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.


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


April '09

7aMax Scottish Sport - A Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: Bouldering in Scotland (2008), North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Easy Traversef3 44
3Low Traversef5+ 5c 2
4The Bossf5 5a 4
5Flat Landf4+ 4c **5
6Ledge Eliminatef5 5a *6
7The Linx Effectf6B+ **42
8Linx Effect/Arete link upf6C **11
9Crimp of the Devilf7A+ **3
10Get in the Groovef7A+ *9
11Move to the Groovef7B ***33
12Crank Yer Tankf7A **8
13Shake Yer Bootyf7A *23
14Shake Yer Booty Sit Startf7A+ **7
15The Aretef6A **60
16Dance Dinof6B *13
17Elastic Manf6C ** 
18Rampantf7C *** 
19Hideously Crimpyf7C * 
20Crimp Like a Chimpf7B+ *** 
21Crimp Like a Chimp Variationf7A+ * 
22Conga Reelf7B ***1
24Downhill Dynof7A+ * 
25Out to Lunchf7B **5
26The Shieldf5+ ** 
27Sare Crackf6C  
28Coco Traversef6A 1
29Milk Chocolatef4+ *1
30Dark Chocolatef5  
31Dark Chocolate Sit startf6A * 
33Short Haulf5+ 5c *4
34The Long Haulf5 **66
35The Long Fallf5 ***61
36The Faultf3 88
37Sidewinderf3 48
38Kama Sutraf4 *41
39The Long Haul Traversef5+ *4
40Smear or Disappearf7A *1
42The Razor's Edgef4+ *37
43The Pendulumf6C ***77
44The Pendulum Variationf7B 11
45The Notchf6B 6a *4
46The Buzzf7B ***39
47The Pitf7A ***116
48Piterf7A+ 6b **1
49The Pit (left hand)f7B+ **7
50Georgie Boyf7B+ **8
51Shamelessf7C **1
52The Painf7A ***91
53Pain Extensionf7A **45
54Pit of Doomf7B+ *5
55Pit Bullf5 24
56Pendulum Finishf6A 87
57Pendulum Finish Block Startf6A+ *25
58The Pit and the Pendulumf7B 21
59Pendulum and Painf7B 18
60The Pain into Pendulumf7A+ 7
61The Buzz into Pendulumf7B 2
62Kaylaf7C+ 6
63Kayla Variationf7C **3
64Kayla Variation (Block Start)f7B+ **5
65Liar's Lairf7C **3
66Twlight Princessf8A 1
67Twilight - Buzzf8A  
68Twilight - Pitf8A 2
69Watch Yer Backf6C 1
70Mind the Gapf6B+ 1
71Death Trapf6A 1
72HVSf3 1
74Roof Crackf6A 2
75Rankins Rooff7A ** 
76Block Startf6B+  
78The Jagged Edgef6B+ 6
79Superswingf6B *1
80Just Superf7A 6b+ * 
81The Neukf6C+ **8
82Bite Yer Lipf7B+ ***5
83Savage Mantelf6A 21
85The Howlingf5 *39
86The Howling Sit Startf6B+ **41
87The Howling Eliminatef6C+ 6b **9
88Wee Screamerf7A+ * 
89Wee Screamer Variationf6C+ 6b  
90Crying Wolff6C+ *1
91Little Dog's Sore Pawf4 50
92The Dog's Bollocksf5+ 25
94Done Waitingf5 20
95Done Waiting Sit Startf5+ 6
96Snooze You Losef6A *8
97Snooze You Lose Variationf6B **1
98Waiting on the Edgef6C+ **2
99Edge of Reason Variationf7A **1
100Edge of Reasonf7A+ **5
101Beyond the Edge of Reasonf7C **3
102High Ballf6A *15
103The Groove (Highball Slab)f5 5b 8
105Moss Slab Mantelf4+ 33
