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 *
3The WormE5 6a *
4Invertebrates WallE6 6b *
5The SpinechillerE1 5a *
6El DoradoVS 4c
7Old Tawny TraverseS
 THE KETTLE WALLS 
9The WideboysE1 5c
10The WaterboysE3 6a *
11The WildboysE4 5c *
12Leg-UpHVS 5b
13Ale and FarewellVS 4c
14DrongoE1 5b *
15GallipoliE5 6a **
16WoomeraE4 6a
17DingarooHVS 5a
18Sonata RibVS 4b
19The SpigoloE2 5a
20FearlessE5 6a **
 RED HOLE NORTH (HOSPITAL WALL) 
22Lob-OffE2 5b *
23LobotomyHVS 5a
24La RainureVS 4c *
25CirrhosisE4 6a ***
26Exploding LaxativeE5 6a
27Torn LigamentsE2 5c
28VasectomyHVS 5b **
29SuperbratE2 6a *
 RED HOLE - CAVE WALLS 
31Red PlanetE4 6a ***
32Red Planet - The Patrick Moore FinishE4 6a **
33Red Planet - The Redshift FinishE5 6a ***
34Space RatsE5 6a ***
35ProcreationE6 6b ***
36ProcrastinationE5 6b ***
37Cracks in RealityE5 6a ***
38The Black SleepE5 6b **
 RED HOLE SOUTH (OPTIMIST'S WALLS) 
40Optimist's GullyS
41Hairy RibVS 4c
42ButterlegsE4 6b *
43Bongo FuryHVS 5a *
44Day TripperVS 4c *
45ExistentialismE2 5c *
46The HedonistHVS 5a ***
47Orbital EjectionE3 5c ***
 THE MAIN FACE 
49North DescentM
50Painted WallVD
51Painted GrooveVS 4c
52Insect WallVD
53Insect FlakeE1 5b *
54Red WallE4 6a *
55Insect GrooveHVS 5a ***
56The BifurcatorVS 4c **
57The EliminatorHVS 5a
58Nicol's EliminateVS 4b *
59The SlideVS 4c **
60Brooker's Original RouteHS
61AqualungE2 6a *
62AquariusE2 5c *
63The WaterlineVS 4c
64The WaterfrontVS 4c
65Beyond the FringeE5 6b *
66Lunatic FringeE7 6c ***
67Optimist's RouteS
68Teetering on the Brink of MadnessE5 6b **
69Threshold of InsanityE6 6c *
70Akimbo CrackVS 4c *
71Akimbo Crack VariationE2 5c
72Tower ChimneyVD
 MAIN FACE - WEST 
74Rock Bottom TraverseD *
75Ecky's CrackHS *
76Quartz BicycleVS 4c *
77Quartz Bicycle VariationHVS 5a *
78The Wandering of the One Toed WizardHVS 5a ***
79The Main Girdle (Puck's Route)VS 4c *
 THE SOUTH SLABS 
81AardvarkHVS 4c *
82The Blue BaboonE1 5a
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