Glencoe is one of Scotland's most famous mountain landscapes and is steeped in both human and mountain history. The mountains of Glencoe are made up of some of the oldest sedimentary and volcanic rocks in the world. Glencoe once one a super volcano which collapsed into itself, known as a Caldera. It has since been shaped by thousands of years of glaciation and erosion. More recently human use has removed trees from most of the slopes to make way for sheep and other livestock. All of this history has helped to shape the Glen into the fantastic location that we know it to be today. The steep walls of the Glen rise up above the road with the Aonach Eagach to the north and the massif of the Bidean nam Bian, Buachaille Etive Beag and Bauchaille Etive Mor to the south and can be very intimidating but also very accessible.
It is a fantastic location to go rock climbing and scrambling, with so much choice you may want a guide to point you in the right direction to make the most out of your time. All of our Glencoe mountain guides and instructors love working in amongst the mountains of Glencoe and are always more than happy to share their experiences with you, whether it is scrambling up Bauchaille Etive Mor via Curved ridge or along the Aonach Eagach looking down onto the road, you will have a smile on your face.
The rock climbing in the Glen is some of the best the country has to offer. It has some of the most accessible mountain cliffs in Scotland, whether you are looking for an introduction to Rock climbing course or you would like a Rock climbing guide to take you up one of Glencoe classic's, there is something for everyone.
Please have a look through our some of our more popular courses and if there is something missing that you would like please get in touch.
Our most popular days out in Glencoe are the scrambling on the Aonach Eagach, Curved ridge or North Buttress. Climbing on Rannoch wall up such classics as Agag's groove and walking up to the highest Munro in Argyll, Bidean nam Bian.