Our Mountain Crag Climbing Experiences

 

If you are here, looking at this page, then you are probably already aware of an undeniable fact: Scotland is home to the finest complete rock climbing experiences in the UK.

 

Mountains that rise directly from the sea, upon which climbing routes trace lines up some of the most ancient rock on the planet.

The longest rock climb in the UK? The hardest rock climb in the UK? The most remote rock climb in the UK? All here.

And where else in the British Isles can you be sure of not simply being the only person on a crag, but the only person on an entire mountain!

 

EverydayClimbing exists to celebrate and share the wealth and variety that not only the Scottish rock has to offer, but also the magnificent and awe-inspiring scenery, the sense of history, the wide open spaces, the clean fresh air and the possibility of solitude.

 

We guide on practically all of the most iconic and classic Scottish rock climbing routes, from the easy and accessible; to the extremely hard and the extremely remote. Below, you’ll find details all of our most popular trips and experiences, all of which seek out only the finest, 'must do', 3* routes. 

You will also find details of our signature, short climbing expeditions in the Scottish wilderness. 

Marked with an *, these truly special, multi-day trips take us deep into remote corries and to distant cliff faces. They are the ultimate, immersive climbing experience and we invite you to join us in the adventure.

 

EverydayClimbing offers guiding services from the best rock climbing in Cairngorms national park to the far North-West Highlands. So whatever your objective, we can support you. If the standard options below don't quite suit what you are looking for, please contact us to discuss a personalised, tailored experience.

Prices quoted are for one day experiences except where specified. We offer increasingly generous discounts for multi-day bookings, so the more you climb, the cheaper it gets! Please contact us for more information. 

For information on how we grade our rock climbing experiences, please see our Grades Explained Page.

Fort William Rock Climbing Experiences

 
Tower Ridge Ben Nevis

THE NORTH FACE

Ben Nevis

Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

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 many classic and sought after lines.

Route options include:

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Observatory Ridge

420m VD

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Raeburns Arete

230 S 4a

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Centurion

190m HVS 5a

 

Typical approach length

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12km Demanding

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POLLDUBH CRAGS

Glen Nevis

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

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?

Route options include:

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Secretaries Direct

80m S 4a

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Phantom Slab

60m VS 4c

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Storm

85m HVS 5a

 

Typical approach length

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4km Energetic

 

 

Dalwhinnie Rock Climbing Experiences

BINNEIN SHUAS

Loch Laggan

Pegmatite/Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

A fine cliff in a superb mountain setting, with relatively easy assess. The unusual, mixed rock types creates an interesting climbing style and the rock architecture is simply astounding.

Route options include:

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Adverikie Wall

180m HS 4b

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Kubla Khan

110m HS 4b

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Blaeberry Groves

70m VS 4c

 

Typical approach length

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12km Demanding

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SENTINAL ROCK

Dirc Mor

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

This 100m high, barrel shaped buttress guards the entrance to an impressive 1.5km meltwater ravine. Made of the highest quality micro granite, this is a must visit crag for those operating at the grade.

Route options include:

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Holy Smoke

75m VS 4c

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Positive Earth

80m E1 5c

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Working Class Hero

85m E2 5c

 

Typical approach length

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12km Demanding

CREAG DUBH

Newtonmore

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

The largest and finest roadside crag in Scotland offers up routes of 100m on its notoriously bold walls. Quick access and abseil descents means a lot of routes can be completed here in a single day. 

Route options include:

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Tree Hee

70m S 4a

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King Bee

115m VS 5a

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Inbred

55m HVS 5a

 

Typical approach length

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Roadside

 

Aviemore Rock Climbing Experiences

 
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THE NOTHERN CORRIES

The Cairngorms

Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

The Northern Corries, traditionally the reserve of the winter climber, also offer some exception summer lines, the three below being of classic status. There are few better places to be in summer when sun floods the corrie.

Route options include:

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Savage Slit

80m VD

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Fallout Corner

95m HS 4b

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The Magic Crack

100m HVS 5a

 

Typical approach length

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5km Energetic

HELLS LUM

Loch Avon Basin

Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

Hells Lum is an extensive, smooth, clean crag lying between two streams and looking East across Loch Avon.

The crag has some excellent middle grade routes weaving up its slabs with great views of the Basin. 

