Loading Notifications...

Climbs 52
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces S

View Stats

Left-hand Crack, Kingussie Crag © Grahame N

Crag features

Many routes on slabby, mica schist however some routes offer little to no protection. That said, there are some lovely easier routes and the rock is compact and solid with great friction.

Most routes are 10-12m with some longer options on the lower crag.

Take care with ticks in the summer months when the ferns are in.

Approach notes

Park by the river just outside the caravan park. Take your first left in the caravan site, up the short hill to pass a gate. From here follow the path for 10-15 minutes until your reach a deer gate / style with a sign post for "the crags". A few more minutes and you reach the lower side wall, continuing up the path takes you to the upper crags.

The route to the crag is no longer as the guidebook says; instead you follow signs from near the caravan park's entrance. Also, the belay bolts mentioned in "Highland Outcrops" are long gone - take some long slings to build belays round boulders!
MatthewV - 02/Sep/12
Top area for top roping and single pitch leading. Grades for everyone. Great views of Strathspey and surrounding area. Best route there is probably The Groove. Pity it's so short.
Mick Townshend - 08/Jun/06
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Beta
Name Grade Stars Type Logs Partner Ascents
These climbs you have climbed clean.
These climbs you have climbed by seconding or top-roping.
These climbs you have Dogged.
These climbs you Did not Finish.
Climbs are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate. Climbs can't be verified by a crag moderator, and they need more information to confirm it. Climbs are no longer climbable.

Moderators Updates to this page are checked by a UKC volunteer Hamfunk