Climbs 32
Rocktype Schist

Faces all

One of the best lines on the Aberdeen sea cliffs? Animal is much steeper than it looks on this photo. © Smelly Fox

Crag features

A collection of grassy humps, mounds, micro-summits and stacks with steep walls, directly seaward of the small settlement of Downies. The Stack can be very pleasant at low tide on a sunny day, whilst the Gorilla's Head has more dramatic fare that might require a pre-placed anchor rope right over the summit.

Approach notes

Parking is limited in Downies, so please be considerate when parking in the village so as not to block access for local residents and other traffic.

Birds can be a problem on top of The Stack and loitering during the nesting season.

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

animal to bannana crack mainly bird free. fulmar lurking above gentleman jim intermediate ledge
danimal88 - 29/May/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Gorilla's Head
2 Left Arete HS 2
3 Cath's Catharsis
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S 4
4 Monkey
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E2 5c  
5 Animal E3 5c ** 11
6 Animosity
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E5 6a * 2
7 Monster E6 6a * 1
8 Lazy Daze
-
E1 5a 6
9 Gentleman Jim
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E2 5b * 1
10 Banana Crack
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E1 5b * 12
11 Zinjanthropus
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VD *  
12 Java Man
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S  
13 Funky Gibbon
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HVS 4c *  
14 Howler Monkey
-
E1 5b *  
15 Black Saki
-
E3 6a *  
  The Stack
17 Splashway
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VD  
18 Quick Lay
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VS 4c  
19 Yorkshire Whipper
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E5 6b *  
20 Downside Upwindies E3 6a **  
21 Upside Downwindies E3 5c * 2
22 Smegmatoid
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HVS 5b 1
23 Spiffing
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E1 5b *  
24 Laa-Laa E2 5b * 1
25 Black Napkins VS 4c ** 4
26 Vanila Slice
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E2 5b  
27 Cream Doughnut E1 5b * 1
28 The Grand Wazoo
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HVS 4c ** 4
29 Gateaux of Delirium
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E3 5c  
30 White Serviette HVS 5b 1
31 Scab and Matter Custard
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E3 6a *  
32 Snot and Bogey Pie
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E1 5b  
33 The Greener
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HS  
34 Grazoopkins HVS 4c ** 2

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