Climbs 33
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 40m a.s.l
Faces E

Stratosfear 3rd Pitch © RAB623

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).

Approach 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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Batty Bat
HVS 5a 3
2Hissing Sid
HVS 5a *1
3Earnsheugh Ridge
E1 5a **4
4The Lost World
HVS 5a * 
5Mysterious Journey
E1 5b *1
6Tyrannosaurus Wrecks
E4 6a * 
E5 6a *2
8Death Rattle RoofsE4 6a **5
E5 6a *4
10Grim Spectre
E6 6b * 
E5 6a ***4
12Thugosaurus Direct
E5 6a **3
13Prehistoric MonsterE5 6a ***24
14Grimly Fiendish
E4 6a *6
15Grimly Fiendish DirectE5 6a **2
16Death Cap
E1 5a ***113
17NecromancerE5 6a ***18
18Weird SisterE3 5c **20
19Cruel MistressE5 6b **1
E2 5b ***58
21Bats' Belfry
E2 5c ***43
22Blinkered Bat
E3 5c * 
23CloistersVS 4c **18
24Cloisters Direct Start
HVS 5a 5
25Whispers and Moans
E2 5b 2
26Cloisters Right-Hand
VS 4c *2
27Bugs' Boogie
E2 5b *2
E2 6a * 
29Ugly Bugs Ball
VS 4c **27
30Rattus Norvegicus
HVS 5a  
31Thunderbolt CrackHS 2
32The Descent RouteVD 1
33StratosfearE2 5c **22

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