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Name:Creag Dhubh
Hill number:643
Height:756m / 2480ft
Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G)
Grid ref:NN 67801 97225
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:391m
Col:365m  NN651980  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Observations:cairn may well have high rock within it; rock 6m N is also summit candidate
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 195 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
KeithByTheC30/07/2017
After Creag Ruadh, parked at layby opposite the entrance to Auchmore which has space for a single car. Did not follow the farm track on the way up instead striking up grassy, heathery slopes along a deer fence until the main hill path was reached near a stile. Quite windy and drizzly on the summit but views still decent with the cloud high. Returned using the main path which descended quite a way before we traversed down and across to the farm track which lead us back to Auchmore.bowlesy21/05/2017
Parked at a convenient lay-by opposite Auchmore and walked back a short distance West to the track gate. We headed straight up the hill ignoring the track and ascended to the main ridge where we picked up a good path to the summit. Light rain blurred the views a little but still decent views. Returned by the main path though we stayed on it beyond the second stile before coming off and rejoining our route of ascent. With Chris.Peterb21/05/2017
Lovely ascent from the usual climbers' layby near Lochan Uvie. Went thru' first gate on R from trach thru wood, used climbers' track to Ceann an Fhamhair top, then the NNE ridge to the summit- beautiful, interesting mountain path and excellent summit. For our descent we left the ridge at the 2nd gate down and soon picked up an old path in Coire Cadha, much higher than the maps suggested. An easily graded, longer descent with a lovely finish through the wood on the S side of Allt na Glac- perfect late afternoon light on the crags. Or you could say 'the standard route'. With Pete.pwheeler27/03/2017
From the layby on the A86, opposite the north end of Lochain Uvie. Surprised to find paths almost the whole way up this one. Recorded track and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/creag-dhubh-nn677972-756m.htmlGayle06/03/2017
With ClubJamesSDonald09/01/2016
Up and down the SW ridge from Auchmoredavidpettit8402/01/2016
From the layby with the bench under the crags 674958, walked up east of the cliffs to gain the path at the foot of the main ridge 673963(rough scree then follow forest edge directly up). Wet and windy on top. Returned down the southern side of the wooded valley under the monument 666954. Water fall over the crags was putting on a fine show.mindlessflogger21/12/2015
Coupled with the two Corbett tops to the north and An Torr. River crossing no problem, used collapsed fence which crossed the river at end of path through the woods fromGlenballochdickscroop17/09/2014
warm day, tricky hilloatcake31/08/2014
Solo. Approach from NE, initially following route of Creag Dhubh Hill Race as described in 'Classic Hill Runs and Races in Scotland' by Steve Fallon. Deviated to Graham Top An Torr and continued to Creag Dhubh. Returned on well trodden path going back NE. Came to a well constructed cairn a little of the path. Hill Runs book indicated race went to summit of An Torr where there is a large cairn. No cairns on Graham Top so race cairn must be the one just off path. Confirmed back home when 1:25,000 map showed name An Torr adjacent to this cairn and not the Graham Top.pwbellarby22/06/2014
Self, Peter and dog from AuchmoreInvicta1431/05/2014
Great views . Take the esay route to the western col and leave direct ascents by the plantation to the goats.peebs28/03/2014
solo with stay at York Alpine club weekendvegibagger29/12/2013
2 graham round creag liath, creag dhubh, from glenballoch carpark.robertphillips23/11/2013
Loved the mini ridge walk, a really nice little climb up with a few minor scrambles.Columba15/07/2013
A morning walk from Lochan Uvie. See my blog post for more details: http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2013/05/creag-dhubh-above-newtonmore.htmlalistairpooler14/05/2013
From road by Creagdhubh lodge w Jenx, parking just to North in 100m. Iron gate at GR672954 gives access to track. At gate in 200m go through to birch wood. Follow faint path up onto ridge, skirts crags w great views back to Lagan and over Insh marshes, Cairngorms beyond. Heathery path with minor scrambles leads to twin cairn top. Back same way. Ignore track on map, leads to bog!nordicstar06/05/2013
Solo, with Creag Liath.amswanston08/12/2012
MC. Up in 50m. Very wet underfootMartin6620/09/2012
With JdF, from Auchmore on A86. Small lay-by just east of farm will hold 2 cars. Good path up ridge all the way to fine cairned summit, with excellent views.marktrengove05/05/2012
the munro was impossible to do , so did this one instead, easy, although it snowed a lot, done with Anne and Stuart.tallblond18/02/2012
with Howard Gough and the late John Thirkill.IanHHill22/05/2010
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave18/01/2010
Hyperopic16/11/2008
petey12/08/2007
Dry, warm, cloudy, good views.iangalbraith19/06/2007
Disappointing not to get views for most of the day.signyred16/02/2005
and 06/11/2013chrispine22/06/2004
Ascended from Creag Liath, crossing the low River Calder.JohnW21/05/2004
Solo Uisdean2517/02/2004
With Peter BradfordSpudGunn08/02/2004
Parked on verge of A86 beyond Laggan. Farm access track zig zags to moor. Over small boggy area to wire fence to foot of ridge and WDP over 3 tops on rocky path to top at 11.20.arranc21/06/2003
Alistairdonmeister31/12/2000
Up and down from nearest point on the main road. But, would have been far easier up the ridge from E or W.Eddie13/02/1999
RHW21/06/1998
with Denis Richmond (returning from a Munro bagging trip.) Date estimated.davidsbatty01/06/1994
estimatenix_snilloc01/06/1992
tacked on to end of a solo run around the Munros to the north- up from north and down south west (rough)to meet Chris M & Martin S climbing at roadside crag of Creag Dubh - then all to Cairngorms together to bivi in chair lift building.Chris Pearson28/05/1992
with St and B KrBobf15/09/1986
Solo ascent up the fine ridge.Play2End15/03/1981
Icarus2804/06/2017
Ralph30/04/2017
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