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Polldubh Crags Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience


Short approach times, South facing crags, a spectacular waterfall and high quality schist, all located in a splendid, tree lined glen placed at the foot of the highest mountain in the country. Whats not to like?


This complex area of crags offers some of the finest roadside cragging in Scotland, with plenty of accessible slabs throughout the grades and some good steep walls and cracks.


Crag Height 

Up to 90m


Crag Altitude

140m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 

In excess of 500! 


Rock Type 

Mica Schist


Famous/Most Popular Routes 

Too many to list, but here is a tiny section...


The Gutter 65m D

Flying Dutchman 60m S 4a

Secretaries Direct 80m S 4a

Phantom Slab 60m VS 4c

Secretaries Super Direct 50m HVS 5a

Storm 85m HVS 5a


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

5 Minutes


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 



Meeting location 

Fort William


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 Hard-Severe or above. Please see our Grades Explained Page for more details.


For information on easier climbing experiences at this venue, please check out our Scrambling and Mountaineering Experiences Page.


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.

Polldubh Crags Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience

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