Route options include:

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Deepcut Chimney

150m VD

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Auld Nick

160m S 4a

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The Clean Sweep

185m VS 4c

 

Typical approach length

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8km Challenging

SHELTER STONE CRAG

Loch Avon Basin

Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

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

Route options include:

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Postern

250m HS 4c

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The Needle

260m E1 5b

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Steeple

250m E2 5c

 

Typical approach length

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10km Challenging

 

Braemar Rock Climbing Experiences

 
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COIRE SPUTAN DEARG*

Ben Macdui

Granite

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

Sputans slabby routes and good holds offer the opportunity for beginners to  experience the charm of this remote South facing corrie. Located high on Ben Macdui, this crag is best savoured over two days.

Route options include:

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Snake Ridge

130m S 4a

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Grey Slab

115m HS 4b

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Amethyst Pillar

100m HVS 5b

 

Typical approach length

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28km Formidable

GARBH CHOIRE*

Beinn a'Bhuird

Granite

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

High quality rock climbing, on obvious, appealing lines, in perfect seclusion are what make visiting this remote crag one of our trademark and favourite experiences.

Not to be missed.

Route options include:

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Squareface

90m VD

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Cumming-Crofton Route

165m S 4a

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Mitre Ridge

220m HS 4b

 

Typical approach length

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30km Formidable

 

Ballater Rock Climbing Experiences

 

CREAG AN DUBH-LOCH*

Eastern Cairngorms

Granite

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

This enormous precipice, generally considered Britains finest mountain crag, is over 1km long and more than 300m high. Offering astounding, long routes in the higher grades it has a lot to offer the experienced climber.

Route options include:

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Mamba

335m VS 4c

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Cyclops

290m HVS 5a

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A Likely Story

75m HVS 5a

 

Typical approach length

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16km Demanding

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LOCHNAGAR*

Eastern Cairngorms

Granite

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

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.

Route options include:

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Eagle Ridge

250m HS 4b

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Pinnacle Groves

70m VS 5a

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The Nihilist

45m E1 5b

 

Typical approach length

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18km Demanding

 

Wester Ross Rock Climbing Experiences

 
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A' CHOICH

Applecross

Torridonian Sandstone

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

Superlative routes on spectacular rock in a stunning situation.

We really cannot overemphasise just how good a day on A'Chioch can be. Friendly grades make this a stellar introduction to rock climbing.

Route options include:

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Cioch Nose

140m VD

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Cioch Continuation

500m VD

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Parting

105m HS 4b

 

Typical approach length

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5km Energetic

BEINN EIGHE

Torridon

Torridonian Sandstone/ Quartzite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

The showpiece of Beinn Eighe is  the famous triple buttress. On the 3 broad faces of this crag are potentially the finest situated mountain crags anywhere. Well worth the demanding approach hike.

Route options include:

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PC Buttress

250m VD

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Hamiltons Route

270m S 4a

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Nisbets Route

280m VS 4c

 

Typical approach length

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15km Demanding

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STAC POLLAIDH

Ullapool

Torridonian Sandstone

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105pp

 

This superb mountain in miniature offers classic routes with unparalleled views on rough, pebbly sandstone. A great range of grades makes this a great option for everyone, regardless of experience.

Route options include:

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West Buttress

90m VD

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November Grooves

100m VS 4c

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Jack The Ripper

70m E1 5b

 

Typical approach length

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4km Energetic

 

The Sea Stacks

 

THE OLD MAN OF HOY

Orkney

Torridonian Sandstone

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

This popular sea stack is a Scottish rock climbing pilgrimage.

At 137m, it is the highest of any sea stack and the surrounding headland in inspiring. The Old Man Of Hoy is a classic climbing experience.  

 

Typical approach length

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9km Challenging

Route options include:

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Original Route

135m E1 5b

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THE OLD MAN OF STOER

Assynt

Torridonian Sandstone/ Quartzite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

The Old Man of Stoer is often overlooked by its higher brother, but this quality sea stack is a much more achievable objective. Easy access and a welcoming grade should put this high on your list.

 

Typical approach length

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7km Challenging

Route options include:

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Original Route

70m VS 5a

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Diamond Face Route

60m E1 5b

AM BUACHAILLE

Sutherland

Torridonian Sandstone

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200pp

 

The Shepherd might be the smallest of the big three, but what it lacks in height, it makes up for in adventure. A mandatory swim is needed to access this stack and climbing fast to race the tide ensures excitement!

 

Typical approach length

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14km Demanding

Route options include:

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Original Route

65m HVS 4c

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Atlantic Wall

50m E1 5b

Contact

07841131463

Address

Seafield Cottage,

Station rd,

Carrbridge,

Invernesshire

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