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Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Schist – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Earnsheugh offers some of the most gob-smacking seacliff climbing in Scotland, with loads of exposure on routes that are usually 2 or 3 pitches in length. Sheltered, but tends to weep.

"Must do" routes: Thugosaurus (E5 5b,6a,6a), Prehistoric Monster (E5 5b,6a,5b), Death Cap (E1 5a,5a), Necromancer (E5 5c,6a,5b),

Pterodactyl (E2 5a,5b,4c), Bat's Belfry (E2 5c,5c,5b).

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Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Batty BatHVS 5a 3
2Hissing SidHVS 5a *1
3Earnsheugh RidgeE1 5a **2
4Mysterious JourneyE1 5b *1
5Death Rattle RoofsE4 6a **3
6ThugosaurusE5 6a ***4
7Thugosaurus DirectE5 6a **3
8Prehistoric MonsterE5 6a ***18
9Grimly FiendishE4 6a *6
10Death CapE1 5a ***77
11NecromancerE5 6a ***14
12Weird SisterE3 5c **19
 Climb nameGradex
13PterodactylE2 5b ***45
14Bats' BelfryE2 5c ***34
15CloistersVS 4c **9
16Cloisters Direct StartHVS 5a 5
17Whispers and MoansE2 5b 2
18Cloisters Right-HandVS 4c *1
19Bugs' BoogieE2 5b *2
20BuggerooE2 6a * 
21Ugly Bugs BallVS 4c **17
22Thunderbolt CrackHS 2
23The Descent RouteVD 1
24StratosfearE2 5c **19
Access notes
Non-tidal, and may be one of the few climbable crags on the coast in high seas.

The base of the crag can be reached by scrambling, but it is more common to abseil.

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