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Shelter Stone Crag Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience


The elegant bastion of Shelter Stone Crag standing at the head of Loch Avon demands immediate attention and with good reason, the rock routes this crag are every bit as good as they look. 

Features some of the very best routes on Cairngorm Granite.


Crag Height 

Up to 250m


Crag Altitude

850m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


Postern 250m HS 4c

The Needle 260m E1 5b

Steeple 250m E2 5c


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

2 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 



Meeting location 



Experience Duration 

1 Day



Strong summer hillwalking experience required for the approach to and return from the crag. Prior rock-climbing experience is required as there are no high quality easy climbing routes. Please ensure you meet our requirements for HS standard experiences 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.

Shelter Stone Crag Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience

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