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 50
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+ ** 46
8 Linx Effect/Arete link up f6C ** 12
9 Crimp of the Devil f7A+ ** 3
10 Get in the Groove f7A+ * 9
11 Move to the Groove f7B *** 46
12 Crank Yer Tank f7A ** 11
13 Shake Yer Booty f7A * 30
14 Shake Yer Booty Sit Start f7A+ ** 9
15 The Arete f6A ** 69
16 Dance Dino f6B * 13
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 *** 2
  SPORTS WALL LEFT HAND
24 Downhill Dyno f7A+ *  
25 Out to Lunch f7B ** 6
26 The Shield f5+ **  
27 Sare Crack f6C  
28 Coco Traverse f6A 1
29 Milk Chocolate f4+ * 2
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 ** 84
35 The Long Fall f5 *** 77
36 The Fault f3 113
37 Sidewinder f3 59
38 Kama Sutra f4 * 56
39 The Long Haul Traverse f5+ * 5
40 Smear or Disappear f7A * 2
  THE PIT
42 The Razor's Edge f4+ * 38
43 The Pendulum f6C *** 89
44 The Pendulum Variation f7B 11
45 The Notch f6B 6a * 4
46 The Buzz f7B *** 44
47 The Pit f7A *** 138
48 Piter f7A+ 6b ** 1
49 The Pit (left hand) f7B+ ** 8
50 Georgie Boy f7B+ ** 10
51 Shameless f7C ** 2
52 The Pain f7A *** 108
53 Pain Extension f7A ** 46
54 Pit of Doom f7B+ * 5
55 Pit Bull f5 25
56 Pendulum Finish f6A 92
57 Pendulum Finish Block Start f6A+ * 28
58 The Pit and the Pendulum f7B 21
59 Pendulum and Pain f7B 18
60 The Pain into Pendulum f7A+ 9
61 The Buzz into Pendulum f7B 2
62 Kayla f7C+ 5
63 Kayla Variation f7C ** 2
64 Kayla Variation (Block Start) f7B+ ** 6
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
  RANKIN'S ROOF
75 Roof Crack f6A 2
76 Rankins Roof f7A **  
77 Block Start f6B+  
  THE NEUK
79 The Jagged Edge f6B+ 9
80 Superswing f6B * 1
81 Just Super f7A 6b+ *  
82 The Neuk f6C+ ** 13
83 Bite Yer Lip f7B+ *** 5
84 Savage Mantel f6A 27
  THE GEM STONE
86 The Howling f5 * 43
87 The Howling Sit Start f6B+ ** 48
88 The Howling Eliminate f6C+ 6b ** 9
89 Wee Screamer f7A+ *  
90 Wee Screamer Variation f6C+ 6b  
91 Crying Wolf f6C+ * 1
92 Little Dog's Sore Paw f4 58
93 The Dog's Bollocks f5+ 27
  HIGH BALL SLAB
95 Done Waiting f5 23
96 Done Waiting Sit Start f5+ 8
97 Snooze You Lose f6A * 9
98 Snooze You Lose Variation f6B ** 1
99 Waiting on the Edge f6C ** 2
100 Edge of Reason Variation f7A ** 1
101 Edge of Reason f7A+ ** 9
102 Beyond the Edge of Reason f7C ** 4
103 High Ball f6A * 18
104 The Groove (Highball Slab) f5 5b 9
  MOSS SLAB
106 Moss Slab Mantel f4+ 38
107 Moss Slab Hand Traverse f5+ ** 15
108 Moss Slab Hand Traverse Extension f6A * 1
109 Ramp Rage f6A+ * 2
110 Arete Thing f6A ** 5
111 Arete Thing Variation f6B 6b 2
  THE CUBE
113 Easy Crack f3 18
114 Cornflakes f5 * 7
115 The Flakes f5 * 27
116 The Flakes (Sitting Start) f6A ** 17
117 Square Puzzle f6B 6a ** 3
118 Rough and Ready (left side) f5 ** 26
119 Rough and Ready (right side) f4+ *** 37
120 Slim and Thin f5 *** 56
121 Right Angle f3 4c * 62
  THE SPOUTS
123 Out the Spout f3 4b 7
124 Out the Spout Sit Start f5 3
125 5a f3+ 5a 3
126 5a Sit Start f4+ 1
127 5a Variation f5 1
128 Spout Lip f4+ ** 1
129 Spout Back f4+ * 1
  THE TURTLE
131 The Turtle's Edge f4 34
132 The Turtle's Head f5 28
133 Turtleneck f3 3
134 Touching Cloth f5 * 18
135 Touching Cloth Variation f6A * 1
136 Turtle Traverse f7B *** 2
137 Turtle Traverse part 1 f7A+ *** 1
138 Turtle Traverse part 2 f6C *** 2
139 Fat Slapper f6C ** 9
140 Plop Arete f6A * 8
141 Shell Shock f6A+ * 10
142 Shell Shock Original Variation f6B ** 3
143 Turning the Turtle f5+ * 30
144 Turning the Turtle Variation f6A ** 7
145 Belly Slap f6B ** 10
146 Belly Slap Variation f6A+ * 3
147 Belly Slap Extension f7A+ **  
  THE POCKET WALL
149 Pocket Wall Traverse f4 5a 3
150 Pockety Wall All-in f3+ * 2
151 Pocket Wall f5 5c * 2
  THE PIGLETS
153 Back Slapper f5+ * 6
154 Layback Crack f6A 8
155 The Scoop f6A 12
156 Back Bacon f6A 6
  THE PEEDIE PROW
158 Rock Around the Block f6A * 16
159 The Rock Up f4+ 52
