Climbs 62
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 
2Reach or BeachE1 5b 4
3The BeachboysHVS 5a 3
 Stone Steps Area 
5Gowing NowhereVS 4c *5
 Stack Bay 
7Crack-a-Gow-GowVS 4c *10
8Horny BeastE1 5c 1
9Legover WallE1 5c 1
10Battle of the BulgeHVS 5a 4
11The GrowlE2 5b *1
12The GowpE1 5a *2
13The Vertical SmileVS 4c 10
14Back and Foot DiseaseHVS 5a 1
15Paul TaxE5 6b 2
16Slyme CrymeE4 6a 3
17Creepie CrawlieHVS 5b 3
18Synthetic PathwayE1 5a **15
19Special BrewE1 5a *1
20Celebrate the BulletHVS 5a *13
21Protection RacketE1 5b *10
22Typhoon *VS 5a *2
23I Live, I Die, I Live Again *E3 6a *1
 Boulders Bay 
25Per RectumVS 4c *31
26Thatcher's CrackVS 4b *35
27Stress Relief (Left)E2 5c 2
28Stress Relief (Right)E2 5c 5
29Orphan AnnieE2 5b 3
30Annie HallHVS 5a **43
31Girsie CrackVS 4c 14
32Roof CrackE6 6c ** 
33Urban GorillaE3 6a **9
34Dancing in the DarkE2 5c **18
35Bottle Dungeon (Variation start)E2 5b **1
36Bottle DungeonE4 6a *12
37Escher's StepsE6 6b ***1
38Fascist OctopusE5 6b **5
39Banana Republic - Corbyn variantE2 5c *2
40Banana RepublicE1 5b **55
41Gurkha PatrolE3 5c *4
42Squadrone MuerteE3 5c 3
43The Domino EffectE3 5c **23
44SandanistaE2 5c *24
45ZugzwangE3 5c *2
46Private DancerE3 5c *5
47Sleepy HollowE1 5a *9
4812 Week ScanE2 5c **2
49Family AffairE2 5b *16
50Past ImprefectHVS 5a *24
51Better TogetherE1 5b *3
52Not GneissHVS 4c  
53The Land of NodHVS 4c  
54JuggernautHVS 5a 1
55Off the LeashVS 4b 4
56Fascist Republic *E2 5b **1
 Honeycomb Wall 
58Hacuna Matatta
E3 5c **3
59Primitive Thoughts about Modern Girls
E2 5b 2
60Primal ScreamE5 6a 4
61Shear Fear
E3 5c 4
62Drone Warfare
E2 5a 4
63Cat's Claws
E2 5c 4
64The Sandbagger
E2 5b 3
65Invisible Sun
E3 5c 2
66The Sandman
E4 6a 2
67Per Guano ad Astra
HVS 5a 2
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