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Hell's Lum

Moray, SCOTLAND

Climbs 48 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 850m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Superb winter and summer crag over looking the spectacular Loch A'an basin.

Southeasterly aspect means lots ice can build up rapidly, but also means it melts as quickly.

Avalanche City after fresh snow/thaw.

Tends to be wet and have a large snow patch at the base in summer. Rock routes graded for the wet.

Must Dos :

Hell's Lum (III)

Clean Sweep (VS)

Salamander (HVS)

Brimstone Grooves (IV,4)

Routes are described from right to left, as in the current Cairngorms guide.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

0.7mm rain
Sunny periods
5 °C
46 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
9 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
9 °C
13 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
10 °C
19 kph

1.6mm rain
Sun
11 °C
13 kph
Forecast for this crag or UK Weather forecast. Powered by World Weather Online
More: mwis: Cairngorms & MonadhliathMet Office: East Highlands

Guidebooks
Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Scottish Rock - South (2008), The Cairngorms (2007), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 1 (1998), Scottish Winter Climbs (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 ESCALATOR SLABS  
2Big De'ilVS 4c *4
3The EscalatorM *4
4The Escalator (Winter)II/III *47
 RIGHT HAND SLABS  
6Auld NickS *49
7Auld Nick (Winter)III 11
8SneerII/III 14
9Kiwi SlabsIV 4
10Kiwi GullyIII 4 16
 FRONTAL FACE  
12The Devil's AlternativeE1 5a ***6
13The Wee DevilIV 4 7
14Devil's DelightHS *1
15Devil's DelightV 5 ***13
16The OmenHVS 5a *1
17Clean SweepVS 4c ***129
18Hell Fire CornerVS 4b *3
19Hell Fire Corner (winter)VI 7 *4
20SalamanderHVS 5a ***10
21Salamander (Winter)V 4 *10
22Brimstone GrooveIV 3 18
23Nobody's FaultIV 5 4
24Lion of JudahVS *2
25Deep Cut Chimney (Summer)VD *4
26Deep Cut Chimney (Winter)IV 5 ***125
27Devil's AdvocateE4 6a *2
 GREY BUTTRESS  
 Climb nameGradex
29Hell's LumpVS 4c **16
30Evil SpiritsE2 5c **3
31The ExorcistHVS 5b **2
 HELL'S LUM SECTOR  
33To Hell and BackE10 6c ***1
34Chariots of FireE4 **6
35Hell's Lum (summer)VD 1
36Hell's LumIII ***115
37The ChancerV 6 *10
38The GulletIII 4
 GLASNOST SLAB  
40IndependenceE1 5b 1
41PerestroikaE2 5c *2
 FIRESTONE (LOWER) SLAB  
43PlutoE1 5a *1
44MarsE1 5b *1
45CerberusE3 5c 1
46FirestoneE7 6b **3
47Towering InfernoHS 4
48Purgatory WallS 4a 1
49Purgatory Wall Variation StartHS 5a 1
50Two Little DevilsE1 5c *1
51Good IntentionsVS *3
52Sneer (Summer)VD *1
53The VacuumS *1
54Prince of DarknessE1 5b **1
55Good Intention *VS 5b  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
Free access all year

Cairngorm Blizzards should not be underestimated.

This is a serious place to get lost in

- many people do - don't forget a map & compass when crossing the Plateau

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