Portlethen (Craigmaroinn)

Climbs 313 – Rocktype Mica schist – Altitude ? – Faces SE

Crag features
Most problems documented in SMC NE Outcrops guide

Mats are very useful as landings are often on big boulders.

Access notes
Park carefully in village and do not block resident's gates. If necessary, use carpark of pub up the road.

NOTE FROM LOCAL RESIDENT - APRIL 09

Hi there,

I live in the very small cul-de-sac which is the gateway to this climb. Most times there is no problem with parking here but when we have deliveries such as heating oil the driver can not deliver.

There is plenty of parking near the Neuk pub only 50yds up the hill.

So please please be considerate to local residents.

Many thanks

Dave

April '09

Guidebooks
Bouldering in Scotland (2008), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 SPORTS WALL BOULDER PROBLEMS 
2Easy Traversef3
3Low Traversef5+ 5c
4The Bossf5 5a
5Flat Landf4+ 4c **
6Ledge Eliminatef5 5a *
7The Linx Effectf6B+ **
8Linx Effect/Arete link upf6C **
9Crimp of the Devilf7A+ **
10Get in the Groovef7A+ *
11Move to the Groovef7B ***
12Crank Yer Tankf7A **
13Shake Yer Bootyf7A *
14Shake Yer Booty Sit Startf7A+ **
15The Aretef6A **
16Dance Dinof6B *
17Elastic Manf6C **
18Rampantf7C ***
19Hideously Crimpyf7C *
20Crimp Like a Chimpf7B+ ***
21Crimp Like a Chimp Variationf7A+ *
22Conga Reelf7B ***
 SPORTS WALL LEFT HAND 
24Downhill Dynof7A+ *
25Out to Lunchf7B **
26The Shieldf5+ **
27Sare Crackf6C
28Coco Traversef6A
29Milk Chocolatef4+ *
30Dark Chocolatef5
31Dark Chocolate Sit startf6A *
 THE BIG SLAB 
33Short Haulf5+ 5c *
34The Long Haulf5 **
35The Long Fallf5 ***
36The Faultf3
37Sidewinderf3
38Kama Sutraf4 *
39The Long Haul Traversef5+ *
40Smear or Disappearf7A *
 THE PIT 
42The Razor's Edgef4+ *
43The Pendulumf6C ***
44The Pendulum Variationf7B
45The Notchf6B 6a *
46The Buzzf7B ***
47The Pitf7A ***
48Piterf7A+ 6b **
49The Pit (left hand)f7B+ **
50Georgie Boyf7B+ **
51Shamelessf7C **
52The Painf7A ***
53Pain Extensionf7A **
54Pit of Doomf7B+ *
55Pit Bullf5
56Pendulum Finishf6A
57Pendulum Finish Block Startf6A+ *
58The Pit and the Pendulumf7B
59Pendulum and Painf7B
60The Pain into Pendulumf7A+
61The Buzz into Pendulumf7B
62Kaylaf7C+
63Kayla Variationf7C **
64Kayla Variation (Block Start)f7B+ **
65Liar's Lairf7C **
66Twlight Princessf8A
67Twilight - Buzzf8A
68Twilight - Pitf8A
69Watch Yer Backf6C
70Mind the Gapf6B+
71Death Trapf6A
72HVSf3
 RANKIN'S ROOF 
74Roof Crackf6A
75Rankins Rooff7A **
76Block Startf6B+
 THE NEUK 
78The Jagged Edgef6B+
79Superswingf6B *
80Just Superf7A 6b+ *
81The Neukf6C+ **
82Bite Yer Lipf7B+ ***
83Savage Mantelf6A
 THE GEM STONE 
85The Howlingf5 *
86The Howling Sit Startf6B+ **
87The Howling Eliminatef6C+ 6b **
88Wee Screamerf7A+ *
89Wee Screamer Variationf6C+ 6b
90Crying Wolff6C+ *
91Little Dog's Sore Pawf4
92The Dog's Bollocksf5+
 HIGH BALL SLAB 
94Done Waitingf5
95Done Waiting Sit Startf5+
96Snooze You Losef6A *
97Snooze you Lose Sit startf6A+ *
98Snooze You Lose Variationf6B **
