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Caithness, SCOTLAND

Climbs 84 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces E

Crag features
Tidal and Non-Tidal sea cliffs, with good climbs at all grades. Unspoiled and quiet area with lots of wildlife, including sea otters and seals.

Access notes
No Restrictions, easy 10 min walk from ample parking at harbour. No bird restrictions, but quite a few present on cliffs.

Weather forecast

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0.3mm rain
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17 °C
25 kph

4.1mm rain
16 °C
35 kph

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15 °C
28 kph

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17 °C
20 kph

0.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
32 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Fancy FreeVS 4c *16
2Underneath The ArchersHVS 5a *8
3PistachioS 4b **21
4Stepping OutS 4b ***40
5Puffin AttackVS 4c **24
6Guillemot CrackHVS 5a *13
7The SerpentE2 5b *2
8Imperial LatherHVS 5a ***2
9Positive Mental AttitudeVS 5a ***19
10Reach for the SkyVS 4b *9
11LaphroaigHVS 5b **16
12Pippit at the postS 4b *4
13Heavy DutyVS 4b **4
14WallnutVD **6
15StonewareS 4a *7
16First AccentVD *6
17Fred FlintstoneVD 2
18Far East AreteHVS 5a *3
19Don't Think TwiceHVS 5a ***12
20Sticky FingersVS 4c *11
21SlideVS 5a *8
22ShocketS 4b *18
23Two Bit RamS 4a 2
24Forgotten CornerS 4b 5
25FootlooseS 4a 2
26The Grey CoastVS 4b 2
27First AscentVD *5
 Climb nameGradex
28Bam BamS 4a **7
29Smelly SoxHVS 5a 2
30The Other LandscapeHVS 5a ***3
31The BeastVS 4c **4
32CoasterS 4b **11
33FalloutHVS 5a *5
34PrayHVS 5b 4
35More NoiseHVS 5b *5
36Cassin's CrackHVS 5a *2
37We Are Not AmusedVD *2
38Border RaidS 4c **2
39Unclaimed RouteD *5
40SomnambulistVS 4c **1
41Shearwater (South Corner)HVS 5a **2
42Dilema (South Corner)HS 4b 1
43Freaker's Crack (Big Flat Wall Area)HVS 5a **2
44Nobody's Crack (Stack Area)VS 4c *4
45Out of Reach (Stack Area)VS 4c *2
46I, ClaudiusHVS 5a  
47SummerDaysE2 5b 1
48Two Good FriendsVS 4b *1
49Gervasutti's WallE1 5b **1
50BouldermobileVS 4c 1
51The Morning LineHVS 5a *1
52Double JeopardyE1 5b  
53ZippergateE1 5b  
54Monica LewinskyHVS 5a  
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First tried to climb here in October. There was an onshore wind and a high sea. The rock was incredibly greasy and the "non-tidal" slabs were being lashed by waves, so gave up. Returned in the spring to find lovely sandstone with the usual levels of friction! Really interesting rock, great setting, some really high quality routes. A fair number of nesting sea birds are present here and there on the cliffs in Spring and early Summer, but many (most?) of the routes are not affected. Curious seals pop their heads out of the water to investigate climbers and razorbills and guillimots fly past heading along the coast.
JiveWeasel - 19/Jun/12

Didn't look anything special from the top, but this is a lovely little crag with great rock, and well worth a visit if you are passing by
jonny taylor - 02/May/11