Climbs 59
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 8
14Back and Foot DiseaseHVS 5a 1
15Paul TaxE5 6b 2
16Slyme CrymeE4 6a 3
17Creepie CrawlieHVS 5b 1
18Synthetic PathwayE1 5a **15
19Special BrewE1 5a *1
20Celebrate the BulletHVS 5a *13
21Protection RacketE1 5b *9
 Boulders Bay 
23Per RectumVS 4c *24
24Thatcher's CrackVS 4b *28
25Stress Relief (Left)E2 5c 2
26Stress Relief (Right)E2 5c 5
27Orphan AnnieE2 5b 3
28Annie HallHVS 5a **38
29Girsie CrackVS 4c 14
30Roof CrackE6 6c ** 
31Urban GorillaE3 6a **8
32Dancing in the DarkE2 5c **17
33Bottle Dungeon (Variation start)E2 5b **1
34Bottle DungeonE4 6a *12
35Escher's StepsE6 6b ***1
36Fascist OctopusE5 6b **5
37Banana Republic - Corbyn variantE2 5c *2
38Banana RepublicE1 5b **53
39Gurkha PatrolE3 5c *4
40Squadrone MuerteE3 5c 3
41The Domino EffectE3 5c **23
42SandanistaE2 5c *24
43ZugzwangE3 5c *2
44Private DancerE3 5c *5
45Sleepy HollowE1 5a *9
4612 Week ScanE2 5c **2
47Family AffairE2 5b *16
48Past ImprefectHVS 5a *24
49Better TogetherE1 5b *3
50Not GneissHVS 4c  
51The Land of NodHVS 4c  
52JuggernautHVS 5a 1
53Off the LeashVS 4b 4
 Honeycomb Wall 
55Hacuna Matatta
E3 5c **3
56Primitive Thoughts about Modern Girls
E2 5b 2
57Primal ScreamE5 6a 4
58Shear Fear
E3 5c 4
59Drone Warfare
E2 5a 4
60Cat's Claws
E2 5c 4
61The Sandbagger
E2 5b 3
62Invisible Sun
E3 5c 2
63The Sandman
E4 6a 2
64Per Guano ad Astra
HVS 5a 2

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