Climbs 27
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 419m a.s.l
Faces SE

He thinks the sun shines out his arse © Glenachulish

Crag features

Great mountain cragging with superb but short routes.

Approach notes

Requires a 1.4km walk in from the Trossachs Hotel car park along a sign-posted path - worth it though!

Note: path diversion in operation until Autumn 2015. See map here: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/pdf/rec_pdfs/BenAanDiversionSeptember2014.pdf

Guidebooks

Excellent rock and amazing views. Some routes are very poorly protected and the heather between the tiers should get a VD rating in itself!!
CyberTaff - 21/Apr/14
Did all 3 tiers last night and it was fantastic. Excellent rock, good protection (except First Thirty!!!) and the views were lovely. Will be going back!!!
CyberTaff - 25/May/12
Couldn't identify individual climbs on the bottom two tiers as very overgrown. Stayed on the top tier instead. Cracking views.
CyberTaff - 09/Jul/11
Ben An 505082 on three levels great intro for moving together alpine style.
jackse - 23/Feb/11
There are several small crags on the lower hill to the right of the footpath. Has anyone climbed, or seen descriptions for these?
KeithAlexander - 02/Nov/09
Rock is excellent when dry, beautiful setting.
KeithAlexander - 18/Sep/09
Its 1.6 miles to the picnic area, then a slight walk of to the left to the bottom of the crag. I know the disance as I forgot my belay device the other day and had to run to the car park and then "walk" back up. We had the most up to date book but to be honest, comaparing it to the 1964 version in the hut it was almost identical! All in all a very good day out, we ran out of time as the weather closed in on us, decided to abseil down the crag to the right of the main wall instead of topping out. Si
Sidsnow - 31/May/08
IT'S A BIT MORE THAN 500M, UNLESS IM VERY SLOW AND TAKE 20MINS TO WALK HALF A K.
baynes - 18/Jul/07
Ben A'an is in Perthshire....
alan wilson - 18/Aug/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Lower Tier
2 Preamble
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S 38
3 The Edge
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VS 4c * 26
4 Tricky Vicky
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E4 6a * 3
5 Club Corner
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E3 5c * 12
6 The First Thirty D 51
7 Twilight Groove HVS 4c * 10
8 Blind Faith none 6a  
9 Ash Wall
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S 4a ** 120
10 Jughandle Wall
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D 39
11 Diagonal Groove
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S 4a * 36
12 Hanging Crack
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VS 4c ** 20
13 Birch Wall
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HS 4a * 51
14 The Hook
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E3 5c *** 9
15 Crunchy none 5c  
16 Rowan Rib
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D * 87
  Central Tier
18 Atom Slab S 33
19 Hawthorn Rib
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D 60
20 Right-Hand Gully
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VD  
21 Left-Hand Gully
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VD  
  Upper Tier
23 McLay's Chimney
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VD 1
24 Right-Hand Gully Continuation
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S  
25 Spare Rib
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S 8
26 Oblique Crack VD * 32
27 Coriander
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VS 4c ** 28
28 The Last Eighty S 4a *** 166
29 The Rent
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VS 4c * 22
30 Ben A'an summit * 22

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