Climbing by Benmore Outdoor Centre

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At a step above hillwalking, there are great opportunities for mountaineering at both sites. Although not offered as a led activity, for those who are well versed in the art of mountain ropework, there are some phenomenal challenges on offer nearby.

Benmore’s access to esoterica and scary crags is its draw. Benmore has a mountaineering philosophy and many local crags were frequently explored. Modern climbing has drawn people away from the likes of Creag Liath to more amenable, and safer bolted venues. The Miracle Crag at Loch Eck is a miniature gem of esoteric bolting, and Tighnabruaich and Lochgoilhead have high grade sport climbing for the fierce.

Venturing North sees climbing possibilities at Furnace and in the Arrochar Alps, there are some slightly less challenging routes here, in truly awesome miniature mountain settings, for those who prefer their heart rate to stay at a point where they can appreciate the view.

In winter, the whole area can change abruptly into fantastic winter mountaineering and, if you time it right, there are some super mixed routes right on Benmore’s doorstep, if you know where to look...

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