106Moss Slab Hand Traversef5+ **13
107Moss Slab Hand Traverse Extensionf6A *1
108Ramp Ragef6A+ *2
109Arete Thingf6A **4
110Arete Thing Variationf6B 6b 2
112Easy Crackf3 17
113Cornflakesf5 *7
114The Flakesf5 *26
115The Flakes (Sitting Start)f6A **16
116Square Puzzlef6B 6a **2
117Rough and Ready (left side)f5 **23
118Rough and Ready (right side)f4+ ***34
119Slim and Thinf5 ***50
120Right Anglef3 4c *59
122Out the Spoutf3 4b 7
123Out the Spout Sit Startf5 3
1245af3+ 5a 3
1255a Sit Startf4+ 1
1265a Variationf5 1
127Spout Lipf4+ **1
128Spout Backf4+ *1
130The Turtle's Edgef4 29
131The Turtle's Headf5 27
132Turtleneckf3 2
133Touching Clothf5 *16
134Touching Cloth Variationf6A *1
135Turtle Traversef7B ***2
136Turtle Traverse part 1f7A+ ***1
137Turtle Traverse part 2f6C ***1
138Fat Slapperf6C **8
139Plop Aretef6A *8
140Shell Shockf6A+ *10
141Shell Shock Original Variationf6B **3
142Turning the Turtlef5+ *26
143Turning the Turtle Variationf6A **7
144Belly Slapf6B **10
145Belly Slap Variationf6A+ *3
146Belly Slap Extensionf7A+ ** 
148Pocket Wall Traversef4 5a 3
149Pockety Wall All-inf3+ *2
150Pocket Wallf5 5c *2
152Back Slapperf5+ *6
153Layback Crackf6A 8
154The Scoopf6A 12
155Back Baconf6A 6
157Rock Around the Blockf6A *14
158The Rock Upf4+ 48
159The Peedie Prowf4 **148
160Peedie Prow Directf4+ **70
161Peedie Prow Super Directf5+ *7
162Peedie Prow Eliminatef6A 6b *5
163Mantelf5 32
165Cracked Lipf4+ 24
166Crack Traversef5 16
167The Scallopf6C *9
168Scallop Eliminatef6A **3
169The Dark Sidef4 5a 7
170Dark Side Cave Startf6A 1
172Left Cheekf6A 61
173Cheeky Slapf6B 18
174Stretch Armstrongf5 6
175Big Stewief5+ 14
176Big Stewie lowf7A  
177Big Stewie Sit Startf7B  
178Prow Mantelf6A 6
179Sea Pinkf7B+  
180The Prow Left-Handf7A+ ***3
181The Prowf6C ***85
182The True Prowf7A ***25
183Super Prowf7A+ ***15
184Crack of Dawnf6B **70
185The Rampf5+ 96
186Ramp Extensionf6A 43
187Loin Traversef7A+ 3
188Full Housef6B+ 27
189Bingof5+ 35
190Pig Dynof6A 6a *10
191Pork Cracklingf6C+ 2
192Pork Scratchingf7A+  
193Shelf Eliminatef6B 3
194Bum Crackf4 6
195The Groovef5+ 26
196Hind Quarterf5+ 1
197Hind Legf6A 2
198Guy's Routef6A+ 18
199The Dog WalkVB 3a 19
200Pigs earf3 4
201The Lipf5 **47
203Lip Stickf6B+ 6a  
205Left Edgef3 54
206Left Edge Directf6A 6a 4
207The Scoopf5 80
208Friction Testf6A+ 6b 8
209Side Pull Sit Downf5 123
210Side Pull Lie Downf6A 1
211Side Pull Extensionf5+ 60
212Side Pull extendedf5+ 1
213Side Pull Extension Lip Variationf6A+ 5
214Side Pull extended lip variationf6A+ 2
215Secret Gardenf6A **78
216Secret Garden low startf6B 9
217The Snakef6B+ 6
218Slap and Ticklef6B+ ***121
219Slap and Tickle Variationf6C 6
