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Climbs 313
Rocktype Mica schist

Faces SE

The Pit at Portlethen © Stuart McNeil

Crag features

Most problems documented in SMC NE Outcrops guide


Mats are very useful as landings are often on big boulders.

Approach notes

Park carefully in village and do not block resident's gates. If necessary, use carpark of pub up the road.

There is a loose bolt at the first sport wall as you come down the approach. It is high up on the arĂȘte. I've chalked round it. If it's loose when I go next I'll tighten it. Be weary and check yourself before yourself.
Mark Leask - 24/Jun/17
There is a loose bolt at the first sport wall as you come down the approach. It is high up on the arĂȘte. I've chalked round it. If it's loose when I go next I'll tighten it. Be weary and check yourself before yourself.
Mark Leask - 24/Jun/17
Great haunt! I'm biased cos' I'm always going down there - no boulder buddies in a Trad kingdom!! Top five problems anyone? 1. The Pendulum and Pain , Font 7a+**. (The Pit Boulder.) 2. The True Prow, Font 7a****. (Sea Pig.) 3. Shake Your Booty, Sit Down start, Font 7a**. (Sports wall) 4. Slap and Tickle, Harder variant, Font 6c****. (The Brocolli Garden) 5. Cross Over, Brit Tech 6a** (Warm-Up Wall) P.S. Those hawk-eyed individuals will notice that the 'crimp of the devil' on the sports wall has snapped off! Crimp of the Devil has now become even harder, bugger!
Chris(cface!) - 25/Nov/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  SPORTS WALL BOULDER PROBLEMS
2 Easy Traverse f3 52
3 Low Traverse f5+ 5c 4
4 The Boss f5 5a 5
5 Flat Land f4+ 4c ** 5
6 Ledge Eliminate f5 5a * 7
7 The Linx Effect f6B+ ** 47
8 Linx Effect/Arete link up f6C ** 13
9 Crimp of the Devil f7A+ ** 3
10 Get in the Groove f7A+ * 9
11 Move to the Groove f7B *** 44
12 Crank Yer Tank f7A ** 12
13 Shake Yer Booty f7A * 34
14 Shake Yer Booty Sit Start f7A+ ** 10
15 The Arete f6A ** 74
16 Dance Dino f6B * 15
17 Elastic Man f6C **  
18 Rampant f7C ***  
19 Hideously Crimpy f7C *  
20 Crimp Like a Chimp f7B+ ***  
21 Crimp Like a Chimp Variation f7A+ *  
22 Conga Reel f7B *** 3
  SPORTS WALL LEFT HAND
24 Downhill Dyno f7A+ *  
25 Out to Lunch f7B ** 6
26 The Shield f5+ ** 1
27 Sare Crack f6C  
28 Coco Traverse f6A 2
29 Milk Chocolate f4+ * 3
30 Dark Chocolate f5 1
31 Dark Chocolate Sit start f6A *  
  THE BIG SLAB
33 Short Haul f5+ 5c * 9
34 The Long Haul f5 ** 92
35 The Long Fall f5 *** 88
36 The Fault f3 124
37 Sidewinder f3 66
38 Kama Sutra f4 * 61
39 The Long Haul Traverse f5+ * 5
40 Smear or Disappear f7A * 3
  THE PIT
42 The Razor's Edge f4+ * 40
43 The Pendulum f6C *** 93
44 The Pendulum Variation f7B 12
45 The Notch f6B 6a * 6
46 The Buzz f7B *** 53
47 The Pit f7A *** 145
48 Piter f7A+ 6b ** 1
49 The Pit (left hand) f7B+ ** 8
50 Georgie Boy f7B+ ** 11
51 Shameless f7C ** 3
52 The Pain f7A *** 113
53 Pain Extension f7A ** 47
54 Pit of Doom f7B+ * 5
55 Pit Bull f5 26
56 Pendulum Finish f6A 95
57 Pendulum Finish Block Start f6A+ * 29
58 The Pit and the Pendulum f7B 22
59 Pendulum and Pain f7B 18
60 The Pain into Pendulum f7A+ 10
61 The Buzz into Pendulum f7B 2
62 Kayla f7C+ 6
63 Kayla Variation f7C ** 2
64 Kayla Variation (Block Start) f7B+ ** 7
65 More Kayla variation f7B+ ** 1
66 Liar's Lair f7C ** 4
67 Twlight Princess f8A 1
68 Twilight - Buzz f8A  
69 Twilight - Pit f8A 1
70 Watch Yer Back f6C 1
71 Mind the Gap f6B+ 1
72 Death Trap f6A 1
73 HVS f3 1
74 Tension * V13 *** 1
  RANKIN'S ROOF
76 Roof Crack f6A 3
77 Rankins Roof f7A **  
78 Block Start f6B+  
  THE NEUK
80 The Jagged Edge f6B+ 11
81 Superswing f6B * 1
82 Just Super f7A 6b+ *  
83 The Neuk f6C+ ** 14
84 Bite Yer Lip f7B+ *** 6
85 Savage Mantel f6A 31
  THE GEM STONE
87 The Howling f5 * 43
