Arbroath

Climbs 132 – 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

Approach 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 Guide to Climbs from 2-7a+ (2015), North East Outcrops (2003),
Out of print: 7aMax Scottish Sport - A Selected Guide (2012), North East Outcrops (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE RUT  
2Low Traversef6C 6b ***1
3Middle Traversef4+ 5b *1
4High Traversef3 4b *1
5Stag Night5c 45
6Strut Yer Stuff6b 20
7Burning with Anxiety6b+ 16
8Road Rage6a+ *27
9Flaked Out5a **50
10Stuck in a Rut6a 21
11The Shelff4 5b *1
 THE DIVING BOARD  
13In at the Deep End7a ** 
14Take the Plunge6b+ *1
 LOWER PLATFORM  
16In with the In Crowd6c 1
 THE PLATFORM  
18Smokies6b+ *6
19Ride 'em Cowboy6b+ **18
20Waves of Emotion6b *21
21Parsons Nose6b+ *6
22Caught Red-Handed6c **10
23Impaled on the Horns of Indecision6c+ *1
24Cast Adrift on the Ocean of Uncertainty7a+ **2
25At the Crossroads of Destiny and Desire7a **2
26Foundering on the Rocks of Obsession7a *3
27Seaside Special5a 29
28Original Route3 *9
29Original Route Direct Start5c *19
30Climbers Wear Platforms6b *11
31Towing the Line6a *8
32Rubbin salt into the wound6b+ **3
 THE BACKSTAGE  
34Swimming against the Tide of Tradition6c+ **1
35Out of the Red and into the Black. At last!7a *1
 THE STAGE  
37First Night Nerves6c  
38Shore Beats Working6b  
 THE TOWER  
40Wall of Hate5a  
41Meaty Hefts4a **2
42Declaration of Intent6a *2
43The Krab6b * 
44The Selfish Shellfish6a 2
 NON-TIDAL WAVE  
 THE PROMONTORY  
47Buoys of summer6b+ **4
48E'evil Dead6c ***2
49Flesh E'eter7a+ ** 
 SECTOR CARTOON  
51Looney Tunes5c 35
52Fred Flintstone3+ 34
53Disney Look Too Bad6a 40
54Cow And Chicken3+ 49
55Top Cat4a 44
56A Grand Day Out4c 59
57The Wrong Trousers4a 51
58Pinky and the Brain4a 49
5962 West Wallaby Street3+ 50
60The Pearls of Penelope Pitstop6a+ 42
61Rugrats Revenge5a 37
62Fantastic Four3 28
 SECTOR PARENTAL GUIDANCE (LEFT)  
64Silver Surfer4a 11
65Be Calmed5c 21
66Parental Guidance6b+ *15
67Layin Down the Law6b+ *7
68"O" Zone Slayer6b+ *5
69Pushin the Limpets7b+ **2
 SECTOR PARENTAL GUIDANCE (RIGHT)  
71Grounded7a+ ** 
72Not for cChildrens E'en6c * 
73Loose Lips Sink Ships6a+ 2
 THE STEPPES  
75Steppeladder4a 15
76Steppes Back in Amazement6b 5
77Kazakhstani Castaway6b+ 5
78One Steppe Forward6b 14
79Two Steppes Back6a+ 19
80Put Out to Grass6a 23
81High Stepper6b 15
82Steppin' Out4c 18
83Steppe in the Right Direction6b *4
 WARSHIP WALL  
85Dread Knot6b 4
86Broad Side6b+ 3
 SECTOR MINI  
88Minitial4a 12
89Minitiation4a 11
90Minimal4c 14
91Minimical6a+ 9
92Miniquity4c 7
93Minitiative4c 5
 CONNING TOWER INLET  
95Vast mango in Tardis6c+ **3
96Mutton Dressed as Clam7a+ *2
97Silence of the Clams5c ***12
98Galley Slave6c *1
99Swindlers List6a+ ***8
100Short Arms, Deep Pockets6b 3
101The Peem Machine6c+ **2
102Haarbinger6b+ **1
 THE HAVEN  
104Haven Fun6b 4
105A Close Shave6c 2
106Shaven Haven5a *2
107Haven Can't Wait6a+ 3
108Don't Bridget Neilson6b 1
109Dark Sar-Chasm5c **1
110Vulgar Display of Power7b+ **2
111Knockin' on Havens Door7b **6
112Davids Route5a *5
 BOLLARD BUTTRESS  
114The Grade Escape5c *4
115Sun Seeker6a+ *3
 THE GARGOYLE  
 THE BATTERY  
118Artillery Arete5c *2
119Bringing Out the Big Guns6b+ ** 
120Every Ready Arete7a **2
 THE HAUL WALL  
122Heave Ho!5c *7
123In Too Deep6a+ **10
124The Jug of Jug Haul6c **1
125The Siren6c ***3
126Air Raid7a **1
 GRANNIES GARRETT  
128Sweet Dreams are Made of This7a+ **2
129Satans Serenade6b+ **6
130Mushroom Treatment6b **14
131The Deil's Heid5c ***50
132Deil Or No DeilE8 6b **1
133Dickenson's Real DeilE7 6c *1
134Deil Me InE5 6a 1
135Between the Deil and the Deep Blue Sea6c **5
136The Frozen Wavef6B+  
137Wave Left Handf6A+ 1
 THE EYRIE  
139Mudda5c  
140Haggis Breakfast5a  
141For the Future of Climbing2  
142Rockstars3+  
143Sunrise5c  
144Sunset2+  
145Azzy Spongy4c  
146Dangerzone3+  
147No! D'Oh! Nuts!4a  
148Cornerrama4a  
 SUNSHINE WALL  
150Follow the White Rabbit6a+  
151Trust me, I'm an Engineer5c  
152Solar Eclipse5c  
153Avertical5b  
154STAUMC5b  
155Midnight Topout5c  
156Spring Tide3+  
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Lovely place to climb and very well bolted including anchors at the top. Rock is sound and holds are good but well hidden (think BennyBeg but not as bad).
CyberTaff - 23/Jul/15
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