99Snooze you Loose Variation Sit Startf6B+ **
100Waiting on the Edgef6C+ **
101Edge of Reason Variationf7A **
102Edge of Reasonf7A+ **
103Beyond the Edge of Reasonf7C **
104High Ballf6A *
105The Groove (Highball Slab)f5 5b
 MOSS SLAB 
107Moss Slab Mantelf4+
108Moss Slab Hand Traversef5+ **
109Moss Slab Hand Traverse Extensionf6A *
110Ramp Ragef6A+ *
111Arete Thingf6A **
112Arete Thing Variationf6B 6b
 THE CUBE 
114Easy Crackf3
115Cornflakesf5 *
116The Flakesf5 *
117The Flakes (Sitting Start)f6A **
118Square Puzzlef6B 6a **
119Rough and Ready (left side)f5 **
120Rough and Ready (right side)f4+ ***
121Slim and Thinf5 ***
122Right Anglef3 4c *
 THE SPOUTS 
124Out the Spoutf3 4b
125Out the Spout Sit Startf5
1265af3+ 5a
1275a Sit Startf4+
1285a Variationf5
129Spout Lipf4+ **
130Spout Backf4+ *
 THE TURTLE 
132The Turtle's Edgef4
133The Turtle's Headf5
134Turtleneckf3
135Touching Clothf5 *
136Touching Cloth Variationf6A *
137Turtle Traversef7B ***
138Turtle Traverse part 1f7A+ ***
139Turtle Traverse part 2f6C ***
140Fat Slapperf6C **
141Plop Aretef6A *
142Shell Shockf6A+ *
143Shell Shock Original Variationf6B **
144Turning the Turtlef5+ *
145Turning the Turtle Variationf6A **
146Belly Slapf6B **
147Belly Slap Variationf6A+ *
148Belly Slap Extensionf7A+ **
 THE POCKET WALL 
150Pocket Wall Traversef4 5a
151Pockety Wall All-inf3+ *
152Pocket Wallf5 5c *
 THE PIGLETS 
154Back Slapperf5+ *
155Layback Crackf6A
156The Scoopf6A
157Back Baconf6A
 THE PEEDIE PROW 
159Rock Around the Blockf6A *
160The Rock Upf4+
161The Peedie Prowf4 **
162Peedie Prow Directf4+ **
163Peedie Prow Super Directf5+ *
164Peedie Prow Eliminatef6A 6b *
165Mantelf5
 THE SCALLOP 
167Cracked Lipf4+
168Crack Traversef5
169The Scallopf6C *
170Scallop Eliminatef6A **
171The Dark Sidef4 5a
172Dark Side Cave Startf6A
 THE SEA PIG 
174Left Cheekf6A
175Cheeky Slapf6B
176Stretch Armstrongf5
177Big Stewief5+
178Big Stewie lowf7A
179Big Stewie Sit Startf7B
180Prow Mantelf6A
181Sea Pinkf7B+
182The Prow Left-Handf7A+ ***
183The Prowf6C ***
184The True Prowf7A ***
185Super Prowf7A+ ***
186Crack of Dawnf6B **
187The Rampf5+
188Ramp Extensionf6A
189Loin Traversef7A+
190Full Housef6B+
191Bingof5+
192Pig Dynof6A 6a *
193Pork Cracklingf6C+
194Pork Scratchingf7A+
195Shelf Eliminatef6B
196Bum Crackf4
197The Groovef5+
198Hind Quarterf5+
199Hind Legf6A
200Guy's Routef6A+
201The Dog WalkVB 3a
202Pigs earf3
203The Lipf5 **
 LIP STICK WALL 
205Lip Stickf6B+ 6a
 THE BROCCOLI GARDEN 
207Left Edgef3
208Left Edge Directf6A 6a
209The Scoopf5
210Friction Testf6A+ 6b
211Side Pull Sit Downf5
212Side Pull Lie Downf6A
213Side Pull Extensionf5+
214Side Pull extendedf5+
215Side Pull Extension Lip Variationf6A+
216Side Pull extended lip variationf6A+
217Secret Gardenf6A **
218Secret Garden low startf6B
219The Snakef6B+
220Slap and Ticklef6B+ ***
221Slap and Tickle Variationf6C
222Sit, Slap and Ticklef7A ***
223Round the Gardenf6C+ ***
224The Barrelf7A+
225The Barrel Extensionf7B ***
226All Inclusivef7B+
227Barrel of Slappersf7A+
