Rock Climbing in Carn Dearg Buttress-Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

Excellent clean rock
HVS (hard very severe)
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain of United Kingdom. Being a special destination for all the mountaineers, it has also many to offer as a rock climbing destination. Fort William, the main town of the Highlands in Scotland is a key spot for all those who would like to combine adventure with a great variety of provided facilities.

Carn Dearg Buttress gives many worthwhile routes on the north face. Most of the climbs are 6 to 10 pitches long. It has clear square cut slabs overlaps and walls. The buttress is steepening on the right. At this steep rounded wall, you should take care of the block ground higher up.

The whole ascent will be made on excellent clean rock. More specifically, the north west face contains a 100 m/328 ft high vertical wall, which is slightly overhanging. This is where a series of high standard modern routes are concentrated. At this point, there is a central abseil, where all the routes come to an end.

It is highly recommended to attack the rock early in the morning, since striking sun light afterwards may prevent you from performing at ease your climbing until early afternoon hours. As for the essential gear, two ropes of 60 m/196 ft long, a full set of nuts, a good variety of cams, around 10 quick-draws of slings and screw-gates and a couple of chocks will be handy for attempting your venture.