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Lochnagar Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience



Giving a true mountain crag experience, this 250m high cliff offers fine ridge routes through its rambling buttresses on immaculate Cairngorm granite. A long approach ensures solitude and satisfaction.


Unique hazard is bumping into Prince Charles on the approach, who is known to invite climbers into his bothy for a 'wee dram'. Make sure you wipe your boots before entering.


Crag Height 

Up to 250m


Crag Altitude

970m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


Eagle Ridge 250 HS 4b

Pinnacle Face 95m VS 4b

Pinnacle Groove 70m VS 5a

The Nihilist 45m E1 5b


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

3.5 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 

18 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 HS 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.

Lochnagar Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience

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