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Climbs 155
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Faces S

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Having an audience © PhilE

Crag features

Best described as 'adventure sport climbing', with many routes requiring the leader to top out and be seconded to retrieve quickdraws. Well bolted.

More details at http://www.freewebs.com/arbroathclimbing/index.htm

Approach notes

No problems - ample parking and a tarred path approach. Some of the walls are tidal - check the guidebook for details.

I mistakenly left two draws (one trad, one extendable draw) on the main sector cartoon. If anyone finds these, and can return them, I would be very grateful!
JuddTravers - 19/Dec/16
Lovely place to climb and very well bolted including anchors at the top. Rock is sound and holds are good but well hidden (think BennyBeg but not as bad).
CyberTaff - 23/Jul/15
The SMC guidebook lists a number of numbered posts on the cliff path, these are no longer in the same place, adding to much confusion finding the routes.
lemon - 04/Oct/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  THE RUT
2 Low Traverse f6C 6b *** 2
3 Middle Traverse f4+ 5b * 2
4 High Traverse f3 4b * 2
5 Stag Night 5c 64
6 Strut Yer Stuff 6b 30
7 Burning with Anxiety 6b+ 22
8 Road Rage 6a+ * 41
9 Flaked Out 5a ** 69
10 Stuck in a Rut 6a 36
11 The Shelf f4 5b * 1
  THE DIVING BOARD
13 In at the Deep End 7a **  
14 Take the Plunge 6b+ * 1
  lower Platform
16 In with the In Crowd 6c 1
  THE PLATFORM
18 Smokies
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6b+ * 10
19 Ride 'em Cowboy
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6b+ ** 23
20 Waves of Emotion
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6b * 26
21 Parsons Nose
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6b+ * 14
22 Caught Red-Handed
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6c ** 12
23 Impaled on the Horns of Indecision 6c+ * 3
24 Cast Adrift on the Ocean of Uncertainty 7a+ ** 5
25 At the Crossroads of Destiny and Desire
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7a ** 4
26 Foundering on the Rocks of Obsession 7a * 4
27 Seaside Special
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5a 39
28 Original Route
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3a * 17
29 Original Route Direct Start
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5c * 25
30 Climbers Wear Platforms
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6b * 15
31 Towing the Line 6a * 14
32 Rubbin salt into the wound 6b+ ** 5
  The Backstage
34 Swimming against the Tide of Tradition 6c+ ** 1
35 Out of the Red and into the Black. At last! 7a * 1
  THE STAGE
37 First Night Nerves 6c  
38 Shore Beats Working 6b  
  THE TOWER
40 Wall of Hate 5a 3
41 Meaty Hefts 4a ** 8
42 Declaration of Intent 6a * 4
43 The Krab 6b * 2
44 The Selfish Shellfish 6a 2
  Non-Tidal Wave
46 Wave Escape 3a *  
47 Say Hello but Wave Goodbye 6b+ *  
48 Brain Wave 6b *  
49 On a Different Wavelength 6c  
50 Closed Project Project  
51 Shockwave 7a+  
52 Wave Power 7b+ *  
53 7th Wave 7a **  
  Promontory North Face
55 The Red Lichtie 6a+  
56 Barging into the Presence of God 6b+  
57 Pilgrims Progress 7a *  
  Promontory South Face
59 The Abbey Habit 6a * 4
60 Stitch in Time 6b * 3
61 Buoys of summer 6b+ ** 5
Climb name Grade
62 E'evil Dead 6c *** 5
63 Flesh E'eter 7a+ **  
64 Project (Closed) Project 1
  SECTOR CARTOON
66 Looney Tunes
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5c 46
67 Fred Flintstone
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3c 39
68 Disney Look Too Bad 6a 53
69 Cow And Chicken
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3c 65
70 Top Cat
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4a 63
71 A Grand Day Out
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4c 88
72 The Wrong Trousers
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4a 73
73 Pinky and the Brain
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4a 74
74 62 West Wallaby Street
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3c 63
75 The Pearls of Penelope Pitstop
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6a+ 65
76 Rugrats Revenge
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5a 58
