Climbs 73
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Faces SE

Frog Stroker, Mid Clyth. © atibbs

Crag features

More great Caithness climbing, especially around the concentrated "Stack" area. Criminally left out of Gary's Scottish Rock guide (to make space for longwinded descriptions of obscure E6s he did the second ascent of and a load of micro-routes on Mull etc), but well worth a visit, for the seal colony as much as the routes.

Worth noting that the climbs from Maelstrom to The Kings Pyjamas seep and have run off early in the year as there is boggy ground above them.
gforce - 19/Apr/15
One of the best climbing areas north of Inverness, certainly the best on the Caithness coast.
Steve Perry - 31/May/12
Shame Clithoral Hood has not been allowed in. Great name!
Ian Jones - 29/Aug/11
Ha! Ha! I agree with the moderator's comments regarding Gary's guide. This place should be in!
Ian Jones - 14/Jun/11
Superb crag in a fabulous setting.
Ian Jones - 13/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 North Geo 
2Cormorant Crumble
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E1 5b  
3Lunchtime Shag
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HS 4c  
4Guillemot Hotpot
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VS 4c  
 Lighthouse Wall 
6Aqualung
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S 4b  
7Rapture of the Deep
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HVS 4c ***3
8Barking Spider
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HVS 5a  
9Wish You Were Here
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E1 5b  
10Trimby's Trembler
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HVS 5a  
11Bruce and Sheila's
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HVS 5a  
12An Ataireachd Ard
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VS 4c  
 The Shelf 
14Circle Line
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VS 4c  
 Stack Area - Skerry Mor 
16Strange Attractor
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E1 5b **3
17Giant
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VS 4b **16
18Maelstrom
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HVS 5a ***8
19Falling from Grace
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E2 5b * 
20Incubus
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E3 5c ***1
21Impending Doom
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E5 6a *** 
22Battle of the Bulge
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E4 6a *** 
23The Fearful Void
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E3 5c *** 
24Raccoon Kicker
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HVS 5a 1
25The King's PyjamasE2 5c ***1
26The Annunciation
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E2 5b **5
27Sprockletop
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VS 4c ***21
28Two Lost Souls
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E1 5b *6
29Captain Sensible
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HVS 5a 1
30Criticality
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S 3
31Comedy of Thirst
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E2 5b  
32Freak Power
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E2 6a  
33John's Peel
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S *7
34Simon Says
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E2 5c **7
35First Passed the Post
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E2 5b **4
36Pumping Hot
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E3 5c *1
37Shallow chimney
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VS 4c ***16
38The Pancake PlaceE4 6b * 
39Silverfish
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E1 5b **3
40Layback Crack
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VS 4c **4
 Inset Wall 
42Diagonal
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S 4b  
43Susan
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E2 5c ***6
44Mug's Game
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HVS 5a ***10
45Theatre of Cruelty
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E2 5b ***9
46Blood Hunt
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HVS 5a 2
47Frog stroker
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HVS 5a ***6
48Hammer House
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E4 5c * 
 South Bay 
50Steerpike
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HVS 5a  
51Knuckle
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VD  
52Small North European Mammal
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S 4b  
53Adagio
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VS 4c  
54Allegro
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VS 4c  
55Oxter
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S ***6
56Tango
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HVS 5a 1
57Friends in High PlacesE4 5b * 
 Over The Water 
59Velvet Scooter
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S 4b  
60Mac-attacked
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S 4b ** 
61Electric Aardvark
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VS 4c  
62Crispy Aromatic Duck
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VD  
63Drawbridge
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S 4b  
64D.I.Y.
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VS 4c  
65Keystone
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S 4a  
 Overhanging Wall Area 
67Psychedelic Wall
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HVS 5a  
68Slowboat
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VD 1
69Indeanola Blues
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S 4b 1
70Crossroads
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HVS 5a ** 
71Acceptance
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E1 5b **1
72Thanksgiving
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E1 5b 1
73Seal Bomber
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E2 5c  
74Stilt
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HS 4b 1
75Stone Crazy
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VS 4c  
76Off the Lip
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VS 4c 2
77Bonxie
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VD 3
78Flogging a Dead Calf
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E1 5a  
79The Water Boys *E2 5c **2
80A Wing and a Prayer *E2 5b **1
81Amateur Operatics *E3 5c **2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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