Summit by snow conditions on the ridge.amcculloch09/02/2010
182nd - Allan - from Loch Cluanie, dry and clear, snow above 800m, exciting and slightly hairy ridge from middle top. However, path to 2nd Munro blocked by heavily iced over rock - no way round.RGibbs09/02/2010
With Gavin Rees on my second attempt. (I failed to summit in a blizzard, with Ian Soulsby, on 23/11/2008)Dangerous Dave31/07/2009
With club, walking from Strawberry Cottage completeing Mullach Fraoch-choire, A'Chralaig, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn.JamesSDonald11/07/2009
Climbed up from tarn at Toll Easach in fairly windy/wet conditions. Snow on side slopes and on summit. Poor visibility.dspenc1622/05/2009
Ascent from Glen AffricHysteresis21/04/2009
Loch Cluanie to Cluanie Inn via Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, A'Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Ciste Dubh. Day 21 of 59 for all Munros. 24km, +/-2500m, 10 hours.PGCE17/04/2009
1 & 5 of 6: Out from A87 east of Cluanie Inn. Return from Stob Coire na Cralaig.ChrisR05/09/2008
Afternoon walk with Mike C & John McDbarnz4812/06/2008
Climbed with Jonathan, Beth and Simon (Kail. 9 Hours.Rain and fierce winds between two munros.Long Slog up with ocasional glimpses of the valley below. Plenty of large sections of snow still aboutabagworth09/06/2008
alone SheilaS26/04/2008
SMMC Morvich meet, with Tom Bain and Bill Bracewell.clashcityrocker10/04/2008
third ascent, 3 in party, clear day good conditions but cold. climbed from the road and traversed over the 3 tops returning via core odhar for a piny in cluanie inn.rum doodle 25/10/2007
220redcon18/10/2007
Second ascent 01/05/2010NormanW24/06/2007
3rdThearlaichdubh21/06/2007