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Cairngorm Classic Rock

Adventure LEVEL | 3 day(s) | Ratio 1:2 | From £465.00

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Overview

Join us for 3 days of rocking climbing in the mountains, exploring the Cairngorms and specifically the area’s classic rock climbs. Most of the climbs will be in the mountains and based on the list found in the book, ‘Classic Rock’. Routes such as Savage Slit (Severe ***), Talisman (HS 4a***), Squareface (VDif ***) or Clean Sweep (VS 4c***).  Many of the routes are 3-star climbs with fascinating history and importance in the climbing community when they were first climbed. Some of the rock climbs are quite accessible while others are located deep in the mountains and will require some tactics to access and climb in a day. The 3 days have a big adventure spirit and will take you to some of the most impressive mountain rock climbing scenery the UK mountains have to offer.

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AIMS

To explore the Cairngorm Classic rock climbs, focusing on the list of Classic Rock climbs found in the Cairngorm mountains. Adventure climbing involving mountain journeys with rock climbs, learning, and experiencing some of the best mountain rock climbs in the UK. We will aim to climb some of the routes listed for example, Savage Slit (Severe ***), Talisman (HS 4a***), Squareface (VDif ***) or Clean Sweep (VS 4c***).

PRE-REQUISITES

Able to second rock climbs from V.Diff to Very Severe. Some experience of multi pitch climbing, the skills involved and its associated exposure. Must be able to complete long mountain walks and have a good level of fitness to complete a day of climbing and walking combined.

IS IT FOR ME?

If you are looking for some guided rock climbing in the Cairngorm mountains, experiencing the Classic Rock climbs and the unique mountain scenery of the Cairngorms. It’s a great opportunity to tick off some of the best mountain rock climbs in the UK, and experience climbing in a team and maybe explore a new area for you too.

CONTENT

The main aim of our 3 days together will be to maximise rock climbing, focusing on the classic rock climbs of the Cairngorms. It’s important to retain some flexibility due to weather and conditions, but at the start of the course we’ll discuss what routes we’ll be able to target over the 3 days. Other rock climbs may be used if poor weather dictates! Most of the classic climbs are in the mountains and will require good weather and long days to allow for the approach and descents.

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Step 2

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DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date04/06/24Cost (with accommodation)£645.00Cost (no accommodation)£465.00PlacesFULL Contact Us
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

Start Time:
0900
End Time:
1700
Meeting at:
Glenmore Lodge

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Lunch

Equipment

 

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

Personal Mountain Equipment

Rucksack – approx 40 ltrs maximum

Walking boots

Approach shoes

Waterproofs top and bottoms

Water bottle

Sun hat

Sun cream

Midge head net and Midge spray (Smidge do a good head net and spray)

Head torch

Sunglasses

 

Personal clothing 

Mountain trousers

Shorts

Base layers/mid layers

Warm jacket

Hat

Gloves

 

Rock Climbing equipment 

Rock shoes

Harness

Helmet

Chalk bag

Belay plate and Karabiner

 

Glenmore Lodge will provide technical climbing racks

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