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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.
1100 m (3608 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.
50 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.
Meaning unclear

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Creise lies on a long ridge that runs from Clach Leathad in the S to Sron na Creise in the N. The main ridge has steep slopes and many craggy regions which necessitate scrambling.

Creise can be accessed from Meall a Bhuiridh to which it is connected by a col S of the summit. The ascent to the summit from the col is steep and can be difficult in snow.

To the N of Creise is Stob a Ghlais Choire (996m) from where ridges lead NE, N to Sron na Creise, and NW.

An ascent of Sron na Creise is possible but is a steep scramble in places. The NE ridge of Stob a Ghlais Choire can be ascended from Cam Ghleann and this is easier than Sron na Creise but still a scramble.

Hazards you may encounter on Creise include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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 Creise

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

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Creise Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creise.

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 Routes that include Creise
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 950 m 11.05 km 4 hrs Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise  The ascent of Meall a'Bhuiridh is easy, but the route onward to Creise is more difficult as there are crags to be negotiated, and scrambling skills are needed.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creise

 Baggers Gallery for Creise

Me at the summit of Creise 30/04/17

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

Me at the summit of Creise 11/11/12

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

me at the summit of Criese

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Top of Creise

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by Doug Tulloch
Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise
by Alasdair Cairns
Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by Philip McLoone
Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise
by Douglas Mason
Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by David Chapman
Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise
by Brendan Waters

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James Seaman
wrote on
September 12, 2014
Climbed via Sron na Creise. Searched out all the scrambling possible. Brilliant rock, great situations and a no serious feel to the scrambling. Good value and a great prelude to the walking. Highly recommend this to all.
Libby Smith
wrote on
June 20, 2010
Absolutely brilliant days walking not a cloud in the sky the views were unbelievable unexplainable to the non walker, i could have sat up there all day looking at the views.
David Harbottle
wrote on
May 27, 2008
Ascending Creise via its north ridge from Glen Etive: You can avoid the grade 3 scrambling by turning all the rock steps and towers (difficulties) on the right until at the top of the narrow stone shoot; then turn the final tower on the left by an easy, but airy grassy traverse. This 'walk' is steep and intimidating and I'd really not recommend descending it, even in good conditions. I'd grade it as a long, loose, steep, intimidating grade 1 scramble (quite atmospheric though!). Worthwhile for the 3+ mile ridge walk continuation back to Glen Etive :-)
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 28, 2007
Black Mount Estate 01838 400 255; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. From Blackrock Cottage round to the north ridge of Sron na Creise and along to Clach Leathad and Stob Ghabhar. Also connecting ridge with Meall a’ Bhuiridh.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
March 27, 2007
Found that ice axe and crampons were pretty crucial to success on the ascent from Meall a' Bhuiridh to Creise, which is not too steep and probably straightforward in summer but had a few steep snow slopes to climb.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 Jul 2010 5 munros Edward Cassidy Stob Ghabhar, Meall nan Eun, Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh and Stob Coir' an Albannaich
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