The Northern Corries Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience



The three Northern Corries of Cairn Gorm provides one of the most reliable and easily accessed winter climbing venues in Scotland. There is also a fair amount of very worthwhile rock climbing in summer, including the classic Magic Crack. There are few better places to be in summer when sun floods the corrie.


Crag Height 

Up to 100m


Crag Altitude

1030m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


Savage Slit 80m VD

Fallout Corner 95m HS 4b

Finger Ridge Direct 110 VS 4c

The Magic Crack 100m HVS 5a

Ventriloquist 80m HVS 4c


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

1 hour


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 

5 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.


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 Northern Corries Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience