Rock – Ice – Scrambling
Mountaineering – Bouldering
The club has a strong climbing / mountaineering scene. There are regular evening sessions throughout the year; indoors during the winter and outdoors during the summer. Members also undertake various other climbing adventures.
SUMMER. Every Wednesday evening, as long as daylight and weather permits, a group of enthusiasts meet to climb. The usual venue is the sea-cliffs near Cummingston where there are a fine variety of short routes on sandstone. Other destinations include Huntly’s Cave, Logie Head, Redhythe Point and Covesea. All venues offer routes with a range of difficulty (including some suitable for complete beginners) and are excellent training grounds for beginners and those with a nervous eye on Skye’s Inaccessible Pinnacle.
WINTER. During the winter months, the climbers (usually) meet on Tuesday evening at Speyside High School in Aberlour and Friday evening at RAF Lossiemouth for indoor climbing sessions. Please note that attendance at the Friday sessions requires prior approval from RAF Lossiemouth (contact Ben Watson more than a week prior to the meet) and attendance is limited to the number of escorting members in attendance.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES. Read the Club’s “About” pages for information on your responsibilities and the participation statement. Club members do not provide “instruction”, but many members have a wealth of experience that they are willing to share.
WHERE ARE WE GOING THIS WEEK? Check the Club’s public Facebook page (pinned post) for latest information and any last minute changes. Winter sessions are:
Tuesdays – Speyside High School, Aberlour
Fridays – RAF Lossiemouth
CLIMBING COORDINATOR. Ben Watson is the Club’s Climbing Coordinator. Contact Ben Watson for more information regarding the Club’s climbing activities.
- Information on local crags (UK Climbing website): Logie Head, Cummingston, Covesea, Huntly’s Cave, Redhythe Point
- Cummingston Sea Cliffs Voluntary User Code
- Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s latest news on nesting birds