Pass of Ballater

Climbs 112 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
The quick-drying Craig an t'Seabhaig at the Pass of Ballater provides some brilliant, steep climbs on generally excellent Cairngorm Granite.

Popular with Aberdonians - excellent wet weather alternative if Creag an Dubh Loch and Lochnagar are shrouded in cloud.

Surrounding woodland provides interesting flora and fauna - esp. ants.

Climbing possible Mar-Dec.

Must-dos: Peels Wall (E4 6a), Rattlesnake (E3 6a), Anger and Lust (E2 5c), Smith's Arete (E5 6a), Lucky Strike (VS 4c), Little Cenotaph (HVS 5b)

Approach notes
Erosion is a problem - please keep to obvious paths.

Scottish Rock - South (2008), North East Outcrops (2003), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2The JokeE3 6b  
3JanusE4 6b **13
4Cheap TrickE4 6b *1
5Left Hand CrackVS 4c 130
6Right Hand CrackHVS 5a 103
7Right Hand Crack Variation FinishE2 5b 23
8Original RouteVS 5a **317
9FingerwreckerHVS 5c *40
10Wrecker's TraverseE3 5c **12
11Peel's WallE4 6a ***76
12Peel's Wall - Right Hand FinishE4 6a **3
13Smith's AreteE5 6a ***21
14Idiot NationE5 6b  
15Dod's Dead CatE2 5c *83
16Little CenotaphHVS 5b **360
17Pink WallHVS 5a **191
18Green LaughterHVS 5b 45
19FlibbertigibbetVS 4c 55
20Green WallHVS 5a 8
21Swine Before PearlsVS 4c 17
22Jackdaw GrooveHVS 4c 26
23Jackdaw's EdgeE3 5c 4
24Crumbling DiceE2 5c 31
25Black Custard - left hand startE3 5c 3
26Black CustardE1 5b ***290
27High SteppaE2 6a **69
28First SlipHVS 5a 37
29Jam CrackS *92
31BOVD 48
32Swivel HeadD 102
33RightguardD 90
34AftershaveS 135
35Aftershave Direct FinishHS 4b *15
36SkidmarksHVS 5b 8
37Razor's CrackVS 4c *308
38Razor BackE2 5c 3
39Jumbled Blocks CrackVD 397
40Ping PongS 427
41Close ShaveHVS 5a 71
42BrutVS 5a 255
43BrutalE1 5c 3
44StinkerE1 5b **232
45Fungus FaceE1 5b 94
46Cowardie-CustardHVS 5a 77
47Lime ChimneyVD 285
48Ton Ton MacouteE5 6b 12
49Juniper CrushE5 6a 3
50Cavemen Go ClubbingE4 5c 1
51Lucky StrikeVS 4c ***418
52She's Not So SpecialE1 5b 1
53Pretzel LogicE3 5c **61
54Dubh ClaisE4 6a  
55RattlesnakeE3 6b ***30
56Rattlesnake High StartE2 5c 1
57SupercreepsE1 5b *36
58Scary MonstersVS 4c *16
59Silent SpringE1 5a **101
60Medium CoolVS 4c **194
62Wiry MastersHVS 4c 3
63Tough's BrushE2 5a 2
64The Dance of the Wu-Li MastersE1 5b 3
65The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Direct FinishE2 6a *3
66The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Right-Hand FinishHVS 5b  
68Private PartsE6 6b **3
69Captain CopoutE4 6a **10
70General AnaestheticE5 6c **3
71IsolationVS 5a 11
72The TerroristHVS 5a 4
73DistemperE5 6b **4
74Cold RageE4 6a **36
75Hot TemperE5 6b ***6
76Anger and LustE2 5c ***137
77Anger and Lust Right-Hand FinishE4 6b ***14
78Lech GatesE4 5c **38
79OrageE3 6b 1
80Bottle of SmokeE4 6a *3
81Creak and SqueakHVS 5a 18
82MandraxVS 4c 19
83The SplitsHVS 5b 52
84Giant Flake RouteVS 4b *202
85ConvoyVS 4c **113
86Stoned ImmaculateE5 6a *17
87DramboE6 6a *6
88Drambo DirectE6 6a ***2
89Bluter CrackE4 6c  
90Bluter GrooveE3 6b ***19
91BluteredE1 5a ***167
92Demon DrinkE5 6b **23
93Doctor DipsoE4 6a *35
94Hangover WallE2 5c 35
95Larup HeadE3 5c **51
96Alcoholics AnonymousE2 5b *43
97Bad Back BluesS 1
98Back SliderE2 5b 10
99Strawberry RippleVS 5a *169
100Plane SliderE3 5b 6
102Chopped P.O.R.G.VS 5a 4
103ShiversHVS 5a 7
104Rock 'n' RollHVS 5a 10
105The Glaswegian ProblemE1 5c 3
106Press UpE1 5c 2
107Wild ThingHVS 5c *4
108Corvid's ChimneyVD 18
109JingsHVS 5b **11
110Help m'BobE5 6c 1
111Hairy BaboonE2 6a **2
112Fat DorisE5 6b * 
113Slender LorisE1 5c 6
114CrivvensHVS 5a 3
115EekS 17
116SootyS 4
117Aid My RobertVD 3
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Nesting birds with chicks at the top out of Giant Flake Route at present.
Lamb - 20/May/14
who keeps stealing the screwgate from the ab tat around the tree above blutered/giant flake route etc? please stop it. its petty and cheap.
mulletcocktail2000 - 16/Jun/09