90m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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planetmarshall 4 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: If taking MTBs from Invercauld, persevere and you can get as far as the river crossing at NO 113 989, leaving a 2km hike up to the sneck.
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βeta: If taking MTBs from Invercauld, persevere and you can get as far as the river crossing at NO 113 989, leaving a 2km hike up to the sneck.
ClimberPentir 23 Jun, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Finding the buttress was the main problem. Of note, the grid reference and height of the base of the route in the SMC greatest hits book is incorrect; these should be: NJ 110 0118 1025M
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βeta: Finding the buttress was the main problem. Of note, the grid reference and height of the base of the route in the SMC greatest hits book is incorrect; these should be: NJ 110 0118 1025M
Simon Theobald 25 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: 40 year old ambition fulfilled to do this super remote classic climb. Surely one of the best VDiffs in the UK. We walked in from Braemar Castle which involves fording the River Dee (knee depth at the moment but probably not recommended after rain). The walk-in is long (9 miles) but easy and pleasant- 3.5 hours up and 3 hours down at a gentle but steady pace. You could probably save 1 hour either way by cycling up to about two thirds of the way from Invercauld Bridge car park. The climb is magnificent with great exposure and a mixture of delicate and jamming type moves. Large cam helpful for the crux moves on the top pitch. I’m not used to granite which feels a bit like gritstone with few positive handholds but even so it’s VDiff grade felt about right.
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βeta: 40 year old ambition fulfilled to do this super remote classic climb. Surely one of the best VDiffs in the UK. We walked in from Braemar Castle which involves fording the River Dee (knee depth at the moment but probably not recommended after rain). The walk-in is long (9 miles) but easy and pleasant- 3.5 hours up and 3 hours down at a gentle but steady pace. You could probably save 1 hour either way by cycling up to about two thirds of the way from Invercauld Bridge car park. The climb is magnificent with great exposure and a mixture of delicate and jamming type moves. Large cam helpful for the crux moves on the top pitch. I’m not used to granite which feels a bit like gritstone with few positive handholds but even so it’s VDiff grade felt about right.
skinne 12 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Watch out for loose blocks masquerading as embedded stone in the soil at the base; some really big stuff slid out of the dirt from under our feet!
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βeta: Watch out for loose blocks masquerading as embedded stone in the soil at the base; some really big stuff slid out of the dirt from under our feet!
JWS 6 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Absolutely fantastic route. Hard to think of a better V.Diff. If you are short of time, then check out where the route actually is before you set off. That way, you can avoid a scenic, but strenous, tour of all of the other corries on Beinn a' Bhuird.
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βeta: Absolutely fantastic route. Hard to think of a better V.Diff. If you are short of time, then check out where the route actually is before you set off. That way, you can avoid a scenic, but strenous, tour of all of the other corries on Beinn a' Bhuird.
jon59 15 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, lead the whole thing. Sopping wet first pitch, damp 2 + 3 pitch. The wetnesss made the 2nd pitch traverse and the 3rd pitch layback a bit interesting today.
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βeta: Great route, lead the whole thing. Sopping wet first pitch, damp 2 + 3 pitch. The wetnesss made the 2nd pitch traverse and the 3rd pitch layback a bit interesting today.

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