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The Devils Point


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.
1004 m (3293 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.
130 of 282 Munros
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.
From Bod an Deamhain meaning penis of the demon

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.

The Devils Point is the smallest peak of the Cairn Toul group, some 200 meters lower than its lofty neighbour, but an impressive peak none-the-less.

This mountain is the SE promontory of the Cairn Toul plateau with steep rock faces to the S (into Glen Geusachan) and to the E (into Glen Dee). To the W lies the the summit plateau of Cairn Toul giving easy access from the NW and to the N are steep slopes to Coire Odhar.

The normal ascent route is from the Corrour Bothy in the Lairig Ghru up the head-wall of Coire Odhar.

Hazards you may encounter on The Devils Point include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Macdui
by Metcheck
The Devils Point Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include The Devils Point.

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 Routes that include The Devils Point
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1290 m 41.69 km 10.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor and The Devils Point  Long route on mixed terrain over 5 Munros in the Cairngorms. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk. Care required for navigation and proximity to corrie rim in poor visibility.  
2 2220 m 35.67 km 11 hrs Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and The Devils Point  Climbing is moderate but there is a lot of it. The centre km of the Lairig Ghru and the Chalamain Gap have significant boulder fields which will be hazardous in the dark.

The route is strenuous and long but rewarding. Not suitable for cycle access.

3 2020 m 38.03 km 11.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and The Devils Point  A long route that tests endurance, although there are no difficult ascents. The walk can be shortened by cycling to Derry Lodge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of The Devils Point

 Baggers Gallery for The Devils Point

The Devils Point 19/7/2014

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

Summit of The Devil's Point, 01/03/14.

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

Final summit of 5 of the day The Devils Point , knackered

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Top of The Devil's Point 12.11.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith
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Alasdair Cruickshank
wrote on
August 25, 2013
Cycled in from Linn of Dee, never encountered midgies like that before!!!! If cycling up a few km for white bridge I would advise taking the track on the far side of white bridge, we didn't and ended up having to cross the river with bikes. After a long day walking came back to a knackered bike and was mauled to within an inch of my life by the midge. A big Thank you to 2 blokes who kindly gave me a spare inner tube
John Cairns
wrote on
June 12, 2009
Cycled in from Linn of Dee.2 hours to Corrur Bothy and a further 3 hours to the top of Sgor an Lochain Uaine so we decided to add in Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain for what we worked out at most an extra 2 hours onto our day.The desent down from Beinn Bhrotain into Glen Geusachan was steep in parts but not to bad and the trudge back to the main path was a bit of a slog but that extra effort was worthwhile to complete 5 Munros in a 10hour day .Heavy snow falls in the middle of June also makes you realise that you should always carry extra gear just incase.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
Approaching from Linn of Dee this really is an imposing sight. However the ascent from Corrour Bothy up Coire Odhair is very easy up a good, well used path. On a good day the views are excellent at the top. This was the first hill of a very long day in the Cairngorms (Cairn Toul & Sgor an Lochan Uaine also) with a bike a definite reccomendation. I took the bike as far as the small wood just before the Luibeg Burn.

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