88 The Howling Sit Start f6B+ ** 50
89 The Howling Eliminate f6C+ 6b ** 10
90 Wee Screamer f7A+ *  
91 Wee Screamer Variation f6C+ 6b  
92 Crying Wolf f6C+ * 1
93 Little Dog's Sore Paw f4 60
94 The Dog's Bollocks f5+ 28
  HIGH BALL SLAB
96 Done Waiting f5 24
97 Done Waiting Sit Start f5+ 8
98 Snooze You Lose f6A * 9
99 Snooze You Lose Variation f6B ** 1
100 Waiting on the Edge f6C ** 2
101 Edge of Reason Variation f7A ** 1
102 Edge of Reason f7A+ ** 11
103 Beyond the Edge of Reason f7C ** 4
104 High Ball f6A * 19
105 The Groove (Highball Slab) f5 5b 9
  MOSS SLAB
107 Moss Slab Mantel f4+ 40
108 Moss Slab Hand Traverse f5+ ** 16
109 Moss Slab Hand Traverse Extension f6A * 1
110 Ramp Rage f6A+ * 2
111 Arete Thing f6A ** 5
112 Arete Thing Variation f6B 6b 2
  THE CUBE
114 Easy Crack f3 18
Climb name Grade
115 Cornflakes f5 * 7
116 The Flakes f5 * 28
117 The Flakes (Sitting Start) f6A ** 19
118 Square Puzzle f6B 6a ** 3
119 Rough and Ready (left side) f5 ** 27
120 Rough and Ready (right side) f4+ *** 40
121 Slim and Thin f5 *** 60
122 Right Angle f3 4c * 64
  THE SPOUTS
124 Out the Spout f3 4b 7
125 Out the Spout Sit Start f5 3
126 5a f3+ 5a 3
127 5a Sit Start f4+ 1
128 5a Variation f5 1
129 Spout Lip f4+ ** 1
130 Spout Back f4+ * 1
  THE TURTLE
132 The Turtle's Edge f4 36
133 The Turtle's Head f5 30
134 Turtleneck f3 3
135 Touching Cloth f5 * 19
136 Touching Cloth Variation f6A * 1
137 Turtle Traverse f7B *** 2
138 Turtle Traverse part 1 f7A+ *** 1
139 Turtle Traverse part 2 f6C *** 2
140 Fat Slapper f6C ** 9
141 Plop Arete f6A * 8
142 Shell Shock f6A+ * 11
143 Shell Shock Original Variation f6B ** 4
144 Turning the Turtle f5+ * 33
145 Turning the Turtle Variation f6A ** 7
146 Belly Slap f6B ** 10
147 Belly Slap Variation f6A+ * 3
148 Belly Slap Extension f7A+ **  
  THE POCKET WALL
150 Pocket Wall Traverse f4 5a 3
151 Pockety Wall All-in f3+ * 2
152 Pocket Wall f5 5c * 2
  THE PIGLETS
154 Back Slapper f5+ * 6
155 Layback Crack f6A 8
156 The Scoop f6A 12
157 Back Bacon f6A 6
  THE PEEDIE PROW
159 Rock Around the Block f6A * 17
160 The Rock Up f4+ 57
161 The Peedie Prow f4 ** 166
162 Peedie Prow Direct f4+ ** 77
163 Peedie Prow Super Direct f5+ * 9
164 Peedie Prow Eliminate f6A 6b * 7
165 Mantel f5 37
  THE SCALLOP
167 Cracked Lip f4+ 28
168 Crack Traverse f5 17
169 The Scallop f6C * 11
170 Scallop Eliminate f6A ** 3
171 The Dark Side f4 5a 7
172 Dark Side Cave Start f6A 1
  THE SEA PIG
174 Left Cheek
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f6A 66
175 Cheeky Slap f6B 19
176 Stretch Armstrong f5 6
177 Big Stewie
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f5+ 14
178 Big Stewie low f7A  
179 Big Stewie Sit Start f7B  
180 Prow Mantel f6A 6
181 Sea Pink f7B+  
182 The Prow Left-Hand
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f7A+ *** 3
183 The Prow
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f6C *** 91
184 The True Prow
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f7A *** 28
185 Super Prow
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f7A+ *** 16
186 Crack of Dawn
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f6B ** 76
187 The Ramp
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f5+ 116
188 Ramp Extension
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f6A 51
189 Loin Traverse
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f7A+ 5
190 Full House
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f6B+ 29
191 Bingo
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f5+ 38
192 Pig Dyno f6A 6a * 10
193 Pork Crackling f6C+ 2
194 Pork Scratching f7A+  
195 Shelf Eliminate
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f6B 3
196 Bum Crack f4 7
197 The Groove
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f5+ 29
