Climbs 74
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)

Faces all

View Stats

Andy's high step © Hamfunk

Crag features

The sandstone ranges from damp, to dry but explosively soft, to pristine and permanently dry.

Beach level varied which impacts the landings in the stacks areas. As usual please refrain from climbing on wet sandstone as it is prone to breaking.

As you descend to the bay, the stacks are on the left end of the beach and the throughhole cave, etc are at the right end.

Approach notes

If travelling from Elgin towards Cummingston, after Duffus there is a T junction to Hopeman (west) or Lossie (east). Take the dirt road on the other side of the T junction and park at the end without blocking the field or gate. Pass the gate and follow the track for approx 200m (Cove Bay sign gone Sept-15), taking a small path on the left through gorse to drop down into the bay.

Does everyone agree the Amature Acrobatics should get 3 stars?
scragrock - 18/Jul/17
This is a great venue bouldeing wise...so many great lines and projects. Well done Hamish and chums for developing and sharing such a jem. Remember to take as many pads as possible as the big stoney beach through the wind tunnel is not something you want to land on padless...i did...it hurt.
scragrock - 30/May/15
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Choss Cave
2 Crumbler f6A 2
3 Snapper f6C 2
  The Paddling Pool
5 Eliminate Pirate Material f7A 2
6 Blue Fish Prow LH f7A+ ** 8
7 Blue Fish Arete f7B * 3
8 Blue Fish RH f6B+ 3
  Throughhole Cave
10 Greig's Traverse f6C 2
11 The Dolphin Fin f7A 7
12 East Wall Traverse f6C+ 3
13 Staminacrobat f7B+ ** 1
14 Nerve Damage f7A+ 1
15 Amateur Acrobatics f7A+ *** 13
16 Three Wise Men f7A 1
17 Slimer f6B 3
18 Ghostie f6B+ 2
19 Twin Cracks (project) f?  
20 Cave Lip (project) f?  
  Seaface
22 Philosophers Lip f3 3
23 Philosophers Bean f4 * 9
24 Philosophers Stone f6A+ 18
25 Mock Chop f4 8
26 King Rib f6B 10
27 Prime Rib f7A 10
Climb name Grade
28 Rib Contusion f6C 1
29 Elbow Grease f6A+ 8
30 Stiff Opposition f7C 3
31 Opposition Mantel f6A 4
32 Styxside f6A+ 2
33 Undercut (Proj) f7B+  
34 Captain Crimp f7B *** 3
35 Lock n Pop f6C+ 4
36 Dolphin mantel this ya bass f6C+ 7
37 Dolphin Lip f6B 2
38 Beached f6A+ 1
  Stacks East
40 Selkie Mirror f5+ 1
41 Graham's Arete f6A+ 1
42 Reiffish f6A 1
43 Lauder's Roof f5 5
44 Lauder's Highball f6A 3
45 Rhino f6A 3
46 Highball roof (project) f?  
47 Cullen de Chien f6A 2
48 Cullen de Chien - Spacewalk Variation f6B 2
49 Munter Crack f6A 2
50 Trainer Traverse f6B * 2
51 Bucket Prow f6B 1
52 Shite Pillar f5+ 1
53 Ice Bucket Challenge f5+ 10
54 Bucket Dyno f6A+ *** 6
Climb name Grade
55 Direct Dyno (project) f?  
56 Shite Bucket Challenge f4 7
  Stacks West
58 Mr Marmalade f6B+ 3
59 4 Tubs for Mr Marmalade f6B+ 2
60 Black Beards Ghost f6C *** 6
61 Power of What? f6A+ 1
62 Black Beards Marmalade (project) f?  
63 World Class Slopers (Proj) f7C+  
64 Arcing crack (project) f?  
65 Mushroom crimp (project) f?  
66 Roof crack (project) f?  
67 Night time crack (project) f?  
68 Rhubarb f7B 1
69 Pirate Bay f6C+ 3
70 Pirate Bay - Right Exit f6C 2
71 Orca Flare f6C+ 3
72 Shifting f6C 2
  Hidden Inlet
74 Barnacle Ben f5+ 2
75 Northern Scoop f6B 1
76 Northern Voyager LH f6B 1
77 Northern Voyager RH f6C 1
78 Pocket Wall f6B 1
79 Flower Pot Craic f6B 1
80 Flower Pot Men f5+ 1
81 Camp it Up f6A 1

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Hamfunk