Altitude 600m a.s.l
Loch Avon Basin © andymoin
Features some of the very best routes on Cairngorm granite:
10-pitch routes on the Main Bastion and also 1 to 3 pitch routes on the Central Slabs. Famous routes include Run of the Arrow (E6), The Pin (E2), Steeple (E2), The Needle (E1).
Also has some amazing, winter lines:
Sticil Face (V) and Citadel (VIII) and of some of the established Summer lines e.g. The Needle, in mixed conditions.
Faces NE, so holds snow and ice well.
Dries fairly quickly.
There's also loads of bouldering potential between the loch and the crag but beware the gnarly landings and finger-shredding granite!
Best approach is from Coire Cas - either by the Fiacaill a Choirrie Cas or via the Goat Track in Coire an t'Sneachda
The Shelter Stone and surrounding boulders provide some howfs and bivi sites. Protect your food from scavenging mice.
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