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Creag nan Gabhar


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
834 m (2736 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
114 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Crag of the goats

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Creag nan Gabhar lies south of Braemar, between Glen Clunie and Glen Callater. It is an elongated hill running S from the crags of Sron Dubh, overlooking Auchallater, over Sron nan Gabhar to Creag nan Gabhar then turning WSW to terminate in steep stony slopes.

Two paths lead onto the summit ridge, the first at the northern end of Glen Callater leads onto Sron Dubh, the second runs from Baddoch in Glen Clunie over the Bealach Buidhe to Glen Callater, passing just S of the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag nan Gabhar include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Creag nan Gabhar Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag nan Gabhar.

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 Routes that include Creag nan Gabhar
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 538 m 14.71 km 4 hrs Creag nan Gabhar  Route of moderate length with easy ascent on long ridge. No very steep slopes encountered  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag nan Gabhar

 Baggers Gallery for Creag nan Gabhar

Near the summit of Carn nan Gabhar with good views of the Cairgorms in the distance. 2/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at the summit cairn with The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda in the background 2/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at Summit 30/7/2011 then went on and climbed Ben Gulabin

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin me summit Creag nan Gabhar 28/05/10 after Ben Gulabin

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Creag nan Gabhar
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Post a few words about Creag nan Gabhar or read what others have had to say.

Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
April 8, 2011
Did this hill via the shorter of the two routes from the A93. While not unpleasant, this is probably inferior to that from Auchcallater.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 22, 2010
Like Morrone, began this walk from the Car Park at Auchalleter. From here followed the landrover track towards Loch Calleter beside the Callater burn, which curves around Sron Dubh. After circa 1.5km took the landrover track that snakes its way up the east side of Creag nan Gabhar onto the broad, elongated ridge. The track continues along most of the ridge before fading about 0.5km from the summit. Again good views, and a nice stroll along a pleasant ridge. Reversed route to return, in roughly 2.5 hrs.

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