Climbs 55
Rocktype Greywacke

Faces W

The Water Margin, Portobelo © Lawrie Brand

Crag features

A sunny cliff with excellent rock. This cliff probably has the highest concentration of Extreme grade routes in the south-west of Scotland.

Take RP's and small wired nuts for the many narrow cracks.

Approach notes

Some crags are tidal and great care is needed.

Guidebooks

Useful info, thanks John. http://www.johnbiggar.com/portobello-stranraer-rock-climbing.asp
daWalt - 16/Apr/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  primrose inlet
2 The Snail Trail
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HS 4b 6
3 Haddock's Left Fin
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S 3
4 Fanny Haddock
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VD 6
5 Jonny Dory
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VD 5
6 Ann Chovy
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S 9
7 Mullet of Cocktail
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S 7
8 Bottom Feeders HVS 5a *** 5
  slab bay
10 A Dream of White Helmets
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HS 4b * 1
11 Screamadelica
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E5 6a *  
12 Changeling
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E5 6a **  
13 The Man from Del Monte
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E3 6a *** 5
14 Dances with Mackerel * E2 5c 2
  axle bay
16 The Elle Factor
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VS 4c 1
17 The Cats Pyjamas E3 5c ** 1
18 Bootless
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HVS 5a * 2
19 Jack the Kipper
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E2 5c ** 4
20 The Dogs Pollacks
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HVS 5a 1
  portobello bay cliff
22 Crawfords Crackers
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HVS 5a 8
23 Monsieur Dubois
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E1 5b * 4
24 The Crayfish Twins
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E2 5c ** 1
25 Floating Voter
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HVS 5a 5
26 Blockhead
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S 6
27 Surfin' Safari S 4a 2
  sea buttress
29 Cockle Sucker S 3c 3
30 Shellfish Bastard S 3c 3
31 Happy Man S 4a * 6
32 Soul Kitchen HVS 5a * 2
33 Hanging Duck HS 4a 2
  shark fin bay
35 Buckets of Doom HVS 5a 1
36 Silence of the Clams
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HVS 5a ** 5
37 Cutty Shark
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HS 4b 9
38 Mussel Bound
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HVS 5a ** 14
39 Water Dance E1 5b * 5
40 Sanity Claus S 4a 1
41 Basking up the Wrong Tree
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VD 4
42 Speed Limpets
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HS 7
  u-boat pen
44 Lurchin' with the Urchins HS 4b 1
45 Feeling the Pinch
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VS 4b * 12
46 The Water Margin
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E2 5b *** 13
47 Dead Sea Strolls S 4a * 4
48 The Ducking Stool VS 4c ** 11
  cracked block cove
50 Thunderbolt
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HVS 5a ** 18
51 St Elmo's Fire E3 5c *** 5
52 Only Monsters
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VS 4c * 6
53 Tales of the Rubblebank
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HVS 5a 1
54 A Close Shave E1 5b * 7
55 NRG
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HVS 4c * 6
56 Critical Mass
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HVS 5a ** 10
57 The Cruel Seaside
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E2 5c *** 7
58 Parallel Lines
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VS 4b * 15
59 Return of the Limpet
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S 4a 4
60 Friggitt's Rest
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E1 5b ** 5
61 Thinking Mans Limpet
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VS 5a 2
62 Portobello Belle E3 5c 4
  march bay
64 They're Watching Me
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VS 4c *  
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