198 Hind Quarter f5+ 1
199 Hind Leg
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f6A 2
200 Guy's Route
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f6A+ 19
201 The Dog Walk
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VB 3a 24
202 Pigs ear f3 5
203 The Lip
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f5 ** 59
  LIP STICK WALL
205 Lip Stick f6B+ 6a  
  THE BROCCOLI GARDEN
207 Left Edge
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f3 70
208 Left Edge Direct f6A 6a 5
209 The Scoop
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f5 91
210 Friction Test
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f6A+ 6b 8
211 Side Pull Sit Down
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f5 139
212 Side Pull Lie Down f6A 2
213 Side Pull Extension
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f5+ 60
214 Side Pull extended f5+ 1
215 Side Pull Extension Lip Variation f6A+ 7
216 Side Pull extended lip variation f6A+ 2
217 Secret Garden
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f6A ** 87
218 Secret Garden low start f6B 9
219 The Snake
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f6B+ 6
220 Slap and Tickle
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f6B+ *** 133
221 Slap and Tickle Variation f6C 6
222 Sit, Slap and Tickle
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f7A *** 7
223 Round the Garden f6C+ ***  
224 The Barrel
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f7A+ 18
225 The Barrel Extension
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f7B *** 2
226 All Inclusive
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f7B+  
227 Barrel of Slappers
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f7A+ 9
228 North Wall
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f5 37
Climb name Grade
229 North Wall Sitting Start
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f6A ** 28
230 Flake Traverse
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f4+ * 20
231 Eliminate Wall problem #3 f6A 1
232 Eliminate Wall problem #4 f6A+ * 4
233 Eliminate Wall problem #8
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f4 13
234 The Tufa (Eliminate Wall problem #9) f7A+ 6c  
235 The Tufa low
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f7B+  
236 Dime Time
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f7B  
237 Cold Slap
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f7A  
238 Sloper Eliminate
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f7A  
239 Jake the Flake
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f7B  
240 Flag It
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f6C+  
241 Day Dream Believer
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f7A+  
242 Hand Traverse f4+ 5b 1
  The Spike
244 Spike Traverse f5 5
245 Muir Mantel f5 9
  THE CABBAGE PATCH
247 Shite Stane f6A 4
248 Nootka f6A 11
249 Nootka Low Start f6B 2
250 Turnspit f5 14
251 Turnspit Low f6A+ 2
252 Tosa f6C+ * 10
253 Masty f6C+ * 7
254 Masty (Block Start) f6A 5
255 Lippy f5+ * 4
  MICRO ARETE
257 Micro Arete
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f6B+  
258 Micro Arete Direct
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f7A  
259 Mantel shelf f4 1
  The Egg
261 Egg Traverse
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f6A  
262 Egg Reverse
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f5+  
263 Pop Out
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f4+ 1
  DWARF STONE
265 Dwarf Mantel f5 2
266 Dwarf Traverse f5+ 1
  THE MUSSEL
268 Mussel Traverse
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f6B+ 1
269 Mussel Traverse (All In) f6A+ 2
270 The True Lip
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f6C  
