Altitude 400m a.s.l
Freak out © mikemartin
The most westerly of the Glencoe Three Sisters has five crags on its East Face all facing south-east. The Lower West Face offers Freakout(E4) and Spacewalk (E5) both Glencoe 3-star classic routes. Barn Wall offers easy climbs and Weeping Wall offers excellent harder routes. Terrace Face contains the classic Archer Ridge a classic 3-star Severe. The uppermost, the Far East Buttress, is more of a walk and so much quieter. It offers some good climbing, including the very pleasant Nirvana Wall (Severe).
Park opposite the lower nose of Gearr Aonach at the lower of the two car parks, and drop down to the path that leads directly across the footbridge and heads steeply uphill towards Stob Coire nan Lochan. A smaller path breaks off to cross the river and reach the foot of the crags (30-40 minutes).
|Be aware that the SMC topo is incorrect for section of wall with Spider etc on. The descriptions are not quite right either (it mentions going to the belays of certain routes but its not quite right) and the tree is very dead and not visible from the ground.|
arose - 25/Apr/15
|lots of mistakes on here|
submariner - 29/May/12
|Curved Crack Severe** and Quiver Rib Diff on the East face - interesing climbs which an even more interesting descent route. Not for the faint hearted!|
Angela McGuckin - 16/Oct/06
|You can also scramble down and left along the the ledge from the tree. Again, care required.|
Jamie B. - 14/Jul/05
|The dilapidated tree above Weeping Wall mentioned in the guide for abseiling off (as alternative to top pitch of Spider) looks well dodgy and totally unsuitable for abseiling. Best top out and combine with some great routes above.|
Jon Earnshaw - 22/Apr/03