Creag an Dubh Loch

2nd March 2012

With Lochnagar being visited yesterday I decided to head to Creag an Dubh loch on Broad Cairn today. Looking North West to Carn an t-Sagairt snow is restricted to patches on high Easterly aspects.
I had hoped that despite the low elevation of the cliff Central Gully would still be complete due to its North Easterly aspect. I thought it would make a good location for the snow profie but as can be seen in the photo below it wasn’t.
This magnificent cliff has classic rock routes like King Rat and Mousetrap.

To the North of the Dubh Loch is Eagles Rocks. Often many ice courses form here but none today.

For anyone planning a Spring climbing trip to Creag an Dubh Loch it is worth remembering “Likely Story”, a very fast drying HVS on the sunny side of the glen, (bottom right below).

Lovely camping and sandy beaches await at the West end of the Loch. Let’s hope it’s all covered in snow soon!

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