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
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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 SPORTS WALL BOULDER PROBLEMS  
2Easy Traversef3 45
3Low Traversef5+ 5c 2
4The Bossf5 5a 5
5Flat Landf4+ 4c **5
6Ledge Eliminatef5 5a *7
7The Linx Effectf6B+ **42
8Linx Effect/Arete link upf6C **12
9Crimp of the Devilf7A+ **3
10Get in the Groovef7A+ *9
11Move to the Groovef7B ***34
12Crank Yer Tankf7A **8
13Shake Yer Bootyf7A *23
14Shake Yer Booty Sit Startf7A+ **7
15The Aretef6A **62
16Dance Dinof6B *13
17Elastic Manf6C ** 
18Rampantf7C *** 
19Hideously Crimpyf7C * 
20Crimp Like a Chimpf7B+ *** 
21Crimp Like a Chimp Variationf7A+ * 
22Conga Reelf7B ***1
 SPORTS WALL LEFT HAND  
24Downhill Dynof7A+ * 
25Out to Lunchf7B **5
26The Shieldf5+ ** 
27Sare Crackf6C  
28Coco Traversef6A 1
29Milk Chocolatef4+ *1
30Dark Chocolatef5  
31Dark Chocolate Sit startf6A * 
 THE BIG SLAB  
33Short Haulf5+ 5c *4
34The Long Haulf5 **71
35The Long Fallf5 ***64
36The Faultf3 93
37Sidewinderf3 51
38Kama Sutraf4 *45
39The Long Haul Traversef5+ *4
40Smear or Disappearf7A *1
 THE PIT  
42The Razor's Edgef4+ *37
43The Pendulumf6C ***76
44The Pendulum Variationf7B 11
45The Notchf6B 6a *4
46The Buzzf7B ***40
47The Pitf7A ***118
48Piterf7A+ 6b **1
49The Pit (left hand)f7B+ **7
50Georgie Boyf7B+ **8
51Shamelessf7C **1
52The Painf7A ***92
53Pain Extensionf7A **45
54Pit of Doomf7B+ *5
55Pit Bullf5 24
56Pendulum Finishf6A 87
57Pendulum Finish Block Startf6A+ *26
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
65More Kayla variationf7B+ **1
66Liar's Lairf7C **3
67Twlight Princessf8A 1
68Twilight - Buzzf8A  
69Twilight - Pitf8A 2
70Watch Yer Backf6C 1
71Mind the Gapf6B+ 1
72Death Trapf6A 1
73HVSf3 1
 RANKIN'S ROOF  
75Roof Crackf6A 2
76Rankins Rooff7A ** 
77Block Startf6B+  
 THE NEUK  
79The Jagged Edgef6B+ 6
80Superswingf6B *1
81Just Superf7A 6b+ * 
82The Neukf6C+ **9
83Bite Yer Lipf7B+ ***5
84Savage Mantelf6A 21
 THE GEM STONE  
86The Howlingf5 *40
87The Howling Sit Startf6B+ **43
88The Howling Eliminatef6C+ 6b **9
89Wee Screamerf7A+ * 
90Wee Screamer Variationf6C+ 6b  
91Crying Wolff6C+ *1
92Little Dog's Sore Pawf4 52
93The Dog's Bollocksf5+ 26
 HIGH BALL SLAB  
95Done Waitingf5 20
96Done Waiting Sit Startf5+ 7
97Snooze You Losef6A *8
98Snooze You Lose Variationf6B **1
99Waiting on the Edgef6C+ **2
100Edge of Reason Variationf7A **1
101Edge of Reasonf7A+ **5
102Beyond the Edge of Reasonf7C **3
103High Ballf6A *15
104The Groove (Highball Slab)f5 5b 8
 MOSS SLAB  
106Moss Slab Mantelf4+ 33
107Moss Slab Hand Traversef5+ **13
108Moss Slab Hand Traverse Extensionf6A *1
109Ramp Ragef6A+ *2
