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.

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

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
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S 3
4Monkey
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E2 5c  
5AnimalE3 5c **7
6Animosity
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E5 6a *1
7MonsterE6 6a *1
8Lazy Daze
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E1 5a 4
9Gentleman Jim
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E2 5b *1
10Banana Crack
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E1 5b *10
11Zinjanthropus
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VD * 
12Java Man
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S  
13Funky Gibbon
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HVS 4c * 
14Howler Monkey
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E1 5b * 
15Black Saki
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E3 6a * 
 The Stack 
17Splashway
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VD  
18Quick Lay
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VS 4c  
19Yorkshire Whipper
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E5 6b * 
20Downside Upwindies
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E3 6a ** 
21Upside DownwindiesE3 5c *1
22Smegmatoid
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HVS 5b 1
23Spiffing
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E1 5b * 
24Laa-LaaE2 5b *1
25Black NapkinsVS 4c **2
26Vanila Slice
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E2 5b  
27Cream DoughnutE1 5b *1
28The Grand Wazoo
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HVS 4c **2
29Gateaux of Delirium
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E3 5c  
30White ServietteHVS 5b 1
31Scab and Matter Custard
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E3 6a * 
32Snot and Bogey Pie
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E1 5b  
33The Greener
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HS  
34GrazoopkinsHVS 4c ** 

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