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Pass of Ballater

Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 109 – 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)

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

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

0.1mm rain
Sun
17 °C
19 kph

0.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
26 kph

2.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
17 kph

0.2mm rain
Sun
16 °C
21 kph

14.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
9 kph
Forecast for this crag or UK Weather forecast. Powered by World Weather Online
More: mwis: Cairngorms & MonadhliathMet Office: East Highlands

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 WESTERN SECTION UPPER TIER  
2The JokeE3 6b  
3JanusE4 6b **13
4Cheap TrickE4 6b *1
5Left Hand CrackVS 4c 118
6Right Hand CrackHVS 5a 92
7Right Hand Crack Variation FinishE2 5b 21
8Original RouteVS 5a **274
9FingerwreckerHVS 5c *36
10Wrecker's TraverseE3 5c **9
11Peel's WallE4 6a ***64
12Peel's Wall - Right Hand FinishE4 6a **3
13Smith's AreteE5 6a ***18
14Idiot NationE5 6b  
15Dod's Dead CatE2 5c *69
16Little CenotaphHVS 5b **303
17Pink WallHVS 5a **173
18Green LaughterHVS 5b 41
19FlibbertigibbetVS 4c 49
20Green WallHVS 5a 7
21Swine Before PearlsVS 4c 16
22Jackdaw GrooveHVS 4c 21
23Jackdaw's EdgeE3 5c 4
24Crumbling DiceE2 5c 31
25Black Custard - left hand startE3 5c 2
26Black CustardE1 5b ***242
27High SteppaE2 6a **56
28First SlipHVS 5a 35
29Jam CrackS *78
 WESTERN SECTION MIDDLE TIER  
31BOVD 46
32Swivel HeadD 90
33RightguardD 79
34AftershaveS 118
35Aftershave Direct FinishHS 4b *8
36SkidmarksHVS 5b 8
37Razor's CrackVS 4c *262
38Razor BackE2 5c 3
39Jumbled Blocks CrackVD 340
40Ping PongS 373
41Close ShaveHVS 5a 61
42BrutVS 5a 227
43BrutalE1 5c 3
44StinkerE1 5b **203
45Fungus FaceE1 5b 85
46Cowardie-CustardHVS 5a 67
47Lime ChimneyVD 239
48Ton Ton MacouteE5 6b 9
49Juniper CrushE5 6a 3
50Cavemen Go ClubbingE4 5c 1
51Lucky StrikeVS 4c ***344
52She's Not So SpecialE1 5b 1
53Pretzel LogicE3 5c **53
54Dubh ClaisE4 6a  
55RattlesnakeE3 6b ***21
56SupercreepsE1 5b *32
57Scary MonstersVS 4c *14
 Climb nameGradex
58Silent SpringE1 5a **91
59Medium CoolVS 4c **151
 WESTERN SECTION LOWER TIER  
61Wiry MastersHVS 4c 3
62Tough's BrushE2 5a 2
63The Dance of the Wu-Li MastersE1 5b 3
64The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Direct FinishE2 6a *3
65The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Right-Hand FinishHVS 5b  
 CENTRAL SECTION  
67Private PartsE6 6b **1
68Captain CopoutE4 6a **4
69IsolationVS 5a 9
70The TerroristHVS 5a 4
71DistemperE5 6b **4
72Cold RageE4 6a **27
73Hot TemperE5 6b ***6
74Anger and LustE2 5c ***109
75Anger and Lust Right-Hand FinishE4 6b ***12
76Lech GatesE4 5c **25
77OrageE3 6b 1
78Bottle of SmokeE4 6a *1
79Creak and SqueakHVS 5a 13
80MandraxVS 4c 13
81The SplitsHVS 5b 44
82Giant Flake RouteVS 4b *170
83ConvoyVS 4c **97
84Stoned ImmaculateE5 6a *15
85DramboE6 6a *4
86Bluter CrackE4 6c  
87Bluter GrooveE3 6b ***15
88BluteredE1 5a ***131
89Demon DrinkE5 6b **20
90Doctor DipsoE4 6a *29
91Hangover WallE2 5c 32
92Larup HeadE3 5c **39
93Alcoholics AnonymousE2 5b *41
94Bad Back BluesS 1
95Back SliderE2 5b 9
96Strawberry RippleVS 5a *146
97Plane SliderE3 5b 5
 EASTERN SECTION  
99Chopped P.O.R.G.VS 5a 4
100ShiversHVS 5a 6
101Rock 'n' RollHVS 5a 10
102The Glaswegian ProblemE1 5c 3
103Press UpE1 5c 2
104Wild ThingHVS 5c *3
105Corvid's ChimneyVD 17
106JingsHVS 5b **10
107Help m'BobE5 6c 1
108Hairy BaboonE2 6a **2
109Fat DorisE5 6b * 
110Slender LorisE1 5c 6
111CrivvensHVS 5a 3
112EekS 15
113SootyS 3
114Aid My RobertVD 2
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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