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Climbs 181
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces S

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Cruising it in the damp. Pulling around the roof on Anger and Lust. © Longdrive97

Crag features

The quick-drying Creag an t-Seabhaig at the Pass of Ballater provides some brilliant, steep climbs on generally excellent Cairngorm Granite, with climbing possible from March trhough December. 

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.

Must do: Peels Wall (E4 6a), Rattlesnake (E3 6b), Anger and Lust (E2 5c), Smith's Arete (E5 6a), Lucky Strike (VS 4c), Little Cenotaph (HVS 5b), Black Custard (E1 5b).

Approach notes

There is a generously sized parking area directly beneath the crag on the B972. 

The path leading up directly from the car park takes you to Central Section. 

To reach the Western Section, either walk on the base of the cliffs from Central Section, or walk westward from the car park passing a gate at 300m and head up from the large block.

Erosion is a problem - please keep to obvious paths.

Restricted Access

UPDATE 13/JUL/2021 - Kestrel nest with 6 eggs on Pretzel Logic and Flake Traverse. Avoid those routes and nearby ones for the time being. Fledging expected in 2 weeks. 

Erosion is a problem - please keep to obvious paths.

Bird nesting may happen during seaon (March-September). Please be vigilant and don't climb when they are present. 

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