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Name:Conachcraig
Hill number:492
Height:865m / 2838ft
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C)
Grid ref:NO 27950 86513
Summit feature:rock tor 40m W of cairn
Drop:187m
Col:678m  NO272861  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53N 388N
Observations:rock tor 40cm higher than cairn at NO 27990 86520. Rock tor 100m S is 2m lower.
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 302 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Spittal of Glenmuick - Conachraig - Cac Carn Mor - Spittal of Glenmuickdavidpettit8428/10/2018
Simple and enjoyable walk from Spittal car park. Great views of Lochnagartrimarc219/05/2018
Solo from the car park at the Spittal. An easy and fast walk, under 3 hours return. Still plenty of snow but hard packed.bolton25/02/2018
Thick snow and thin sunshine.summitter17/02/2018
Visited all 3 summit rock tors, cairned tor appears to be the highest.Robinho0806/08/2017
ghaley30/07/2017
I'm a little confused by the summit description: I think there may now be a cairn on the highest tor. But I visited them all anyway. An easy path up from the col for Lochnagar.Pete R06/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac19/11/2016
Track up from Glen Muick to col then faint path to summit. Back down by a more direct route through thick and pathless heather.Topographer5714/07/2016
Struck lucky with the weather. Easy walk up from the Loch Muick car park following the Lochnagar path before breaking off and ascending the top -unnamed on the 1:50000. Two other peaks on the hill before heading down from 'Conachcraig' back to the ascent path.kenmorti14/03/2016
From Gelder Shiel bothy a morning round of three tops out as far as An t-Srondickscroop20/06/2015
With Emma. Snow was covering the top of lochnagar only the 2 of JuneNozzer02/06/2015
With Jon, on way to Will & Suz's in Aberdeen.Grinner14/03/2015
Very strong north westerly wind made ascent tough as we struggled to stay on our feet! Ascended from Spittal of Glenmuick following the Lochnagar path before ascending south west end of hill. Descended from Conachraig top south east to return to trackraffemeister08/02/2015
Just a slight diversion on the way to Lochnagar.sotabagger24/08/2014
On the way to Cac Carn Beag.adamkw24/08/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler19/05/2014
Low cloud. Stewart & Ian J. Maisiebrangie02/04/2014
From Glen Muick car parkneimcv27/09/2013
Adding old logsAngelaf29/07/2013
With Brian and Les. Tough slog through the heather. Windy on the summit. 4 hours. Also Marylin between ballater and braemar.gercal5301/09/2012
corbett bagging conachcraig from spittal of glenmuick and morven from bridgefoot.robertphillips29/07/2012
w Jenx as her first ascent, from Spittal CP and track to Lochnagar. off at high point onto well defined line to summit. back down direct to lodge and car.nordicstar03/06/2012
with John Greendavidsbatty24/03/2012
CK SheilaS15/04/2011
solo, from Spittal via main path. 1hr 30mins, so good going in strong wind. Had to hold on tight on the tors. Main summit only. Onwards to Meikle Papniallp13/09/2010
Started from Spittal of Glenmuick car park along with 8 others from BoS HWC. Took in the top of Caisteal na Caillich before retracing steps back to path junction and on to Meikle Pap.dscargill05/06/2010
A tough slog in knee high snow to get to the top from the 850m point but worth it for the views to the W , from the top straight down the shoulder of the hill to find the track back to the car parktorkm20/03/2010
Galltywenallt01/11/2007
Solo from Spittal of Muick, with tops on summit. Back w Jenx in June 2012 and same descent, no tops this time!nordicstar06/12/2005
Climbed on the way back from Lochnagar, coming up the north side of the hill over Caisteal na Caillich first. Very warm, sunny day.Windy Corner26/06/2005
Conachcraig (NO 280865) S/F NO 308850 Calm, cool, heavy showers, cloudbase 3000' broken. Long walk to bothy (256889) to fill day and for future reference.John Young01/05/2005
On very windy day, traversing some Lochnagar tops.douglas_easton26/09/2004
With Gary Hodgson.Dangerous Dave10/01/2004
Solo - holiday at Ballaterdonmeister23/07/2003
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL19/05/2003
Evening hike with Jonathan Groves and Phil Dant. Really great view into Lochnagar corrie from second Corbett top on a delightful evening.vegibagger05/08/2002
Dry, warm, windy, good views.iangalbraith06/06/2002
With a friend. We left one car near Loch Ullachie on the South Deeside Road. We drove in the other to Spittal of Glen Muick. Walked to Allt na-giubhsaich and up to 865m (highest point) of Conachraig, then to Caisteal na Caillich (862m). Continued over Coyles of Muick down to near Loch Ullachie.pwbellarby01/04/2001
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd01/04/2001
MC JC. From Spittal of Glenmuick on clear day. Included Point 850 in round.Martin6628/01/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
From Spittal of Glen Muick, a Corbett. Continued to Lochnagar, then its newly promoted 'Top'.Aye Jimmy26/07/1998
Parked at Glen Muick car park. Across flat glen and into forest. Rapid progress uphill to start of Lochnagar path at 700m. Small path led up through short cropped heather to a sharp climb through boulders to top at 15.30. Arran's 40th Corbett.arranc15/07/1995
first peak of day which included Lochnagar and4 other Munros.IanHHill04/08/1993
Lochnagar round, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor to Conachcraig, from Loch Muick.Eddie09/07/1993
Route 84 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit09/04/1993
Afternoon ascent in snowy conditions.JohnW25/10/1992
Self and Taffy; with LochnagarInvicta1407/07/1992
Heading to climb Eagle Ridge on Lochnagar with Cath Heath, and to do the Munro and tops. Diverted up this Corbett as close to path, in passing. Camped in the woods just below.Chris Pearson14/07/1991