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Criese is the mid-point and summit of a fine ridge running from Clach Leathad (formerly regarded as the true summit) and the steep nose of Sron na Creise, the finest feature of the mountain as seen in the photo.
Region: Fort William
Altitude: 1100 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
To avoid the ski-tows and instead experience a challenging scramble, it is possible to start from the Glen Etive road, ford the River Etive and then ascend the crags of Sron na Creise before continuing to Creise - a much more adventurous outing.
The classic long day hereabouts is the Black Mount traverse of four Munros. Start with Stob a'Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar before following ridges to Clach Liathad. From here Creise can be ascended, and then Meall a'Bhuiridh as the final summit before a descent to the ski-centre.