South Cove

Climbs 76 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
This complex section of the Aberdeen coast line has interesting and varied climbing.

The Red Hole area is a superb arena of extreme three-star classics.

Approach notes
Tidal

Beware of nesting birds.

Guidebooks
North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE PRIEST  
2The MitreHVS 5a *8
3The WormE5 6a *3
4Invertebrates WallE6 6b *1
5The SpinechillerE1 5a *12
6El DoradoVS 4c 7
7Old Tawny TraverseS 2
 THE KETTLE WALLS  
9The WideboysE1 5c 2
10The WaterboysE3 6a *2
11The WildboysE4 5c * 
12Leg-UpHVS 5b  
13Ale and FarewellVS 4c  
14DrongoE1 5b * 
15GallipoliE5 6a ** 
16WoomeraE4 6a  
17DingarooHVS 5a  
18Sonata RibVS 4b  
19The SpigoloE2 5a 6
20FearlessE5 6a **10
 RED HOLE NORTH (HOSPITAL WALL)  
22Lob-OffE2 5b *13
23LobotomyHVS 5a 9
24La RainureVS 4c *16
25CirrhosisE4 6a ***11
26Exploding LaxativeE5 6a 3
27Torn LigamentsE2 5c 6
28VasectomyHVS 5b **30
29SuperbratE2 6a * 
 RED HOLE - CAVE WALLS  
31Red PlanetE4 6a ***8
32Red Planet - The Patrick Moore FinishE4 6a ** 
33Red Planet - The Redshift FinishE5 6a *** 
34Space RatsE5 6a ***4
35ProcreationE6 6b *** 
36ProcrastinationE5 6b ***4
37ProcyonE5 6b ***2
38Cracks in RealityE5 6a ***3
39The Black SleepE5 6b **1
 RED HOLE SOUTH (OPTIMIST'S WALLS)  
41Optimist's GullyS 5
42Hairy RibVS 4c  
43ButterlegsE4 6b *1
44Bongo FuryHVS 5a * 
45Day TripperVS 4c *3
46ExistentialismE2 5c * 
47The HedonistHVS 5a ***10
48Orbital EjectionE3 5c ***7
 THE MAIN FACE  
50North DescentM 19
51Painted WallVD 19
52Painted GrooveVS 4c 9
53Insect WallVD 25
54Insect FlakeE1 5b *34
55Red WallE4 6a *11
56Insect GrooveHVS 5a ***132
57The BifurcatorVS 4c **58
58The EliminatorHVS 5a 5
59Nicol's EliminateVS 4b *17
60The SlideVS 4c **29
61Brooker's Original RouteHS 3
62AqualungE2 6a *4
63AquariusE2 5c *7
64The WaterlineVS 4c 2
65The WaterfrontVS 4c 2
66Beyond the FringeE5 6b * 
67Lunatic FringeE7 6c ***7
68Optimist's RouteS 3
69Teetering on the Brink of MadnessE5 6b **6
70Threshold of InsanityE6 6c * 
71Akimbo CrackVS 4c *19
72Akimbo Crack VariationE2 5c 6
73Tower ChimneyVD 5
 MAIN FACE - WEST  
75Rock Bottom TraverseD *5
76Ecky's CrackHS *19
77Quartz BicycleVS 4c *20
78Quartz Bicycle VariationHVS 5a *7
79The Wandering of the One Toed WizardHVS 5a ***22
80The Main Girdle (Puck's Route)VS 4c *1
 THE SOUTH SLABS  
82AardvarkHVS 4c *2
83The Blue BaboonE1 5a  
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