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Climbs 53 – 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.

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North East Outcrops (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Reach or BeachE1 5b 4
3The BeachboysHVS 5a 3
5Gowing NowhereVS 4c *4
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  
15Paul TaxE5 6b 2
16Slyme CrymeE4 6a 3
17Creepie CrawlieHVS 5b 1
18Synthetic PathwayE1 5a **9
19Celebrate the BulletHVS 5a *9
20Protection RacketE1 5b *7
22Per RectumVS 4c *20
23Thatcher's CrackVS 4b *20
24Stress Relief (Left)E2 5c 2
25Stress Relief (Right)E2 5c 3
26Orphan AnnieE2 5b 2
27Annie HallHVS 5a **21
28Girsie CrackVS 4c 11
29Roof CrackE6 6c ** 
 Climb nameGradex
30Urban GorillaE3 6a **4
31Dancing in the DarkE2 5c **8
32Bottle DungeonE4 6a *4
33Fascist OctopusE5 6b **3
34Banana RepublicE1 5b **27
35Gurkha PatrolE3 5c *4
36Squadrone MuerteE3 5c 3
37The Domino EffectE3 5c **15
38SandanistaE2 5c *12
39ZugzwangE3 5c *2
40Private DancerE3 5c *3
41Sleepy HollowE1 5a *5
4212 Week ScanE2 5c **2
43Family AffairE2 5b *7
44Past ImprefectHVS 5a *14
45The Land of NodHVS 4c  
46JuggernautHVS 5a 1
47Off the LeashVS 4b 4
49Hacuna MatattaE3 5c **3
50Primitive Thoughts about Modern GirlsE2 5b 2
51Primal ScreamE5 6a 4
52Shear FearE3 5c 4
53Drone WarfareE2 5a 4
54Cat's ClawsE2 5c 4
55The SandbaggerE2 5b 3
56Invisible SunE3 5c 2
57The SandmanE4 6a 2
58Per Guano ad AstraHVS 5a 2
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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