The northern slope of Caerketton Hill forms a distinct scarp with a wide field of scree below. The bedrock is a fine-grained, fractured igneous rock and is easily plucked from the scarp and transported down the slope. The scree field stretches 260m across and over 100m from top to bottom. It is stable to walk over. Although easily fractured, this rock is generally very resistant and active runnels, characterised by lighter coloured material, is more likely a result of human traffic than active weathering. On a clear day, the sign-posted vantage point is easily accessible with some hard work from the Hillend Snowsports Centre and gives wide views of Edinburgh and beyond.