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Name:Creag an Dubh-loch
Hill number:473
Height:983m / 3225ft
Parent (Ma):457  Lochnagar - Cac Carn Beag
Parent (SMC):470  Broad Cairn
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
Grid ref:NO 23283 82310
Summit feature:boulder c.45m NW of cairn
Col:936m  NO232817  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53N 388N
Observations:top of boulder is higher than top of cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 227 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With SJW. WE had a 10.5 hour, 23 mile circular around the Loch Muick horseshoe coming up from Loch Muick at Broad Cairn, around to Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, across to Lochnagar, Meikle Pap and back down to Loch Muick.meltdiceburg08/08/2019
From Invercauld bridgePeterb07/08/2018
Dense cloud. No views this time round, unfortunately. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/09/2017
Munro Top bagging from Glen Clova: Acharn - Glen Doll - Crow Craigies - Fafernie - Cairn Bannoch - Cairn of Gowal - Craig of Gowal - Creag an Dubh-loch - Broad Cairn - Bachnagairn - Acharndavidpettit8416/04/2017
C/W round of broad cairn, creag an dubh loch, cairn of cowal, craig of gowal, crow craigies, fafernie, cairn bannoch, carn an t sagairt mor, carn an t sagairt beag, carn a choire bhoidheach, top of eagles rock, creag a ghlas uillt,from cp at glen muick.robertphillips17/09/2016
High level circuit of Loch Muick from Spittal of Glen Muick, Broad Cairn to Lochnagarkdbennett24/07/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac11/05/2016
With ChristineKeith9920/07/2015
On the TGO Challenge with Sue - Hill 26, when we puzzled other Challengers by zigzagging up some of the Munro Tops in the area before heading up Broad Cairn.Phreerunner18/05/2015
With friend. From Spittal of Glenmuick on bikes to Glas-allt-Shiel. Objective: all Munro tops of Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch. After Broad Cairn, Craig of Gowal, Crow Craigies, Fafernie, Cairn Bannoch, Cairn of Gowal (983m), Cairn of Gowal (991m). We finished with Creag an Dubh-loch. We reached the summit cairn and it was now becoming misty. We continued a little further NNW as the ground seemed as though it might be getting slightly higher. We saw a large boulder, the top of which might be higher than where the summit cairn is. On a walk many years previously I had seen this boulder and made attempts to climb it. We now headed down NW so as to get round the cliffs of Creag an Dubh-loch and reach Dubh Loch. Up to now the ground had made for easy walking with short grass or heather but now it was getting rougher and was generally quite hard going. It was a relief to reach the proper path and after that we came out of the mist and made rapid progress to Glas-allt-Shiel.pwbellarby06/09/2013
Adding old logsAngelaf06/08/2013
Cairn. Big rock nearby may be higher?PeteF25/06/2011
Solo on TGO Challenge 2010alistairpooler24/05/2010
Not much of a summit due to proximity to Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn munroesknavesandblades05/08/2009
done while doing the 5 munros in the round of loch Muick, fantastic views down onto Dubh Loch from top of the Creagtorkm25/07/2009
first ascent of this top, 2 in group, showers of heavy rain and strong winds, goc 09, climbed from braemar on way to glass allt-shiel bothy via carn a choire bhoideach, fafernie, cairn bannoch, pt991, pt983, pt983, broad cairn, choir chash path.rum doodle 18/05/2009
By Self As part of round of 5 munrosalanm09/05/2009
Day's solo cycle & walk - total sunshine plus much snow & icebarnz4817/02/2008
11 of 12: From Craig of Gowal.ChrisR01/06/2006
Easy walk across from Broad Cairn. yorkie28/06/2005
alone SheilaS11/06/2005
With Ian. Out and back from main path to Broad Crag.Dangerous Dave02/05/2005
With Frser, completing Lochnagar cuircut and all tops. 40.4km 2130m with overnight camp walking 16.0hrJamesSDonald04/04/2004
See Carn an Tuirc dbb20/10/2003
Solo walking out to get suppliesdickscroop07/05/2001
with John Gray and his son (Broad Cairn)davidsbatty01/06/1999
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL18/05/1998
Between Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn (qv)pwheeler15/06/1997
Solo. From car park at Spittal of Glenmuick. Walked on the track beside Loch Muick on the south side, and then climbing up to a small hut. Sheltered inside the hut hay and droppings and had lunch. It was raining and there was a high wind. Continued to reach the summit of Broad Cairn. The wind was increasingly strong, but the rain eased off. Went on to summit of Creag an Dubh-loch. Continued to Cairn Bannoch.pwbellarby03/11/1996
Dry, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith29/08/1996
A slight detour to this viewpoint.Aye Jimmy24/06/1995
On Dubh Loch circularnordicstar22/04/1995
on a round of Lochnagar, White Mounth, Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn from Glen MuickPeterD20/06/1992
An excellent big 22 mile December winter's day neatly taking in 15 Munros & tops. 1 inch of snow cover with nice calm, clear and cold conditions. Started and ended in dark,with Phil Rheinberg during middle of 3 day w/e from Sheffield. Staying as the only guests in the 'fridge' -bunkhouse behind Clen Clova hotel.Chris Pearson03/12/1989
See Broad Cairngerrybowes02/06/1988
With Tim, Leigh, GordonRobF01/01/1988
Big day over the five Munros in the Lochnagar group and all the attendant Tops RHW01/06/1987
Circuit of Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn from Glen Muickrjf3530/11/1986
RN Uisdean2501/03/1986
Last top before a long walk back to Auchallater.bolton01/08/1985
With: sj da; From CS before Broad Cairn over Cairn of Gowal & Cairn Bannoch to pitch below Carn an t-Sagairt Mor. Then over to Lochnagar and tops returning to tent. Climbed Carn an t-Sagairt Mor in evening with Dave.Ian Baines16/06/1977
from Glendoll YHThearlaichdubh01/06/1974