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 through December.
Popular with Aberdonians - excellent wet weather alternative if Creag an Dubh Loch and Lochnagar are shrouded in cloud.
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), Blutered (E1 5b).
There is a generously sized parking area directly beneath the crag on the B972 (57.059849, -3.043871).
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.