Creag Leacach

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Creag Leacach is a stony mountain rising prominently above the Devil's Elbow on the road up the Cairnwell Pass. It is normally ascended as part of the round of the four Munros on the east side of the pass; we also give a more attractive alternative route, starting in Glen Isla.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 987 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Glas Maol Munros from the Cairnwell Pass

Monega Hill and Glas Maol round from Glen Isla

Other routes and challenges

The first of the routes listed above the round of four from the Cairnwell Pass - can be shortened by omitting the first two Munros and climbing Glas Maol through the ski area and Meall Odhar.

Alternatively it could be lengthened to take in Tolmount and Tom Buidhe across the plateau.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Creag Leacach



Users' walk reports for Creag Leacach

There are 8650 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Creag Leacach. They have contributed 127 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most recent ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  11/4/21  0 M2C1
  26/11/20  1 M4
  18/8/20  2 M2C1
  15/8/20  0 M8
  8/8/20  7 M2
  24/7/20  0 M4
  17/7/20  0 M4
  12/7/20  0 M4
  19/9/19  1 M2C1
  8/8/19  1 M2C1
  19/4/19  0 M4
  24/2/19  0 M4
  6/1/19  7 M6
  25/8/18  31 M14
  19/8/18  2 M10
  7/8/18  3 M2
  29/6/18  3 M4
  28/5/18  4 M4
  12/5/18  1 M2
  18/6/17  2 M4
  27/5/17  2 M2C1
  24/5/17  0 M5
  3/5/17  11 M4
  22/4/17  0 M2
  15/4/17  6 M9
  18/12/16  0 M2
  5/12/16  6 M4
  5/10/16  0 M4
  11/9/16  0 M2
  14/8/16  2 M11
  14/8/16  0 M6
  9/8/16  0 M4
  5/8/16  0 M2
  7/6/16  1 M2
  25/12/15  2 M4
  4/10/15  2 M6
  19/9/15  0 M6
  29/8/15  3 M6
  15/8/15  12 M10
  13/8/15  8 M6
  4/8/15  0 M4
  2/8/15  0 M4
  24/7/15  1 M6
  1/7/15  1 M4
  19/6/15  1 M8
  23/5/15  0 M6
  25/3/15  16 M6
  8/1/15  7 M2
  29/12/14  1 M2
  13/9/14  12 M10
  29/7/14  26 M6
  29/7/14  0 M4
  28/7/14  0 M6
  25/7/14  1 M4
  16/7/14  3 M6
  8/7/14  0 M1
  27/6/14  0 M7
  26/6/14  0 M11
  2/6/14  1 M2
  26/3/14  1 M1
  24/3/14  6 M2
  23/11/13  3 M4
  22/9/13  2 M2C1
  20/9/13  23 M9
  18/8/13  0 M6
  10/8/13  6 M6
  6/8/13  1 M4
  18/7/13  0 M9
  13/7/13  0 M2
  30/6/13  2 M9
  19/6/13  0 M4
  2/6/13  8 M9
  7/5/13  0 M4
  2/5/13  3 M6
  28/4/13  2 M4
  5/3/13  1 M2
  17/12/12  1 M1
  16/12/12  1 M6
  15/11/12  0 M4
  31/7/12  0 M4
  3/7/12  1 M6
  27/5/12  0 M4
  20/5/12  1 M6
  19/5/12  2 M4
  6/5/12  1 M11
  1/4/12  1 M9
  30/3/12  0 M6
  21/3/12  1 M1
  10/3/12  0 M6
  26/2/12  0 M4
  26/2/12  0 M4
  21/1/12  1 M2
  27/12/11  7 M6
  27/11/11  0 M4
  15/11/11  5 M8C1
  14/11/11  0 M6
  6/11/11  0 M6
  9/9/11  1 M9
  4/9/11  0 M2
  24/8/11  2 M6
  20/8/11  2 M6
  6/8/11  1 M6
  30/7/11  1 M4
  30/7/11  1 M4
  25/7/11  0 M6
  3/7/11  0 M11
  2/7/11  0 M2
  25/6/11  5 M4
  31/5/11  0 M4
  14/5/11  0 M9
  29/4/11  6 M14
  19/3/11  0 M6
  5/3/11  0 M6
  25/1/11  1 M4
  30/12/10  0 M2
  25/7/10  1 M6
  23/7/10  0 M4
  19/6/10  1 M4
  19/6/10  0 M9
  10/4/10  0 M4
  22/1/10  0 M2
  29/12/09  0 M1
  7/11/09  1 M4
  29/8/09  0 M4
  14/6/09  0 M6
  22/9/08  0 M2
  19/9/92  0 M6

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