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Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath]


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.
756 m (2480 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.
8 of 222 Grahams
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.
Black Crag

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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

Creag Dubh is a distinctive hill rising to the W of the A86 road SW of Newtonmore. It lies at the southern extremities of the Monadhliath Mountains and has a long NE ridge which falls almost all the way to Newtonmore.

It is clearly seen from the A9 on the drive North.

The Graham Creag Liath lies a short distance to the N and the two could readily be combined in one trip.

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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A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath] Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
27.4 km
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge by Aviemore
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath].

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 Routes that include Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath]

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath]

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Superb day on the summit. James enjoying it. 19/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A cracking day to be on the summit. Views superb. Sunny and hot at last. 19/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Allan Brown on 24 Jul 2017
David Peden on 24 Jun 2017

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Creag Dhubh [Monadhliath]
by David McSporran

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