110Arete Thingf6A **4
111Arete Thing Variationf6B 6b 2
 THE CUBE  
113Easy Crackf3 17
114Cornflakesf5 *7
115The Flakesf5 *26
116The Flakes (Sitting Start)f6A **16
117Square Puzzlef6B 6a **2
118Rough and Ready (left side)f5 **23
119Rough and Ready (right side)f4+ ***34
120Slim and Thinf5 ***51
121Right Anglef3 4c *59
 THE SPOUTS  
123Out the Spoutf3 4b 7
124Out the Spout Sit Startf5 3
1255af3+ 5a 3
1265a Sit Startf4+ 1
1275a Variationf5 1
128Spout Lipf4+ **1
129Spout Backf4+ *1
 THE TURTLE  
131The Turtle's Edgef4 30
132The Turtle's Headf5 27
133Turtleneckf3 2
134Touching Clothf5 *17
135Touching Cloth Variationf6A *1
136Turtle Traversef7B ***2
137Turtle Traverse part 1f7A+ ***1
138Turtle Traverse part 2f6C ***1
139Fat Slapperf6C **9
140Plop Aretef6A *8
141Shell Shockf6A+ *10
142Shell Shock Original Variationf6B **3
143Turning the Turtlef5+ *29
144Turning the Turtle Variationf6A **7
145Belly Slapf6B **10
146Belly Slap Variationf6A+ *3
147Belly Slap Extensionf7A+ ** 
 THE POCKET WALL  
149Pocket Wall Traversef4 5a 3
150Pockety Wall All-inf3+ *2
151Pocket Wallf5 5c *2
 THE PIGLETS  
153Back Slapperf5+ *6
154Layback Crackf6A 8
155The Scoopf6A 12
156Back Baconf6A 6
 THE PEEDIE PROW  
158Rock Around the Blockf6A *14
159The Rock Upf4+ 49
160The Peedie Prowf4 **149
161Peedie Prow Directf4+ **71
162Peedie Prow Super Directf5+ *7
163Peedie Prow Eliminatef6A 6b *5
164Mantelf5 32
 THE SCALLOP  
166Cracked Lipf4+ 24
167Crack Traversef5 16
168The Scallopf6C *9
169Scallop Eliminatef6A **3
170The Dark Sidef4 5a 7
171Dark Side Cave Startf6A 1
 THE SEA PIG  
173Left Cheekf6A 62
174Cheeky Slapf6B 18
175Stretch Armstrongf5 6
176Big Stewief5+ 14
177Big Stewie lowf7A  
178Big Stewie Sit Startf7B  
179Prow Mantelf6A 6
180Sea Pinkf7B+  
181The Prow Left-Handf7A+ ***3
182The Prowf6C ***86
183The True Prowf7A ***26
184Super Prowf7A+ ***15
185Crack of Dawnf6B **72
186The Rampf5+ 98
187Ramp Extensionf6A 44
188Loin Traversef7A+ 3
189Full Housef6B+ 27
190Bingof5+ 35
191Pig Dynof6A 6a *10
192Pork Cracklingf6C+ 2
193Pork Scratchingf7A+  
194Shelf Eliminatef6B 3
195Bum Crackf4 6
196The Groovef5+ 27
197Hind Quarterf5+ 1
198Hind Legf6A 2
199Guy's Routef6A+ 18
200The Dog WalkVB 3a 19
201Pigs earf3 4
202The Lipf5 **48
 LIP STICK WALL  
204Lip Stickf6B+ 6a  
 THE BROCCOLI GARDEN  
206Left Edgef3 57
207Left Edge Directf6A 6a 4
208The Scoopf5 82
209Friction Testf6A+ 6b 8
210Side Pull Sit Downf5 125
211Side Pull Lie Downf6A 1
212Side Pull Extensionf5+ 60
213Side Pull extendedf5+ 1
214Side Pull Extension Lip Variationf6A+ 5
215Side Pull extended lip variationf6A+ 2
216Secret Gardenf6A **80
217Secret Garden low startf6B 9
218The Snakef6B+ 6
219Slap and Ticklef6B+ ***122