160 The Peedie Prow f4 ** 158
161 Peedie Prow Direct f4+ ** 73
162 Peedie Prow Super Direct f5+ * 7
163 Peedie Prow Eliminate f6A 6b * 5
164 Mantel f5 35
  THE SCALLOP
166 Cracked Lip f4+ 25
167 Crack Traverse f5 16
168 The Scallop f6C * 10
169 Scallop Eliminate f6A ** 3
170 The Dark Side f4 5a 7
171 Dark Side Cave Start f6A 1
  THE SEA PIG
173 Left Cheek
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f6A 64
174 Cheeky Slap f6B 19
175 Stretch Armstrong f5 6
176 Big Stewie
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f5+ 14
177 Big Stewie low f7A  
178 Big Stewie Sit Start f7B  
179 Prow Mantel f6A 6
180 Sea Pink f7B+  
181 The Prow Left-Hand
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f7A+ *** 3
182 The Prow
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f6C *** 87
183 The True Prow
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f7A *** 28
184 Super Prow
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f7A+ *** 15
185 Crack of Dawn
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f6B ** 73
186 The Ramp
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f5+ 106
187 Ramp Extension
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f6A 47
188 Loin Traverse
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f7A+ 3
189 Full House
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f6B+ 27
190 Bingo
-
f5+ 38
191 Pig Dyno f6A 6a * 10
192 Pork Crackling f6C+ 2
193 Pork Scratching f7A+  
194 Shelf Eliminate
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f6B 3
195 Bum Crack f4 7
196 The Groove
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f5+ 29
197 Hind Quarter f5+ 1
198 Hind Leg
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f6A 2
199 Guy's Route
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f6A+ 18
200 The Dog Walk
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VB 3a 22
201 Pigs ear f3 5
202 The Lip
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f5 ** 55
  LIP STICK WALL
204 Lip Stick f6B+ 6a  
  THE BROCCOLI GARDEN
206 Left Edge
-
f3 64
207 Left Edge Direct f6A 6a 4
208 The Scoop
-
f5 86
209 Friction Test
-
f6A+ 6b 8
210 Side Pull Sit Down
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f5 133
211 Side Pull Lie Down f6A 2
212 Side Pull Extension
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f5+ 60
213 Side Pull extended f5+ 1
214 Side Pull Extension Lip Variation f6A+ 6
215 Side Pull extended lip variation f6A+ 2
216 Secret Garden
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f6A ** 85
217 Secret Garden low start f6B 9
218 The Snake
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f6B+ 6
219 Slap and Tickle
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f6B+ *** 130
220 Slap and Tickle Variation f6C 6
221 Sit, Slap and Tickle
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f7A *** 7
222 Round the Garden f6C+ ***  
223 The Barrel
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f7A+ 17
224 The Barrel Extension
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f7B *** 2
225 All Inclusive
-
f7B+  
226 Barrel of Slappers
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f7A+ 9
227 North Wall
-
f5 36
228 North Wall Sitting Start
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f6A ** 28
229 Flake Traverse
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f4+ * 20
230 Eliminate Wall problem #3 f6A 1
231 Eliminate Wall problem #4 f6A+ * 4
232 Eliminate Wall problem #8
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f4 13
233 The Tufa (Eliminate Wall problem #9) f7A+ 6c  
234 The Tufa low
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f7B+  
235 Dime Time
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f7B  
236 Cold Slap
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f7A  
237 Sloper Eliminate
-
f7A  
238 Jake the Flake
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f7B  
