UKC

Climbs 119
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces S

whipper for milky © Tom Russell

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.

Access Advice

May 17 - For the next couple of months, please avoid Jumbled Blocks Crack (and preferably the routes to either side) as a nesting pine marten with young has taken up residence.

 

Erosion is a problem - please keep to obvious paths.

October 17 - Pine marten nesting season is over. Crag is clear for access.

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  WESTERN SECTION UPPER TIER
2 The Joke
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E3 6b  
3 Janus
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E4 6b ** 17
4 Cheap Trick
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E4 6b * 1
5 Left Hand Crack
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VS 4c 173
6 Right Hand Crack
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HVS 5a 129
7 Right Hand Crack Variation Finish E2 5b 29
8 Original Route
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VS 5a ** 420
9 Fingerwrecker
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HVS 5c * 59
10 Wrecker's Traverse E3 5c ** 19
11 Peel's Wall
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E4 6a *** 105
12 Peel's Wall - Right Hand Finish
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E4 6a ** 7
13 Lines' Hybrid E7 6c ** 1
14 Smith's Arete
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E5 6a *** 34
15 Idiot Nation E5 6b  
16 Dod's Dead Cat E2 5c * 110
17 Little Cenotaph
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HVS 5b ** 500
18 Pink Wall HVS 5a ** 247
19 Green Laughter
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HVS 5b 53
20 Flibbertigibbet
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VS 4c 73
21 Green Wall
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HVS 5a 11
22 Swine Before Pearls
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VS 4c 22
23 Jackdaw Groove
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HVS 4c 39
24 Jackdaw's Edge E3 5c 5
25 Crumbling Dice E2 5c 43
26 Black Custard - left hand start
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E3 5c 7
27 Black Custard
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E1 5b *** 411
28 High Steppa
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E2 6a ** 89
29 First Slip
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HVS 5a 47
30 Jam Crack
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S * 124
  WESTERN SECTION MIDDLE TIER
32 BO
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VD 60
33 Swivel Head
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D 130
34 Rightguard
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D 113
35 Aftershave
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S 164
36 Aftershave Direct Finish HS 4b * 29
37 Skidmarks
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HVS 5b 12
38 Razor's Crack
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VS 4c * 412
39 Razor Back E2 5c 4
40 Jumbled Blocks Crack
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VD 511
41 Ping Pong
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S 551
42 Close Shave HVS 5a 84
Climb name Grade
43 Brut
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VS 5a 343
44 Brutal E1 5c 6
45 Stinker
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E1 5b ** 312
46 Fungus Face
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E1 5b 105
47 Cowardie-Custard HVS 5a 101
48 Lime Chimney
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VD 366
49 Ton Ton Macoute
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E5 6b 19
50 Juniper Crush E5 6a 5
51 Cavemen Go Clubbing E4 5c 1
52 Lucky Strike
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VS 4c *** 572
53 She's Not So Special E1 5b 4
54 Pretzel Logic
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E3 5c ** 86
55 Dubh Clais E4 6a  
56 Rattlesnake
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E3 6b *** 40
57 Rattlesnake High Start E2 5c 8
58 Supercreeps
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E1 5b * 53
59 Scary Monsters
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VS 4c * 35
60 Silent Spring
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E1 5a ** 127
61 Silent Spring Direct Start
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E2 5c 1
62 Medium Cool
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VS 4c ** 283
  WESTERN SECTION LOWER TIER
64 Wiry Masters
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HVS 4c 17
65 Tough's Brush E2 5a 12
66 Snowflakes E2 5b 5
67 The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters
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E1 5b 7
68 The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Direct Finish
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E2 6a * 3
69 The Dance of the Wu-Li Masters Right-Hand Finish
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HVS 5b  
70 Liquid Nerve * E1 5a 1
  CENTRAL SECTION
72 Private Parts E6 6b ** 3
73 Captain Copout
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E4 6a ** 13
74 General Anaesthetic E5 6c ** 5
75 Local Anaesthetic E4 6a **  
76 Isolation
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VS 5a 16
77 The Terrorist HVS 5a 7
78 Distemper E5 6b ** 8
79 Cold Rage
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E4 6a ** 59
80 Hot Temper E5 6b *** 12
81 Warm Love E5 6a ***  
82 Anger and Lust
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E2 5c *** 193
83 Anger and Lust Right-Hand Finish
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E4 6b *** 18
84 Lech Gates E4 5c ** 42
Climb name Grade
85 Orage E3 6b 1
86 Bottle of Smoke E4 6a * 3
87 Creak and Squeak
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HVS 5a 30
88 Mandrax
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VS 4c 32
89 The Splits
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HVS 5b 79
90 Giant Flake Route
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VS 4b * 277
91 Convoy
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VS 4c ** 151
92 Stoned Immaculate
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E5 6a * 24
93 Drambo
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E6 6a * 9
94 Drambo Direct E6 6a *** 3
95 Bluter Crack
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E4 6c 1
96 Bluter Groove
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E3 6b *** 28
97 Blutered
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E1 5a *** 232
98 Demon Drink
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E5 6b ** 26
99 Doctor Dipso
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E4 6a * 39
100 Hangover Wall
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E2 5c 45
101 Larup Head
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E3 5c ** 69
102 Alcoholics Anonymous
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E2 5b * 59
103 Bad Back Blues S 3
104 Back Slider E2 5b 11
105 Strawberry Ripple
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VS 5a * 194
106 Plane Slider
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E3 5b 7
  EASTERN SECTION
108 Chopped P.O.R.G.
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VS 5a 4
109 Shivers
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HVS 5a 9
110 Rock 'n' Roll
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HVS 5a 15
111 The Glaswegian Problem
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E1 5c 9
112 Press Up
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E1 5c 3
113 Wild Thing HVS 5c * 7
114 Corvid's Chimney
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VD 22
115 Jings
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HVS 5b ** 13
116 Help m'Bob
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E5 6c 1
117 Hairy Baboon
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E2 6a ** 3
118 Fat Doris
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E5 6b *  
119 Slender Loris
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E1 5c 7
120 Crivvens
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HVS 5a 5
121 Eek
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S 22
122 Sooty
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S 6
123 Aid My Robert
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VD 4
124 Babylon VD ** 1
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