Covesea

Climbs 57 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces N

Crag features
Cummingston's lesser-known sibling is still well worth a visit with plenty of good leads in the low-mid extremes, and a few easier routes. As with many coastal crags, a fresh breeze and a due respect for the rock are useful to get the most out of it.

Access notes
From the East (Lossiemouth) on the B9040 pass the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse. A small rectangular wood is soon seen on the right on the approaching crest. Go beyond the wood to another larger wood and park on the track immediatly before it. Walk up track past radio masts and lookout station.

Guidebooks
North East Outcrops (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 BEACH WALL  
2Reach or BeachE1 5b 4
3The BeachboysHVS 5a 3
 STONE STEPS AREA  
5Gowing NowhereVS 4c *4
 STACK BAY  
7Crack-a-Gow-GowVS 4c *4
8Horny BeastE1 5c 1
9Legover WallE1 5c 1
10Battle of the BulgeHVS 5a 3
11The GrowlE2 5b *1
12The GowpE1 5a *2
13The Vertical SmileVS 4c 8
14Back and Foot DiseaseHVS 5a 1
15Paul TaxE5 6b 2
16Slyme CrymeE4 6a 3
17Creepie CrawlieHVS 5b 1
18Synthetic PathwayE1 5a **11
19Special BrewE1 5a *1
20Celebrate the BulletHVS 5a *12
21Protection RacketE1 5b *7
 BOULDERS BAY  
23Per RectumVS 4c *21
24Thatcher's CrackVS 4b *20
25Stress Relief (Left)E2 5c 2
26Stress Relief (Right)E2 5c 5
27Orphan AnnieE2 5b 2
28Annie HallHVS 5a **28
29Girsie CrackVS 4c 14
30Roof CrackE6 6c ** 
31Urban GorillaE3 6a **4
32Dancing in the DarkE2 5c **9
33Bottle Dungeon (Variation start)E2 5b **1
34Bottle DungeonE4 6a *6
35Fascist OctopusE5 6b **3
36Banana RepublicE1 5b **30
37Gurkha PatrolE3 5c *4
38Squadrone MuerteE3 5c 3
39The Domino EffectE3 5c **17
40SandanistaE2 5c *13
41ZugzwangE3 5c *2
42Private DancerE3 5c *3
43Sleepy HollowE1 5a *5
4412 Week ScanE2 5c **2
45Family AffairE2 5b *7
46Past ImprefectHVS 5a *17
47Better TogetherE1 5b *1
48Not GneissHVS 4c  
49The Land of NodHVS 4c  
50JuggernautHVS 5a 1
51Off the LeashVS 4b 4
 HONEYCOMB WALL  
53Hacuna MatattaE3 5c **3
54Primitive Thoughts about Modern GirlsE2 5b 2
55Primal ScreamE5 6a 4
56Shear FearE3 5c 4
57Drone WarfareE2 5a 4
58Cat's ClawsE2 5c 4
59The SandbaggerE2 5b 3
60Invisible SunE3 5c 2
61The SandmanE4 6a 2
62Per Guano ad AstraHVS 5a 2
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i've climbed here 3 times now, and as long as your leading in the vs-E1 area you can have a great time on this crag, i personally feel its much better than the more popular cummingston, with longer routes and ALOT better rock
CaelanB - 20/Oct/14
Done 11 routes here now and generally they've been bloody good - strong lines and good value climbing. Had a day with a Northerly breeze and did most of the ones centred around the Boulders Bay cave, a few of them deserve an extra star.
Fiend - 27/Aug/12
Quite impressed with the crag. Just climbed around Boulders Bay. Rock was good and sound - not that sandy generally. Gear was generally good - a few run out bits. Routes were steep and a decent length. Belay stakes generally in place. All just bit better than I thought it would be. Recommended!
gforce - 21/May/11