As with all of the other corries on Beinn a'Bhuird, this secluded corrie is well worth a visit anytime of year. The corrie is often ringed with cornices throughout the winter and well into spring, but there are gaps, and it holds snow well, as with the other east facing corries nearby. The corrie is split into 2 lobes, separated by a rocky promontory. The rocky Dividing Buttress separates the southern lobe from Coire an Dubh Lochain, and this face has some shallow runnels that look interesting. The northernmost lobe peters out towards the streamline descending from Cnap a' Chleirich, which offers an easy return to the plateau. Alternatively, you can climb up the promontory, staying in the snow runnel on the north side of it. It is basically Grade I, but quicker.
The main picture to the right shows the wealth of options available for descents in either lobe of the corrie.
The approach up Glen Quoich is the most direct, but means the shortest route back involves an ascent out of the corrie which may result in a longer outing. The Gleann an t-Slugain approach is the most logical, and if conditions allow, you could cycle to within 3km of the corrie. Naturally, if snow cover allows, you should be able to descend at least some of the ascent below the corrie on ski.
During the summer of 2014, significant rainfall resulted in sections of the Quoich Water changing course. As a result, sections of the track and hillside in Glen Quoich were washed away!
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