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.

Access 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 *2
4Invertebrates WallE6 6b *1
5The SpinechillerE1 5a *11
6El DoradoVS 4c 6
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 *8
23LobotomyHVS 5a 9
24La RainureVS 4c *15
25CirrhosisE4 6a ***8
26Exploding LaxativeE5 6a 3
27Torn LigamentsE2 5c 4
28VasectomyHVS 5b **24
29SuperbratE2 6a * 
 RED HOLE - CAVE WALLS  
31Red PlanetE4 6a ***6
32Red Planet - The Patrick Moore FinishE4 6a ** 
33Red Planet - The Redshift FinishE5 6a *** 
34Space RatsE5 6a ***4
35ProcreationE6 6b *** 
36ProcrastinationE5 6b ***2
37Cracks in RealityE5 6a ***2
38The Black SleepE5 6b **1
 RED HOLE SOUTH (OPTIMIST'S WALLS)  
40Optimist's GullyS 5
41Hairy RibVS 4c  
42ButterlegsE4 6b *1
43Bongo FuryHVS 5a * 
44Day TripperVS 4c *2
45ExistentialismE2 5c * 
46The HedonistHVS 5a ***10
47Orbital EjectionE3 5c ***4
 THE MAIN FACE  
49North DescentM 17
50Painted WallVD 19
51Painted GrooveVS 4c 9
52Insect WallVD 23
53Insect FlakeE1 5b *32
54Red WallE4 6a *9
55Insect GrooveHVS 5a ***120
56The BifurcatorVS 4c **50
57The EliminatorHVS 5a 5
58Nicol's EliminateVS 4b *16
59The SlideVS 4c **27
60Brooker's Original RouteHS 3
61AqualungE2 6a *3
62AquariusE2 5c *6
63The WaterlineVS 4c 2
64The WaterfrontVS 4c 2
65Beyond the FringeE5 6b * 
66Lunatic FringeE7 6c ***7
67Optimist's RouteS 3
68Teetering on the Brink of MadnessE5 6b **5
69Threshold of InsanityE6 6c * 
70Akimbo CrackVS 4c *17
71Akimbo Crack VariationE2 5c 4
72Tower ChimneyVD 3
 MAIN FACE - WEST  
74Rock Bottom TraverseD *5
75Ecky's CrackHS *18
76Quartz BicycleVS 4c *20
77Quartz Bicycle VariationHVS 5a *7
78The Wandering of the One Toed WizardHVS 5a ***20
79The Main Girdle (Puck's Route)VS 4c *1
 THE SOUTH SLABS  
81AardvarkHVS 4c *2
82The Blue BaboonE1 5a  
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