Hells Lum Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience



Hells Lum is an extensive, smooth, clean crag lying between two streams and looking East across Loch Avon.

The crag has some Superb winter and summer middle grade routes weaving up its slabs with great views of the Loch Avon Basin.


Crag Height 

Up to 190m


Crag Altitude

920m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


Sneer 120m VD

Deepcut Chimney 150m VD

Auld Nick 160m S 4a

Styx 105m VS 4c

Hells Lump 100m VS 4c

The Clean Sweep 190m VS 4c


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

1.5 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 

8 km


Meeting location 



Experience Duration 

1 Day



Some summer hillwalking experience required for the approach to and return from the crag. No prior rock-climbing experience required for the easier climbing routes. Prior experience is required for routes graded HS or above. Please see our Grades Explained Page for more details.


Additional information 

Single day experiences typically start at 9am and finish at 4:30pm. Please note that remote crags or long routes require the experience to start earlier and finish later than this. You may climb one long route or several shorter routes in a day, dependant on ability and time.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 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.

Hells Lum Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience