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A' Chralaig


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.
1120 m (3674 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.
33 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.
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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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire form the W portion of the head-wall of Gleann na Ciche.

The main bulk of A' Chralaig is orientated NNW to SSE with the broad grass slopes of its S and E ridges being visible from Loch Cluanie. In fact the mountain has a narrow summit ridge curving E to Bealach Choire a' Chait (which connects to Sgurr nan Conbhairean) and winding NNW to Stob Coire na Cralaig (which connects to Mullach Fraoch-choire).

From S of the summit, a long ridge runs NE to A' Chioch (947m). The normal ascent routes are via the S ridge from Loch Cluanie or on the main ridge from either of its neighbours.

Hazards you may encounter on A' Chralaig include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
A' Chralaig Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include A' Chralaig.

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 Routes that include A' Chralaig
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1154 m 13.28 km 5 hrs A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire  Moderate route with steep slopes and a good ridge walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of A' Chralaig

 Baggers Gallery for A' Chralaig

At the summit with the lads

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Myself and David on top on A'Charaig with our first taste of the 2014/15 seasons snow 29- 10-14

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Me and Scottie at the top of A'Chralaig!!

© Michael Yates

Image by Michael Yates

Me at the top of Mullach Fraochochoire with A Chralaig in the background 24/5/12 What a spectacular day for views

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan
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A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Siegurd Van leusen
A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Neil Cuthbert
A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Philip McLoone
A' Chralaig
by David McSporran

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