220Slap and Tickle Variationf6C 6
221Sit, Slap and Ticklef7A ***6
222Round the Gardenf6C+ *** 
223The Barrelf7A+ 16
224The Barrel Extensionf7B ***2
225All Inclusivef7B+  
226Barrel of Slappersf7A+ 8
227North Wallf5 34
228North Wall Sitting Startf6A **25
229Flake Traversef4+ *20
230Eliminate Wall problem #3f6A 1
231Eliminate Wall problem #4f6A+ *4
232Eliminate Wall problem #8f4 13
233The Tufa (Eliminate Wall problem #9)f7A+ 6c  
234The Tufa lowf7B+  
235Dime Timef7B  
236Cold Slapf7A  
237Sloper Eliminatef7A  
238Jake the Flakef7B  
239Flag Itf6C+  
240Day Dream Believerf7A+  
241Hand Traversef4+ 5b 1
 THE SPIKE  
243Spike Traversef5 2
244Muir Mantelf5 3
 THE CABBAGE PATCH  
246Shite Stanef6A 4
247Nootkaf6A 8
248Nootka Low Startf6B 2
249Turnspitf5 12
250Turnspit Lowf6A+ 2
251Tosaf6C+ *9
252Mastyf6C+ *7
253Masty (Block Start)f6A 3
254Lippyf5+ *4
 MICRO ARETE  
256Micro Aretef6B+  
257Micro Arete Directf7A  
258Mantel shelff4 1
 THE EGG  
260Egg Traversef6A  
261Egg Reversef5+  
262Pop Outf4+ 1
 DWARF STONE  
264Dwarf Mantelf5 2
265Dwarf Traversef5+ 1
 THE MUSSEL  
267Mussel Traversef6B+ 1
268Mussel Traverse (All In)f6A+ 1
269The True Lipf6C  
270Mussel Mantelf7A  
271In Reversef6B+  
272There and Backf6C+  
 LOST WALL  
274Borzoif6B **26
275Salukif6B **10
276Saluki Sit Startf6B **3
277Razor Backf6C 6b ***2
278Razor Back Sit Startf7A *** 
279Buzz Houndf6B *3
280Ancient Breedf3 18
281Borzyef5 *4
282Hound's Arsef5+  
283Razor Boif7A  
 HIGH WALL  
2855b (High Wall)f4+ 1
286Whippetf5+ *1
287Whippet Variationf5 2
2885a (High Wall)f4 1
 THE WARM UP WALL  
290The Mantelf5+ 9
291Wall Sit Startf6C  
292The Crackf5 16
293The Crack Sit Startf6A 1
294Crack Eliminatef6C  
295Wall Eliminatef6A+ 5
296Wall Eliminate Variationf6B+  
297The Crucifixf5+ 20
298The Flakef5 11
299The Flake Sit Startf6A 2
300The Bitchf6C+  
301Bitch (sit start)f7A 6c **2
302Snack Boyf6A 6a 1
303Crossoverf6A 9
304Palmist Eliminatef6A 6
305The Aberdonianf6A 6a 1
306The Aberdonian Sit Startf7B+ 6c  
307Big Dynof5 4
308Little Dynof5 6
309Bite Me!f6C+  
310Droopy Flakef3 3
311Bulgyf5+ 1
312Razor Likef6B+ 1
313Outspanf6B  
314Reachyf5+ 3
315Reachy Sit Startf6B+ 2
316Petes Eliminatef6B  
317Tims Mantelf7A  
318Robertson Rock Upf6B+ 1
319Pocket Problemf6A+ 1
320Another Pocket problemf6A+ 3
321The Traversef6A+ **59
322Traverse and Crucifixf6C 6
 SPORTLETHEN  
324Collie Corner5a 42
325Long Dogs6a 37
326The Lurcher7a *65
327Dogs of War7c ***31
328Gone to the Dogs7b+ 2
329Stray Dogs8a *3
330Portlethen Terrier7c+ **12
331Power Hound Variation8a+ 2
332Stigmata7b * 
333Dogs Abuse7a+ 4
334Hilti6c+  
335Bosch7a  
336The Incredible Sulk7b  
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