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Areas in The Lock A'an Basin

Hells's Lum Crag 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shelter Stone Crag 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Stac An Fharaidh 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 2,000 ft
GPS: 57.102, -3.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Aug 29, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron
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Description [Suggest Change]

The Loch A'an (sometimes referred to as Loch Avon) basin is situated in the heart of the northern portion of the Cairngorms.

The Hell's Lum and Shelter Stone crags are the most well known of the cliffs that surround the loch, but there are many others that hold some good climbing.

The Shelter Stone Crag gets its name from a huge boulder at it foot, which can provide good shelter and a base for climbers wanting to stay longer than a day in the area.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

The easiest approach is from the North. Drive from Aviemore to wards the Cairngorm ski area. Leave your car in the Coire Cas (the higher one) car park, and head on up the slopes (either by foot or via the tram).

Skirt the summit of Cairngorm, and go south across the plateau. As you approach the basin you can choose to decide to descend a number of ways depending on the crag you'll be visiting.

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