Climbs 67
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Faces N

Me leading/ gardening a VS at Covesea, Moray © JuliaH

Crag features

Cummingston's lesser-known sibling is still well worth a visit with plenty of good leads in the low-mid extremes, and a few easier routes. As with many coastal crags, a fresh breeze and a due respect for the rock are useful to get the most out of it.

Approach notes

From the East (Lossiemouth) on the B9040 pass the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse. A small rectangular wood is soon seen on the right on the approaching crest. Go beyond the wood to another larger wood and park on the track immediatly before it. Walk up track past radio masts and lookout station.

i've climbed here 3 times now, and as long as your leading in the vs-E1 area you can have a great time on this crag, i personally feel its much better than the more popular cummingston, with longer routes and ALOT better rock
CaelanB - 20/Oct/14
Done 11 routes here now and generally they've been bloody good - strong lines and good value climbing. Had a day with a Northerly breeze and did most of the ones centred around the Boulders Bay cave, a few of them deserve an extra star.
Fiend - 27/Aug/12
Quite impressed with the crag. Just climbed around Boulders Bay. Rock was good and sound - not that sandy generally. Gear was generally good - a few run out bits. Routes were steep and a decent length. Belay stakes generally in place. All just bit better than I thought it would be. Recommended!
gforce - 21/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Beach Wall
2 Reach or Beach E1 5b 4
3 The Beachboys HVS 5a 3
  Stone Steps Area
5 Gowing Nowhere VS 4c * 7
  Stack Bay
7 Crack-a-Gow-Gow VS 4c * 15
8 Horny Beast E1 5c 1
9 Legover Wall E1 5c 1
10 Battle of the Bulge HVS 5a 4
11 The Growl E2 5b * 1
12 The Gowp E1 5a * 2
13 The Vertical Smile VS 4c 12
14 Back and Foot Disease HVS 5a 1
15 Paul Tax E5 6b 4
16 Slyme Cryme E4 6a 3
17 I Live, I Die, I Live Again E4 6a * 4
18 Creepie Crawlie HVS 5b 3
19 Synthetic Pathway E1 5a ** 15
20 Special Brew E1 5a * 1
21 Celebrate the Bullet HVS 5a * 15
22 Protection Racket E1 5b * 12
23 Typhoon VS 5a * 2
  Boulders Bay
25 Per Rectum VS 4c * 31
26 Thatcher's Crack VS 4b * 39
27 Stress Relief (Left) E2 5c 2
28 Stress Relief (Right) E2 5c 5
29 Orphan Annie E2 5b 3
30 Annie Hall HVS 5a ** 49
31 Girsie Crack VS 4c 14
32 The Bear E1 5a 1
33 Honey Barrel E3 5c ** 2
34 Roof Crack E6 6c **  
35 Urban Gorilla E3 6a ** 10
36 Dancing in the Dark E2 5c ** 28
37 Bottle Dungeon (Variation start) E2 5b ** 3
38 Bottle Dungeon E4 6a * 15
39 Escher's Steps E6 6b *** 1
40 Fascist Octopus E5 6b ** 9
41 Fascist Republic E2 5b ** 1
42 Anchuria E6 6c ** 1
43 Banana Republic - Corbyn variant E2 5c * 6
44 Banana Republic E1 5b ** 67
45 Gurkha Patrol E3 5c * 4
46 Squadrone Muerte E3 5c 3
47 The Domino Effect E3 5c ** 24
48 Sandanista E2 5c * 27
49 Tusken Raider E3 5c * 1
50 Khmer Rouge E7 6c *  
51 Zugzwang E3 5c * 2
52 Private Dancer E3 5c * 9
53 Sleepy Hollow E1 5a * 12
54 12 Week Scan E2 5c ** 2
55 Family Affair E2 5b * 23
56 Past Imprefect HVS 5a * 27
57 Better Together E1 5b * 4
58 Not Gneiss HVS 4c  
59 The Land of Nod HVS 4c  
60 Juggernaut HVS 5a 1
61 Off the Leash VS 4b 4
  Honeycomb Wall
63 Hacuna Matatta
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E3 5c ** 3
64 Primitive Thoughts about Modern Girls
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E2 5b 2
65 Primal Scream E5 6a 4
66 Shear Fear
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E3 5c 4
67 Drone Warfare
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E2 5a 4
68 Cat's Claws
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E2 5c 4
69 The Sandbagger
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E2 5b 3
70 Invisible Sun
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E3 5c 2
71 The Sandman
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E4 6a 2
72 Per Guano ad Astra
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HVS 5a 2

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