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

Rough Rider on a perfect day © frecro

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.


It might be useful for somebody: Clach na Beinn Climbing topo: na Beinn - Climbing Topo.pdf
Tomek S - 29/Dec/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1No 2 Gully
VD 9
2No 2 Gully (winter)III 4 *5
3Viper Cracks
HVS 5a 8
4Python Cracks
VD *38
5Python Cracks Direct Start
VD 4c 26
6No 1 Chimney
VD ***100
7Cairngorm Club Crack
S **123
8Man EaterHVS 5a 17
E1 5b **19
10Rough Rider
HVS 5a **54
E1 5b **7
E3 5b **11
VS 4c *14
HS 4b 19
15Micro Rib
VS 4b 6
16Micro LineVD 7
17Micro LineIII 5 1
18Flip Flop
HVS 5b 3
19Keepy Uppy
HVS 5c 2
20Fissure Feugh
VS 4b *15
21North EndII  
22Snotty Wotty
VS 5a 3
23Twilight Zone
VS 4c *13
24Silver Rib
E2 5b *8
25Square Chimney
VD *23
26Square Chimney (winter)IV 6 **1
27Sgoiltean na Lamhan Fuilteach
E1 5b *3
VS 4c **17
29Blawearie's Secret
HVS 5a 3
30Central Gully
VD 4
31Central GullyIV 4  
VS 4c 4
33Bogendreip Buttress
HVS 5a ***55
34Glen Dye SlabE4 6b **1
35Crack o' the Mearns
VS 4c ***67
36Solus ' s na h-Uamhan
S **10
37Hell's Bells
E1 5c *2
38Hell Cat
VS 5a 2
39Window Gully
HS 4b 2
40Window Gully (Winter)
IV 6 *1
41Sunset Rib
HS 4a 3
42Cave Crack
HS 4a *3
43Platform Climb (summer)
D **42
44Platform Climb (winter)
III 5 3
45Outside Left
D 16
46Inside Left
VD 15
HS 4a *34
48Inside Right
HS 15
49Pink Slab VariationHS 4
50Outside RightVS 4c 5
HS *18
52Eagle Buttress
D 8
S 12
VD 16
55Southeast Gully (summer)
M 22
56Southeast Gully (winter)
57Vimy RidgeVS 4c *10
58Southern GrooveII 1

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