Climbs 50
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 30m a.s.l
Faces S

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Costa Del Elgol! © The Big Sender

Crag features

Good climbing on quartz sandstone just south of Elgol. The climbing is mostly well protected but can be quite strenuous. The cliffs here can often be dry when the mountains are shrouded in mist and rain and is well worth the long drive round.  

Plum lines include Hairy Mary, Jamie Jampot, Mother's Pride and Veritas Splendour

Approach notes

Parking is availible either up at the Post Office or down by the harbour front. Follow a faint path out of the car park behind the Bella Jane cabin around the edge of some raised cliffs before breaking out accross the moor for about 1.5 km (NG 51467 12384). The easiest approach is to set up an abseil down Jamie Jampot and traverse into your chosen route. Much of the traverse approach sits above the high tide line however this may not be the case in heavy seas. 

Guidebooks

Nah this crag is absolutely class! would totally travel a good distance to climb here again
TeddyC - 29/May/18
Climbed Jamie Jampot and Fertility Left in light rain, remains fairly sheltered from weather coming from the North.
Matt Smith - 18/Sep/15
C'mon Ollie boy get this crag moderated! I think there are some good clean lines on the crag but a lot of it is a bit hairy. It has its place when the Cuillin is clagged in, south facing and quick drying but a bit over-rated, you wouldn't go out your way for it.
Captain Solo - 24/Jul/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Transept
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E3 5c ** 3
2 The Fringe
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E1 5b 4
3 The Pope Must Die
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E2 5b ** 16
4 Right Fright
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E2 5b 3
5 Hairy Beast E1 5c * 14
6 Veritas Splendour E2 5c *** 46
7 Veritas Splendour via Pure Splendour Start E1 5b *** 24
8 Stretcher Case
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E4 6a  
9 Crack of Zawn HVS 5b ** 151
10 Jamie Jampot VS 4c *** 284
11 Mortal Panic E5 6a ** 2
12 Pretty In Pink E6 6b ** 1
13 Digitalis
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E3 5c *** 37
14 India E3 6a *** 12
15 Alter Ego
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E1 5b ** 16
16 Super Ego variation E2 5c * 2
17 Revenge of an Angry Cosmos E3 6a *** 2
Climb name Grade
18 Arc of the Covenant
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E3 6a ** 7
19 Rapid Learning Curve
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E6 6b *** 4
20 Tree Route E1 5b * 47
21 Busted Flush
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E2 5b * 3
22 Busty Meringue E3 5c * 1
23 Analogue Wall
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E1 5b * 4
24 Fertility Left
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HS 4b ** 82
25 DIY arete
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E1 5a ** 15
26 Rum Doodle
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E3 5c 2
27 Angel of Sharkness
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HVS 5a *** 120
28 Pick Pocket
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HVS 5a * 39
29 Fertility Right S ** 152
30 Hairy Mary VS 4b *** 168
31 Mother's Pride
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E4 5c *** 51
32 Toast
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E7 6c ***  
33 Hovis
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E6 6b **  
34 Cameron's Climb
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E2 5c  
Climb name Grade
35 Ogmorian
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E1 5b * 5
36 The Madcap
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VS 4c * 2
37 Big Ben
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VS 4b 4
38 Why Why Why
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VS 4c  
39 Green Green Green
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HVS 4c  
40 Fault Finding
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E1 5a *  
41 Plenty of Onomatopoeia
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HVS 4c 1
42 Lookout
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VS 4c  
43 Rusty Old Wire
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VS 4b  
44 Otter Alley
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HVS 5a  
45 Canale
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S 4a * 8
46 Scholat
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E1 5a  
47 Legover
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E2 5b 3
48 Big Corner S 10
49 Unnamed VS 4b ** 1

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