220Sit, Slap and Ticklef7A ***6
221Round the Gardenf6C+ *** 
222The Barrelf7A+ 16
223The Barrel Extensionf7B ***2
224All Inclusivef7B+  
225Barrel of Slappersf7A+ 8
226North Wallf5 32
227North Wall Sitting Startf6A **25
228Flake Traversef4+ *20
229Eliminate Wall problem #3f6A 1
230Eliminate Wall problem #4f6A+ *4
231Eliminate Wall problem #8f4 13
232The Tufa (Eliminate Wall problem #9)f7A+ 6c  
233The Tufa lowf7B+  
234Dime Timef7B  
235Cold Slapf7A  
236Sloper Eliminatef7A  
237Jake the Flakef7B  
238Flag Itf6C+  
239Day Dream Believerf7A+  
240Hand Traversef4+ 5b 1
242Spike Traversef5 2
243Muir Mantelf5 3
245Shite Stanef6A 4
246Nootkaf6A 8
247Nootka Low Startf6B 2
248Turnspitf5 12
249Turnspit Lowf6A+ 2
250Tosaf6C+ *9
251Mastyf6C+ *7
252Masty (Block Start)f6A 3
253Lippyf5+ *4
255Micro Aretef6B+  
256Micro Arete Directf7A  
257Mantel shelff4 1
259Egg Traversef6A  
260Egg Reversef5+  
261Pop Outf4+ 1
263Dwarf Mantelf5 2
264Dwarf Traversef5+ 1
266Mussel Traversef6B+ 1
267Mussel Traverse (All In)f6A+ 1
268The True Lipf6C  
269Mussel Mantelf7A  
270In Reversef6B+  
271There and Backf6C+  
273Borzoif6B **26
274Salukif6B **10
275Saluki Sit Startf6B **3
276Razor Backf6C 6b ***2
277Razor Back Sit Startf7A *** 
278Buzz Houndf6B *3
279Ancient Breedf3 18
280Borzyef5 *4
281Hound's Arsef5+  
282Razor Boif7A  
2845b (High Wall)f4+ 1
285Whippetf5+ *1
286Whippet Variationf5 2
2875a (High Wall)f4 1
289The Mantelf5+ 9
290Wall Sit Startf6C  
291The Crackf5 16
292The Crack Sit Startf6A 1
293Crack Eliminatef6C  
294Wall Eliminatef6A+ 5
295Wall Eliminate Variationf6B+  
296The Crucifixf5+ 20
297The Flakef5 11
298The Flake Sit Startf6A 2
299The Bitchf6C+  
300Bitch (sit start)f7A 6c **2
301Snack Boyf6A 6a 1
302Crossoverf6A 9
303Palmist Eliminatef6A 6
304The Aberdonianf6A 6a 1
305The Aberdonian Sit Startf7B+ 6c  
306Big Dynof5 4
307Little Dynof5 6
308Bite Me!f6C+  
309Droopy Flakef3 3
310Bulgyf5+ 1
311Razor Likef6B+ 1
313Reachyf5+ 3
314Reachy Sit Startf6B+ 2
315Petes Eliminatef6B  
316Tims Mantelf7A  
317Robertson Rock Upf6B+ 1
318Pocket Problemf6A+ 1
319Another Pocket problemf6A+ 3
320The Traversef6A+ **58
321Traverse and Crucifixf6C 6
323Collie Corner5a 39
324Long Dogs6a 34
325The Lurcher7a *62
326Dogs of War7c ***29
327Gone to the Dogs7b+ 2
328Stray Dogs8a *3
329Portlethen Terrier7c+ **10
330Power Hound Variation8a+ 2
331Stigmata7b * 
332Dogs Abuse7a+ 4
335The Incredible Sulk7b  
336More Kayla variation f7B+ **1
337Stay Lowf6C+ 6a ** 
338Stay Low (part 1)f6B 6a ** 
339Stay Low (part 2)f6B 6a **1
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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