Climbs 32
Rocktype Schist

Faces all

One of the best lines on the Aberdeen sea cliffs? Animal is much steeper than it looks on this photo. © Smelly Fox

Crag features

A collection of grassy humps, mounds, micro-summits and stacks with steep walls, directly seaward of the small settlement of Downies. The Stack can be very pleasant at low tide on a sunny day, whilst the Gorilla's Head has more dramatic fare that might require a pre-placed anchor rope right over the summit.

Approach notes

Parking is limited in Downies, so please be considerate when parking in the village so as not to block access for local residents and other traffic.

Birds can be a problem on top of The Stack and loitering during the nesting season.


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animal to bannana crack mainly bird free. fulmar lurking above gentleman jim intermediate ledge
danimal88 - 29/May/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Gorilla's Head 
2Left AreteHS 2
3Cath's Catharsis
S 3
E2 5c  
5AnimalE3 5c **7
E5 6a *1
7MonsterE6 6a *1
8Lazy Daze
E1 5a 4
9Gentleman Jim
E2 5b *1
10Banana Crack
E1 5b *10
VD * 
12Java Man
13Funky Gibbon
HVS 4c * 
14Howler Monkey
E1 5b * 
15Black Saki
E3 6a * 
 The Stack 
18Quick Lay
VS 4c  
19Yorkshire Whipper
E5 6b * 
20Downside Upwindies
E3 6a ** 
21Upside DownwindiesE3 5c *1
HVS 5b 1
E1 5b * 
24Laa-LaaE2 5b *1
25Black NapkinsVS 4c **2
26Vanila Slice
E2 5b  
27Cream DoughnutE1 5b *1
28The Grand Wazoo
HVS 4c **2
29Gateaux of Delirium
E3 5c  
30White ServietteHVS 5b 1
31Scab and Matter Custard
E3 6a * 
32Snot and Bogey Pie
E1 5b  
33The Greener
34GrazoopkinsHVS 4c ** 

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