Climbs 27
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 454m a.s.l
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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 approach from the Trossachs Hotel carpark along a sign-posted path.


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
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
1 Ben A'an summit summit * 40
  Lower Tier
3 Preamble
S 40
4 The Edge
VS 4c * 30
5 Tricky Vicky
E4 6a * 3
6 Club Corner
E3 5c * 14
7 The First Thirty D 56
8 Twilight Groove HVS 4c * 12
9 Blind Faith none 6a  
10 Ash Wall
S 4a ** 138
Climb name Grade
11 Jughandle Wall
D 45
12 Diagonal Groove
S 4a * 40
13 Hanging Crack
VS 4c ** 24
14 Birch Wall
HS 4a * 59
15 The Hook
E3 5c *** 10
16 Crunchy none 5c  
17 Rowan Rib
D * 101
  Central Tier
19 Atom Slab S 38
20 Hawthorn Rib
D 66
Climb name Grade
21 Right-hand Gully
22 Left-hand Gully
  Upper Tier
24 McLay's Chimney
VD 1
25 Right-hand Gully Continuation
26 Spare Rib
S 11
27 Oblique Crack VD * 34
28 Coriander
VS 4c ** 33
29 The Last Eighty S 4a *** 176
30 The Rent
VS 4c * 26

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