Clach na Beinn

Climbs 64 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
All of the climbs are located on the prominent granite tor at the top of the hill, located in the picturesque Glen Dye, near Deeside, Aberdeenshire. This rocky lump is a distinguishing feature from all the other round topped hills in the area, and can be seen from all around. Provides short routes up to 30m on good, well protected granite - tends to be cracks and jamming.

Dries quickly.

Must Dos :

Caringorm Club Crack (S)

Bogendreip Buttress (VS 5a)

Approach notes
Directions to the car park:

From the North:

Banchory is the main town in the area: Take the B974 south towards the village of Strachan, and continue left over the bridge, staying on the B974 (The Old Military Road). The carpark for Clachnaben is on the right hand side, approximately 5 miles from leaving Strachan.

From the East (Stonehaven)

Take the A90 south, until a right turn onto the B966 which will take you through Fordoun. At a crossroads, follow the sign to Fettercairn, taking the right hand turn. At the junction in the village, take the left onto the B974, which will take you past a tearoom on the left hand side, at the bottom of a steep section of the road. ('Clattering Brig' tearoom). the carpark for Clachnaben is locate approximately 5 miles along this road, on the left hand side.

From the South:

From the A90 near Brechin, follow signs for Edzell on the B966. Continue on this road until Fettercairn, then follow the directions above as from the East.

North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1No 2 GullyVD 9
2No 2 Gully (winter)III 4 *5
3Viper CracksHVS 5a 8
4Python CracksVD *37
5Python Cracks Direct StartVD 4c 26
6No 1 ChimneyVD ***99
7Cairngorm Club CrackS **121
8Man EaterHVS 5a 16
9GnasherE1 5b **19
10Rough RiderHVS 5a **52
11TwinkletoesE1 5b **7
12ErkE3 5b **10
13YikesVS 4c *14
14StufferHS 4b 19
15Micro RibVS 4b 6
16Micro LineVD 7
17Micro LineIII 5 1
18Flip FlopHVS 5b 3
19Keepy UppyHVS 5c 2
20Fissure FeughVS 4b *14
21North EndII  
22Snotty WottyVS 5a 3
23Twilight ZoneVS 4c *12
24Silver RibE2 5b *7
25Square ChimneyVD *23
26Square Chimney (winter)IV 6 **1
27Sgoiltean na Lamhan FuilteachE1 5b *2
28BoleroVS 4c **16
29Blawearie's SecretHVS 5a 3
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It might be useful for somebody: Clach na Beinn Climbing topo: na Beinn - Climbing Topo.pdf
Tomek S - 29/Dec/11