The mountain crags of Lochnagar and the Creag an Dubh Loch host superb, well protected granite slabs and cracks. Lower crags are available with the Pass of Ballater and Burn o’ Vat very nearby and offer excellent climbs with minimal walking required.

In winter the climbing really comes into its own with Lochnagar offering challenging ice and winter routes that are world renowned.  An excellent website full of all the different climbs can be found at UKClimbing