Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1155m a.s.l
Faces N

Grovel Wall-Ian Duckworth about to ab off a tied off blade... © Rhoddy Stewart

Summit of this hill

This summit has been climbed in 6 logbooks.

Hill features

Provides some of the most spectacular, if not always the most reliable, winter climbing in the Cairngorms.

Huge cornices can form, making late season exits problematic. Gullies, as everywhere else, should be avoided like the plague during/after heavy snow or a thaw.

Unique hazard is bumping into Prince Charles on the approach, who is known to invite climbers into his bothy for a 'wee dram'. Make sure you wipe your boots before entering.

Approach notes

Carpark charge of £4 now levied by Royal Estate at Glen Muick carpark.

Beware after heavy snow: most approaches cross avalanche run outs. 

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Bells on the Rocks I 3
2 Sonshine Corner III 6
3 Red Lightning II 4
4 Left Spiral
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II 2
5 Jacob's Slabs III 4 * 19
6 Sentinel Couloir
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II 7
7 Sunset Gully III 10
8 Sunset Buttress
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III 5 * 5
9 Pelican Groove II/III 2
10 Triangle Buttress (Summer) M 1
11 Triangle Buttress (Winter)
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II 9
12 Red Spout I * 22
13 Perseverance Groove II 5
14 Forgotten Runnel II 1
15 Never Say Die III 4 * 6
16 Perseverance Rib
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III 12
17 The Handrail III 4 2
18 Most Likely You Go Your Way III 2
19 Starburst II 6
20 Gale Force Groove III * 10
21 Lunar Eclipse
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III * 5
22 The Gift
-
II ** 17
23 Cumberland
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III 1
24 Temptress III * 5
25 Windfall III * 7
26 Unknown II *  
27 Forsaken Gully
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II 36
Climb name Grade
28 Gully Route II 7
29 Central Gully
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I 25
30 Pointless walk to the Mountain Rescue box below the crag summit *** 6
31 Central Buttress (Summer)
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M * 27
32 Central Buttress (Winter)
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II ** 157
33 Shadow Buttress A, Bell's Route III * 5
34 Parallel Gully A
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III *** 88
35 Raeburn's Gully
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II *** 242
36 Amphitheatre Route
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III 2
37 Pinnacle Gully 1
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III 19
38 Slab Gully III 2
39 Pinnacle Gully 2
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II 12
40 Crumbling Cranny II ** 42
41 Black Spout Left-hand Branch I ** 105
42 The Black Spout
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I 191
43 The Black Spout Right-hand Finish III 4 7
44 Black Spout Buttress (Summer)
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D * 71
45 Black Spout Buttress (Winter)
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III 5 *** 69
46 Western Slant III * 2
47 Gelder Buttress III 4 2
48 Central Icefall III 5
49 Bathtime Buttress
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II **  
50 Plug Groove
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III 1
51 Stuic Buttress (Summer)
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1 15
52 Stuic Buttress (Winter)
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I ** 78
53 Shepherd's Warning
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III  
54 Daybreak Corners
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III *  
Climb name Grade
55 Twilight Groove
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III 4 ** 8
56 New Boot Groove III 4 5
57 The Slot Left-hand
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III 4  
58 Stegosaurus Rib (Summer) 2 2
59 Stegosaurus Rib (Winter)
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II 7
60 Cac Carn Fall II 1
61 Euan Corner I 1
62 Bilberry Edge II 1
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