Arbroath

Climbs 109 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

Crag features
Best described as 'adventure sport climbing', with most routes requiring the leader to top out and be seconded to retrieve quickdraws. Well bolted.

More details at http://www.freewebs.com/arbroathclimbing/index.htm

Access notes
No problems - ample parking and a tarred path approach. Some of the walls are tidal - check the guidebook for details.

Guidebooks
7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 THE RUT 
2Low Traversef6C 6b ***
3Middle Traversef4+ 5b *
4High Traversef3 4b *
5Stag Night5c
6Strut Yer Stuff6b
7Burning with Anxiety6b+
8Road Rage6a+ *
9Flaked Out5a **
10Stuck in a Rut6a
11The Shelff4 5b *
 THE DIVING BOARD 
13In at the Deep End7a **
14Take the Plunge6b+ *
 LOWER PLATFORM 
16In with the In Crowd6c
 THE PLATFORM 
18Smokies6b+ *
19Ride 'em Cowboy6b+ **
20Waves of Emotion6b *
21Parsons Nose6b+ *
22Caught Red-Handed6c **
23Impaled on the Horns of Indecision6c+ *
24Cast Adrift on the Ocean of Uncertainty7a+ **
25At the Crossroads of Destiny and Desire7a **
26Foundering on the Rocks of Obsession7a *
27Seaside Special5a
28Original Route3 *
29Original Route Direct Start5c *
30Climbers Wear Platforms6b *
31Towing the Line6a *
32Rubbin salt into the wound6b+ **
 THE BACKSTAGE 
34Swimming against the Tide of Tradition6c+ **
35Out of the Red and into the Black. At last!7a *
 THE STAGE 
37First Night Nerves6c
38Shore Beats Working6b
 THE TOWER 
40Wall of Hate5a
41Meaty Hefts4a **
42Declaration of Intent6a *
43The Krab6b *
 NON-TIDAL WAVE 
 THE PROMONTORY 
46Buoys of summer6b+ **
47E'evil Dead6c ***
48Flesh E'eter7a+ **
 SECTOR CARTOON 
50Looney Tunes5c
51Fred Flintstone3+
52Disney Look Too Bad6a
53Cow And Chicken3+
54Top Cat4a
55A Grand Day Out4c
56The Wrong Trousers4a
57Pinky and the Brain4a
5862 West Wallaby Street3+
59The Pearls of Penelope Pitstop6a+
60Rugrats Revenge5a
61Fantastic Four3
 SECTOR PARENTAL GUIDANCE (LEFT) 
63Silver Surfer4a
64Be Calmed5c
65Parental Guidance6b+ *
66Layin Down the Law6b+ *
67"O" Zone Slayer6b+ *
68Pushin the Limpets7b+ **
 SECTOR PARENTAL GUIDANCE (RIGHT) 
70Grounded7a+ **
71Not for cChildrens E'en6c *
72Loose Lips Sink Ships6a+
 THE STEPPES 
74Steppeladder4a
75Steppes Back in Amazement6b
76Kazakhstani Castaway6b+
77One Steppe Forward6b
78Two Steppes Back6a+
79Put Out to Grass6a
80High Stepper6b
81Steppin' Out4c
82Steppe in the Right Direction6b *
 WARSHIP WALL 
84Dread Knot6b
85Broad Side6b+
 SECTOR MINI 
87Minitial4a
88Minitiation4a
89Minimal4c
90Minimical6a+
91Miniquity4c
92Minitiative4c
 CONNING TOWER INLET 
94Silence of the Clams5c ***
95Galley Slave6c *
96Swindlers List6a+ ***
97Short Arms, Deep Pockets6b
98The Peem Machine6c+ **
99Haarbinger6b+ **
 THE HAVEN 
101Haven Fun6b
102A Close Shave6c
103Shaven Haven5a *
104Haven Can't Wait6a+
105Don't Bridget Neilson6b
106Dark Sar-Chasm5c **
107Vulgar Display of Power7b+ **
108Knockin' on Havens Door7b **
109Davids Route5a *
 BOLLARD BUTTRESS 
111The Grade Escape5c *
112Sun Seeker6a+ *
 THE GARGOYLE 
 THE BATTERY 
115Artillery Arete5c *
116Bringing Out the Big Guns6b+ **
117Every Ready Arete7a **
 THE HAUL WALL 
119Heave Ho!5c *
120In Too Deep6a+ **
121The Jug of Jug Haul6c **
122The Siren6c ***
123Air Raid7a **
 GRANNIES GARRETT 
125Sweet Dreams are Made of This7a+ **
126Satans Serenade6b+ **
127Mushroom Treatment6b **
128The Deil's Heid5c ***
129Between the Deil and the Deep Blue Sea6c+
130The Frozen Wavef6B+
131Wave Left Handf6A+
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The SMC guidebook lists a number of numbered posts on the cliff path, these are no longer in the same place, adding to much confusion finding the routes.
lemon - 04/Oct/09
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