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Creag Rainich


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.
807 m (2647 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.
147 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.
Bracken covered 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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Creag Rainich is a mountain of varied terrain. The route from the A832 to Loch a' Bhraoin leads you up easy slopes with no signs of crags, but the W and some N slopes are steep and rocky making for more challenging ascents.

Creag Rainich consists of a ridge running N-S with very steep W slopes down to Loch an Nid. The summit rises close to the middle of this ridge. There are two other ridges running ENE and parallel to each other. The shorter runs from the summit and the longer from the subsidiary top, Meall Dubh (748m), to terminate in Meall an t-Sithe overlooking the road.

This longer ridge is the normal ascent route.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag Rainich include
 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.
Picture Gallery for Creag Rainich

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Creag Rainich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Rainich.

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 Routes that include Creag Rainich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 718 m 17.94 km 5 hrs Creag Rainich  Not a long ror difficult route, but takes you to views of some of the more remote Munros.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Rainich

 Baggers Gallery for Creag Rainich

Myself and David Peden on summit Creag Rainich, 06/04/2014

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

On top of Creag Rainich 13th June 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

James at the summit cairn with some of the Fisherfield Munros in the background. 10/05/2012.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the summit cairn of Creag Rainich with good views of An Teallach to the rear. 10/05/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Recently Climbed By
Robert Healey on 07 Sep 2023

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Creag Rainich
by David McSporran
Creag Rainich
by James Hamilton

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
February 12, 2010
The track that runs along Loch a' Bhraoin is good enough to be cycled. There would be moments when it would probably need to be pushed but a bike could certainly be taken as far as Lochivroan. Lochivroan itself is a very impressive bothy that even has a toilet! The hill has rather broad slopes so any line could be taken. We ascended from the back of the bothy up the grassy / snow clad slopes. For those all hills, then Rainich could be combined with 2 Grahams (Groban & Beinn Bheag) opposite to complete an interesting circuit.

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