77 Fantastic Four
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3a 30
  SECTOR PARENTAL GUIDANCE (Left)
79 Silver Surfer
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4a 19
80 Be Calmed
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5c 34
81 Parental Guidance
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6b+ * 23
82 Layin Down the Law 6b+ * 18
83 "O" Zone Slayer 6b+ * 6
84 Pushin the Limpets 7b+ ** 2
  sector parental guidance (right)
86 Grounded 7a+ **  
87 Not for Childrens E'e 6c *  
88 Loose Lips Sink Ships 6a+ 4
89 Do as I Say not as I Do
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6a+ 2
  THE STEPPES
91 Steppeladder
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4a 20
92 Steppes Back in Amazement
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6b 10
93 Kazakhstani Castaway
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6b+ 7
94 One Steppe Forward
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6b 15
95 Two Steppes Back
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6a+ 24
96 Put Out to Grass
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6a 35
97 High Stepper
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6b 19
98 Steppin' Out
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4c 28
99 Steppe in the Right Direction 6b * 8
  Project Wall
101 Ossian 8a 4
  WARSHIP WALL
103 Dread Knot 6b 7
104 Broad Side 6b+ 3
  Mermaids Kirk
106 Jump 'n' Run 4a * 4
107 Kickstarter 4b 1
108 Diagon Alley 6b ** 4
  SECTOR MINI
110 Minitial
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4a 21
111 Minitiation
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4a 19
112 Minimal
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4c 22
113 Minimical
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6a+ 19
114 Miniquity
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4c 10
115 Minitiative
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4c 7
  CONNING TOWER INLET
117 Vast mango in Tardis 6c+ ** 5
118 Mutton Dressed as Clam 7a+ * 2
119 Silence of the Clams 5c *** 35
120 Galley Slave 6c * 4
121 Pulling Muscles from a Shell 6c * 2
122 Swindlers List 6a+ *** 23
Climb name Grade
123 Concentration Cramp 6c * 3
124 Short Arms, Deep Pockets 6b 3
125 The Peem Machine
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6c+ ** 2
126 Haarbinger
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6b+ ** 3
  THE HAVEN
128 Haven Fun
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6b 4
129 A Close Shave 6c 3
130 Shaven Haven 5a * 6
131 Haven Can't Wait 6a+ 5
132 Don't Bridget Neilson 6b 2
133 Dark Sar-Chasm 5c ** 5
134 Vulgar Display of Power 7b+ ** 2
135 Knockin' on Havens Door 7b ** 9
136 Davids Route 5a * 14
  Bollard Buttress
138 The Grade Escape 5c * 11
139 Sun Seeker 6a+ * 6
  THE GARGOYLE
  THE BATTERY
142 Artillery Arete
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5c * 6
143 Bringing Out the Big Guns 6b+ ** 1
144 Every Ready Arete
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7a ** 2
  THE HAUL WALL
146 Heave Ho!
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5c * 7
147 In Too Deep
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6a+ ** 11
148 The Jug of Jug Haul 6c ** 1
149 The Siren 6c *** 5
150 Air Raid 7a ** 2
151 Black and Decker *
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5b 1
  Grannies Garrett
153 Sweet Dreams are Made of This 7a+ ** 3
154 Satans Serenade 6b+ ** 19
155 Mushroom Treatment 6b ** 26
  The Deils Heid
157 Deil Or No Deil E8 6b ** 1
158 Dickenson's Real Deil E7 6c * 1
159 Deil Me In E5 6a 1
160 Between the Deil and the Deep Blue Sea 6c ** 7
161 The Heidmaster 7a+ ** 3
162 The Deil's Heid 5c *** 96
163 The Frozen Wave
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f6B+ 1
164 Wave Left Hand
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f6A+ 1
  The Eyrie
166 Mudda 5c 1
167 Haggis Breakfast 5a 1
168 For the Future of Climbing 2a 1
169 Rockstars 3c 3
170 Sunrise 5c 1
171 Sunset 2c 1
172 Azzy Spongy 4c  
173 Dangerzone 3c 1
174 No! D'Oh! Nuts! 4a 1
175 Cornerrama 4a 1
  Sunshine Wall
177 Follow the White Rabbit 6a+  
178 Trust me, I'm an Engineer 5c  
179 Solar Eclipse 5c  
180 Avertical 5b  
181 STAUMC 5b  
182 Midnight Topout 5c  
183 Spring Tide 3c 1
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