Creag An Dubh-Loch Rock Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience



This enormous precipice, generally considered Britains finest mountain crag, is over 1km long and more than 300m high. Offering astounding, long routes in the higher grades it has a lot to offer the experienced climber.


Crag Height 

Up to 300m


Crag Altitude

700m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


King Rat 220m VS 4c

The Mousetrap 195m VS 4c

Black Mamba 340 VS 4c

Cyclops 290 HVS 5a

Dinosaur/Pink Elephant 320m HVS 5a

Goliath 150m HVS 5a

The Blue Max 340 E1 5b


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

3.5 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 

16 km


Meeting location 



Experience Duration 

2 Days



Very strong summer hillwalking experience required for the approach to and return from the crag. Prior rock-climbing experience is required as there are no easier climbing routes. Please ensure you meet the experience requirement for routes graded VS or above. Please see our Grades Explained Page for more details. For easier experiences at this venue, please look at our Scrambling and Mountaineering Experiences Page.


Additional information 

This is a two day expedition to a remote venue. Camping equipment is not provided. You will climb several routes during this experience.

Multi-day experiences typically start at 8am on day one and finish at 6pm on day two. Please note that very remote crags or long routes require the experience to start earlier and finish later than this. You will be guided on the routes by an independently qualified, fully insured and competent Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor. The instructor will choose routes based on your experience, fitness and preferences and will aways try to give you several options. All climbing equipment required for the route and instruction on its use is included. Clients may use their own equipment following an inspection by the Instructor. Clients must ensure they bring appropriate clothing and equipment as listed on our kit list page. In case of dangerous weather conditions an alternative activity or a full refund will be offered. Please read our Terms and Conditions for further information.

Creag An Dubh-Loch Rock Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience