Climbs 76
Rocktype Granite

Working Red Wall © RAB623

Crag features

This complex section of the Aberdeen coast line has interesting and varied climbing.

The Red Hole area is a superb arena of extreme three-star classics.

Approach notes

Tidal

Beware of nesting birds.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Priest
2 The Mitre HVS 5a * 9
3 The Worm E5 6a * 3
4 Invertebrates Wall
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E6 6b * 1
5 The Spinechiller
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E1 5a * 14
6 El Dorado
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VS 4c 7
7 Old Tawny Traverse
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S 2
  The Kettle Walls
9 The Wideboys
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E1 5c 2
10 The Waterboys
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E3 6a * 2
11 The Wildboys
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E4 5c *  
12 Leg-Up
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HVS 5b  
13 Ale and Farewell
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VS 4c  
14 Drongo
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E1 5b *  
15 Gallipoli E5 6a **  
16 Woomera
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E4 6a  
17 Dingaroo
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HVS 5a  
18 Sonata Rib
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VS 4b  
19 The Spigolo E2 5a 6
20 Fearless E5 6a ** 10
  Red Hole North (Hospital Wall)
22 Lob-Off E2 5b * 15
23 Lobotomy
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HVS 5a 9
24 La Rainure
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VS 4c * 19
25 Cirrhosis E4 6a *** 11
26 Exploding Laxative E5 6a 3
27 Torn Ligaments
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E2 5c 6
28 Vasectomy
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HVS 5b ** 35
29 Superbrat
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E2 6a *  
  Red Hole - Cave Walls
31 Red Planet
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E4 6a *** 8
32 Red Planet - The Patrick Moore Finish
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E4 6a **  
33 Red Planet - The Redshift Finish
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E5 6a ***  
34 Space Rats
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E5 6a *** 4
35 Procreation
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E6 6b ***  
36 Procrastination
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E5 6b *** 4
37 Procyon E5 6b *** 2
38 Lost In Space E6 6b ***  
39 Cracks in Reality
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E5 6a *** 3
40 The Black Sleep
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E5 6b ** 1
  Red Hole South (Optimist's Walls)
42 Optimist's Gully S 5
43 Hairy Rib
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VS 4c 1
44 Butterlegs
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E4 6b * 1
45 Bongo Fury
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HVS 5a * 1
46 Day Tripper
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VS 4c * 3
47 Existentialism
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E2 5c *  
48 The Hedonist
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HVS 5a *** 18
49 Orbital Ejection
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E3 5c *** 7
  The Main Face
51 North Descent
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M 22
52 Painted Wall
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VD 21
53 Painted Groove
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VS 4c 10
54 Insect Wall
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VD 30
55 Insect Flake
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E1 5b * 36
56 Red Wall
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E4 6a * 12
57 Insect Groove
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HVS 5a *** 160
58 The Bifurcator
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VS 4c ** 63
59 The Eliminator
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HVS 5a 5
60 Nicol's Eliminate
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VS 4b * 18
61 The Slide
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VS 4c ** 32
62 Brooker's Original Route
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HS 4
63 Aqualung
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E2 6a * 7
64 Aquarius
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E2 5c * 9
65 The Waterline
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VS 4c 4
66 The Waterfront
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VS 4c 4
67 Beyond the Fringe
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E5 6b *  
68 Lunatic Fringe
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E7 6c *** 7
69 Optimist's Route
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S 4
70 Teetering on the Brink of Madness
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E5 6b ** 7
71 Threshold of Insanity
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E6 6c *  
72 Akimbo Crack VS 4c * 21
73 Akimbo Crack Variation E2 5c 6
74 Tower Chimney
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VD 6
  Main Face - West
76 Rock Bottom Traverse
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D * 6
77 Ecky's Crack
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HS * 21
78 Quartz Bicycle
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VS 4c * 20
79 Quartz Bicycle Variation HVS 5a * 10
80 The Wandering of the One Toed Wizard
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HVS 5a *** 27
81 The Main Girdle (Puck's Route)
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VS 4c * 1
  The South Slabs
83 Aardvark
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HVS 4c * 2
84 The Blue Baboon
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E1 5a  

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