The mountain crags of Lochnagar
and the Creag an Dubh Loch
host superb, well protected granite slabs and cracks. Lower crags also are popular, with the Pass of Ballater
and Burn o’ Vat
offering excellent climbs with minimal walking required. In winter the climbing really comes into its own; Lochnagar and the remote corries in the Cairngorms offering challenging ice and winter routes that are truly world renowned.