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Angus - some of the most rewarding rock climbing in Scotland

Rock ClimbingThough the Angus Glens are better known as a winter climbing venue, they include some of the best rock climbing in Scotland.


Angus has some excellent coastal and inland crags and instruction, with guiding available for any group size and any ability.


In Glen Clova, there are many areas within the Red Craig, with a mixture of traditional routes covering grades from "V Diff" to "E6".


And if snow & ice climbing is your thing, the Winter Corrie of Driesh and Mayer's Corrie Fee offer a selection of renowned ice routes to tackle.


If you're interested in sport climbing, venues such as Legaston, Ley Quarry, Balmashanner and the newly developed Kirriemuir Quarry are all well worthy of a visit. Moreover, there are climbs along the cliffs from Arbroath to Montrose where you'll also find coasteering.


Information on all these venues and other rock climbing locations in Scotland, with the exception of Kirriemuir Quarry (which has its own guide), can be found in the North-east Outcrops Guide.


Indoor climbing and abseiling adventures within Angus

Although Angus is one of the driest counties in Scotland, if the weather doesn't hold, you will find climbing at Avertical World in nearby Dundee - possibly the best indoor venue in the area.


Abseiling - stepping off a mountain top and descending down a sheer cliff face using a rope - definitely gets the adrenalin pumping. Angus has several excellent outdoor abseiling locations, where the scenery is almost as breathtaking as the sensation of starting your decline.


If you prefer your climbing at a more sedate and less vertical pace, Angus is blessed with some of the best hillwalking in Scotland.