239 Flag It
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f6C+  
240 Day Dream Believer
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f7A+  
241 Hand Traverse f4+ 5b 1
  The Spike
243 Spike Traverse f5 4
244 Muir Mantel f5 5
  THE CABBAGE PATCH
246 Shite Stane f6A 4
247 Nootka f6A 9
248 Nootka Low Start f6B 2
249 Turnspit f5 12
250 Turnspit Low f6A+ 2
251 Tosa f6C+ * 10
252 Masty f6C+ * 7
253 Masty (Block Start) f6A 3
254 Lippy f5+ * 4
  MICRO ARETE
256 Micro Arete
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f6B+  
257 Micro Arete Direct
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f7A  
258 Mantel shelf f4 1
  The Egg
260 Egg Traverse
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f6A  
261 Egg Reverse
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f5+  
262 Pop Out
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f4+ 1
  DWARF STONE
264 Dwarf Mantel f5 2
265 Dwarf Traverse f5+ 1
  THE MUSSEL
267 Mussel Traverse
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f6B+ 1
268 Mussel Traverse (All In) f6A+ 1
269 The True Lip
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f6C  
270 Mussel Mantel
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f7A  
271 In Reverse
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f6B+  
272 There and Back f6C+  
  LOST WALL
274 Borzoi f6B ** 27
275 Saluki f6B ** 11
276 Saluki Sit Start f6B ** 4
277 Razor Back f6C 6b *** 2
278 Razor Back Sit Start f7A ***  
279 Buzz Hound f6B * 4
280 Ancient Breed f3 19
281 Borzye f5 * 5
282 Hound's Arse f5+ 1
283 Razor Boi f7A  
  HIGH WALL
285 5b (High Wall) f4+ 1
286 Whippet f5+ * 1
287 Whippet Variation f5 2
288 5a (High Wall) f4 1
  THE WARM UP WALL
290 The Mantel
-
f5+ 10
291 Wall Sit Start
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f6C 1
292 The Crack
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f5 17
293 The Crack Sit Start
-
f6A 1
294 Crack Eliminate
-
f6C  
295 Wall Eliminate
-
f6A+ 6
296 Wall Eliminate Variation
-
f6B+  
297 The Crucifix
-
f5+ 20
298 The Flake
-
f5 12
299 The Flake Sit Start
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f6A 3
300 The Bitch f6C+  
301 Bitch (sit start) f7A 6c ** 2
302 Snack Boy f6A 6a 1
303 Crossover
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f6A 10
304 Palmist Eliminate
-
f6A 7
305 The Aberdonian f6A 6a 1
306 The Aberdonian Sit Start f7B+ 6c  
307 Big Dyno
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f5 5
308 Little Dyno
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f5 7
309 Bite Me!
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f6C+  
310 Droopy Flake
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f3 3
311 Bulgy
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f5+ 1
312 Razor Like
-
f6B+ 1
313 Outspan
-
f6B  
314 Reachy
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f5+ 3
315 Reachy Sit Start
-
f6B+ 2
316 Petes Eliminate
-
f6B  
317 Tims Mantel
-
f7A  
318 Robertson Rock Up
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f6B+ 1
319 Pocket Problem
-
f6A+ 1
320 Another Pocket problem
-
f6A+ 3
321 The Traverse
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f6A+ ** 64
322 Traverse and Crucifix
-
f6C 6
  SPORTLETHEN
324 Collie Corner
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5a 53
325 Long Dogs
-
6a 44
326 The Lurcher
-
7a * 77
327 Dogs of War
-
7c *** 40
328 Gone to the Dogs
-
7b+ 3
329 Stray Dogs
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8a * 8
330 Portlethen Terrier
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7c+ ** 21
331 Power Hound Variation
-
8a+ 4
332 Stigmata
-
7b *  
333 Dogs Abuse
-
7a+ 4
334 Hilti
-
6c+ 1
335 Bosch
-
7a  
336 The Incredible Sulk
-
7b  
337 Stay Low f6C+ 6a **  
338 Stay Low (part 1) f6B 6a ** 1
339 Stay Low (part 2) f6B 6a ** 1

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