/ Top Roping Pass of Ballater

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ElvisMax1 - on 18 Feb 2014
Does anyone have advice for the best/safest locations for top-roping at Pass of Ballater in Aberdeenshire? I'm just returning to climbing myself. My kids have experience on indoor walls and are bursting to climb outdoors.
Jack Gillespie - on 18 Feb 2014
In reply to ElvisMax1:

The Western section has plenty of good trees to set up top ropes on
ElvisMax1 - on 18 Feb 2014
In reply to Jack Gillespie:

Thanks. I was also wondering about top-roping at the Cambus O'May quarry. I visited the quarry last weekend and it appears pretty advanced. Do you know if it's reasonable/safe for beginner/intermediate climbers to top-rope there?
Aly - on 18 Feb 2014
In reply to ElvisMax1:

The middle tier on the Western section of the Pass is perfect for top ropes. Upper tier too but there's not as many easy routes there.

Cambus O May is not so good, although you can get to most of the lower offs from the top (with a bit of care) the easier routes tend to be wet, bouldery and a bit loose. The stuff from 7a up is good though it may need a clean.
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ElvisMax1 - on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to Aly:

Thanks. I'll give it a go as soon as things dry out a bit.

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