271 Mussel Mantel
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f7A  
272 In Reverse
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f6B+  
273 There and Back f6C+  
  LOST WALL
275 Borzoi f6B ** 27
276 Saluki f6B ** 11
277 Saluki Sit Start f6B ** 4
278 Razor Back f6C 6b *** 2
279 Razor Back Sit Start f7A ***  
280 Buzz Hound f6B * 4
281 Ancient Breed f3 19
282 Borzye f5 * 5
283 Hound's Arse f5+ 1
284 Razor Boi f7A  
  HIGH WALL
286 5b (High Wall) f4+ 1
287 Whippet f5+ * 1
288 Whippet Variation f5 2
289 5a (High Wall) f4 1
  THE WARM UP WALL
291 The Mantel
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f5+ 10
292 Wall Sit Start
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f6C 1
293 The Crack
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f5 19
294 The Crack Sit Start
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f6A 2
295 Crack Eliminate
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f6C  
296 Wall Eliminate
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f6A+ 8
297 Wall Eliminate Variation
-
f6B+  
298 The Crucifix
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f5+ 23
299 The Flake
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f5 14
300 The Flake Sit Start
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f6A 3
301 The Bitch f6C+  
302 Bitch (sit start) f7A 6c ** 2
303 Snack Boy f6A 6a 1
304 Crossover
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f6A 10
305 Palmist Eliminate
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f6A 7
306 The Aberdonian f6A 6a 1
307 The Aberdonian Sit Start f7B+ 6c  
308 Big Dyno
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f5 5
309 Little Dyno
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f5 7
310 Bite Me!
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f6C+  
311 Droopy Flake
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f3 3
312 Bulgy
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f5+ 1
313 Razor Like
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f6B+ 1
314 Outspan
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f6B  
315 Reachy
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f5+ 3
316 Reachy Sit Start
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f6B+ 2
317 Petes Eliminate
-
f6B  
318 Tims Mantel
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f7A  
319 Robertson Rock Up
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f6B+ 1
320 Pocket Problem
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f6A+ 1
321 Another Pocket problem
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f6A+ 3
322 The Traverse
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f6A+ ** 66
323 Traverse and Crucifix
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f6C 7
  SPORTLETHEN
325 Collie Corner
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5a 62
326 Long Dogs
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6a 50
327 The Lurcher
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7a * 81
328 Dogs of War
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7c *** 39
329 Gone to the Dogs
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7b+ 3
330 Stray Dogs
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8a * 5
331 Portlethen Terrier
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7c+ ** 14
332 Power Hound Variation
-
8a+ 3
333 Stigmata
-
7b *  
334 Dogs Abuse
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7a+ 4
335 Hilti
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6c+ 1
336 Bosch
-
7a  
337 The Incredible Sulk
-
7b  
338 Stay Low f6C+ 6a **  
339 Stay Low (part 1) f6B 6a ** 1
340 Stay Low (part 2) f6B 6a ** 1
341 Tension * f8B  
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