Outcrop Climbing Experiences

 

Outcrop climbing is the sport of climbing crags between 10m and 40m high.

Climbing routes of this length opens up vast amounts of high quality rock, in some stunning locations and without the need for complicated mountaineering skills.

 

Climbing shorter cliffs makes for an exciting and social experience, where everyone is within sight and speaking range. Meaning groups can offer encouragement (of all types!) and share in the success of their friends and family.

 

Rock Climbing with EverydayClimbing in Scotland is a great way to experience not only the wealth and variety Scottish rock has to offer, but also the magnificent and awe-inspiring scenery, the wide open spaces and the clean fresh air. 

 

Climbing in Cairngorms National Park Area, The North-West Highlands or The Central Highlands is an unforgettable experience and we run courses at several venues ideal for any size group. Every venue have a selection of routes at different grades, allowing anyone to try climbing for the first time or develop their skills; and have a great time doing it.

 

We have listed some of our most popular venues below, but if you have specific requirements, an objective in mind or if the listed venues are not convenient enough, please get in touch and we will be happy to help you out!

 

Prices quoted are for full day experiences, and includes a qualified, insured and encouraging instructor and all required equipment. Our max ratios are 1 instructor per 6 clients, but we don’t charge anything extra after the fourth person, meaning this is a great value activity for groups. We offer increasingly generous discounts for multi-day bookings, so the more you climb, the cheaper it gets! Please contact us for more information.

 

If you looking for a bigger climbing experience, take look at our Mountain Crag Experiences or our Scrambling and Mountaineering Experiences.

West & Northwest Highland Rock Climbing Experiences

 

POLLDUBH CRAGS

Glen Nevis

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

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

A massive variety in size, shape and height makes this an ideal crag for everyone, regardless of confidence or ability.

Easily accessible from:

Fort William

Ballachulish

Glenfinnan

Highbridge

 

Typical approach time

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5-20mins

BEGINNERS SLABS

Inveralligin

Pink Sandstone

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

Set just above the picturesque village and inlet of Diabaig, this venue is perfect for those taking their first steps into outdoor climbing. Lots of variation allow for optional challenges but with routes up to 30m high, on easy angled, rough rock and with inspiring views. This is a venue where everyone can excel and feel proud of achieving something.  A real favourite.

 

Easily accessible from:

Diabaig

Kinlochewe

Gairloch

Achnasheen

 

Typical approach time

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3mins

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GRUINARD CRAGS

Gruinard Bay

Lewisian Gneiss

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

With many individual little crags surrounding Gruinard Bay and its golden sand beaches and turquoise sea; this is potentially the most scenic of all our outcrop experiences. 

These South-facing, sunny crags offer a huge range of routes and climbing styles. From slabby to overhanging, short to long, there is something for everyone here.

Easily accessible from:

Ullapool

Laide

Poolewe

Gairloch

 

Typical approach time

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5-15mins

 

 

Central Highland Rock Climbing Experiences

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KINGUSSIE CRAG

Kingussie

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

This popular crag is located at almost the geographical centre of Scotland.. So accessible from almost anywhere! It's very popular with groups as although the routes are steep, the handholds are in-cut, offering confidence and security. A wide grade range ensures plenty of challenge for those who want to test themselves as well as easier options for the less experienced.

Easily accessible from:

Inverness

Aviemore

Dalwhinnie

Pitlochry

 

Typical approach time

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10mins

PINNACLE CRAG

Loch Ness

Gneiss

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

A real gem, this sunny South-facing crag offers friendly climbs of 10 meters tall. With lots of corners, aretes and cracks, it offers a variety of climbing styles and an opportunity to develop technique in a relaxed and picturesque setting.

Easily accessible from Fort Augustus and Inverness, this makes an ideal day trip to a beautiful part of the central Highlands.

Easily accessible from:

Fort Augustus

Inverness

Aviemore

Grantown-on-Spey

 

Typical approach time

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5mins

ASHIE FORT

Loch Ness

Conglomerate

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

Just up the road from Pinnacle crag lies the sunny Ashie Fort, set beneath the remains of an Iron age village. 

This crag has interesting and sometimes testing climbing on conglomerate rock, offering a different experience to Pinnacle crag. It also has many more routes, especially in the upper grades. Offering a great opportunity for coaching and development.

Easily accessible from:

Fort Augustus

Inverness

Aviemore

Grantown-on-Spey

 

Typical approach time

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5mins

 

 

Cairngorms (North) Rock Climbing Experiences

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HUNTLYS CAVE

Grantown-on-Spey

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

This impressive, steep and sheltered crag lies in a steep gorge and upon first sight, is quite imposing!

Up to 25m tall and with numerous overhangs, this crag gives the impression of being much harder to climb than it actually is. However, fantastic handholds leading sneakily through the steep sections mean you can experience some pretty exciting terrain at a really accessible grade.

Great for smaller groups.

Easily accessible from:

Inverness

Aviemore

Tomintoul

Ballater

 

Typical approach time

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5mins

CHALAMAIN GAP

Cairngorms

Cairngorm Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

The Chalamain Gap is a famous, steep sided, glacial melt-water ravine. This geological oddity is clearly visible from miles away and forms part of the iconic Northern Cairngorm view.

The gap is easily accessed by a great quality path and is filled with fun climbing routes of the 'go anywhere' variety, so its makes for an exciting day of exploration. However, some loose rock means this experience is better suited to smaller groups.

Easily accessible from:

Inverness

Aviemore

Tomintoul

Ballater

 

Typical approach time

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45mins

REDHYTHE POINT

Cullen Bay

Cullen Quartzite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

This headland on the Northern coastline is another great venue for small groups. The crags here offer an exciting sea-cliff climbing experience, but at grades suitable for the complete novice.

Although partly tidal, many routes can still be climbed at any time of day.

Some sections require us to access them by abseil. Making this a versatile (and sometimes very exciting) venue!

Easily accessible from:

Forres

Banff

Fraserburgh

Dufftown

 

Typical approach time

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15mins

 

 

Cairngorms (South) Rock Climbing Experiences

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POLNEY CRAG

Dunkeld

Mica Schist

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

This popular and well known crag offers a wide range of routes on its slabby faces, meaning there's always something for everybody.

Its sunny, south-facing aspect looks out on pretty woodland covered hills, making this accessible crag feel much more remote than it really is.

It's often busy and a really friendly venue, with many climbers leading routes amongst the wild flowers and trees surrounding the crag.

 

Easily accessible from:

Perth

Dundee

Stirling

Dalwhinnie

 

Typical approach time

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5mins

PASS OF BALLATER

Ballater

Cairngorm Granite

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:6 | From £36pp

 

This impressive set of crags lie on a steep, larch covered hillside, just on the approach to Ballater from the East. Popular routes on great quality granite offer sometimes testing climbs up to 25m high.

Some easy routes offer an introduction, but the greater range of harder climbs means the confident and experienced are sure to have a fantastic day of rock climbing on sunny cliffs.

Easily accessible from:

Aberdeen

Stonehaven

Braemar

Ballater

 

Typical approach time

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15mins

Contact

07841131463

Address

Seafield Cottage,

Station rd,

Carrbridge,

Invernesshire

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