North Berwick Law

Climbs 70 – Rocktype Trachyte – Altitude 69m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Perfect contrast to traditional climbing at nearby Trapain Law.

Provides a few bolted lines in a sun trap.

Year round climbing possible.

Treat grades with a pinch of salt.

MANY LINES HAVE BEEN ADDED OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS TO THIS CRAG AND THOSE ABOVE AND LEFT OF THE CAR PARK.

Approach notes
Easy to get to - head for big hill behind North Berwick and park near the Primary School

Guidebooks
7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), Scottish Sport Climbs (2013),
Out of print: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), Lowland Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1North Berwick Law summitsummit 13
2Skyline AreteD 2
 CAR PARK BUTTRESS  
4A Right CrackD 3
 MAIN QUARRY FACE  
6Little Lawf4+ 8
7Little Law Directf5 9
8Left Hand Route6a+ *31
9Necktie6b+ *235
10Necktie SSf6B+ 12
11Neck-town-ity7a+ *5
12Fogtown7a **125
13Fogtown (start only)f6B+ *16
14Fogtown (Direct Finish)7a+ **18
15Fogtown (RH finish)7a+ 3
16Law of Gravity SSf6B+ *8
17Law of Gravity LH (start only)f6B **34
18Law of Gravity (LH Start)7a+ ***121
19I Fought the Lawf6C+ **13
20And the Law Wonf7A 3
21Law Of Gravity7a **67
22Jaws of the Law6c **101
23Law of the Flies7a **63
24Law and Disorder6a+ *244
25Law of the Rings7a *6
 LAWBREAKER SLAB  
27The Rooster6c+ 2
28Darkness Falling6a+ *382
29Crossing the Line6a+ 1
30The Brazilian7a 5
31Igneous Intruder6c+ **54
32Dosage7a+ 11
33Old Lawbreaker (LH Start)6b+ 20
34Old Lawbreaker6b **195
35Breaking the Law6a 1
36Wild Iris5c *400
37Diarrhoea 1S 2
38Diarrhoea 2S 3
39Up the Spout and OutVD 5
40Obelix Goes NorthVD *9
41The Menhirf3 5
 EEJIT'S WALL  
43Bored StupidS 4b 2
44Sod's LawVS 5a *4
45Eejit's WallVS 5a 7
46Needs GearVS 4c 10
47Shortf5 8
48Rock Out with your Cock Outf6C **11
49Sharpf4+ 9
 WESTY SLAB  
51Technical EcstasyVS 4c 25
52Mr SlappyVS 4c *31
53Neck it or Deck itHVS 4c **28
54Traverse of the SodsS 4c 4
55The PathM 4
 PARALLEL LINES BUTTRESS  
57JenniferVS 4b 6
58Grasp the NettleVS 4b *14
59SarahVS 4c *21
60PeglustS 4a 6
61Brutus MinimusHS 4c 3
 OVERLAP BUTTRESS  
63Slab and TickleVD  
64Vital StatisticsE1 5b *8
65Statistical VariationsE1 5b *2
66AlderbaranE1 5a *4
67The Grim RurperE1 5a  
68Left OversHVS 4c  
 HADRIAN'S WALL  
70Crescent Moon RisingVD 3
71A Gauling CrackS 4c 2
72GettafixS 4b  
73Hadrian's WallS 4a *1
74Caesar's NoseVD 1
75Finis HorriblisVD 2
76Solitary Soul6b *73
77Grievous Bodily Harm, (GBH)f3+ 2
78Anarchic Law6b 104
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Whoever was top-roping on the main wall this evening (16/7) - you are a bunch of rude idiots. Basically look like locals, don't say hello back when greeted. A top rope set up on a route, but actually climbing the route next to the one the rope is on. Very rude when challenged. Hogging the route all night. Then to top it off that bunch decided it was a good idea to smoke the whole place out with a disposable BBQ. Sport climbs may be worth it, but never coming back. Compared to this, Aberdour is Chamonix! Never met such an unpleasant, rude and uneducated bunch of locals!
whitewaterpops - 16/Jul/13
Worth visiting for the bolted lines in the corner. None of the 'trad' routes are worth a star or anywhere near it though; unprotected, easy-angled slabs with mostly poor rock.
Andy Moles - 21/Apr/09
Sport climbing is very good here and has alot of quality lines. However the trad in the area is a different story. I don't recommend the car park buttress, although there are some fantastic views once up there.
gambit247 - 02/Feb/07
The sports routes make a good introduction to the F6a to F7a grades as they are short and on perfect rock. The trad climbing is gearless and severly overgraded but there is plenty of good bouldering about if you are willing to poke around for it. Worth a visit.
camw - 21/Jun/06