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The North Face Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience


A Scottish rock climbing pilgrimage. 

The North face of Ben Nevis is perhaps the most famous cliff in Scotland. Alpine in length and character, it holds 100's of classic and sought after lines.


Fitting of the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis contains some of the finest mountaineering in the land. With unique winter climbing sought out by mountaineers from all over the world. Fine rock climbs of alpine proportions. It's got it all, just maybe not perfectly predictable weather.


Crag Height 

Up to 500m


Crag Altitude

800m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 

In excess of 400! 


Rock Type 



Famous/Most Popular Routes 

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


Observatory Ridge 420m VD

North East Buttress 500m VD

Raeburns Arete 230m S 4a

Centurion 190m HVS 5a

The Bullroar 285m HVS 5a

Minus One Direct 260m E1 5b

The Bat 270m E2 5b


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

2.5 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 



Meeting location 

Fort William


Experience Duration 

1 Day



Strong 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.

The North Face Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience

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