Eagle Rocks

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 900m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features

This is the large mass of slabby cliff overlooking the north west end of Creag an Dubh loch. Gets all the sun going and dries very quickly, offers bold slabby climbing on superb granite.


Higher than nearby Creag an Dubh Loch, Eagle rocks provide some good ice routes early season since they require no snow - just a hard frost.

Worth visiting if you've made the trek up to Creag an Dubh Loch and it looks out of condition.

Approach notes
Possible restrictions during stalking and shooting seasons.

Check at Glen Muick ranger station,

Scottish Rock - South (2008), The Cairngorms (2007),
Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 2 (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1A Likely StoryHVS ***43
2Fraud SquadE2 **7
3Fraud Squad Direct StartE4 5c **2
4Ripping YarnE1 *1
5LethargyIV 5 *2
6SpectrumIII 1
8SliverIII 2
9The DroolV 5 ***5
10NamelessS 1
11Flanker's RouteVD 1
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A Likely Story slab is a brilliant piece of rock. Worth doing the other routes there too, HS (Prohibition) and S (Nameless) well worth doing as quick second routes. Rock quality up on plateau buttress us also fantastic and a bit more adventurous in nature as a way onto the plateau. Nb. Abseil retreat of A Likely Story slab should be on at least 60m ropes. Aim left (when looking up at cliff) immediately on abseil as even 60m will still not reach the base of the cliff.
AliBaxter - 19/Apr/15
Isn't this a duplicate of http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=280
filo - 15/Feb/10