Ben An

Climbs 26 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 419m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Great mountain cragging with superb but short routes.

Access notes
Requires a 1.4km walk in from the Trossachs Hotel car park along a sign-posted path - worth it though!

Note: path diversion in operation until Autumn 2015. See map here:

Lowland Outcrops (2005),
Out of print: Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2PreambleS 36
3The EdgeVS 4c *20
4Tricky VickyE4 6a *3
5Club CornerE3 5c *9
6The First ThirtyD 35
7Twilight GrooveHVS 4c *9
8Blind Faithnone 6a  
9Ash WallS 4a **95
10Jughandle WallD 27
11Diagonal GrooveS 4a *24
12Hanging CrackVS 4c **17
13Birch WallHS 4a *40
14The HookE3 5c ***9
15Crunchynone 5c  
16Rowan RibD *68
18Atom SlabS 23
19Hawthorn RibD 48
20Right-Hand GullyVD  
21Left-Hand GullyVD  
23McLay's ChimneyVD 1
24Right-Hand Gully ContinuationS  
25Spare RibS 6
26Oblique CrackVD *25
27CorianderVS 4c **23
28The Last EightyS 4a ***122
29The RentVS 4c *16
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Excellent rock and amazing views. Some routes are very poorly protected and the heather between the tiers should get a VD rating in itself!!
CyberTaff - 21/Apr/14
Did all 3 tiers last night and it was fantastic. Excellent rock, good protection (except First Thirty!!!) and the views were lovely. Will be going back!!!
CyberTaff - 25/May/12
Couldn't identify individual climbs on the bottom two tiers as very overgrown. Stayed on the top tier instead. Cracking views.
CyberTaff - 09/Jul/11
Ben An 505082 on three levels great intro for moving together alpine style.
jackse - 23/Feb/11
There are several small crags on the lower hill to the right of the footpath. Has anyone climbed, or seen descriptions for these?
KeithAlexander - 02/Nov/09
Rock is excellent when dry, beautiful setting.
KeithAlexander - 18/Sep/09
Its 1.6 miles to the picnic area, then a slight walk of to the left to the bottom of the crag. I know the disance as I forgot my belay device the other day and had to run to the car park and then "walk" back up. We had the most up to date book but to be honest, comaparing it to the 1964 version in the hut it was almost identical! All in all a very good day out, we ran out of time as the weather closed in on us, decided to abseil down the crag to the right of the main wall instead of topping out. Si
Sidsnow - 31/May/08
baynes - 18/Jul/07
Ben A'an is in Perthshire....
alan wilson - 18/Aug/05
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