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Fiacaill Ridge Scrambling Cairngorms

X2 - Rock Climb & Scramble

Rock Climb & Scramble in the same weekend! A popular course with different bases offering a variety of venues in Scotland's east and west. Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing on real rock or practice your indoor climbing skills outside. These fundamental skills will then be applied in the mountains on some fantastic scrambles in both the East and West. Scrambling is an excellent way to reach the summit of a mountain in an "interesting" manner by traversing terrain with contours, outcrops, and crags. In two fantastic days, we cover a lot of ground.


Pre requisites - possible hill walking and indoor climbing but not essential     

Core Skills Covered 

  • Kit and pre course guidance 

  • Route planning & Weather

  • Harness tie in & belaying

  • Building basic anchors

  • Movement skills on rock climbs/steeper steeper scrambling ground

  • Personal abseiling

  • Flora, Fauna & wildlife

  • Navigation Map/Compass & GPS

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Appropriate use of kit, where and when

  • Journeying, route finding and decision making

Included in the cost 

  • Qualified, Professional instruction and service

  • Use of harness, helmet & ropes


Cairngorm X2 -  please send inquiry 

Fort William X2 - please send inquiry

Not Included in the cost 

  • Personal Insurance


 £175 per person for 2 days

 Max ratio 1:4

Possible Weekend Itineries

Cairngorm X2  - The ski car park provides high access, and after a short walk, Twin Ribs and the Fiacaill Ridge provide two scrambles before finishing on the Cairngorm Plateau. There are numerous single pitch rock climbing venues in and around Strathspey, including Kingussie crag, Huntleys Cave crag, Cummingston, and Duntelchaig Pinnacle Rock. For the Strathspey experience, base yourself in and around Aviemore or Grantown On Spey.

Fort William X2 - Glen Nevis is only 5 minutes from Fort William and provides easy access to numerous single-pitch rock climbing crags. There are numerous scrambles in and around Fort William and nearby Glencoe, ranging from short roadside scrambles to classics like Curved Ridge on the Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. For a West Coast vibe, stay in and around Fort William. 

Recent Course  Feedback


Fantastic couple of days with Kevin. Great tutor with subtle progression on your skills. Fun,varied and in great locations. Definitely worth a recommendation.

Google Review - 07/08/2020

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