228North Wallf5
229North Wall Sitting Startf6A **
230Flake Traversef4+ *
231Eliminate Wall problem #3f6A
232Eliminate Wall problem #4f6A+ *
233Eliminate Wall problem #8f4
234The Tufa (Eliminate Wall problem #9)f7A+ 6c
235The Tufa lowf7B+
236Dime Timef7B
237Cold Slapf7A
238Sloper Eliminatef7A
239Jake the Flakef7B
240Flag Itf6C+
241Day Dream Believerf7A+
242Hand Traversef4+ 5b
 THE SPIKE 
244Spike Traversef5
245Muir Mantelf5
 THE CABBAGE PATCH 
247Shite Stanef6A
248Nootkaf6A
249Nootka Low Startf6B
250Turnspitf5
251Turnspit Lowf6A+
252Tosaf6C+ *
253Mastyf6C+ *
254Masty (Block Start)f6A
255Lippyf5+ *
 MICRO ARETE 
257Micro Aretef6B+
258Micro Arete Directf7A
259Mantel shelff4
 THE EGG 
261Egg Traversef6A
262Egg Reversef5+
263Pop Outf4+
 DWARF STONE 
265Dwarf Mantelf5
266Dwarf Traversef5+
 THE MUSSEL 
268Mussel Traversef6B+
269Mussel Traverse (All In)f6A+
270The True Lipf6C
271Mussel Mantelf7A
272In Reversef6B+
273There and Backf6C+
 LOST WALL 
275Borzoif6B **
276Salukif6B **
277Saluki Sit Startf6B **
278Razor Backf6C 6b ***
279Razor Back Sit Startf7A ***
280Buzz Houndf6B *
281Ancient Breedf3
282Borzyef5 *
283Hound's Arsef5+
284Razor Boif7A
 HIGH WALL 
2865b (High Wall)f4+
287Whippetf5+ *
288Whippet Variationf5
2895a (High Wall)f4
 THE WARM UP WALL 
291The Mantelf5+
292Wall Sit Startf6C
293The Crackf5
294The Crack Sit Startf6A
295Crack Eliminatef6C
296Wall Eliminatef6A+
297Wall Eliminate Variationf6B+
298The Crucifixf5+
299The Flakef5
300The Flake Sit Startf6A
301The Bitchf6C+
302Bitch (sit start)f7A 6c **
303Snack Boyf6A 6a
304Crossoverf6A
305Palmist Eliminatef6A
306The Aberdonianf6A 6a
307The Aberdonian Sit Startf7B+ 6c
308Big Dynof5
309Little Dynof5
310Bite Me!f6C+
311Droopy Flakef3
312Bulgyf5+
313Razor Likef6B+
314Outspanf6B
315Reachyf5+
316Reachy Sit Startf6B+
317Petes Eliminatef6B
318Tims Mantelf7A
319Robertson Rock Upf6B+
320Pocket Problemf6A+
321Another Pocket problemf6A+
322The Traversef6A+ **
323Traverse and Crucifixf6C
 SPORTLETHEN 
325Collie Corner5a
326Long Dogs6a
327The Lurcher7a *
328Dogs of War7c ***
329Gone to the Dogs7b+
330Stray Dogs8a *
331Portlethen Terrier7c+ **
332Power Hound Variation8a+
333Stigmata7b *
334Dogs Abuse7a+
335Hilti6c+
336Bosch7a
337The Incredible Sulk7b
338More Kayla variation f7B+ **
339Stay Lowf6C+ 6a **
340Stay Low (part 1)f6B 6a **
341Stay Low (part 2)f6B 6a **
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Great haunt! I'm biased cos' I'm always going down there - no boulder buddies in a Trad kingdom!! Top five problems anyone? 1. The Pendulum and Pain , Font 7a+**. (The Pit Boulder.) 2. The True Prow, Font 7a****. (Sea Pig.) 3. Shake Your Booty, Sit Down start, Font 7a**. (Sports wall) 4. Slap and Tickle, Harder variant, Font 6c****. (The Brocolli Garden) 5. Cross Over, Brit Tech 6a** (Warm-Up Wall) P.S. Those hawk-eyed individuals will notice that the 'crimp of the devil' on the sports wall has snapped off! Crimp of the Devil has now become even harder, bugger!
Chris(cface!) - 25/Nov/05