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Creag Liath


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.
743 m (2437 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.
25 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.
Grey 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains

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

Creag Liath is situated in the S extremities of the Monadhliath Mountains, a few km NW of Newtonmore.

The Graham Creag Dubh lies a short distance to the S, 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.
Picture Gallery for Creag Liath

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 Liath Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Liath.

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 Routes that include Creag Liath

We currently have no routes listed for Creag Liath.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Liath

 Baggers Gallery for Creag Liath

Eileen at summit on a great day 15/07/2015. Carn Dearg in the background.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit on a superb day. 15/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Recently Climbed By
Richard Humble on 26 May 2018

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 Shared Members Track Logs

Post a few words about Creag Liath or read what others have had to say.

Stephen Skrivanos
wrote on
May 21, 2013
Bus to Newtonmore and walked into Glen Banchor and up the track beside Allt Fionndrigh and up Creag Liath from North, weather so, so. cloudy with thicker cloud building from South west. Dropped down south to GlenBalloch Farm and a pleasent wander back to Newtonmore, it was closed except for the pubs and the co-op. so caught bus back to Inverness.
Michael Howell
wrote on
March 26, 2012
Easy climb up south slope to ridge direct from the farm beside the stream - dropped off rear (north) to tackle Carn Dearg. A distinctive top - surrounded by significantly larger hills. Precipitous to east.

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